ONEsee it NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournamentapproaches, the excitement is palpable as fans debate which team will come out on top.
With a recent trend of one team dominating the competition, this year’s tournament is set to become more unpredictable, with several teams having a chance to upset the favourites.
According to completed Men’s Bracket Challenge Game bracketare the two best picks for this year’s tournament Houston and Alabamawith 20.14% and 15.22% of parentheses by selecting them, respectively. However, there are several other teams worth considering for your bracket.
Last year’s defending champions, Kansaswas selected by 9.63% of completed brackets to win, making them the third-highest pick. Corresponding to No. 3 seed Gonzaga was picked as champion in more brackets than all four No. 2 seeds and even No. 1 Purdue, with 9.21% of brackets that pick them to win.
As for seeding, No. 5 seed duke received slightly more title picks than the No. 2 seed Marquettewith 3.17% and 3.13% of parentheses by selecting them, respectively. UConn, a No. 4 seed, was the most popular pick for their seed, with 2.08% of parentheses predicting that they would go all the way.
If you are looking for a real one cinderella story, No. 12 seed Oral Roberts was the top pick from the double-digit seed line, with 0.52% of brackets that predicted they would win the championship.
An interesting trend this year is that no single team dominates the selections. Houston’s 20.14% the mark is the lowest for a most chosen Men’s bracket challenge game created since 2018 Villanova on 17.52%. This has led to slightly more scattered selections, with seven teams reaching the minimum 5% of the selections compared to only five teams last year.
It’s also worth noting that a low pick percentage doesn’t necessarily mean a team can’t win it all. In 2014, UConn won the championship despite being only selected by 0.23% of the Men’s Bracket Challenge Game bracket. This year, a higher percentage chooses No. 12 Oral Robertsso anything can happen in March Madness 2023.
So, who should you choose for your bracket? With so many teams having a chance to upset the favorites, it’s a tough call. But with the right strategy and a little luck, you can be the one to predict this year march madness champion.
Full table with teams
Here is a list of the teams that at least 1% of MBCG bracket has predicted to win the championship.
- Houston – 20.14
- Alabama – 3:22 p.m
- Kansas – 9.63
- Gonzaga – 9.21
- Purdue – 7.70
- UCLA – 5.78
- Texas – 5.61
- Arizona – 4.73
- Duke – 3.17
- Marquette – 3.13
- UConn – 2.08
- Baylor – 1.33
- Tennessee – 1.06