December is almost finished, which means March is right around the corner. This signifies March Madness will be approaching soon, and NCAA’s Andy Katz recently revised his 2022 men’s basketball championship forecasts. This year is winding down, and this is where Katz anticipates the 68-team competition:
|3||LSU||Michigan State||Houston||Southern California|
|4||Iowa State||Auburn||Kentucky||Ohio State|
|9||West Virginia||Oklahoma||North Carolina||Virginia Tech|
|10||Indiana||San Francisco||Florida||Wake Forest|
|11||Creighton||Arkansas/Belmont||Saint Mary’s/St. Bonaventure||Northwestern|
|13||New Mexico State||UC Irvine||Chattanooga||Oakland|
|15||Weber State||Princeton||Texas State||Towson|
|16||Campbell||FGCU/Texas Southern||Nicholls State/Norfolk State||Western Illinois|
2021 March Madness Forecasts
Baylor, The Reigning Champion Wins!
The reigning titleholder Bears went right on track following a flawless opening to the tournament. Baylor defeated Michigan State, Villanova, and Oregon earlier in the playoffs.
The Bears were constant across what seems to be an unexpected 2021-22 campaign. When you pair a solid opening with Katz’s forecast, you can see that Baylor would win the Big 12 golden qualifier, Bears will be seeded first nationally.
Some Get a Shake-Up
In the pregame poll, Andy Katz’s best teams have been UCLA, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Purdue. Just the Boilermakers maintain their No. 1 ranking this time, though, as even the head of the tournament gets rejigged.
Baylor, Arizona, plus Duke joined Purdue as the No. 1 qualifiers. With 3 and 2 positions, however, Baylor and Duke have climbed marginally. Furthermore, Arizona goes from being the fifth club dropping out from the tournament to being in the second national position.
The fact that the whole roof of this bracket is shifted demonstrates how dynamic this tournament has been. Whenever Katz issues his second tournament forecast, we’ll know how the current four No. 1 teams perform as well as whether they can keep their top rankings.
The Last 4 Teams in The Tournament
Andy Katz’s past four teams are as follows:
- Saint Bonaventure
The final four clubs are not the same as in the offseason. Arkansas was downgraded from a predicted 4th position, while St. Bonaventure was demoted from a 9th position. After Murray State got the wildcard, Belmont was no more expected to dominate the OVC, indicating it would claim the last slot throughout the championship. Saint Mary’s had the highest leap out of the four groups. Throughout the offseason, the Gaels have been at the bottoms of Katz’s bracket. Memphis is already on the verge of becoming a victim of its own success.
Andy Katz’s 1st 4 Teams Are Listed Below
According to Katz’s newest estimates, Memphis will lose the NCAA championship in 2022 despite outstanding freshman Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren. That was a wealth of skill we won’t witness during March Madness until lead trainer Penny Hardaway could turn things around.
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