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2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

Could the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks -- who face No. 7 Kansas State, tonight -- become the first repeat champions in men's college basketball since Florida in 2006 and 2007? That's among the questions to consider during the 2022-23 season as Division I's 360-plus teams are now marching 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

There are only two one-loss teams remaining in college basketball. The first, Purdue (21-1), is running away with the No. 1 overall seed as January turns to February. The second, Florida Atlantic (also 21-1, including a pair of Non-DI wins), has reached the Top 20 in both polls and projects as the kind of 8/9 first-round winner no No. 1 seed wants to see. But the Owls are not the nation's top mid-major. That honor again goes to Saint Mary's, which is also Top 20 in both polls heading into a pair of nationally televised home games against USF (Thursday) and Gonzaga (Saturday). The Gaels' next win will also be No. 500 for coach Randy Bennett.

68-Team Bracket

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