How Many Big East Teams Will Make the Bracket

It’s time for March Madness and let the chaos begin! There will be drama, upsets, and more for college basketball fans. What conferences will have the strongest showing in the tournament? How many Big East Teams will make the bracket? Here’s what you need to know.

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Big East Teams Projected to Make the Tournament Bracket

The latest projections have five Big East teams receiving a bid to the tournament. This could be changed based on the automatic bid given out to the Big East Tournament Champion this weekend.

Marquette’s strong regular season got them a league title with a 17-3 conference record under head coach Shaka Smart. Then they doubled down and won the conference tournament. The Golden Eagles went 25-6 during the regular season. Xavier, Creighton, UConn, and Providence followed in the standings and each team had over 20 wins on the year. All of those teams are currently in with Providence looking like they are right on the bubble.

Villanova struggled at 10-10 in the league after a Final Four run last season. Seton Hall was also 10-10 in conference play. The Wildcats and Pirates are expected to miss the tournament. Villanova won the Big East Tournament Championship last year.

Big East Conference Potential Number 1 Seeds

It’s a safe bet to say there likely won’t be any number 1 seeds from the Big East basketball conference in the March Madness bracket. Marquette had a strong season but it won’t be enough to surpass some of the top teams in the country like Kansas and UCLA. Evening winning the Big East Championship Game in Madison Square Garden in New York City will not be enough.

It looks like Marquette will be around a number 3 seed while Xavier and Creighton sit in the 4-6 range. UConn is a number 3 seed in a few of the latest projected NCAA brackets.

Projections for the Big 12, Big Ten, West Coast Conference, and More

What about the rest of the teams in this year’s tournament? What college basketball teams from which conferences will fill the bracket?

It looks like the Big Ten might be the strongest conference in terms of depth this season according to bracketology. Recent projections have nine Big Ten teams making their way into the tournament. 

The conference is led by regular-season champ Purdue. Michigan State, Rutgers, Penn State, Indiana, and more expect to make the men’s college basketball tourney in 2023. Penn State and Rutgers are bubble teams, but Penn State’s run to the Big Ten Tournament Final likely gets them over the edge.

Projections have the SEC with a strong showing of eight teams. The Big 12 expects to get around eight teams in the tournament. The ACC is hoping to get five in while the Pac-12 is expecting a low number of three teams in the NCAA Tournament. 68 teams make the tournament with 36 teams receiving at-large bids and 32 getting automatic bids.

How Many Big 10 Teams will Make the NCAA Tournament FAQs

How many Big East teams will make the tournament?

Projections have the Big East sitting at around five teams for the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for their respective conference. It could change based on the results of the conference tournament.

What conferences will have the most teams in the tournament?

The conferences expected to have the most teams in are the Big Ten, SEC, and Big 12. The ACC and Big East will follow.

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is on March 12, 2023. The full bracket for the big dance will be revealed at 6 p.m. eastern time on CBS.

When does the NCAA Tournament start?

The NCAA Tournament starts with the First Four games that begin on Tuesday, March 14. The First Round begins on Thursday, March 16.

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