2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology Predictions

Selection Sunday now looms on the horizon as Championship Week is about to begin.  We conclude our venues previews for the league events with the major conference.  As always, dates and locales are included for each tourney as well as last year’s postseason entrants and a look at the favored teams for this year, with clear favorites noted in CAPS.

AMERICAN

Tourney begins March 9 at Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX.  Final March 12.

Last Year

  • NCAA - Houston
  • NCAA- Memphis
  • NIT-SMU

Top Contenders

  • Houston
  • Memphis
  • Tulane
  • Cincinnati

ATLANTIC  COAST

Tourney begins March 7 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC. Final March 11. 

Last Year

  • NCAA - North Carolina
  • NCAA - Duke
  • NCAA - Miami-Fla
  • NCAA - Notre Dame
  • NCAA - Virginia Tech
  • NIT - Wake Forest
  • NIT - Virginia

Top Contenders

  • Virginia
  • Miami-Fla
  • Duke
  • Clemson
  • North Carolina
  • NC State
  • Pittsburgh   

ATLANTIC 10

Tourney begins March 8 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.  Final March 12. 

Last Year

  • NCAA - Richmond
  • NCAA - Davidson
  • NIT - St. Bonaventure
  • NIT - Dayton
  • NIT - VCU
  • NIT - Saint Louis

Top Contenders

  • VCU
  • Dayton
  • Duquesne
  • Saint Louis
  • Fordham

BIG EAST

Tourney begins March 8 at Madison Square Garden, New York City.  Final March 11.

Last Year

  • NCAA - Villanova
  • NCAA - Providence
  • NCAA - Creighton
  • NCAA - UConn
  • NCAA - Seton Hall
  • NCAA - Marquette
  • NIT - Xavier

Top Contenders

  • Marquette
  • UConn
  • Xavier
  • Providence
  • Creighton
  • Villanova  

BIG TEN

Tourney begins March 8 at United Center, Chicago, IL. Final March 12.

Last Year

  • NCAA - Michigan
  • NCAA - Purdue
  • NCAA - Illinois
  • NCAA - Michigan State
  • NCAA - Ohio State
  • NCAA - Wisconsin
  • NCAA - Indiana
  • NCAA - Iowa
  • NCAA - Rutgers

Top Contenders

  • Purdue
  • Michigan
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Michigan State 

BIG 12

Tourney begins March 8 at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO.  Final March 11. 

Last Year

  • NCAA - Kansas
  • NCAA - Iowa State
  • NCAA - Texas Tech
  • NCAA - Baylor
  • NCAA - TCU
  • NCAA - Texas
  • NIT - Oklahoma

Top Contenders

  • Kansas
  • Kansas State
  • Baylor
  • Texas
  • TCU

CONFERENCE USA

Tourney begins March 8 at The Star, Frisco, TX.  Final March 11.

Last Year

  • NCAA - UAB
  • NIT - North Texas
  • CBI - Middle Tennessee
  • CBI - Florida Atlantic
  • CBI - Rice
  • Basketball Classic - UTEP

Top Contenders

  • Florida Atlantic
  • North Texas
  • UAB 

MOUNTAIN WEST

Tourney begins March 8t Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.  Final March 11. 

Last Year

  • NCAA - Boise State
  • NCAA - Colorado State
  • NCAA - San Diego State
  • NCAA - Wyoming
  • NIT - Utah State

Top Contenders

  • San Diego State
  • Nevada
  • Boise State
  • Utah State
  • New Mexico

PAC-12

Tourney begins March 8 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.  Final March 11.

Last Year

  • NCAA - Arizona
  • NCAA - UCLA
  • NCAA - USC
  • NIT - Washington State
  • NIT - Oregon
  • NIT - Colorado

Top Contenders

  • UCLA
  • Arizona
  • USC
  • Washington State
  • Oregon

SOUTHEASTERN

Tourney begins March 8 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN (home of NHL Predators). Final March 12.

Last Year

  • NCAA - Arkansas
  • NCAA - Auburn
  • NCAA - Tennessee
  • NCAA - Alabama
  • NCAA - Kentucky
  • NCAA - LSU
  • NIT - Texas A&M
  • NIT - Vanderbilt
  • NIT - Florida
  • NIT - Mississippi State

Top Contenders

  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi State

Bracketology Predictions

2023 NCAA Tournament Futures Odds

Bracketology Seed Predictions

Projections as of February 23, 2023

1- Alabama, Kansas, Houston, UCLA
2 - Arizona, Kansas State, Purdue, Marquette
3 - Texas, Baylor, Gonzaga, Tennessee
4 - Virginia, UConn, Xavier, Miami-Fla
5 - Saint Mary’s, TCU, Creighton, Duke 
6 - San Diego State, Indiana, Michigan State, Texas A&M 
7- Iowa, Providence, Kentucky, Northwestern
8 - Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa State, USC
9 - Maryland, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Florida Atlantic
10 - Oral Roberts, Rutgers, NC State, Clemson
11 - Boise State, Mississippi State, Memphis, Auburn
12 - VCU, Toledo, Utah State*, Nevada*, West Virginia*, North Carolina*
13 - Southern Miss, Hofstra, Bradley, Furman
14 - Yale, Iona, Colgate, Utah Valley
15 - UNC-Asheville, UC Irvine, Eastern Washington, Kennesaw State
16 - Morehead State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Alcorn State*, Vermont*, Fairleigh Dickinson*, Howard* 

* Play-in game participants at First Four in Dayton

Updated on 07/24/2024
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Last Four Byes...

  1. Boise State
  2. Mississippi State
  3. Memphis
  4. Auburn

Last Four In...

  1. Nevada
  2. Utah State
  3. West Virginia
  4. North Carolina

First Four Out...

  1. Michigan
  2. Charleston
  3. Arizona State
  4. Villanova.

Next Four Out...

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Penn State
  3. New Mexico
  4. Vanderbilt.

Bracketology Conference Bid Predictions

Big Ten - 9
SEC - 8
Big 12 - 7
ACC- 7
Big East - 5
Mountain West - 4
Pac 12 - 3
American - 2
West Coast - 2

In this week: North Carolina, Hofstra, Furman, Bradley, Kennesaw State
Out this week: Oklahoma State, Charleston, Drake, Samford, Liberty.

Biggest Movers Since Last Update:

February 23 - Bracketology Update

  • TCU (9 to 5)
  • Iowa (10 to 7)
  • NC State (7 to 10)
  • Iowa State (5 to 8)
  • Northwestern (4 to 7)
  • Mississippi State (out to 11)
  • Marquette (4 to 2)
  • Duke (7 to 5)
  • USC (11 to 8)
  • Clemson (12 to 10)
  • Pittsburgh (7 to 9)
  • Illinois (7 to 9)
  • Boise State (9 to 11)
  • Eastern Washington (13 to 15)
  • North Carolina (out to 12)
  • Oklahoma State (12 to out)