Five Bold Predictions For College Basketball 2 Weeks Before March Madness Begins

Five Bold Predictions For College Basketball 2 Weeks Before March Madness Begins

It is now less than two weeks until the start of March Madness, but before we can get really excited about the start of the tournament, we still need to take care of the business of deciding which teams will be in and who will be watching from home. The regular season is winding down, but with the games that are remaining and the conference tournaments, we will know the 68 teams taking part soon enough. While we are still a couple of weeks out, we are willing to make some NCAA Basketball bold predictions, including picking who we believe will be the national champion, so let’s get to it.


Five Bold Predictions for the 2023 NCAA Tournament


Houston Will Be in as the Top Seed

Given the current standings, I’m not so sure that that this statement could really be described as bold, but it’s a nice way to get the ball rolling. The Cougars are sitting at 27-2 on the season and look like a good pick to win the American Conference tournament. They do have a road trip to Memphis to close out the regular season, which could be tough, but this team looks more than good enough to make it undefeated the rest of the way.


The SEC and the Final Four

When you talk about the SEC, you tend to want to talk about football, but the conference is having a very decent season in college basketball. It is Alabama who are currently ranked #2 in the nation, and while they have the potential to be a final four team, I would also take a look at the Tennessee Volunteers. Until we see the final bracket, these predictions don’t mean that much, but I do think we will see at least one SEC team make a deep run.


Virginia Bounces Back in a Big Way

Last season, the Cavaliers had to be content with a trip to the NIT Tournament after missing out on March Madness. With that in mind, a lot of fans and pundits had them in as a bit of a longshot this season. Right now, the Cavaliers have already matched their win total from last season and are sitting at #13 in the national rankings. I am not suggesting that Virginia is going to win it all, but a trip to the Elite 8 does not seem out of the question.


The Michigan Wolverines Miss Out

The Wolverines are closing the season well, as they are sitting on a 3-game win streak at the moment, but they are still just 17-12 overall. It has been a disappointing season and I think it might be about to get worse, as I think they will be left out of the tournament, If they can win their final 2 games and the Big Ten Conference Tournament, they might prove me wrong, but I don’t see that happening.


Kansas Repeats as National Champions

You have to go back to 2007 to find the last time a team, the Florida Gators, repeated as the college basketball National Champion. That is a long stretch, but I think it’s a trend that comes to an end in 2023, as I like the Kansas Jayhawks to win it all for the second straight season. They have won 7 in a row, which includes 3 wins against ranked opponents, and look to be getting hot at the right time.

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