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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for February 18, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region of the projected NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket for Saturday, February 18, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

1. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Michigan State vs. 9 Oklahoma State

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Creighton vs. 12 Utah Valley (WAC)

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

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Illinois vs. 11 Kentucky or USC

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

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Arkansas

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

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC) or Morehead State (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 NC State

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Kansas State vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Miami (Fla.) vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Providence vs. 11 Boise State

3 Tennessee vs. 14 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Northwestern vs. 10 Memphis

2 Baylor vs. 15 Samford (SoCon)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

8 Pittsburgh (ACC) vs. 9 Florida Atlantic (C-USA)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

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

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 San Diego State (MW) vs. 11 Mississippi State or Wisconsin

3 UConn vs. 14 Hofstra (CAA)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 West Virginia

2 Arizona vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

4. East (New York)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Rutgers vs. 9 Auburn

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

5 Indiana vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Xavier vs. 13 Kent State (MAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Maryland vs. 11 Texas A&M

3 Virginia vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 TCU vs. 10 Nevada

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

First Four

South: To Birmingham (Tuesday): 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) vs. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

South: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 11 Kentucky vs. 11 USC

Midwest: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Howard (MEAC) vs. 16 Morehead State (OVC)

West: To Albany (Wednesday): 11 Mississippi State vs. 11 Wisconsin


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

Last 4 In: Mississippi State, Kentucky, USC Wisconsin

First Four Out: Oregon, New Mexico, North Carolina, Clemson

Next Four Out: North Texas, Seton Hall, Penn State, Arizona State

Bids By Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

23 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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