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2022 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

After the most unusual NCAA tournament in history, a return to the version of March Madness fans have known and loved is back on the schedule for 2021-22. A standard selection process, a multiple-city event and the return of fans, bands and cheerleaders are among the elements college basketball worshippers hope to welcome back in March. ESPN will have you covered up through Selection Sunday with the most recent men's NCAA tournament bracket projections, including the teams on the bubble and those best positioned to cut down the nets in New Orleans on April 4.

Bracket Watch

Last Team In

UCF

It's starting to look more and more like Memphis will be America's bubble team this season, wresting the crown from perennial favorite Syracuse. Whenever it seems the Tigers are about to get on a roll, blending their precocious talent with equally enormous expectations, they stub their collective toes. It's no sin to lose at UCF, but it was enough to drop Memphis from just "in" the field to just "out" (right behind the Knights). With the schedule about to get friendly, it's fair to call it do-or-die time for the Tigers.

68-Team Bracket

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