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.

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Last Team In


For the moment, TCU lays claim to the last spot in the at-large field. This is significant at the conference level even more than as a long-sought return to the tournament by the Horned Frogs, who have just one NCAA bid this century. The Big 12 already has seven probable tournament teams and TCU would make eight. With Oklahoma State ineligible, the current bracket thus features eight of a possible nine Big 12 schools. This is a staggering success rate and a testament to the fact that in terms of the power conference expansion trend, less is actually more.

68-Team Bracket

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