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NCAA Bracketology: Updated Final 2021 Edition

Now the real fun begins

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 09 Men’s Final Four Preview Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The final bracket is in and I’m ready to lock in my predictions. Today was a pretty quiet day as the teams took care of business. St. Bonaventure moves up a seed line while LSU looks like they might enter the tournament as a trendy team. Once again, here’s the final bracket.

West and South Regionals

West Regional South Regional
West Regional South Regional
1. Gonzaga (1) 1. Baylor (4)
16. Texas Southern / Norfolk State 16. Iona
9. Connecticut 9. Florida
8. Oregon 8. Colorado
5. West Virginia 5. Villanova
12. Winthrop 12. UC Santa Barbara
13. North Texas 13. Colgate
4. Creighton 4. Florida St.
3. Texas 3. Arkansas
14. Eastern Washington 14. Grand Canyon
11. Virginia Tech 11. Louisville / Saint Louis
6. Wisconsin 6. St. Bonaventure
7. BYU 7. Clemson
10. Oklahoma 10. Texas Tech
15. Morehead State 15. Oral Roberts
2. Ohio St. 2. Iowa

Midwest and East Regionals

Midwest Regional East Regional
Midwest Regional East Regional
1. Illinois (2) 1. Michigan (3)
16. Hartford 16. Mount Saint Mary's / Appalachian State
9. Georgia Tech 9. VCU
8. Missouri 8. North Carolina
5. USC 5. Tennessee
12. Georgetown 12. Oregon State
13. Ohio 13. Abilene Christian
4. Kansas 4. Oklahoma St.
3. Virginia 3. Purdue
14. Liberty 14. UNCG
11. Saint Louis / Michigan St. 11. Syracuse / Utah St
6. Loyola Chicago 6. LSU
7. San Diego St. 7. Rutgers
10. Maryland 10. Drake
15. Drexel 15. Cleveland State
2. Alabama 2. Houston

Last Four Byes: Oklahoma, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Syracuse
Last Four In: Michigan State, Louisville, Saint Louis, Utah State
First Four Out: UCLA, Wichita State, Colorado State, Boise State
Next Four Out: Mississippi, SMU, Xavier, Duke

The selection show tips off at 6 P.M. EDT on CBS. You can also check out this and other brackets over at The Bracket Project.

We’ll get you ready to go with all the regional previews and Virginia-centric analysis that you need, as well as our own tournament challenge for prizes. Stay with Streaking the Lawn all week as we keep you up to speed on Virginia basketball as the bracket unfolds.