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

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

Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from

Lock and Bubble Watch for Friday, February 10, 2023

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

1. South (Louisville)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Pittsburgh vs. 9 Auburn

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Liberty (ASUN)

4 Marquette vs. 13 Kent State (MAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 San Diego State (MW) vs. 11 Wisconsin

3 Virginia vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 USC

2 Texas (Big 12) vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) or Morehead State (OVC)

8 Michigan State vs. 9 West Virginia

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Miami (Fla.) vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Iowa State vs. 13 Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Rutgers vs. 11 New Mexico or Texas A&M

3 Xavier (Big East) vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

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

2 Kansas vs. 15 UNC Asheville (Big South)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Maryland-Eastern Shore (MEAC)

8 NC State vs. 9 Maryland

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 TCU vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Gonzaga vs. 13 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Illinois vs. 11 Kentucky or Boise State

3 Kansas State vs. 14 Utah Valley (WAC)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Providence vs. 10 Oklahoma State

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

4. East (New York)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Arizona vs. 16 Rider (MAAC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 Northwestern

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Indiana vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 UConn vs. 13 Hofstra (CAA)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 Clemson (ACC)

3 Tennessee vs. 14 Princeton (Ivy)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Nevada

2 Baylor vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

First Four

Midwest: To Birmingham (Tuesday): 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) vs. 16 Morehead State (OVC)

West: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 11 Kentucky vs. 11 Boise State

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) vs. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

Midwest: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 New Mexico vs. 11 Texas A&M


Last 4 Byes: Arkansas, Nevada, USC, Wisconsin

Last 4 In: New Mexico, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Boise State

First Four Out: Memphis, Oregon, Penn State, Wake Forest

Next Four Out: Mississippi State, North Carolina, Michigan, Arizona State

Bids By Conference

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

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

SEC: 7: Alabama (auto), Tennessee, Missouri, Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Kentucky

ACC: 6: Clemson (auto), Virginia, Miami, Duke, NC State, Pittsburgh

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

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

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*, Alabama*, Houston*, Arizona
2: Kansas, Texas, UCLA*, Baylor
3: Kansas State, Tennessee, Virginia, Xavier*
4: Gonzaga, UConn, Marquette, Iowa State
5: Miami (Fla.), TCU, Indiana, Saint Mary’s*
6: Rutgers, Illinois, San Diego State*, Creighton
7: Iowa, Providence, Florida Atlantic*, Duke
8: Missouri, Michigan State, NC State, Pittsburgh
9: Auburn, Maryland, Northwestern, West Virginia
10: Oklahoma State, Arkansas, USC, Nevada
11: Wisconsin, New Mexico (First Four), Texas A&M (First Four), Kentucky (First Four), Boise State (First Four), Clemson*
12: Oral Roberts*, Liberty*, VCU*, Drake*
13: UC Santa Barbara*, Southern Mississippi*, Kent State*, Hofstra*
14: Furman*, Utah Valley*, Princeton*, Colgate*
15: Eastern Washington*, Vermont*, UNC Asheville*, Youngstown State*
16: Rider*, Maryland-Eastern Shore*, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* (First Four), Morehead State* (First Four), Alcorn State* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)