2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

College basketball has never been more of a year-round enterprise. From the coaching carousel to the transfer portal to early NBA draft entries, the roster of your favorite team might have changed since you clicked on this page. ESPN Bracketology has it covered during the entire offseason, with regular updates as we count down to the 2023-24 campaign. Opening night will be here before we know it.

Bracket Watch

For all the attention paid to big-name transfers such as Hunter Dickinson and Max Abmas, the truth is that their new schools -- Kansas and Texas, respectively -- were already NCAA tournament locks for 2024. (The Jayhawks, in fact, are the new No. 1 overall seed in this update.) To see the real impact of player movement, we have to dig deeper. Namely, we need to focus on bubble teams, for which a single offseason decision can mean the difference between the Big Dance and the NIT. In this update, a pair of surprises -- 6-foot-11 Tolu Smith pulling out of the NBA draft and returning to Mississippi State, preceded by Rutgers' leading scorer Cam Spencer making a late portal entry -- are enough to massively change the fortunes of two schools. Suddenly, the Bulldogs are off the bubble as a projected 10-seed, while the Scarlet Knights sink to the dreaded "First Four Out" list. It is indeed a whole new world.

68-Team Bracket

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