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2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

Will the Kansas Jayhawks become the first repeat champion in men's college basketball since Florida in 2006-07? That's among the questions to consider in the offseason prelude to the 2022-23 season, a period that accounts for a frenzy of transfer movement and the usual spate of NBA draft decisions. When the dust settles, Division I's 350+ teams will begin considering 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

We should have known Gonzaga would one day reclaim its seemingly permanent status as the No. 1 overall seed. The Bulldogs, led by All-American forward Drew Timme, reloaded quickly from their Sweet 16 loss to Arkansas and are once again poised to enter a season as the nation's top-ranked team. Eventually, the Zags will need to turn those rankings into a national title or risk a change in reputation from "overachiever" to "underachiever." In the meantime, I would be comfortable with any of three teams -- Kentucky and North Carolina being the others -- at the top of our offseason bracket. This time it's Gonzaga's turn.

68-Team Bracket

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