Projecting The Field Of 68

The March Madness Tournament that we lost in 2020 will be back in 2021 (thank god!), but will look much differently than like any other NCAA Tournament before.

Every single game will be played in the state of Indiana at a few different sites, but we know the Final Four and National Championship games (April 3 & 5) will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the fixed 2015 National Championship game).

This is my first edition of where I think teams will be seeded if the tournament started today. Of course, there’s still plenty of regular season games and conference tournament games where teams can improve their resume and move up or move down.

Disclaimer: These aren’t my final predictions of where I think teams will finish in terms of seeding. These are my seeds if the tournament started today, February 24.

In my seeding, it goes in order from top to bottom in terms of who I think the No. 1 team is on that seed line and who the No. 4 team is on that seed line.

Remember, there are four play-in games. There’s two play-in games involving four 12-seeds, and two play-in games involving four 16-seeds.

Here’s where I have everyone seeded entering play today (February 24):

1. Gonzaga

1. Baylor

1. Michigan

1. Ohio State

2. Iowa

2. Villanova

2. Alabama

2. West Virginia

3. Illinois

3. Florida State

3. Virginia

3. Houston

4. Texas

4. USC

4. Creighton

4. Purdue

5. Clemson

5. Oklahoma

5. Kansas

5. Wisconsin

6. BYU

6. Tennessee

6. Arkansas

6. Florida

7. Oklahoma State

7. San Diego State

7. Colorado

7. Missouri

8. Illinois-Chicago

8. Maryland

8. Texas Tech

8. UCLA

9. North Carolina

9. Oregon

9. Virginia Tech

9. St. Bonaventure

10. UCONN

10. Drake

10. Georgia Tech

10. VCU

11. Richmond

11. LSU

11. Louisville

11. Boise State

12. Western Kentucky

12. UC Santa Barbara

12. Seton Hall

12. Colorado State

12. Rutgers

12. Stanford

13. Belmont

13. Colgate

13. Toledo

13. Wright State

14. Abilene Christian

14. Winthrop

14. Furman

14. Liberty

15. South Dakota State

15. Eastern Washington

15. Grand Canyon

15. James Madison

16. University of Maryland Baltimore County

16. Texas State

16. Bryant

16. Prairie View A&M

16. Siena

16. Morgan State

First Eight Out (in order):

  • Indiana
  • Xavier
  • Wichita State
  • Saint Louis
  • Duke
  • Michigan State
  • Southern Methodist
  • Utah State

Comment and let me know your projections!

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