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Bracketology Seed List For January 21, 2020

This is the complete seed list for Tuesday’s SB Nation bracket projection, complete with team record and NET info.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas
Kansas is one of two new No. 1 seeds in today’s bracket.
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Today’s full bracket post

Notes:

  • Auto bid holders in this section are noted by the conference names in parentheses.
  • New entrants are marked with an asterisk.
  • Arrows indicate movement up or down the seed list (down to the spot on the seed list).
  • For at-large candidates only, the numbers in parentheses after the team’s name are as follows: NET, record vs. D1 opposition, record in Quad 1 and Quad 2 games, record in Quad 1 games only. Records and NET data reflects games played through Monday, January 20. I pulled the quality win info from WarrenNolan.com’s selection sheets.

No. 1 Seeds

1. Baylor (Big 12) (1/16-1/8-1/5-1) — HOUSTON — St. Louis
↑2. Kansas (3/13-3/10-3/7-3) — INDIANAPOLIS — Omaha
↑3. San Diego State (MW) (2/18-0/6-0/3-0) — LOS ANGELES — San Diego
↑4. Gonzaga (WCC) (3/20-1/4-1/3-1) — NEW YORK — Spokane

No. 2 Seeds

↓5. Duke (6/15-3/6-2/3-2) — NEW YORK — Greensboro
↑6. Seton Hall (Big East) (12/14-4/9-4/6-3) — INDIANAPOLIS — Albany
↑7. Dayton (A 10) (5/16-2/5-2/3-2) — HOUSTON — Cleveland
↑8. Florida State (ACC) (13/16-2/8-2/3-2) — LOS ANGELES — Tampa

No. 3 Seeds

↑9. Michigan State (Big Ten) (9/14-4/8-4/4-4) — INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland
↑10. Louisville (10/15-3/7-3/4-3) — HOUSTON — St. Louis
↓11. Butler (8/15-3/9-3/2-3) — NEW YORK — Omaha
↓12. West Virginia (7/15-3/10-3/5-1) — LOS ANGELES— Greensboro

No. 4 Seeds

↓13. Oregon (16/15-4/8-3/5-2) — LOS ANGELES— Spokane
↓14. Villanova (17/14-3/6-3/2-3) — HOUSTON — Albany
↓15. Kentucky (28/13-4/5-3/4-1) — INDIANAPOLIS— Tampa
↑16. Maryland (15/14-4/9-4/2-4) — NEW YORK — Sacramento

No. 5 Seeds

↑17. Rutgers (18/13-4/5-3/2-3)
↓18. Auburn (20/15-2/5-2/1-2)
↑19. Creighton (33/13-5/5-5/4-5)
↑20. LSU (SEC) (23/13-4/6-4/2-2)

No. 6 Seeds

↑21. Iowa (27/13-5/8-4/4-3)
22. Colorado (21/14-4/6-4/3-2)
↑23. Wisconsin (22/11-7/6-6/5-4)
↓24. Penn State (35/13-5/7-4/4-4)

No. 7 Seeds

↑25. Arizona (11/13-5/3-5/1-4)
↓26. Ohio State (19/12-6/5-6/2-6)
↓27. Michigan (29/11-6/5-6/2-6)
↑28. Marquette (30/13-5/6-4/3-4)

No. 8 Seeds

↓29. Arkansas (32/14-3/3-3/1-2)
↓30. Wichita State (31/15-3/6-3/1-1)
31. Illinois (40/12-5/4-4/3-3)
*32. USC (Pac-12) (47/15-3/6-2/3-2)

No. 9 Seeds

↑33. Memphis (26/14-3/3-3/2-2)
*34. Houston (American) (34/14-4/6-3/2-1)
↓35. Stanford (14/15-3/2-3/1-3)
*36. Texas Tech (24/12-5/2-5/1-5)

No. 10 Seeds

↑37. Indiana (50/14-4/4-4/2-3)
*38. Florida (39/12-5/6-5/1-2)
↓39. BYU (37/13-6/3-6/2-4)
*40. DePaul (52/12-5/4-3/4-2) — LOWEST-RANKED NET AT-LARGE

No. 11 Seeds

↓41. Oklahoma (49/12-6/6-6/2-5)
↓42. Purdue (38/10-8/4-7/2-6) (swapped to seed line No. 12 for procedural reasons)
↓43. Northern Iowa (MVC) (36/14-2/3-1/1-1)
↓44. (First Four) Saint Mary’s (43/15-4/4-2/1-1)
↓45. (First Four) Virginia Tech (44/13-5/5-5/3-4)

No. 12 Seeds

↓46. (First Four) Minnesota (41/10-8/4-8/2-6)
↓47. (First Four) NC State (45/14-5/6-4/3-4)
*48. ETSU (51/14-3/3-2/2-1) (SoCon) (swapped to seed line No. 11 for procedural reasons)
↓49. Liberty (ASUN) (25/17-1/1-1/0-1)
50. Akron (MAC) (65/12-4/0-3/0-3)

First Four Out (NIT No. 1 Seeds)

↓69. VCU (46/13-5/2-5/1-3)
↑70. Alabama (42/10-7/3-5/1-4) — HIGHEST-RANKED NET EXCLUSION
↓71. Washington (48/12-7/3-5/1-4)
↑72. Georgetown (53/12-7/5-7/1-4)

Next Four Out

↑73. Virginia (63/12-6/4-4/1-2)
↓74. Oregon State (67/12-6/2-5/2-2)
↓75. St. John’s (77/12-7/3-6/2-4)
↑76. Syracuse (70/11-7/3-7/2-3)

No. 13 Seeds

*51. Stephen F. Austin (Southland)
*52. UC Irvine (Big West)
53. New Mexico State (WAC)
54. William & Mary (CAA)

No. 14 Seeds

*55. North Texas (C-USA)
↓56. Colgate (Patriot)
57. Wright State (Horizon)
↓58. Stony Brook (Am. East)

No. 15 Seeds

*59. Montana (Big Sky)
*60. Little Rock (Sun Belt)
*61. North Dakota State (Summit)
↑62. Winthrop (Big South)

No. 16 Seeds

↓63. Murray State (OVC)
↓64. Quinnipiac (MAAC)
65. (First Four) Princeton (Ivy)
*66. (First Four) Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
↑67. (First Four) Robert Morris (NEC)
*68. (First Four) Norfolk State (MEAC)

Conference Ranking With Seeds

Note: Auto bid holders are denoted by asterisks.

Big Ten (12): 3. Michigan State*, 4. Maryland, 5. Rutgers, 6. Iowa, 6. Wisconsin, 6. Penn State, 7. Ohio State, 7. Michigan, 8. Illinois, 10. Indiana, 12. Purdue, 12. Minnesota (First Four)
Big East (6): 2. Seton Hall*, 3. Butler, 4. Villanova, 5. Creighton, 7. Marquette, 10. DePaul
ACC (5): 2. Duke, 2. Florida State*, 3. Louisville, 11. Virginia Tech (First Four), 12. NC State (First Four)
Big 12 (5): 1. Baylor*, 1. Kansas, 3. West Virginia, 9. Texas Tech, 11. Oklahoma
Pac-12 (5): 4. Oregon, 6. Colorado, 7. Arizona, 8. USC*, 9. Stanford
SEC (5): 4. Kentucky, 5. Auburn, 5. LSU*, 8. Arkansas, 10. Florida
AAC (3): 8. Wichita State, 9. Memphis, 9. Houston*
WCC (3): 1. Gonzaga*, 10. BYU, 11. Saint Mary’s (First Four)

Auto Bid Selection Procedures

Until we get to the latter stages of the season, when conference races are a bit clearer and tournament No. 1 seeds are established, the following rules apply to auto bid selections.

First, account for conference record. The team with the best conference winning percentage will hold the auto bid. If multiple teams have the same winning percentage, but have played a different number of games, the team with more conference wins gets the bid.

If two or more teams are tied, their records in head-to-head competition serve as the first tiebreaker. If still deadlocked, if one team has a higher number of conference, it earns the bid.

If teams are still tied, overall winning percentage against all Division I opposition, with the team with the higher number of D1 wins earning the bid.

And if that fails, the team with the higher NET ranking takes the bid.

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