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 during the tipoff of the 2022-23 season, following a frenzy of transfer movement and the usual spate of NBA draft decisions. Division I's 360-plus teams are now marching 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

A whopping 14 new teams appear in this week's bracket, including a pair of new No. 1 seeds in Purdue and Connecticut. This much movement is unusual but not unprecedented in the nonconference portion of the season. The reality is at least a half-dozen teams could make a credible claim for top-seed status at this point, and that's not including three overwhelming preseason favorites named North Carolina, Gonzaga and Kentucky. The Tar Heels have dropped out of the top 25 altogether and land this week as an 8-seed. The only good news for UNC fans is the Tar Heels made their NCAA run last year from that very same place.

68-Team Bracket

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