ESPN’s Computer Model: The 2023–24 season of collegiate men’s basketball has begun.
On Monday, over a dozen ranked teams will compete in the opening game of the 2023–24 season. We will hopefully have a good one.
As the regular season approaches, ESPN’s computer model, the Basketball Power Index, has generated its prediction for the 2024 Final Four.
ESPN’s current prediction for the Final Four is as follows:
The Jayhawks are the preseason favorite of all, owing to the tremendous transfer acquisition of former Michigan star Hunter Dickinson.
ESPN assigns them a 33.4% probability of advancing to the Final Four.
In the past five years, few teams have performed better than Kelvin Sampson’s Houston Cougars.
ESPN assigns the Cougars a 26.1% probability of advancing to the Final Four.
In 2024, the Volunteers ought to be the heavy favorite to win the SEC and a distinct contender for the national championship.
ESPN assigns them a 24.2% probability of advancing to the final weekend.
Duke, whose 2022–23 squad returned a plethora of talent, will have high hopes as the Jon Scheyer era intensifies.
ESPN assigns the Blue Devils a 20.5% probability of advancing to the Final Four.