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March Madness 2023 rankings: Ranking every team 1-68


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BLOOMINGTON, IN – DECEMBER 22: Head coach Darrin Horn of the Northern Kentucky Norse is seen during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on December 22, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

March Madness is officially here. It’s time to rank every team, 1-68, in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

March Madness is easily one of the best sporting events year in and year out. The best teams in college basketball get a clean slate, and every school has a chance to make a run in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Now, some teams obviously have a better chance than others. It’s only happened once in tournament history, but a 16 seed has beaten a 1 seed. So anything is possible.

With that in mind, it’s time to rank all 68 teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament. As you’re filling out your bracket, remember, it’s not always the best team that takes home the trophy.

March Madness rankings 2023: No. 68-61

68. Texas Southern (14-20): The Tigers were the No. 8 seed in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but took out Grambling State in the conference championship. Still, with 20 losses on the season, no one is taking Texas Southern seriously.

67. Southeast Missouri State (19-16): The Redhawks upended the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in the final of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and will be in Dayton to play the First Four against Texas A&M-CC.

66. Fairleigh-Dickinson (19-15): The Knights finished second in the Northeast Conference and will play the aforementioned Texas Southern Tigers in the First Four. The winner will play the Purdue Boilermakers. Fairleigh-Dickinson actually lost in their conference tournament final, but because Merrimack in transitioning from D-II to D-I, they were ineligible for the NCAA Tournament.

65. Northern Kentucky (22-12): The Norse, led by head coach Darrin Horn, are coming off a victory over Cleveland State in the Horizon League Tournament. NKU has a tough task ahead as they drew the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Houston Cougars.

64. Howard (22-12): The Bison force a lot of turnovers. Unfortunately, they also commit their fair share of turnovers. If they get hot from behind the arc, Howard could have a puncher’s chance in their Round 1 matchup against Kansas.

63. Texas A&M-CC (23-10): Texas A&M-CC will be in action on Tuesday night in Dayton as they go head-to-head in the First Four against Southeast Missouri State. The Islanders have won 12 of their 13 games and should not be counted out.

62. Princeton (21-8): The Tigers rely on senior forward Tosan Evbuomwan to do just about everything on the floor. That’s not typically a recipe that will win you a lot of games in the NCAA Tournament.

61. UNC-Asheville (27-7): The Bulldogs won the Big South regular season and the conference tournament, and have a terrific big man in Drew Pember. UNC-Asheville also shoots well from the outside. UCLA better come prepared when the two teams meet in Sacramento.