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ESPN Releases New NCAA Tournament Prediction

The opening tip for Kansas and Duke in the Elite Eight.

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Udoka Azubuike #35 of the Kansas Jayhawks tips off against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils to start the first half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The college basketball offseason is rolling along. Players have made their draft decisions and most of the recruits and transfers for next year have already happened.

With that in mind, ESPN's resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi has updated his 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket. There have been some changes since his last one.

Here’s an updated look at his early top seeds:

No. 1 seeds

  • Duke
  • Kansas
  • UNC
  • Gonzaga

No. 2 seeds

  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan State
  • Virginia

No. 3 seeds

  • Nevada
  • Virginia Tech
  • Villanova
  • Auburn

No. 4 seeds

  • Syracuse
  • TCU
  • Kansas State
  • Michigan

No. 5 seeds

  • West Virginia
  • Florida State
  • UCLA
  • Butler

No. 6 seeds

  • Texas Tech
  • Purdue
  • Clemson
  • Ohio State

No. 7 seeds

  • Florida
  • Houston
  • Oregon
  • Mississippi State

No. 8 seeds

  • LSU
  • Xavier
  • Cincinnati
  • Louisville

You can view the entire NCAA Tournament bracket projection here. There are older versions of the bracket also available.