Men's Bracketology: 2025 NCAA Tournament

There is no longer an offseason in college basketball. With more than 1,800 Division I players changing teams, the majority of programs are dependent on the transfer portal to stock and restock their rosters each spring. The resulting tumult creates wide swings in projected performance for the following season, and we're here to track it for you with monthly bracket updates until opening night on Nov. 4.

Bracket Watch

The last time anyone saw an NCAA basketball three-peat the heroes were John Wooden, Bill Walton and the UCLA Bruins. From 1971 through 1973, the Bruins won the last of their seven straight NCAA championships. They posted an unthinkable record of 89-1 along the way, steamrolling everything in their path to produce one of the greatest dynasties in the history of any sport. That we are even mentioning the UCLA era is a testament to what Connecticut has accomplished the past two seasons. In capturing the school's fifth and six national titles, UConn has dominated a pair of NCAA tournament brackets and put the Huskies in the rarest of airs. A third straight championship would be worthy of the highest possible praise when parity, not possibility, rules the day. Yet here we are. Dan Hurley and the Huskies have navigated the waters of roster turnover and bracket unpredictability to what will likely be a preseason No. 1 seed for the 2024-25 season. While it is obviously quite a ways until next March and April, the mere fact a three-peat is on the table is, well, the ultimate possibility. And we can barely wait to see how it all plays out.

68-Team Bracket

Conference Breakdown


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