The 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket is official, and March Madness 2022 continues with the first full day of games on Thursday. Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas and Baylor are the top four seeds in the NCAA Tournament 2022 bracket after each won at least 26 games. In a season where there wasn’t one team towering over the rest, what will become of these No. 1 seeds in March Madness 2022?
Gonzaga and star center Chet Holmgren had a typically outstanding season, but the Bulldogs fell to Duke, Alabama and Saint Mary’s. Arizona surprised in its first season under new coach Tommy Lloyd, while Kansas and Baylor continued their recent runs of excellence ahead of the NCAA basketball tournament 2022. 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.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2022 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It absolutely crushed its March Madness picks last year, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three tournaments. 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 picks. Now, with the 2022 NCAA bracket revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are in. You can only see it over at SportsLine.
Three 2022 March Madness bracket games to watch
One 2022 March Madness matchup to keep an eye on: No. 8 Boise State vs. No. 9 Memphis in the West region. Penny Hardaway’s Tigers were one of the most talked-about teams last year, coming in at No. 12 in the preseason AP Top 25, but only finished third in the AAC. Boise State, meanwhile, is coming off a wire-to-wire Mountain West title powered by a punishing defense that only gave up 61 points per game.
Also in the West Region, No. 5 Connecticut takes on No. 12 New Mexico State. The favored Huskies were consistently strong all season and narrowly fell to Big East champ Villanova by three points in the conference tournament. New Mexico State overcame a three-way regular season tie in the Western Athletic Conference to emerge as conference tournament champion due in part to their ability to limit opponents from three, where they only allow teams to shoot 30 percent.
The third matchup to watch is also in the West Region, where No. 7 Michigan State faces No. 10 Davidson. The Spartans got off to a 17-4 start this season, climbing inside the top 15 in the polls. They lost seven of their final 10 games in the regular season, though, which caused their NCAA Tournament 2022 seed to drop. Davidson blew a late lead in the Atlantic 10 Tournament title game, but it still made the 2022 March Madness field as an at-large bid. You can see the model’s picks for these games and every other here.
How to make 2022 NCAA bracket predictions
Who wins every tournament-defining matchup? And which 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’s calling this year before locking in any 2022 NCAA bracket picks.
So what’s the optimal NCAA Tournament 2022 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 17 upsets by double-digit seeds.