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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 will include 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

It comes as no surprise that the runner-up for the 2022 national championship, North Carolina, has positioned itself to finish the job in 2023. With the confirmation that four starters -- Leaky Black, Caleb Love, R.J. Davis and Armando Bacot -- are returning for Hubert Davis, the Tar Heels can think seriously about a Final Four repeat and perhaps a second straight title game appearance. The Heels move up to No. 2 overall in this bracket, trailing only Kentucky on the seed list. Ironically, the two programs ended last season tied for second in all-time wins (2,353) behind reigning national champion Kansas.

68-Team Bracket

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