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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for January 31, 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 31, 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 Southeastern Louisiana (Southland) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Boise State vs. 9 North Carolina

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Providence vs. 12 Charleston (CAA)

4 TCU vs. 13 Saint Louis (A 10)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Illinois vs. 11 Nevada or Arkansas

3 Xavier (Big East) vs. 14 Princeton (Ivy)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Auburn vs. 10 Maryland

2 Kansas State vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

1 Tennessee vs. 16 Maryland-Eastern Shore (MEAC)

8 Northwestern vs. 9 New Mexico

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Iowa State vs. 12 Kent State (MAC)

4 UConn vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

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

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Missouri vs. 10 Pittsburgh

2 Kansas vs. 15 Siena (MAAC)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 UT Martin (OVC) or Southern (SWAC)

8 Indiana vs. 9 NC State

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Marquette vs. 13 Utah Valley (WAC)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Miami (Fla.) vs. 11 Penn State or Kentucky

3 Baylor vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Oklahoma

2 Arizona vs. 15 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

4. East (New York)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Creighton vs. 9 Michigan State

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Rutgers vs. 12 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)

4 Virginia vs. 13 Liberty (ASUN)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

6 San Diego State (MW) vs. 11 West Virginia

3 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 14 Southern Illinois (MVC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Iowa vs. Clemson (ACC)

2 Texas (Big 12) vs. 15 Milwaukee (Horizon)

First Four

West: To Birmingham (Tuesday): 16 UT Martin (OVC) vs. 16 Southern (SWAC)

West: To Orlando (Tuesday): 11 Penn State vs. 11 Kentucky

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Southeastern Louisiana (Southland) vs. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 Nevada vs. 11 Arkansas


Last 4 Byes: Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, USC, West Virginia

Last 4 In: Penn State, Nevada, Kentucky, Arkansas

First Four Out: Arizona State, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Memphis

Next Four Out: Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State

Bids By Conference

Big Ten: 9: Purdue (auto), Rutgers, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State, Maryland, Indiana, Penn State

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

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

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

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

Mountain West: 4: San Diego State (auto), Boise State, New Mexico, Nevada

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

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

24 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Purdue*, Tennessee, Houston*, Alabama*
2: Arizona, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas*
3: Baylor, Xavier*, UCLA*, Gonzaga
4: Virginia, UConn, Marquette, TCU
5: Saint Mary’s*, Iowa State, Providence, Rutgers
6: Illinois, Miami (Fla.), San Diego State*, Florida Atlantic*
7: Auburn, Iowa, Missouri, Duke
8: Creighton, Northwestern, Indiana, Boise State
9: New Mexico, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina
10: Maryland, Pittsburgh, Clemson*, Oklahoma
11: USC, West Virginia, Penn State (First Four), Nevada (First Four), Kentucky (First Four), Arkansas (First Four)
12: Charleston*, Kent State*, UC Santa Barbara*, Oral Roberts*
13: Liberty*, Saint Louis*, Louisiana*, Utah Valley*
14: Furman*, Princeton*, Colgate*, Southern Illinois*
15: Eastern Washington*, Siena*, Vermont*, Milwaukee*
16: UNC Asheville*, Maryland-Eastern Shore*, UT Martin* (First Four), Southern* (First Four), Southeastern Louisiana* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)