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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for February 20, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region of the projected NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket for Monday, February 20, 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 Rutgers vs. 9 Florida Atlantic (C-USA)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Utah Valley (WAC)

4 Xavier vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Providence vs. 11 West Virginia or Boise State

3 Virginia (ACC) vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Maryland vs. 10 Arkansas

2 Baylor vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

8 Kentucky vs. 9 NC State

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 UConn vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Kent State (MAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 TCU vs. 11 Nevada

3 Tennessee vs. 14 Hofstra (CAA)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Illinois vs. 10 Pittsburgh

2 Texas vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

3. East (New York)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

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

8 Missouri vs. 9 Oklahoma State

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

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

4 Marquette (Big East) vs. 13 Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Northwestern vs. 11 USC or New Mexico

3 Kansas State vs. 14 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Memphis

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

4. West (Las Vegas)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Michigan State vs. 9 Auburn

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Creighton vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Gonzaga vs. 13 UC Irvine (Big West)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

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

3 Iowa State vs. 14 Yale (Ivy)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 Texas A&M

2 Arizona vs. 15 Samford (SoCon)

First Four

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

East: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 11 USC vs. 11 New Mexico

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

South: To Greensboro (Wednesday): 11 West Virginia vs. 11 Boise State


Last 4 Byes: Memphis, Texas A&M, Nevada, Mississippi State

Last 4 In: West Virginia, USC, Boise State, New Mexico

First Four Out: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Penn State, North Texas

Next Four Out: Texas Tech, Michigan, Arizona State, Charleston

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: USC (56)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Missouri (62)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Utah State (33)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Utah State (37)

Bids By Conference

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

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

SEC: 8: Alabama (auto), Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State

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

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

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

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

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

23 single-bid conferences

Ins and Outs (3, 1 at-large)

New Entrants: New Mexico, UC Irvine (Big West), Yale (Ivy)

Out For Now: Princeton (Ivy), UC Santa Barbara (Big West), Wisconsin

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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