Welcome to Bracketology 2023! In my fourth edition (after a long hiatus), the SEC has eight teams in the field, Indiana takes a huge step forward, Auburn seeing itself itching closer to the cutline, and much more.
Remember, this is not my opinion on what the committee should do – this is about what I think the committee would do if today were Selection Sunday. Then, when it’s actually Selection Sunday, this will be my prediction for the soon-to-be-revealed real bracket.
Check out the Bracket Matrix, which combines tons of brackets from across the country to create one, ultimate prediction.
Let’s see the chaos:
Can the SEC Get 8 Teams In?: Bracketology 2023
Teams are arranged by S-Curve order. As in, a team at the front of a seed line is higher on the S-Curve, and a team at the end of a seed line is the last team to receive that seed.
Tentative auto bids are italicized, official auto bids are bolded.
Includes all games through Thursday, March 2.
1s – Kansas, Alabama, Houston, Purdue
2s – UCLA, Baylor, Texas, Arizona
3s – Kansas State, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Marquette
4s – Connecticut, Xavier, TCU, Indiana
5s – Miami (FL), Virginia, San Diego State, St. Mary’s
6s – Northwestern, Michigan State, Kentucky, Creighton
7s – Iowa State, Texas A&M, Iowa, Duke
8s – Missouri, Maryland, Illinois, Arkansas
9s – Rutgers, Boise State, FAU, Providence
10s – Pittsburgh, USC, Memphis, West Virginia
11s – Mississippi State, Nevada, Wisconsin, NC State, Auburn, Arizona State
12s – Charleston, VCU, Oral Roberts, Bradley
13s – Utah Valley, Liberty, Southern Miss, Toledo
14s – Furman, Iona, Yale, UCSB
15s – Colgate, Eastern Washington, Vermont, Youngstown State
16s – UNC Asheville, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Morehead State, Howard, Alcorn State, Fairleigh Dickinson
Last Four Byes
Memphis, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Nevada
Last Four In
Wisconsin, NC State, Auburn, Arizona State
First Four Out
Penn State, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma State
Next Four Out
New Mexico, Clemson, Utah State, Oregon
Big Ten – 9 (Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Wisconsin)
SEC – 8 (Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Auburn)
Big 12 – 7 (Kansas, Baylor, Texas, Kansas State, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia)
ACC – 5 (Miami, Virginia, Duke, Pittsburgh, NC State)
Big East – 5 (Marquette, Connecticut, Xavier, Creighton, Providence)
Pac-12 – 4 (UCLA, Arizona, USC, Arizona State)
MWC – 3 (San Diego State, Boise State, Nevada)
AAC – 2 (Houston, Memphis)
WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)
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