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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for January 17, 2023

The 1-68 seed list and, for those using screen readers, a text-only version of this Tuesday’s bracket .

The top four seeds in each region of Blogging the Bracket’s NCAA Men’s Tournament projection for Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from

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 Ohio State

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Miami (Fla.) vs. 12 Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

4 Marquette vs. 13 Seattle U (WAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Baylor vs. 11 Northwestern

3 Arizona vs. 14 UC Riverside (Big West)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Arkansas vs. 10 Charleston (CAA)

2 Gonzaga (WCC) vs. 15 Milwaukee (Horizon)

2. South (Louisville)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Southeastern Louisiana (Southland) or Morgan State (MEAC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 Creighton

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Duke vs. 12 Kent State (MAC)

4 Iowa State vs. 13 Southern Illinois (MVC)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Iowa vs. 11 Nevada (MW)

3 UConn vs. 14 Princeton (Ivy)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

7 Florida Atlantic (C-USA) vs. 10 Oklahoma

2 Tennessee vs. 15 Siena (MAAC)

3. East (New York)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 UMBC (AE)

8 NC State vs. 9 Indiana

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Illinois vs. 12 Pittsburgh or New Mexico

4 Kansas State vs. 13 Oral Roberts (Horizon)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Auburn vs. 11 Penn State

3 Texas vs. 14 SIU Edwardsville (OVC)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

7 Clemson (ACC) vs. 10 Arizona State

2 Xavier (Big East) vs. 15 Samford (SoCon)

4. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Maryland vs. 9 North Carolina

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Rutgers vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 TCU vs. 13 Liberty (ASUN)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Providence vs. 11 West Virginia or Wisconsin

3 Virginia vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 San Diego State vs. 10 Michigan State

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

First Four

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

East: To Orlando (Tuesday) 12 Pittsburgh vs. 12 New Mexico

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Southeastern Louisiana (Southland) vs. Morgan State (MEAC)

West: To Greensboro (Wednesday): 11 West Virginia vs. 11 Wisconsin


Last 4 Byes: Michigan State, Oklahoma, Northwestern, Penn State

Last 4 In: West Virginia, Pittsburgh, New Mexico, Wisconsin

First Four Out: Wake Forest, UCF, Virginia Tech, Boise State

Next Four Out: Mississippi State, Utah, Oregon, Kentucky

Bids By Conference

Big Ten: 11: Purdue (auto), Illinois, Rutgers, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio State, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin

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

ACC: 7: Clemson (auto), Virginia, Duke Miami, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh

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

SEC: 5: Alabama (auto), Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Missouri

Mountain West: 3: Nevada (auto), San Diego State, New Mexico

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

WCC: 2: Gonzaga (auto), Saint Mary’s

24 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Kansas*, Purdue*, Alabama*, Houston*
2: Tennessee*, UCLA*, Gonzaga*, Xavier*
3: UConn, Texas, Arizona, Virginia
4: Kansas State, Iowa State, Marquette, TCU
5: Illinois, Duke, Rutgers, Miami (Fla.)
6: Baylor, Auburn, Providence, Iowa
7: Arkansas, San Diego State, Florida Atlantic*, Clemson*
8: NC State, Missouri, Saint Mary’s, Maryland
9: Ohio State, Indiana, North Carolina, Creighton
10: Arizona State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Charleston*
11: Northwestern, Penn State, West Virginia (First Four), Wisconsin (First Four), Nevada*
12: Pittsburgh (First Four), New Mexico (First Four), Kent State*, Southern Miss.*, VCU*
13: Oral Roberts*, Liberty*, Southern Illinois*, Seattle U*
14: Princeton*, UC Riverside*, SIU Edwardsville*, Colgate*
15: Siena*, Eastern Washington*, Samford*, Milwaukee*
16: UNC Asheville*, UMBC*, Southeastern Louisiana* (First Four), Morgan State* (First Four), Southern* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)