ESPN releases an updated March Madness 2023 bracketology in front of a loaded college basketball board

ESPN posted their updated bracketology for March Madness 2023 ahead of a loaded Saturday.

The panel features a variety of fantastic showdowns, from duke vs. Clemson to Arizona vs. Oregon. Of course, Joe Lunardi is here to walk us through all of his projections right now.

“Will the Kansas Jayhawks become the first repeat champions in men’s collegiate basketball since Florida in 2006 and 2007? That’s one of the questions to consider in the 2022-23 season as the 360+ Division I teams now march to the 2023 NCAA Tournament – a journey that will take place on April 1-3 at Houston’s NRG Stadium will end for the Final Four,” Lunardi said. “ESPN will be there at every step with its predictions for 2023, assessing the current state of the bubble and identifying the best seeds for the game’s showcase event.”

Here’s what ESPN’s Joe Lunardi thinks the current 2023 March Madness staple will look like. If we’ve learned anything from this season so far, it’s not set in stone.

NCAA Tournament Bracketology: Last Four In / First Four Out

Last Four In (with byes): Northwest, Iowa, Boise State, New Mexico
Last Four In: UCF, Memphis, Arizona, Pittsburgh
The first four out: Penn State, Oklahoma, Utah, Nevada
The next four from: State of Mississippi, State of Oklahoma, Kentucky, Virginia Tech

Middle West

1) Kansas vs. 16) Southern/Fairleigh Dickinson
8) Ohio State vs. 9) Creighton

5) Miami vs. 12) Utah Valley
4) Arkansas vs. 13) UC Santa Barbara

6) Rutgers vs. 11) New Mexico
3) Xavier vs. 14) UMass Lowell

7) Maroon vs. 10) Indiana
2) Arizona vs. 15) Stetson

West region

1) Houston vs. 16) Milwaukee
8) Wisconsin vs. 9) Charleston

5) Duke vs. 12) State of Kent
4) State of Kansas vs. 13) Oral Roberts

6) TCU vs. 11) Boise State
3) Gonzaga vs. 14) Siena

7) Missouri vs. 10) Northwest
2) UCLA vs. 15) East Washington

Region South

1) Alabama vs. 16) State of Norfolk
8) NC State vs. 9) Maryland

5) Baylor vs. 12) Florida Atlantic
4) Marquette vs. 13) State of Indiana

6) State of San Diego vs. 11) Memphis/Arizona
3) Texas vs. 14) Colgate

7) Illinois vs. 10) Clemson
2) UConn vs. 15) SIU Edwardsville

Region East

1) Purdue vs. 16) UNC Asheville/SE Louisiana
8) St Marys vs 9) West Virginia

5) Providence vs. 12) Dayton
4) Virginia vs. 13) Princeton

6) Michigan State vs. 11) UCF/Pittsburgh
3) State of Iowa vs. 14) Troy

7) North Carolina vs. 10) Iowa
2) Tennessee vs. 15) Samford