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: March 14, 2021  |  4:30 p.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.

March 14  |  1-68
1. Gonzaga 2. Baylor 3. Illinois 4. Michigan
5. Alabama 6. Ohio State 7. Iowa 8. Houston
9. Texas 10. Oklahoma St 11. Arkansas 12. Kansas
13. West Virginia 14. Purdue 15. Florida State 16. Virginia
17. Tennessee 18. Villanova 19. Creighton 20. Texas Tech
21. LSU 22. Colorado 23. USC 24. Missouri
25. Oregon 26. Wisconsin 27. Oklahoma 28. Florida
29. North Carolina 30. BYU 31. San Diego St 32. Clemson
33. Georgia Tech 34. Virginia Tech 35. Rutgers 36. Connecticut
37. St. Bonaventure 38. VCU 39. Maryland 40. Michigan State
41. Loyola-Chi 42. Louisville 43. UCLA 44. Syracuse
45. Drake 46. Utah State 47. Georgetown 48. Oregon State
49. Winthrop 50. UCSB
51. Liberty 52. Ohio 53. UNCG 54. North Texas
55. AB Christian 56. Morehead St 57. Colgate 58. E. Washington
59. Grand Canyon 60. Drexel 61. Oral Roberts 62. Cleveland St
63. Iona 64. Hartford 65. MS Mary’s 66. Norfolk St
67. App State 68. Tx-Southern

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 – 76
69. Wichita State 70. Ole Miss 71. Saint Louis 72. Colorado State
73. Boise State 74. Memphis 75. Xavier 76. Duke
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