February 26, 2024

2024 March Madness men’s bracket predictions: 40 days before Selection Sunday


With just over a month until Selection Sunday, Andy Katz has released his latest March Madness men’s bracket predictions. Katz predicts Purdue, UConn, North Carolina and Houston will claim the No. 1 seeds.

Here is a look at Katz’s predicted 68-team field.

March Madness men’s bracket predictions

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SEED MIDWEST SOUTH WEST EAST
1 Purdue North Carolina Houston UConn
16 South Dakota State/CCSU Norfolk State/Eastern Kentucky Southern U Colgate
         
8 Saint Mary’s TCU Nebraska Michigan State
9 Indiana State OIe Miss Colorado State Clemson
         
5 Utah State Dayton South Carolina Florida Atlantic
12 Grand Canyon Samford Washington State/Seton Hall Yale
         
4 Creighton Auburn Duke Iowa State
13 UC Irvine McNeese State App State Louisiana Tech
         
6 San Diego State Kentucky BYU Texas Tech
11 Butler St. John’s Mississippi State/Providence Virginia
         
3 Baylor Illinois Arizona Alabama
14 High Point Vermont Oakland Akron
         
7 Oklahoma New Mexico Northwestern Texas
10 Utah Florida Texas A&M Boise State
         
2 Tennessee Kansas Marquette Wisconsin
15 Drexel Quinnipiac Eastern Washington Morehead State

First four out: Kansas State, Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Wake Forest
Next four out: Colorado, Villanova, Xavier, Memphis

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Conferences with multiple teams in Katz’s bracket predictions

CONFERENCE TOTAL TEAMS TEAMS
SEC 9 Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Big 12 9 Baylor, BYU, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech
Big East 7 Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s, UConn,
Big Ten 6 Purdue, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern
MWC 5 Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah State
ACC 4 Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia
Pac-12 3 Arizona, Utah, Washington State

Andy Katz’s field of 68

Here is Katz’s full seed list in order, from one through 68:

  1. Purdue (1) AQ Big Ten
  2. UConn (1) AQ Big East 
  3. North Carolina (1) AQ ACC 
  4. Houston (1) AQ Big 12 
  5. Kansas (2) 
  6. Tennessee (2) 
  7. Wisconsin (2) 
  8. Marquette (2) 
  9. Arizona (3) AQ Pac-12 
  10. Alabama (3) AQ SEC 
  11. Illinois (3) 
  12. Baylor (3) 
  13. Auburn (4) 
  14. Duke (4) 
  15. Iowa State (4) 
  16. Creighton (4) 
  17. Dayton (5) AQ A10 
  18. South Carolina (5) 
  19. Utah State (5) AQ MWC 
  20. FAU (5) AQ AAC 
  21. BYU (6) 
  22. San Diego State (6) 
  23. Kentucky (6) 
  24. Texas Tech (6) 
  25. New Mexico (7) 
  26. Oklahoma (7) 
  27. Texas (7) 
  28. Northwestern (7) 
  29. TCU (8) 
  30. Saint Mary’s (8) AQ WCC 
  31. Michigan State (8) 
  32. Nebraska (8) 
  33. Indiana State (9) AQ MVC 
  34. Clemson (9) 
  35. Colorado State (9) 
  36. Ole Miss (9) 
  37. Boise State (10) 
  38. Florida (10) 
  39. Texas A&M (10) 
  40. Utah (10) 
  41. Virginia (11) 
  42. St. John’s (11) 
  43. Butler (11) 
  44. Mississippi State (11) 
  45. Providence (11) 
  46. Washington State (11) 
  47. Seton Hall (12) 
  48. Grand Canyon (12) AQ WAC 
  49. Samford (12) AQ SoCon 
  50. Yale (12) AQ Ivy 
  51. Appalachian State (13) AQ Sun Belt 
  52. McNeese State (13) AQ Southland 
  53. UC Irvine (13) AQ Big West 
  54. Louisiana Tech (13) AQ CUSA 
  55. Vermont (14) AQ America East 
  56. Akron (14) AQ MAC 
  57. High Point (14) AQ Big South 
  58. Oakland (14) AQ Horizon 
  59. Morehead State (15) AQ OVC 
  60. Eastern Washington ( 15) AQ Big Sky 
  61. Drexel (15) AQ CAA 
  62. Quinnipiac (15) AQ MAAC 
  63. Colgate (16) AQ Patriot 
  64. Southern (16) AQ SWAC 
  65. Norfolk State (16) AQ MEAC 
  66. Eastern Kentucky (16) ASUN 
  67. South Dakota State (16) AQ Summit 
  68. CCSU (16) AQ NEC
     

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