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Men's Bracketology: 2024 NCAA Tournament

Bracketology is in its 30th season on ESPN.com. From now until Selection Sunday on March 17, we'll keep you up to date on the postseason chances and projection of your favorite teams. Our brackets will update Tuesday and Friday during conference play. We will culminate with daily updates throughout Championship Week in March, all with an eye toward the 2024 NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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In NET and the most recent polls, Houston is No. 1. According to the selection committee last week, Purdue is No. 1. In the court of public opinion (and still holding the trophy), UConn is No. 1. The problem is only one of the three can be the top overall seed next month in the NCAA tournament. I could make a legitimate case for any of them, while at the same time reminding everyone this might be a distinction without a difference. Yes, being first overall allows that team to choose its geographic path to the Final Four. But the way the regions are laid out, we already know where all three contenders are going: Purdue to the Midwest (Indy/Detroit), UConn to the East (Brooklyn/Boston) and Houston to the South (Memphis/Dallas). The only real question is who will join this trio on the top line. Arizona has left the door open for Tennessee and North Carolina, but the spot is still Arizona's to lose.

68-Team Bracket

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