RSN Bracketology Final Accuracy Results

With bracketology well complete, the Bracket Project’s “Bracket Matrix” allowed bracketology sites to look back at their accuracy and success from this season’s final field. We thank you sincerely for following along on RSN this season, and hope that the high and consistent marks found below will lead you back next season.

RSN’s 2021 Final Finish — Scored 51st of 206 (top 25%)

RSN 5-Year Accuracy Average — Ranked 39th of 202 (top 19%; ranked higher than resident bracketologists at ESPN, CBS, FOX, among others.

2021 Statistics:

  • 358 Overall Score on Bracket Matrix (Mean = 346; Median = 351)
  • 67/68 teams correctly chosen
  • 46 teams perfectly seed projected
  • 65/68 teams projected within 1-seed line (Missouri, Florida, Syracuse)
  • One of 91/206 to correctly place Wichita State in the field
RSN Bracketology Final Accuracy Results

LIVE: RSN Bracketology Bracket Projection – Selection Sunday (3/14)

LAST UPDATE: 5:43 PM EST

UNDERLINE = Automatic Tournament Bid

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REGION 1 REGION 2 REGION 3 REGION 4
1

16
Gonzaga

Oral Roberts
Baylor

Hartford
Michigan 

App. State /
Tx. Southern
Illinois

MSM /
Norfolk St.
8

9
N. Carolina

Loyola-Chi.
Wisconsin

Va. Tech
Clemson

Florida
Connecticut

Ga. Tech
5

12
Tennessee

Georgetown
Villanova

Oregon St.
Colorado

Winthrop
Creighton

UCSB
4

13
Virginia

Colgate
Purdue

Liberty
Florida St.

North Texas
West Virginia

UNCG
6

11
Oregon

VCU
Texas Tech

UCLA
Missouri

Louisville /
Utah State
USC

Drake /
Wichita St.
3

14
Texas

E. Wash.
Arkansas

ACU
Oklahoma St.

Ohio
Kansas

Morehead St.
7

10
S. Diego St.

Rutgers
Oklahoma

St. Bona.
LSU

Michigan St.
BYU

Maryland
2

15
Ohio State

Iona
Iowa

Drexel
Houston

GCU
Alabama

Cleveland St.
Conference Count: Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Pac-12 (5), Big East (4), Mountain West (2), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), American (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes Last 4 In First 4 Out Next 4 Out
Maryland Louisville Syracuse Boise State
Michigan State Utah State Colorado State Xavier
UCLA Drake Saint Louis Duke
VCU Wichita State Mississippi W. Kentucky

LIVE: RSN Bracketology Bracket Projection – Selection Sunday (3/14)

LIVE: RSN Seed List Updates – Championship Saturday (3/13)

LAST UPDATE: 11:30 PM EST

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier /  UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. GonzagaBaylor, Michigan, Illinois
  2. Alabama, Ohio State, Iowa, Houston
  3. Oklahoma State, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas
  4. West Virginia, Purdue, Virginia, Florida State
  5. Villanova, Creighton, Tennessee, Colorado
  6. Texas Tech, USC, Oregon, Missouri
  7. Oklahoma, BYU, San Diego State, Clemson
  8. LSU, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida
  9. Loyola-Chicago, Virginia Tech, Connecticut, Georgia Tech
  10. Rutgers, Maryland, Saint Bonaventure, Michigan State
  11. UCLA, VCU, Louisville, Utah State, Wichita State
  12. Drake, Syracuse, WinthropGeorgetown, UC-Santa Barbara
  13. Colgate, North TexasLiberty, UNC-Greensboro
  14. Ohio, Abilene Christian, Morehead StateEastern Washington
  15. Grand Canyon, Cleveland State, DrexelIona
  16. Oral Roberts, Hartford, Mount St. Mary’s, Norfolk State, Appalachian State, Texas Southern

Conference Count: Big Ten (9), ACC (8), Big 12 (7), SEC (6), Pac-12 (4), Big East (4), Mountain West (2), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Michigan State, UCLA, VCU, Louisville

Last 4 In:   Utah State, Wichita State, Drake, Syracuse

First 4 Out:   Colorado State, Saint Louis, Ole Miss, Boise State

Next 4 Out:   Xavier, Duke, St. John’s, Memphis

LIVE: RSN Seed List Updates – Championship Saturday (3/13)

RSN Seed List Update (3/12)

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier /  UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Iowa, Alabama, Houston, Ohio State
  3. Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Texas
  4. Purdue, West Virginia, Virginia, Florida State
  5. Creighton, Villanova, USC, Texas Tech
  6. Oregon, Tennessee, Colorado, Missouri
  7. Oklahoma, Clemson, BYU, Wisconsin
  8. San Diego State, Loyola-Chicago, Virginia Tech, Florida
  9. North Carolina, LSU, Connecticut, Rutgers
  10. Maryland, Michigan State, Saint Bonaventure, UCLA
  11. Georgia Tech, VCU, Wichita State, Louisville
  12. Drake, Colorado State, Syracuse, Utah State, WinthropWestern Kentucky
  13. UC-Santa Barbara, Toledo, ColgateLiberty
  14. UNC-GreensboroMorehead StateSouthern UtahGrand Canyon
  15. Cleveland StateDrexelOral RobertsMount St. Mary’s
  16. Hartford, Saint Peter’s, Norfolk State, Prairie View A&M,  Appalachian State, Nicholls State

Conference Count: Big Ten (9), ACC (8), Big 12 (7), SEC (6), Pac-12 (4), Big East (3), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  UCLA, Georgia Tech, VCU, Louisville

Last 4 In:   Drake, Colorado State, Syracuse, Utah State

First 4 Out:   Saint Louis, Ole Miss, Xavier, Boise State

Next 4 Out:   Seton Hall, Memphis, SMU, Duke

RSN Seed List Update (3/12)

RSN Seed List Update (3/11)

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier /  UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Iowa, Alabama, Houston, Ohio State
  3. Kansas, West Virginia, Arkansas, Villanova
  4. Texas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Virginia
  5. Florida State, Creighton, USC, Texas Tech
  6. Tennessee, Oregon, Oklahoma, Missouri
  7. Colorado, Clemson, BYU, San Diego State
  8. Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Florida, North Carolina
  9. Loyola-Chicago, LSU, UCLA, Rutgers
  10. Connecticut, Saint Bonaventure, Michigan State, Maryland
  11. VCU, Wichita State, Georgia Tech, Louisville
  12. Drake, Colorado State, Syracuse, Boise State, WinthropWestern Kentucky
  13. UC-Santa Barbara, Toledo, ColgateLiberty
  14. UNC-GreensboroMorehead StateSouthern UtahGrand Canyon
  15. Cleveland StateDrexelOral Roberts, Mount St. Mary’s
  16. Hartford, Saint Peter’s, Prairie View A&M, Nicholls State, Appalachian State, North Carolina A&T

Conference Count: Big Ten (9), ACC (8), Big 12 (7), SEC (6), Pac-12 (4), Big East (3), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Maryland, VCU, Georgia Tech, Louisville

Last 4 In:   Drake, Colorado State, Syracuse, Boise State

First 4 Out:   Utah State, Saint Louis, Xavier, Duke

Next 4 Out:  St. John’s, Ole Miss, Seton Hall, Memphis

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RSN Seed List Update (3/11)

RSN Seed List Update (3/10)

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier /  UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Iowa, Alabama, Houston, Ohio State
  3. Kansas, West Virginia, Arkansas, Villanova
  4. Texas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Virginia
  5. Florida State, Creighton, USC, Texas Tech
  6. Tennessee, Oregon, Clemson, Oklahoma
  7. Missouri, Colorado, San Diego State, BYU
  8. Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Florida, Loyola-Chicago
  9. UCLA, LSU, North Carolina, Rutgers
  10. Connecticut, Saint Bonaventure, Louisville, Michigan State
  11. Maryland, VCU, Wichita State, Georgia Tech
  12. Drake, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State, WinthropWestern Kentucky
  13. UC-Santa Barbara, Toledo, ColgateLiberty
  14. UNC-Greensboro, Morehead StateSouthern Utah, Siena
  15. Grand Canyon, Cleveland State, Drexel, Oral Roberts
  16. Hartford, Mount St. Mary’s, Prairie View A&M, Nicholls State, Appalachian State, North Carolina A&T

Conferences: Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Big East (4), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Michigan State, Maryland, VCU, Georgia Tech

Last 4 In:   Drake, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State

First 4 Out:   Utah State, Syracuse, Saint Louis, St. John’s

Next 4 Out:  Ole Miss, Seton Hall, SMU, Memphis

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RSN Seed List Update (3/10)

RSN Seed List Update (3/9)

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier /  UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Iowa, Alabama, Houston, Ohio State
  3. Kansas, West Virginia, Villanova, Arkansas
  4. Texas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Virginia
  5. Florida State, Creighton, USC, Texas Tech
  6. Tennessee, Oregon, Clemson, Oklahoma
  7. Missouri, Colorado, San Diego State, Virginia Tech
  8. Wisconsin, BYU, Florida, Loyola-Chicago
  9. UCLA, LSU, North Carolina, Rutgers
  10. Connecticut, Saint Bonaventure, Louisville, Michigan State
  11. Maryland, VCU, Wichita State, Georgia Tech
  12. Drake, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State, Winthrop, Western Kentucky
  13. UC-Santa Barbara, Toledo, Colgate, Liberty
  14. UNC-Greensboro, Abilene Christian, Morehead State, Southern Utah
  15. Bryant, Siena, Grand Canyon, Cleveland State
  16. Drexel, Hartford, North Dakota State, Prairie View A&M, Appalachian State, North Carolina A&T

Conferences: Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Big East (4), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Michigan State, Maryland, VCU, Georgia Tech

Last 4 In:   Drake, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State

First 4 Out:   Utah State, Syracuse, Saint Louis, SMU

Next 4 Out:  Seton Hall, St. John’s, Memphis, Ole Miss

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RSN Seed List Update (3/9)

RSN Seed List Update (3/8)

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier /  UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Alabama, Iowa, Houston, Ohio State
  3. Kansas, West Virginia, Villanova, Arkansas
  4. Texas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Virginia
  5. Florida State, Creighton, USC, Texas Tech
  6. Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oregon, Missouri
  7. Colorado, Clemson, San Diego State, Virginia Tech
  8. Wisconsin, BYU, FloridaLoyola-Chicago
  9. UCLA, LSU, North Carolina, Rutgers
  10. Connecticut, Saint Bonaventure, Louisville, Michigan State
  11. Maryland, VCU, Wichita State, Georgia Tech
  12. Drake, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State, Western KentuckyUC-Santa Barbara
  13. Winthrop, Toledo, Colgate, UNC-Greensboro
  14. Liberty, Abilene Christian, South Dakota State, Morehead State
  15. Hartford, Siena, Bryant, Georgia State
  16. Grand Canyon, Southern Utah, Cleveland State, Northeastern, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina A&T

Conferences: Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Big East (4), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Michigan State, Maryland, VCU, Georgia Tech

Last 4 In:   Drake, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State

First 4 Out:   Utah State, Syracuse, Saint Louis, SMU

Next 4 Out:  Seton Hall, St. John’s, Memphis, Ole Miss

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RSN Seed List Update (3/8)

RSN Seed List Update (3/7)

LAST UPDATE: 4:30 PM

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier / UNDERLINE = Clinched Tournament Bid

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Alabama, Iowa, Houston, Ohio State
  3. Kansas, West Virginia, Villanova, Arkansas
  4. Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas, Virginia
  5. Florida State, Creighton, USC, Texas Tech
  6. Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri
  7. Clemson, San Diego State, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin 
  8. Oregon, BYU, Florida, Loyola-Chicago
  9. UCLA, LSU, Maryland, North Carolina
  10. Rutgers, Connecticut, Saint Bonaventure, Louisville
  11. VCU, Wichita State, Georgia Tech, Drake
  12. Michigan State, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State, Western KentuckyUC-Santa Barbara
  13. Winthrop, Toledo, Colgate, UNC-Greensboro
  14. Liberty, Abilene Christian, South Dakota State, Morehead State
  15. Hartford, Siena, Bryant, Georgia State, James Madison
  16. Grand Canyon, Southern Utah, Cleveland State, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina A&T

Conferences: Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Big East (4), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Louisville, VCU, Georgia Tech, Drake

Last 4 In:   Michigan State, Colorado State, Xavier, Boise State

First 4 Out:   Utah State, Syracuse, Saint Louis, SMU

Next 4 Out:  Seton Hall, St. John’s, Memphis, Ole Miss

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RSN Seed List Update (3/7)

RSN Seed List Update (5/6)

BOLD= Current Auto Qualifier

  1. Gonzaga, BaylorMichigan, Illinois
  2. Ohio State, Alabama, Iowa, West Virginia
  3. Florida State, Houston, Villanova, Kansas
  4. Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas
  5. Virginia, Creighton, Texas Tech, USC
  6. Missouri, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado
  7. Clemson, San Diego State, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin
  8. Oregon, UCLA, BYU, Florida
  9. Loyola-Chicago, Maryland, Louisville, LSU
  10. Connecticut, Rutgers, North Carolina, Saint Bonaventure
  11. VCU, Wichita State, Colorado State, Georgia Tech
  12. Drake, Xavier, Michigan State, Boise State, Western KentuckyWinthrop
  13. Belmont, Toledo, UC-Santa BarbaraColgate
  14. LibertyAbilene ChristianUNC-Greensboro, South Dakota State
  15. Siena,  Grand CanyonJames Madison, UMBC
  16. Bryant, Eastern Washington, Cleveland State, Texas State, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina A&T

Conferences: Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Big East (4), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), AAC (2), Missouri Valley (2)

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  North Carolina, VCU, Colorado State, Georgia Tech

Last 4 In:   Drake, Xavier, Michigan State, Boise State

First 4 Out:   Saint Louis, Utah State, Syracuse, Seton Hall

Next 4 Out:  Duke, SMU, Memphis, Indiana

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RSN Seed List Update (5/6)