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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for February 28, 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 region of the Blogging the Bracket Men’s NCAA Tournament projection for Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean, using logos from

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

1. Midwest (Kansas City)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas (Big 12) vs. 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Duke vs. 9 Illinois

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 San Diego State (MW) vs. 12 Iona (MAAC)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 Hofstra (CAA)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Iowa State vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Michigan State vs. 10 Pittsburgh (ACC)

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

2. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Iowa vs. 9 USC

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

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

4 Indiana vs. 13 Southern Miss. (C-USA)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Northwestern vs. 11 West Virginia

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

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Kentucky vs. 10 NC State

2 Baylor vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Morehead State (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 Rutgers

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Miami vs. 12 Boise State or Arizona State

4 Xavier vs. 13 Utah Valley (WAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 Memphis

3 Texas vs. 14 UC Irvine (Big West)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Maryland vs. 10 Auburn

2 Arizona vs. 15 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

4. East (New York)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) or Howard (MEAC)

8 Providence vs. 9 Mississippi State

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Texas A&M vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 Virginia vs. 13 Toledo (MAC)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 TCU vs. 11 Nevada or Wisconsin

3 UConn vs. 14 Yale (Ivy)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

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

2 Kansas State vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

First Four

Midwest: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) vs. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

West: To Orlando (Tuesday): 12 Boise State vs. 12 Arizona State

West: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC)

East: To Albany (Wednesday): 11 Nevada vs. 11 Wisconsin


Last 4 Byes: NC State, Auburn, Memphis, West Virginia

Last 4 In: Nevada, Boise State, Arizona State, Wisconsin

First Four Out: Clemson, Utah State, Michigan, North Carolina

Next Four Out: Oklahoma State, Penn State, Texas Tech, Charleston

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

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Wisconsin (69)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Utah State (30)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Utah State (35)

Bids By Conference

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

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

Big 12: 7: Kansas (auto), Kansas State, Baylor, Texas, Iowa State, TCU, West Virginia

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

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

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

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

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

23 single-bid conferences

Ins and Outs (4, 1 at-large)

New Entrants: Arizona State, Bradley (MVC), Furman (SoCon), Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

Out For Now: Drake (MVC), Marshall (Sun Belt), Oklahoma State, Samford (SoCon)

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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