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2021 March Madness Predictions: Who's Winning The Championship?

Updated April 12, 2021 868 votes 30 voters68 items

List RulesVote up teams most likely to win the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

March Madness is officially back, and it's time to make your bracket predictions. Including watching the games and following the top players, college basketball fans are tracking possible Cinderella stories, Vegas odds, and upset predictions. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, with their undefeated record of 26-0, is a favorite pick among bracketologists, but historically successful schools, like Virginia, Kansas, and Villanova, are always serious contenders who should be considered in your 2021 Final Four predictions. It is also the first time since 1976 that top schools Duke, Kentucky, and Louisville did not qualify for the tournament. Who do you think will win the national championship? 

Vote up the college basketball teams you think have the best shot at winning the entire tournament. Keep checking our 2021 March Madness rankings as we update with eliminated teams. 

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  • 1
    West Coast Conference
    30
    5

    LocationSpokane

    #1 Seed

    2020-21 record: 26-0 (15-0 WCC)

    Eliminated by Baylor in the Championship (70-86)

  • 2
    Big Ten Conference
    30
    10

    LocationAnn Arbor

    #1 Seed

    2020-21 record: 20–4 (14–3 Big Ten)

    Eliminated by UCLA in the Elite Eight (49-51)

  • 3
    Big Ten Conference
    24
    4

    LocationChampaign

    #1 Seed

    2020–21 record: 23–6 (16–4 Big Ten)

    Eliminated by Loyola-Chicago in Second Round (58-71)

  • 4
    Big 12 Conference
    25
    7

    LocationWaco, Texas

    #1 Seed

    2020–21 record: 22–2 (13–1 Big 12)

    WON the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

  • 5
    Southeastern Conference
    25
    10

    LocationTuscaloosa, Alabama

    #2 Seed

    2020–21 record: 24–6 (16–2 SEC)

    Eliminated by UCLA in the Sweet Sixteen (78-88)

  • 6
    Conference USA
    20
    4

    LocationHouston, Texas

    #2 Seed

    2020–21 record: 24–3 (14–3 AAC)

    Eliminated by Baylor in the Final Four (59-78)

  • 7
    Big Ten Conference
    24
    10

    LocationIowa City

    #2 Seed

    2020–21 record: 21–8 (14–6 Big Ten)

    Eliminated by Oregon in Second Round (80-95)

  • 8
    Southeastern Conference
    20
    5

    LocationFayetteville, Arkansas

    #3 Seed

    2020–21 record: 22–6 (13–4 SEC) 

    Eliminated by Baylor in the Elite Eight (72-81)

  • 9
    Big 12 Conference
    21
    8

    LocationLawrence, Kansas

    #3 Seed

    2020–21 record: 20–8 (12–6 Big 12)

    Eliminated by USC in Second Round (51-85)

  • 10
    Big 12 Conference
    20
    7

    LocationAustin

    #3 Seed

    2020–21 record: 19–7 (11–6 Big 12) 

    Eliminated by Abilene Christian in First Round (52-53)

  • 11
    Big Ten Conference
    15
    2

    LocationColumbus, Ohio

    #2 Seed

    2020–21 record: 21–9 (12–8 Big Ten)

    Eliminated by Oral Roberts in First Round (72-75)

  • 12
    Big 12 Conference
    21
    10

    LocationStillwater, Oklahoma

    #4 Seed

    2020–21 record: 20–8 (11–7 Big 12)

    Eliminated by Oregon State in Second Round (70-80)

  • 13
    Big East Conference
    18
    7

    LocationVillanova

    #5 Seed

    2020–21 record: 16–6 (11–4 Big East)

    Eliminated by Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen (51-62)

  • 14
    Big East Conference
    17
    5

    LocationMorgantown, West Virginia

    #3 Seed

    2020–21 record: 18–9 (11–6 Big 12)

    Eliminated by Syracuse in Second Round (72-75)

  • 15

    #5 Seed

    2020–21 record: 20–8 (14–6 Big East) 

    Eliminated by Gonzaga in the Sweet Sixteen (65-83)

  • 16
    Atlantic Coast Conference
    14
    2

    LocationTallahassee, Florida

    #4 Seed

    2020–21 record: 16–6 (11–4 ACC)

    Eliminated by Michigan in the Sweet Sixteen (58-76)

  • 17
    15
    5

    #5 Seed

    2020–21 record: 22–8 (14–6 Pac-12) 

    Eliminated by Florida State in Second Round (53-71)

  • 18
    Big Ten Conference
    18
    10

    LocationWest Lafayette

    #4 Seed

    2020–21 record: 18–9 (13–6 Big Ten)

     Eliminated by North Texas in First Round (69-78)

  • 19
    Pacific-12 Conference
    12
    2

    LocationLos Angeles, California

    #6 Seed

    2020–21 record:  22–7 (15–5 Pac-12)

    Eliminated by Gonzaga in the Elite Eight (66-85)

  • 20
    Pacific-12 Conference
    17
    8

    LocationEugene

    #7 Seed

    2020–21 record: 20–6 (14–4 Pac-12) 

    Eliminated by USC in the Sweet Sixteen (68-82)

  • 21
    West Coast Conference
    11
    1

    LocationProvo, Utah

    #6 Seed

    2020–21 record: 20–6 (10–3 WCC)

    Eliminated by UCLA in First Round (62-73)

  • 22
    Atlantic Coast Conference
    11
    2

    #4 Seed

    2020–21 record: 18–6 (13–4 ACC)

    Eliminated by Ohio in First Round (58-62)

  • 23
    Southeastern Conference
    11
    2

    LocationKnoxville, Tennessee

    #5 Seed

    2020–21 record: 18–8 (10–7 SEC)

     Eliminated by Oregon State in First Round (56-70)

  • 24
    Mountain West Conference
    15
    8

    LocationSan Diego

    #6 Seed

    2020–21 record: 23–4 (14–3 MW)

    Eliminated by Syracuse in First Round (62-78)

  • 25
    Big 12 Conference
    8
    0

    LocationLubbock, Texas

    #6 Seed

    2020–21 record: 17–10 (9–8 Big 12)

    Eliminated by Arkansas in Second Round (66-68)