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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for February 14, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each of the four regions of Blogging the Bracket’s projection for Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean. Logos courtesy

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 Missouri vs. 9 Oklahoma State

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Miami (Fla.) vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 Xavier vs. 13 Kent State (MAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 San Diego State (MW) vs. 11 Memphis

3 Tennessee vs. 14 Utah Valley (WAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Michigan State vs. 10 Arkansas

2 Texas (Big 12) vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC_ or Morehead State (OVC)

8 Providence vs. 9 Northwestern

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Indiana vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

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

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Rutgers vs. 11 Mississippi State or Oregon

3 Marquette (Big East) vs. 14 Hofstra (CAA)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Boise State

2 Baylor vs. 15 UNC Asheville (Big South)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland)

8 NC State vs. 9 Auburn

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Creighton vs. 12 Liberty (ASUN)

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

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Illinois vs. 11 Arizona State or New Mexico

3 Kansas State vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

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

2 Arizona vs. 15 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

4. East (New York)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas vs. 16 Rider (MAAC)

8 Pittsburgh vs. 9 Maryland

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 UConn vs. 13 Yale (Ivy)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 TCU vs. 11 Texas A&M

3 Virginia vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 West Virginia

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

First Four

Midwest: To Birmingham (Tuesday): 16 Howard (MEAC) vs. 16 Morehead State (OVC)

West: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 11 Arizona State vs. 11 New Mexico

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

Midwest: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 Mississippi State vs. 11 Oregon


Last 4 Byes: Arkansas, Boise State, Memphis, Texas A&M

Last 4 In: Mississippi State, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona State

First Four Out: Kentucky, North Carolina, Wisconsin, USC

Next Four Out: Clemson, Seton Hall, Penn State, Michigan

Bids By Conference

Big Ten: 8: Purdue (auto), Indiana, Illinois, Rutgers, Iowa, Michigan State, Maryland, Northwestern

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, Mississippi State

ACC: 5: Pittsburgh (auto), Virginia, Miami, Duke, NC State

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

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

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

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

23 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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