With just a little more than three weeks until Selection Sunday for the 2022 NCAA Tournament, we'll get an early bracket preview is set for Saturday that will show who the NCAA believes are the current top 16 seeds. CBS will televise the live "NCAA March Madness Men's Bracket Preview" at 12:30 p.m. ET. The bracket preview will continue on CBS Sports Network at 1 p.m. when No. 25 Alabama and No. 4 Kentucky meet on CBS.
Entering the bracket preview, CBS Sports Bracketology Expert Jerry Palm projects that Gonzaga, Auburn, Kansas and Arizona are on track to be No. 1 seeds. Palm will be part of Saturday's preview, which will be hosted by Greg Gumbel and analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis. The trio will also be joined by NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee chair Tom Burnett.
The Wildcats are among a group of several teams in the running for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and Saturday's bracket preview will give us an idea of how the NCAA Tournament selection committee sees things as the regular season winds down and the postseason nears.
While a lot can change between Saturday's preview show and Selection Sunday on March 13, the preview correctly forecasted three of last season's No. 1 seeds and 11 of the 16 squads who ended up with 1-4 seeds in the Big Dance. All 16 who were announced as part of the 2021 preview reached the NCAA Tournament. So while there is still work to do, teams that hear their names called Saturday are on the right track for favorable Selection Sundays as well.
How to watch the NCAA March Madness Men's Bracket Preview
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18 | Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS | Streaming: fuboTV (try for free)
Note: At 1 p.m. coverage of the "NCAA March Madness Men's Bracket Preview" will continue on CBS Sports Network (stream with authentication) with a 30-minute show as Gumbel, Kellogg, Davis and Palm will provide more in-depth conversation and project out the remainder of the 68-team bracket, analyze bubble teams and highlight key storylines as March rapidly approaches.