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2022 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

After the most unusual NCAA tournament in history, a return to the version of March Madness fans have known and loved is back on the schedule for 2021-22. A standard selection process, a multiple-city event and the return of fans, bands and cheerleaders are among the elements college basketball worshippers hope to welcome back in March. ESPN will have you covered up through Selection Sunday with the most recent men's NCAA tournament bracket projections, including the teams on the bubble and those best positioned to cut down the nets in New Orleans on April 4.

Bracket Watch

Until now, Auburn has never been the No. 1 overall seed in Bracketology. But if the Tigers can hold onto the spot for another week -- one easy home game versus Georgia and one very hard one against Kentucky -- it could be theirs for a while. The Tigers are nearly unbeatable at home in cozy Auburn Arena, and they don't face a threatening road game until Feb. 8 at Arkansas. Furthermore, only six of Auburn's final 14 regular-season games are away from home. Even if not No. 1 overall, the Tigers are a genuine favorite for a spot on the top line come Selection Sunday.

68-Team Bracket

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