Welcome to Bracketology 2023! In my fifth edition, Penn State and Utah State enter as Nevada and Arizona State exit, Texas A&M continues to climb, Rutgers is in free fall, 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:
Penn State & Utah State In, Nevada & Arizona State Out: 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 Monday, March 6.
1s – Kansas, Houston, Alabama, Purdue
2s – UCLA, Texas, Baylor, Arizona
3s – Kansas State, Gonzaga, Marquette, Tennessee
4s – Connecticut, Xavier, Indiana, Miami (FL)
5s – Virginia, TCU, San Diego State, St. Mary’s
6s – Kentucky, Texas A&M, Iowa State, Northwestern
7s – Michigan State, Duke, Missouri, Creighton
8s – Iowa, Maryland, Illinois, Arkansas
9s – FAU, Auburn, Boise State, USC
10s – Memphis, West Virginia, Providence, Pittsburgh
11s – NC State, Rutgers, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Utah State
12s – Charleston, Drake, VCU, Oral Roberts
13s – Utah Valley, Toledo, Iona, Yale
14s – Furman, Louisiana, Kennesaw State, UC Irvine
15s – Colgate, Montana State, Vermont, UNC Asheville
16s – Cleveland State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Howard, Alcorn State, Southeast Missouri State, Fairleigh Dickinson
Last Four Byes
Providence, Pittsburgh, NC State, Rutgers
Last Four In
Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Utah State
First Four Out
Nevada, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Arizona State
Next Four Out
Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Oregon, Clemson
Big Ten – 10 (Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Penn State)
SEC – 8 (Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State)
Big 12 – 7 (Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Kansas State, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia)
ACC – 5 (Miami, Virginia, Duke, Pittsburgh, NC State)
Big East – 5 (Marquette, Connecticut, Xavier, Creighton, Providence)
MWC – 3 (San Diego State, Boise State, Utah State)
Pac-12 – 3 (UCLA, Arizona, USC)
AAC – 2 (Houston, Memphis)
WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)
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