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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for January 24, 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 24, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

1. South (Louisville)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Morgan State (MEAC) or St. Francis (Pa.) (NEC)

8 North Carolina vs. 9 Arkansas

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Iowa State vs. 12 Marshall (Sun Belt)

4 Marquette vs. 13 VCU (A 10)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 San Diego State (MW) vs. 11 Creighton

3 Virginia vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Illinois vs. 10 Charleston (CAA)

2 Texas vs. 15 Siena (MAAC)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 Nicholls State (Southland) or Southern (SWAC)

8 Michigan State vs. 9 Arizona State

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

5 Rutgers vs. 12 Oklahoma or Kentucky

4 Xavier (Big East) vs. 13 Oral Roberts (Summit)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Providence vs. 11 Northwestern

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Southern Illinois (MVC)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 NC State vs. 10 Maryland

2 Kansas vs. 15 Samford (SoCon)

3. East (New York)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas State (Big 12) vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Iowa vs. 9 Boise State

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Auburn vs. 12 USC or Wake Forest

4 TCU vs. 13 Liberty (ASUN)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Duke vs. 11 Kent State (MAC)

3 Tennessee vs. 14 UMass Lowell (AE)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Florida Atlantic (C-USA) vs. 10 Ohio State

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

4. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 UT Martin (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 Indiana

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)

4 Baylor vs. 13 Seattle U (WAC)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Miami (Fla.) vs. 11 Penn State

3 UConn vs. 14 Princeton (Ivy)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Clemson (ACC) vs. 10 New Mexico

2 Arizona vs. 15 Milwaukee (Horizon)

First Four

Midwest: To Birmingham (Tuesday): 16 Morgan State (MEAC) vs. 16 St. Francis (Pa.) (NEC)

East: To Orlando (Tuesday): 12 USC vs. 12 Wake Forest

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Nicholls State (Southland) vs. 16 Southern (SWAC)

Midwest: To Columbus (Wednesday): 12 Oklahoma vs. 12 Kentucky


Last 4 Byes: Ohio State, Penn State, Creighton, Northwestern

Last 4 In: Oklahoma, Kentucky, USC, Wake Forest

First Four Out: Nevada, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

Next Four Out: Memphis, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Florida

Bids By Conference

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

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

Big 12: 7: Kansas State (auto), Kansas, Texas, Baylor, TCU, Iowa State, Oklahoma,

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

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

Pac-12: 4: UCLA (auto), Arizona, Arizona State, USC

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

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

24 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Purdue*, Alabama*, Kansas State*, Houston*
2: Arizona, Kansas, Texas , UCLA*
3: UConn, Virginia, Tennessee, Gonzaga
4: Xavier*, Baylor, TCU, Marquette
5: Iowa State, Rutgers, Saint Mary’s*, Auburn
6: Duke, Miami (Fla.), Baylor, Providence, San Diego State*
7: Florida Atlantic*, Illinois, Clemson*, NC State
8: Iowa, Michigan State, North Carolina, Missouri
9: Arizona State, Indiana, Arkansas, Boise State
10: New Mexico, Maryland, Charleston*, Ohio State
11: Penn State, Creighton, Kent State* Northwestern
12: Oklahoma (First Four), Kentucky (First Four), USC (First Four), Wake Forest (First Four), Marshall*, UC Santa Barbara*
13: VCU*, Oral Roberts*, Liberty*, Seattle U*
14: Southern Illinois*, Princeton*, Colgate*, UMass Lowell*
15: Eastern Washington*, Samford*, Siena*, Milwaukee*
16: UNC Asheville*, UT Martin*, Nicholls State* (First Four), Southern* (First Four), Morgan State* (First Four), St. Francis (Pa.)* (First Four)