HappeningHoops.com CBI/CIT Bracketology 2020-21 Pre-Season

By: Ethan Hennessy

I will admit this was the most difficult CBI/CIT bracketology I have ever put together because it is like you are trying to throw a dart at a moving dart board that may be taken off the wall before you even get a chance to throw. In other words who knows if there will be a 2020-21 season, how it will look, or if these tournaments will even be able to run. Let’s hope for the best, and in the mean time these are how I foresee the fields looking in March before we tip off the first games on opening night.

As a disclaimer team budgets are usually one of the many factors I calculate into the process of predicting the fields, but this time given all the uncertainty it proved to be a major factor.

CBI (16 teams)

Virginia Tech Region (East)

  • Virginia Tech (ACC)
  • Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt)
  • Brown (Ivy)
  • Iona (MAAC)

Vanderbilt Region (Midwest)

  • Vanderbilt (SEC)
  • Southern Illinois (MVC)
  • Louisiana Tech (CUSA)
  • Navy (Patriot)

Georgia Region (South)

  • Georgia (SEC)
  • Chattanooga (SoCon)
  • South Alabama (Sun Belt)
  • Tarleton State (WAC)

Grand Canyon Region (West)

  • Grand Canyon (WAC)
  • Long Beach State (Big West)
  • Pacific (WCC)
  • UC San Diego (Big West)

CIT (TBD Number of Teams)


  • Merrimack (NEC)
  • NJIT (America East)
  • Army (Patriot)


  • Bellarmine (ASUN)
  • Youngstown State (Horizon)
  • Missouri State (MVC)
  • Robert Morris (Horizon)
  • Marshall (CUSA)


  • Abilene Christian (Southland)
  • App State (Sun Belt)
  • Arkansas State (Sun Belt)
  • Norfolk State (MEAC)
  • Tennessee State (OVC)
  • Western Carolina (SoCon)
  • Sam Houston State (Southland)
  • Oral Roberts (Summit)


  • California Baptist (WAC)
  • Southern Utah (Big Sky)
  • UC Santa Barbara (Big West)
  • UC Riverside (Big West)

Featured teams on this Bracketology are: Louisiana Tech, Georgia, Oral Roberts, and Missouri State.

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