The Kansas Jayhawks enter the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket with hopes of repeating. The Florida Gators were the last team to win consecutive March Madness championships in 2006 and 2007. While Kansas enters March Madness 2023 as a No. 1 seed, they are in a region of the 2023 NCAA bracket with No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 4 Connecticut, all of which pose a major threat to the Jayhawks' tournament hopes. Can the Jayhawks rewrite recent history, or will they be victims of one of the top 2023 March Madness upsets? Before you make your 2023 NCAA Tournament predictions, see the March Madness bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2023 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It has absolutely crushed its March Madness picks, beating over 92% of all CBS Sports brackets two of the last four tournaments. The model also nailed three teams in the West and South Region Sweet 16 last year, including No. 5 seed Houston.
It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 18 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets two years ago, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor and hitting Houston's Midwest Region win even though the Cougars weren't the No. 1 seed.
Now, SportsLine's advanced computer model has simulated the entire NCAA Tournament 10,000 times to come up with the perfect 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket and find out which teams will pull off the biggest upsets. You shouldn't even think about making a pick without seeing what their model has to say.
Top 2023 March Madness bracket upset picks
One East Region surprise the model has identified: No. 6 Kentucky barely squeaks by No. 11 Providence, but still exits before the Sweet 16. The Wildcats are just one year removed from being upset by 15-seed Saint Peter's in overtime, so John Calipari and company will be determined not to let Providence do the same this year. Still, a deep tournament run still isn't guaranteed for this Kentucky squad, who would potentially face a very tough Kansas State team in the next round. The model says Kentucky beats Providence in just 55% of simulations.
Another surprise from the East Region: No. 5 Duke, despite winning the ACC Tournament title, fails to reach the Sweet 16. While the Blue Devils have notable tournament experience, this season's team doesn't have a balanced attack and has trouble from three-point range. Duke may be able to get past Oral Roberts on Thursday, but the next round will be too challenging if they can't score from long-range. See which other 2023 March Madness matchups to target here.
How to make 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket predictions
Who wins every tournament-defining matchup? And which teams will make surprising runs through the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model's track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you'll want to see which stunners it's calling this year before locking in any 2023 NCAA bracket picks.
So what's the optimal NCAA Tournament 2023 bracket? And which NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which double-digit seeds you can back with confidence, all from the model that's called 18 upsets by double-digit seeds.