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March Madness Brackets: Expert Predictions for 2022 Men’s NCAA Tournament

Who do our writers have scoring big upsets, reaching the Final Four and winning it all?
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Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket is one of the joys of March—even if it ends up getting busted by the end of the first weekend. With this year’s men’s field of 68 having been revealed, it’s time to start making predictions for how things will play out over the next three weeks.

Sports Illustrated has a breakdown of each of the four regions—West, South, Midwest and East—and below, eight writers have also submitted their completed bracket to help you make your own tough decisions before the games tip-off.

Who is the SI staff taking to reach the Final Four in New Orleans and win it all? Our 2022 expert brackets are below.

Duke’s Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Kentucky’s TyTy Washington Jr and Baylor’s Adam Flagler

Pat Forde

Forde’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas, Purdue
Forde’s champ: Gonzaga

Kevin Sweeney

Sweeney’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Arizona, Iowa, Kentucky
Sweeney’s champ: Gonzaga

Jeremy Woo

Woo’s Final Four: Texas Tech, Arizona, Auburn, Baylor
Woo’s champ: Arizona

Jason Jordan

Jordan’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Tennessee, Auburn, UCLA
Jordan’s champ: Gonzaga

Molly Geary

Geary’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Arizona, Auburn, Kentucky
Geary’s champ: Kentucky

Michael Shapiro

Shapiro’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Houston, Iowa, Kentucky
Shapiro’s champ: Gonzaga

Elizabeth Swinton

Swinton’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Arizona, Iowa, Kentucky
Swinton’s champ: Gonzaga

Nick Selbe

Selbe’s Final Four: Gonzaga, Arizona, Auburn, Kentucky
Selbe’s champ: Gonzaga

More March Madness Coverage:

 Region-by-Region Men’s Tourney Breakdowns
 Full Schedule for Men’s NCAA First Round
Men’s NCAA Tourney Opening Round Odds