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March Madness is here! People around the world are filling out 2023 NCAA tournament brackets, hoping to have the best bracket among their families and friends, with some looking to achieve the near-impossible task of filling out a perfect bracket.
Just like you, celebrities have also filled out March Madness brackets. See how you compare to some of college basketball’s most notable fans as we track celebrity brackets for the 2023 NCAA tournament.
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Champion: No. 2 UCLA
Final Four: No. 1 Alabama, No. 1 Houston, No. 2 UCLA, No. 5 Duke
Snoop Dogg, a grammy-nominated and legendary rapper, is one of the most popular music artists to ever come from Los Angeles. It’s only right that he went with UCLA as his champion.
Champion: No. 5 Duke
Final Four: No. 1 Houston, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Baylor, No. 5 Duke
Former president Barack Obama’s annual tradition of filling out a March Madness bracket continued in 2023. All four of his Final Four teams came from different seed lines on the men’s side
Champion: No. 1 South Carolina
Final Four: No. 1 South Carolina, No. 1 Stanford, No.1 Indiana, No. 1 Virginia Tech
It’s a Final Four full of No. 1 seeds for President Obama on the women’s side. There are few surprises in Obama’s women’s bracket outside of No. 7 seed NC State making the Sweet 16.
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Champion: No. 3 Kansas State
Final Four: No. 1 Kansas, No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Baylor, No. 3 Kansas State
Oklahoma didn’t make this year’s men’s tournament, but that didn’t stop Sooner-turned-NBA star Trae Young from picking an all-Big 12 Final Four. Young might have a tad bit of conference bias.
Champion: No. 5 Duke
Final Four: No. 1 Houston, No. 3 Gonzaga, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Creighton
Did we really expect a former Duke basketball player that went No. 1 overall in the NBA draft just one year ago to pick anyone else as his champion? Picking Duke was the easy choice for Paolo Banchero.
Champion: No. 2 Arizona
Final Four: No. 1 Houston, No. 1 Kansas, No. 2 Marquette, No. 2 Arizona
Sean Evans, the star of the hit YouTube series Hot Ones, kept things mild with his bracket prediction. Evans went with two No. 1 seeds and two No. 2 seeds in his Final Four, with Arizona winning it all.
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Champion: No. 1 Alabama
Final Four: No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Duke, No. 3 Gonzaga, No. 10 Penn State
Did Punxsutawney Phil predict a Nittany Lions Final Four appearance on Groundhog Day? Punxsutawney native and champion AEW wrestler Britt Baker seems to think so, making one of the boldest Final Four picks of any celebrity, picking Penn State to make the Final Four.
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Champion: No. 1 Houston
Final Four: No. 1 Kansas, No. 1 Houston, No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Duke
The Miz is a WWE superstar and he’s sticking to the script for most of his picks in the first round. His only first-round upsets are from No. 10 Utah State, No. 10 USC, No. 13 Kent State and No. 15 Princeton, before he has three No. 1 seeds and Duke make the Final Four
Final Four: No. 1 Houston, No. 1 Purdue, No. 4 Virginia, No. 8 Arkansas
Yes, Kyle Guy, the Most Outstanding Player of Virginia’s 2019 title run, picked the Cavaliers to win the title. However, it’s his Final Four pick of Arkansas that stands out the most.
Stan Becton joined NCAA.com in 2021 and has since served as an FCS, track and field, cross country and HBCU beat reporter. He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship, DI Track & Field Championships and Men’s Frozen Four. Additionally, he covered the 2021 Celebration Bowl. Stan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, earning a degree in Professional Writing and playing football as a five-year letterman. You can follow him on Twitter @stan_becton.
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