2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

College basketball has never been more of a year-round enterprise. From the coaching carousel to the transfer portal to early NBA draft entries, the roster of your favorite team might have changed since you clicked on this page. ESPN Bracketology has it covered during the entire offseason, with regular updates as we count down to the 2023-24 campaign. Opening night will be here before we know it.

Bracket Watch

It came down to the final hour, but Zach Edey's ultimate return to Purdue has already reframed the 2023-24 campaign. Kansas remains the clear preseason No. 1, but the Boilermakers have slipped in behind the Jayhawks as a probable repeat 1-seed with serious revenge on their minds. In March, the Boilers became only the second top seed to ever lose its NCAA opener to a No. 16. The last time it happened (Virginia, 2018), the Cavaliers bounced back with the 2019 national championship. It will be all hands on deck in West Lafayette to see if Purdue can do the same. Other big winners from the NBA draft withdrawal deadline include Illinois (up six seed lines), Baylor (up two), TCU (up two), Mississippi State (up three) and Auburn (up two). A bit more summer movement is still to come from late transfer activity, but not much. This bracket is very close to where we'll be in November.

68-Team Bracket

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