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2023 March Madness Bracket Predictions and Seeding


March Madness is one of the best times of year for sports betting. Upsets happen every day of the tournament and every team has a chance! While 68 teams enter, only one will cut down the nets in a few weeks. Predicting brackets and seeding for March Madness is difficult before and during the conference tournaments but it’s a helpful exercise!

Last year we watched No. 1 seed Kansas take down the No. 8 seed University of North Carolina in the national championship. North Carolina took a massive lead in the first half, winning 40-25. After a tough first half, Kansas clawed their way back and wound up winning 72-69.

After their incredible run in the tournament last year, the University of North Carolina started the year as the Associated Press’ No. 1 team in the country but now may not even make the NCAA tournament.

With March Madness on the horizon, we’ll be updating our bracket predictions frequently.

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2023 March Madness Bracket Predictions and Seeding

1 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Alabama
  • Kansas
  • Purdue
  • Houston

2 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • UCLA
  • Baylor
  • Texas
  • Kansas State

3 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Marquette
  • Arizona
  • Gonzaga
  • Tennessee

4 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Indiana
  • UConn
  • Xavier
  • Miami

5 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Saint Mary’s
  • San Diego State
  • Virginia
  • Creighton

6 seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Iowa State
  • Texas A&M
  • Kentucky
  • Northwestern

7 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Duke
  • Maryland
  • TCU
  • Michigan State

8 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Pittsburgh
  • Arkansas

9 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Missouri
  • Providence
  • NC State
  • Rutgers

10 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • West Virginia
  • Auburn
  • USC
  • Florida Atlantic

11 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Memphis
  • Nevada
  • Clemson
  • Boise State
  • Mississippi State
  • Wisconsin

12 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • VCU
  • Oral Roberts
  • Drake
  • Louisiana

13 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • College of Charleston
  • Iona
  • Yale
  • Kent State

14 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Utah Valley
  • Kennesaw State
  • Vermont
  • UCSB

15 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Northern Arizona
  • Colgate
  • UNC Asheville
  • Northern Kentucky

16 Seeds Projected for March Madness

  • Furman
  • Southeast Missouri State
  • Grambling State
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Howard
  • Farleigh Dickinson

March Madness Projected First Four out

  • North Carolina
  • Michigan
  • Arizona State
  • Oklahoma State

A lot of the final seeds of March Madness brackets will depend on how conference tournaments play out. It’s one of the hardest parts about predicting brackets before conference tournaments. A lot of the smaller conferences will have upsets in the conference tournaments and won’t receive any bids outside of the conference winner.

There are also oftentimes teams who are penciled in to win their conference tournament and are too good to leave out of the NCAA tournament. This pushes one of the teams who were on the outside looking in, or the “first four out,” all the way out.

How to pick your 2023 March Madness bracket

People from all over the world make brackets predicting the winners of the NCAA tournament, hoping to win big money or bragging rights over their friends. Yet with so many teams and so much unpredictability, 2023 March Madness bracket predictions can be a daunting task. We’ll discuss some quick tips and strategies for making accurate predictions.

Firstly, it’s important to understand the format of the tournament. The NCAA tournament is a single-elimination tournament consisting of 68 teams, divided into four regions. Each region has 16 teams. The teams then play in a series of games until there is one team left standing in each region. The four remaining teams then compete in the Final Four, with the two winners facing off in the championship game.

Based on this format, it’s easy to see that upsets are likely to occur. In fact, every year there are several lower-seeded teams that upset higher-seeded teams, sometimes even making it to the Final Four. This means that picking the right lower-seeded teams to advance can be crucial in making an accurate bracket.

How to analyze a March Madness Bracket

One way to do this is by looking at team statistics. You can use websites like or to look at a team’s offensive and defensive statistics, as well as their record against other top teams. This information can help you determine which lower-seeded teams have a legitimate chance of making a run in the tournament.

Another strategy is to look at the matchups themselves. Some teams may match up better against others, depending on their playing style and strengths. For example, a team with a great defense may be able to shut down a high-scoring offense, while a team with a dominant center may be able to exploit a team that lacks size inside.

There is also a level of luck involved in March Madness bracket predictions. Sometimes a team simply gets hot at the right time, or a star player goes on a scoring spree. Among others, this is one reason why it’s important not to rely solely on statistics or matchups, but also to consider intangible factors like momentum and emotional energy.

Ultimately, the key to predicting March Madness brackets is to be well-informed and thoughtful in your approach. Don’t just pick the highest-seeded teams or the teams with the most famous players; instead, take the time to really analyze each matchup and consider all the relevant factors.

With so many teams and so much unpredictability, it can be tough to make accurate predictions. However, by using strategies like analyzing team statistics, considering matchups, and keeping an eye on intangible factors, you can increase your chances of making a successful bracket.

Author: Connor Allen

Connor Allen utilizes advanced analytics and his knowledge of football to create an edge in sports betting and fantasy leagues. He writes a weekly player prop article that's won over 57% of the time in each of the past two seasons. He placed first and 10th in the FFPC Divisional Round Playoff Contest along with fellow 4for4 writer, Joe Paeno. Connor currently resides in Chicago where he owns a small business and can be found on twitter @ConnorAllenNFL.