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Tuesday Bracketology – Ohio State Deserves A One Seed

Ohio State basketball is on fire right now. The Buckeyes are winners of five straight, four of the five coming in “Quadrant One” games. The five wins have been by an average of nine points, and the Buckeyes’ defense, long considered to be the team’s weakness, has looked up to task, including an impressive performance @ Wisconsin where the Buckeyes held the Badgers to just 62 points.

This recent hot streak has not gone unnoticed, and Ohio State officially earned themselves a spot on the coveted one line, displacing Villanova, which had held the 4th overall spot previously. Ohio State finds themselves with nine quadrant one victories, more than any team in the country, and seven more than Villanova. That is worth more than enough to outweigh the fact that OSU has two additional losses on their resume as opposed to the ‘Cats.

With four Q1 opportunities left on their schedule (@ Penn State, vs Michigan, vs Iowa, vs Illinois) plus the possibility of the Big Ten tournament, Ohio State has an opporuntity to climb even higher and displace Michigan, a team that has been stuck on a COVID pause, from the #3 overall seed.

That being said, the tough remaining schedule also means the Buckeyes have lots of potential to lose more games before the official bracket is revealed on March 14th, but for now, OSU controls their own destiny to a one seed.

The world #1 Bracketology (min. two years data, analysis from bracketmatrix.com) returns for 2021!

Seed List

KEY

Italicized – Play-in game
GREEN – Moved up one or more seed line
RED – Moved down one or more seed line
BLUE – New to bracket

Changes from: Friday Bracketology (2/5)

Note: The furthest left team is considered to be the highest-ranked on the seed line and the furthest right is considered to be the lowest-ranked

1 Seeds: Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan, Ohio State
2 Seeds:
Villanova, Illinois, Alabama, Houston
3 Seeds: Virginia, Missouri, Iowa,
Texas
4 Seeds:
Tennessee, Texas Tech, Wisconsin,
West Virginia
5 Seeds: Oklahoma,
USC, Florida State, Creighton
6 Seeds: Virginia Tech, Purdue,
Kansas, Rutgers
7 Seeds: Colorado,
UCLA, Florida, Oklahoma State
8 Seeds:
Xavier, Clemson, Louisville, BYU
9 Seeds:
 
San Diego State, Minnesota, Boise State, Drake
10 Seeds: North Carolina, Arkansas,
Loyola-Chicago, Connecticut
11 Seeds:
St. Bonaventure, Indiana, LSU, Oregon
12 Seeds:
Stanford, Seton Hall, Colorado State, VCU, Toledo, UAB
13 Seeds: Colgate, Belmont,
UC Santa Barbara, Winthrop
14 Seeds: Abilene Christian, South Dakota State,
Wofford, Liberty
15 Seeds: Grand Canyon, Cleveland State, Siena, Vermont
16 Seeds:
Texas State, Northeastern, Bryant, Montana State, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina A&T

Dropped Out: Richmond, Maryland, UC Irvine, Furman, Louisiana

Bubble Watch

Last Four Byes
St. Bonaventure
Indiana
LSU
Oregon
Last Four In
Stanford
Seton Hall
Colorado State
VCU
First Four Out
Richmond
Saint Louis
Utah State
Western Kentucky
Next Four Out
St. John’s
Syracuse
Maryland
Penn State

Bids By Conference

Big Ten – 9 of 15 (+2 in First Eight Out)
Big 12 – 7 of 10 (0)
SEC – 6 of 14 (0)
ACC – 6 of 15 (1)
Big East – 5 of 10 (1)
Pac-12 – 5 of 12 (0)
Mountain West – 3 of 11 (1)
WCC – 2 of 10 (0)
Missouri Valley – 2 of 10 (0)
Atlantic 10 – 2 of 14 (2)
Conference USA – 1 of 14 (1)

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