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2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

Will the Kansas Jayhawks become the first repeat champions in men's college basketball since Florida in 2006 and 2007? That's among the questions to consider in the offseason prelude to the 2022-23 season, with the countdown on following a frenzy of transfer movement and the usual spate of NBA draft decisions. Division I's 350-plus teams can now consider the march to the 2023 NCAA tournament, a journey that will end at Houston's NRG Stadium for the Final Four on April 1 and 3. ESPN will be there every step of the way with its 2023 bracket projections, evaluating the current state of the bubble and identifying the top seeds for the game's showcase event.

Bracket Watch

The first national championship game I attended was in 1981, with Indiana and Bobby Knight getting past North Carolina and Dean Smith. It has been in my head ever since that Indiana is part of college basketball royalty. Sadly, in my years as a bracketologist, the Hoosiers have rarely lived up to that label. A surprise Final Four in 2002 and a single No. 1 seed in 2013 are the best the Hoosiers have managed in a quarter century -- until now, with Indiana checking in as the highest-seeded Big Ten team in our latest bracket. The season is still two months away, of course, but it says here that Indiana is finally back -- and that the sport is better because of it.

68-Team Bracket

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