ESPN releases updated Bracketology for the 2024 March Madness

On3 imageby:Sam Gillenwater05/07/23


It’s just been over a month since UConn was crowned as a national champion yet, in college basketball, the calendar keeps on moving towards the next March. That’s true as evidenced by the latest update to Bracketology from Joe Lunardi at ESPN.

Lunardi notes that not much has changed since his last update. As of now, he still has Duke as his No. 1 overall seed for the next NCAA Tournament. It’s not hard to see it that way either considering the returns of Kyle Filipowski and Tyrese Proctor and their No. 2 ranked recruiting class per On3’s Industry Rankings.

However, there have been plenty of changes throughout ESPN’s projected field of 68 considering additions and subtractions via the transfer portal. Considering the deadline to enter it is on May 11th, though, programs should soon be wrapping up that part of the process.

To end his update, Lunardi noted that several decisions will impact the next update to ESPN’s Bracketology. In the same breath as Hunter Dickinson committing to Kansas, he says additions like Zach Edey returning to Purdue or Oscar Tshiebwe coming back to Kentucky as moves that could cause even more shake-ups by the time of his next release.

Bracketology: Last four in/First four out

Last Four Byes: Rutgers, Ohio State, ClemsonIndiana

Last Four In: VirginiaIllinois, Boise State, Memphis

First Four Out: StanfordNew Mexico, Virginia TechWashington State

Next Four Out: Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Kansas State, BYU

Bracketology: East Region (Boston)

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Norfolk State/Wagner

No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Providence

No. 5 Texas vs. No. 12 Charleston

No. 4 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 13 Kent State

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 Indiana

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Eastern Kentucky

No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 10 Northwestern

No. 2 Arkansas vs. No. 15 Colgate

West Region (Los Angeles)

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 16 McNeese State

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Miami

No. 5 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 12 Liberty

No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 13 Furman

No. 6 West Virginia vs. No. 11 Virginia/Illinois

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 14 Long Beach State

No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Rutgers

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 15 North Dakota State

Midwest Region (Detroit)

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 Texas Southern/Tennessee State

No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Florida

No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 12 VCU

No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Indiana State

No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Boise State/Memphis

No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 14 Marshall

No. 7 TCU vs. No. 10 Ohio State

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Radford

South Region (Dallas)

No. 1 Marquette vs. No. 16 Iona

No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 9 Colorado

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin

No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 Vermont

No. 6 Auburn vs. No. 11 Yale

No. 3 Houston vs. No 14 Weber State

No. 7 Villanova vs. No. 10 Clemson

No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 Wright State