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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for February 24, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region of the projected NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket for Friday, February 24, 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 Duke vs. 9 Rutgers

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Indiana vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Virginia vs. 13 Toledo (MAC)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Northwestern vs. 11 West Virginia

3 Marquette (Big East) vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Maryland vs. 10 Auburn

2 Kansas State vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Kentucky vs. 9 NC State

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Xavier vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Iowa State vs. 13 UC Irvine (Big West)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Texas A&M vs. 11 USC or Oklahoma State

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Yale (Ivy)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

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

2 Texas vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

3. East (New York)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas vs. 16 Howard (MEAC)

8 Michigan State vs. 9 Arkansas

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Marshall (Sun Belt)

4 UConn vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

6 Providence vs. 11 Boise State

3 Tennessee vs. 14 Hofstra (CAA)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 TCU vs. 10 Nevada

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 Samford (SoCon)

4. West (Las Vegas)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) or Morehead State (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 Pittsburgh

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Creighton vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 Miami (Fla.) (ACC) vs. 13 Utah Valley (WAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

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

3 Baylor vs. 14 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 Memphis

2 Arizona vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

First Four

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

Midwest: To Orlando (Tuesday): 11 USC vs. 11 Oklahoma State

West: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) vs. 16 Morehead State (OVC)

West: To Denver (Wednesday): 11 Wisconsin vs. 11 Baylor


Last 4 Byes: Memphis, Nevada, West Virginia, Boise State

Last 4 In: USC, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Wisconsin

First Four Out: Penn State, Texas Tech, New Mexico, Utah State

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

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Wisconsin (72)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Wisconsin (64)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Utah State (34)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Utah State (35)

Bids By Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Ins and Outs (3, 1 at-large)

New Entrants: Marshall (Sun Belt), Toledo (MAC), Wisconsin

Out For Now: Kent State (MAC), New Mexico, Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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