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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 will 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

The top overall seed changes for the first time this season as we welcome Purdue to that spot. It won't be the last change, as it's extremely unlikely any of the 1-seed candidates will remain unblemished. Heck, the Boilermakers play two tricky Big Ten games between now and the next bracket update, and could certainly stumble. For now, consider the possibility of a Purdue path that starts in Indianapolis with a regional in Chicago. With that in mind, it's not at all hard to imagine the school's first Final Four appearance since 1980.

68-Team Bracket

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