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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for January 10, 2023

The 1-68 seed list and, for those using screen readers, a text-only bracket for the first real bracket of the 2022-23 men’s college basketball season.

The top four seeds in each region in Blogging the Bracket’s projection for Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean. Logos courtesy

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

1. Midwest (Kansas City)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas (Big 12) vs. 16 Southern (SWAC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Saint Mary’s vs. 9 Illinois

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Duke vs. 12 Dayton (Atlantic 10)

4 Providence (Big East) vs. 13 Indiana State (MVC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Ohio State vs. 11 Pittsburgh or Oklahoma State

3 Virginia vs. 14 Princeton (Ivy)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

7 San Diego State vs. 10 Northwestern

2 Tennessee (SEC) vs. 15 Siena (MAAC)

2. South (Louisville)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Southland) or Norfolk State (MEAC)

8 West Virginia vs. 9 Creighton

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Auburn vs. 12 Kent State (MAC)

4 Miami (Fla.) vs. 13 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Baylor vs. 11 Arizona State or Penn State

3 Xavier vs. 14 SIU Edwardsville (OVC)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Rutgers vs. 10 Virginia Tech

2 Alabama vs. 15 American (Patriot)

3. East (New York)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

1 UConn vs. 16 Samford (SoCon)

8 NC State vs. 9 Iowa

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Iowa State vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Arkansas vs. 13 Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Missouri vs. 11 Florida Atlantic (C-USA)

3 Texas vs. 14 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Indiana vs. 10 Clemson (ACC)

2 Arizona vs. 15 Longwood (Big South)

4. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Stetson (ASUN)

8 Maryland vs. 9 Mississippi State

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Marquette vs. 12 Nevada (MW)

4 Kansas State vs. 13 Utah Valley (WAC)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

6 TCU vs. 11 Charleston (CAA)

3 Gonzaga (WCC) vs. 14 UMass Lowell (AE)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 North Carolina vs. 10 Wisconsin

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 Milwaukee (Horizon)

First Four

To Des Moines (Tuesday): 16 Southern (SWAC) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC) v

To Orlando (Tuesday) 11 Pittsburgh vs. 11 Oklahoma State

To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 TexasA&M Corpus Christi (Southland) vs. Norfolk State (MEAC)

To Albany (Wednesday): 11 Arizona State vs. 11 Penn State


Last 4 Byes: Creighton, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Virginia Tech

Last 4 In: Arizona State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State

First Four Out: Wake Forest, LSU, New Mexico, Michigan State

Next Four Out: Sam Houston, Oklahoma, Utah, UCF

Bids By Conference

Big Ten: 10: Purdue (auto), Ohio State, Rutgers, Indiana, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Penn State

ACC: 8: Clemson (auto), Virginia, Miami, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh

Big 12: 8: Kansas (auto), Texas, Kansas State, Iowa State, TCU, Baylor, West Virginia, Oklahoma State

SEC: 6: Tennessee (auto), Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State

Big East: 5: Providence (auto), UConn, Xavier, Marquette, Creighton

Pac-12: 3: UCLA (auto), Arizona, Oregon, Arizona State

Mountain West: 2: Nevada (auto), San Diego State

WCC: 2: Gonzaga (auto), Saint Mary’s

24 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Kansas*, Purdue*, UConn, Houston*
2: Alabama, Tennessee*, UCLA*, Arizona
3: Gonzaga*, Xavier, Texas, Virginia
4: Kansas State, Arkansas, Miami (Fla.), Providence*
5: Duke, Iowa State, Auburn, Marquette
6: TCU, Missouri, Baylor, Ohio State
7: San Diego State, Rutgers, North Carolina, Indiana
8: West Virginia, NC State, Saint Mary’s, Maryland
9: Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi State, Creighton
10: Wisconsin, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, Clemson
11: Arizona State (First Four), Penn State (First Four), Pittsburgh (First Four), Oklahoma State (First Four), Florida Atlantic*, Charleston*
12: Nevada*, Oral Roberts*, Kent State*, Dayton*
13: Southern Miss.*, Utah Valley*, UC Santa Barbara*, Indiana State*
14: Princeton*, SIU Edwardsville*, UMass Lowell*, Eastern Washington *
15: Siena*, American*, Longwood*, Milwaukee*
16: Stetson*, Samford*, Texas A&M Corpus Christi* (First Four), Norfolk State* (First Four), , Southern* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)