Seed List

Below are two tables that display the current Seed List (at the time of publication) – a tool used for my bracket projects and by the actual Selection Committee to seed teams into the bracket.

A couple of things to note:

Teams in BOLD represent the automatic bid based on league results at the time of publication.
Note: At this point, the Ivy League has decided not to play basketball; thus there are only 31 auto qualifiers.

The Seed List is not a poll.  It is a ranking of teams based on the overall field at the time of publication.  Whether it’s NET, KenPom or some other metric, a variety of factors go into the Seed List at any given point in time.  The Seed List reflects the 68-team field – and  the Top 100 teams (at the time).

Updated: February 22, 2021  (11:30 a.m. ET)

To make it easier to follow, I didn’t use an actual “S” shape on the table; rather the highest seed on each line is to the left.

February 22  |  1-68
1. Gonzaga 2. Baylor 3. Michigan 4. Ohio State
5. Illinois 6. Alabama 7. Iowa 8. Villanova
9. Oklahoma 10. West Virginia 11. Houston 12. Florida State
13. Kansas 14. Virginia 15. Texas 16. Tennessee
17. Texas Tech 18. Virginia Tech 19. Missouri 20. Purdue
21. Wisconsin 22. Creighton 23. Arkansas 24. Oklahoma State
25. USC 26. Clemson 27. Florida 28. LSU
29. UCLA 30. Colorado 31. North Carolina 32. Rutgers
33. BYU 34. Louisville 35. Oregon 36. Maryland
37. Xavier 38. Loyola-Chi 39. Drake 40. San Diego St
41. Seton Hall 42. VCU 43. Indiana 44. Boise State
45. Minnesota 46. Colorado State 47. St. Bonaventure 48. Wichita State
49. W. Kentucky 50. Toledo
51. Belmont 52. Winthrop 53. Liberty 54. Colgate
55. USCB 56. UNCG 57. AB-Christian 58. Grand Canyon
59. Wright State 60. Texas State 61. James Madison 62. UMBC
63. Siena 64. E. Washington 65. South Dakota 66. Wagner
67. PV-AM 68. NC A&T

This is where the FIRST OUT at-large teams begin. As a reminder … automatic qualifiers have to be ranked within the Field of 68.

SEED LIST  | 69 – 84
69. Stanford 70. Connecticut 71. Richmond 72. Utah State
73. Saint Louis 74. SMU 75. Memphis 76. Ole Miss
77. Michigan State 78. Syracuse 79. Duke 80. St. John’s
81. Dayton 82. Georgia Tech 83. Georgia 84. Providence
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