- The 2023 March Madness bracket has been released by the NCAA Selection Committee
- The round of 64 begins on Thursday, March 16, while the title game takes place on Monday, April 3
- This page contains a printable March Madness bracket that you and your friends can use to make all your picks
The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee has finalized the 68-team field for the 2023 March Madness bracket. Below, find a printable version of the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, followed by tips on how to fill out your bracket and how bracket contests tend to be scored.
Printable March Madness Bracket
Click on the image above to open a PDF of the printable bracket. The first round starts on Thursday, March 16, at noon ET. The First Four games are on Tuesday and Wednesday, but bracket contests do not require picks for those games, so you have until tip-off on Thursday morning to submit your picks.
How Are Bracket Contests Scored?
There are a many different way run and score a March Madness bracket contest. The person/people running the contest to decide on the scoring methodology. Arguably the most-common scoring system is to award one point for each correct pick in the first round and then double the points for each round following. The result would be:
- 1 point for each correct pick in the first round (round of 64)
- 2 points for each correct pick in the second round (round of 32)
- 4 points for each correct pick in the third round (Sweet 16)
- 8 points for each correct pick in the fourth round (Elite 8)
- 16 points for each correct pick in the fifth round (Final Four)
- 32 points for picking the correct national champion
Few bracket contests require the participant to correctly predict both participants in a game in order to get points for that game. As long as the participant gets the winning team correct, they will get the points for that game.
Looking for Betting Advice on Your Bracket Picks?
SBD has half a dozen pages and guides devoted to the topic of March Madness betting trends. For round of 64 picks, see 11 March Madness Betting First-Round Trends You Need to Know. When you get to the second weekend, check out March Madness Sweet 16 & Elite 8 Betting Trends.
And don’t make your picks for the third weekend without reading Final Four Trends for Your March Madness Bets.
Finally, before you pencil in your champion, make sure you know the Seven Attributes of March Madness Winners, because getting the champion correct is always the most-important part of any bracket contest.
SBD will also be releasing previews and picks for all 67 games in the tournament along with expert brackets. See the college basketball odds page to view the up-to-the-minutes odds – including point spread, moneyline, game total – for every game in the tournament.