2021 NCAA TOURNAMENT SEEDING PROJECTIONS

March 3, 2021
Nick Elam, Ph.D. (2018 Bracket Matrix Co-Champion)

ALL CAPS: PROJECTED CONFERENCE CHAMPION
*First Four Participant

1
GONZAGA (WEST COAST)
BAYLOR (BIG 12)
MICHIGAN (BIG TEN)
Illinois

2
Ohio State
ALABAMA (SEC)
Iowa
HOUSTON (AMERICAN)

3
West Virginia
Kansas
VILLANOVA (BIG EAST)
FLORIDA STATE (ACC)

4
Arkansas
Oklahoma
Texas
Creighton

5
Purdue
Virginia
Texas Tech
Oklahoma State

6
Tennessee
Wisconsin
USC (PAC-12)
Clemson

7
Missouri
Florida
Colorado
Virginia Tech

8
Rutgers
Byu
LOYOLA-CHICAGO (MISSOURI VALLEY)
SAN DIEGO STATE (MOUNTAIN WEST)

9
Oregon
Maryland
Ucla
Lsu

10
Louisville
North Carolina
SAINT BONAVENTURE (ATLANTIC 10)
Xavier

11
Vcu
Connecticut
Boise State
Wichita State

12
Colorado State*
Georgia Tech*
Drake*
Seton Hall*
WESTERN KENTUCKY (CONFERENCE USA)
TOLEDO (MAC)

13
BELMONT (OHIO VALLEY)
WINTHROP (BIG SOUTH)
COLGATE (PATRIOT)
UC SANTA BARBARA (BIG WEST)

14
CLEVELAND STATE (HORIZON)
LIBERTY (ATLANTIC SUN)
UNC GREENSBORO (SOUTHERN)
EASTERN WASHINGTON (BIG SKY)

15
ABILENE CHRISTIAN (SOUTHLAND)
UMBC (AMERICA EAST)
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (SUMMIT)
SIENA (METRO ATLANTIC)

16
GRAND CANYON (WAC)
JAMES MADISON (COLONIAL)
TEXAS STATE* (SUN BELT)
BRYANT* (NORTHEAST)
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M* (SWAC)
NORTH CAROLINA A&T* (MID-EASTERN)