After COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 NCAA Tournament and majorly disrupted the 2021 college basketball season, the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket was released on Sunday. This time, there’s a more familiar feel. Not only did most teams play a full season, but many college basketball bluebloods are also back in the March Madness 2022 bracket. Teams like Duke, Arizona, Kentucky and Kansas are top-two seeds in the NCAA bracket 2022. They have the talent to make a deep run, but plenty of potential 2022 NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams are ready to disrupt their paths.
Could a team like No. 7 Murray State be bracket busters all the way to the Final Four? Which major programs should you back or fade in your March Madness 2022 picks? Before making any 2022 March Madness bracket predictions, be sure to check out the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Their proven projection model has simulated every game in the tournament 10,000 times. It absolutely crushed its March Madness picks last tournament, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three years. The model also nailed a whopping three teams in the Final Four last year.
It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 17 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets last tournament, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor, and hit Houston’s Midwest Region win even though the Cougars weren’t the No. 1 seed.
There’s simply no reason to rely on luck when there’s proven technology to help you dominate your 2022 March Madness pools. Now, with the 2022 NCAA bracket being revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are in. You can only see it over at SportsLine.
2022 March Madness predictions for Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina
It’s the final NCAA Tournament for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and he has a loaded roster. The results have been mixed down the stretch, however, as the Blue Devils enter March Madness 2022 with losses in two of their last four. They’re the No. 2 seed in the West, and No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 7 Michigan are just a few of the proven March Madness teams who could trip them up early. A possible date with top overall Gonzaga also looms to make it to the Final Four.
One of the oddest sights in 2021 was the absence of Kentucky from the bracket. Head coach John Calipari reloaded and brings one of his best rosters into the NCAA Tournament 2022. The Wildcats have their signature freshman talent, but junior big man Oscar Tshiebwe, a transfer from West Virginia, is one of the best post presences in the entire 2022 NCAA Tournament field. Kentucky is a championship contender again, but it will be tested early, especially with a potential matchup against in-state foe and potential Cinderella Murray State lined up as a possible second-round matchup.
It’s been a tough run for North Carolina since its 2017 title. The Tar Heels haven’t won more than two games in any tournament and were blown out last season in the first round by Wisconsin. They’re the No. 8 seed in the East and will start with an 8-9 matchup against Marquette before a potential second-round clash with No. 1 Baylor. You can see how far all these teams go over at SportsLine.
How to make 2022 NCAA bracket predictions
How far will those major programs go? And which Cinderella teams will make surprising runs through the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model’s track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it is calling this year before locking in any NCAA bracket picks.
So what’s the optimal NCAA Tournament bracket 2022? And which March Madness underdogs will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which teams you can back with confidence, all from the model that’s nailed 17 upsets by double-digit seeds since its inception and beat over 92 percent of players two of the last three tournaments.