Selection Sunday Final Bracket: Bracketology 2023

Welcome to Bracketology 2023! In my sixth (and final) edition, the bubble solidifies, Pittsburgh tanks, Duke climbs, and much more in this last chapter of 2023’s bracketology story.

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 (and it just so happens to be, so this time, it’s for keeps). This is 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:

Selection Sunday Final Bracket: Bracketology 2023

Seed Lines

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 Sunday, March 12.

1s – Kansas, Houston, Alabama, Purdue

2s – UCLA, Texas, Arizona, Gonzaga

3sMarquette, Baylor, Kansas State, Connecticut

4s – Xavier, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia

5sSan Diego State, Iowa State, Duke, Texas A&M

6s – TCU, Miami (FL), Saint Mary’s, Kentucky

7s – Missouri, Northwestern, Creighton, Michigan State

8sFAU, West Virginia, Arkansas, Maryland

9s – Iowa, Illinois, Memphis, Auburn

10s – Penn State, Boise State, USC, Utah State

11s – Mississippi State, Providence, Rutgers, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, NC State

12sCharleston, Drake, VCU, Oral Roberts

13sKent State, Iona, Furman, Louisiana

14sKennesaw State, Grand Canyon, UC Santa Barbara, Princeton

15sMontana State, Colgate, Vermont, UNC Asheville

16sNorthern Kentucky, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Howard, Southeast Missouri State, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson

The Bubble

Last Four Byes

USC, Utah State, Mississippi State, Providence

Last Four In

Rutgers, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, NC State

First Four Out

Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Nevada

Next Four Out

Clemson, Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan

Per Conference

Big Ten – 9 (Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa, Illinois, Penn State, Rutgers)

SEC – 8 (Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State)

Big 12 – 7 (Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Kansas State, Iowa State, TCU, West Virginia)

ACC – 5 (Virginia, Duke, Miami, 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, Utah State)

AAC – 2 (Houston, Memphis)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s)

Featured photo by Alp Duran on Unsplash.

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