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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

Lost in the shuffle of the latest realignment bombshells is perhaps the most savvy basketball pickup by any major conference. That would be the Houston Cougars, set to join the Big 12 in time for the 2023-24 college hoops season. Think about it. The Big 12 has already won the past two NCAA championships (Baylor in 2021, Kansas in 2022) and it would have had both the Bears and Jayhawks as No. 1 seeds in the canceled 2020 tournament. Meanwhile, Houston has gone Sweet 16-Final Four-Elite Eight in the same time span and is a projected 1-seed for 2023. It's not inconceivable that the Big 12 could boast the past THREE national champions once Houston joins a year from now. If so, you heard it here first.

68-Team Bracket

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