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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for February 7, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region of Blogging the Bracket’s NCAA Men’s Tournament projection for Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from

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 USC

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Miami vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 UConn vs. 13 Hofstra (CAA)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Iowa vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

3 Kansas State vs. 14 Utah Valley (WAC)

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

7 Florida Atlantic (C-USA) vs. 10 West Virginia

2 Tennessee vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

2. Midwest (Kansas City)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) or Morehead State (OVC)

8 NC State vs. 9 Northwestern

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 TCU vs. 12 Liberty (ASUN)

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

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Indiana vs. 11 Boise State or North Carolina

3 Marquette vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Nevada

2 Kansas vs. 15 UNC Asheville (Big South)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Maryland-Eastern Shore (MEAC)

8 Auburn vs. 9 Michigan State

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

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

4 Xavier (Big East) vs. 13 Akron (MAC)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Providence vs. 11 Arkansas or Penn State

3 Baylor vs. 14 Princeton (Ivy)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 San Diego State (MW) vs. 10 Oklahoma State

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

4. East (New York)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Arizona vs. 16 Rider (MAAC)

8 Maryland vs. 9 Pittsburgh

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Rutgers vs. 12 Clemson (ACC)

4 Iowa State vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Illinois vs. 11 Kentucky

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Creighton vs. 10 New Mexico

2 Texas (Big 12) vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

First Four

Midwest: To Birmingham (Tuesday): 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) vs. 16 Morehead State (OVC)

West: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 11 Arkansas vs. 11 Penn State

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

Midwest: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 Boise State vs. 11 North Carolina


Last 4 Byes: New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Nevada, Kentucky

Last 4 In: Arkansas, Boise State, North Carolina, Penn State,

First Four Out: Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Florida, Memphis

Next Four Out: Seton Hall, Charleston, Virginia Tech, Arizona State

Bids By Conference

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

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

ACC: 7: Clemson (auto), Virginia, Miami, Duke, NC State, Pittsburgh, North Carolina

SEC: 6: Alabama (auto), Tennessee, Auburn, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas

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

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

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

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

24 single-bid conferences

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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