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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

With roster adjustments at their lowest ebb (finally!), we see very little movement in this August update. At the top of the bracket, Tennessee slides ahead of Texas for the fourth 2-seed. And, at the bubble, Florida State sneaks into the field at the expense of Seton Hall. No fan bases should panic at any of these tweaks, as we are still about 90 days away from opening night and I'll not start getting any reliable on-campus updates until September or early October. In the meantime, I'm very excited about the quality and quantity of non-Power 5/Big East schools with a chance to make some real noise. Houston leads that list, of course, but we should also be following the Atlantic 10 (Dayton, Saint Louis) and Mountain West (San Diego State, Wyoming) very closely.

68-Team Bracket

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