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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 10, 2023

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

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 Southeast Missouri State (OVC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Memphis

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Virginia vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Yale (Ivy)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 Mississippi State

3 Gonzaga (WCC) vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Rutgers

2 Arizona vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

2. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 Northern Kentucky (Horizon)

8 Florida Atlantic (C-USA) vs. 9 Maryland

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Miami (Fla.) (ACC) vs. 12 Charleston (CAA)

4 Iowa State vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Kentucky vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

3 UConn vs. 14 Toledo (MAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Northwestern vs. 10 Providence

2 Texas vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

8 Iowa vs. 9 West Virginia

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s vs. 12 Clemson or Oregon

4 Xavier vs. 13 VCU (A 10)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 San Diego State (MW) vs. 11 Illinois

3 Kansas State vs. 14 UC Irvine (Big West)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Missouri vs. 10 Penn State

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 UNC Asheville (Big South)

4. East (New York)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC) or Grambling State (SWAC)

8 Boise State vs. 9 Auburn

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 TCU vs. 12 Sam Houston State (WAC)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Arizona State or Utah State

3 Baylor vs. 14 Montana State (Big Sky)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

7 Michigan State vs. 10 USC

2 Marquette (Big East) vs. 15 Colgate (Patriot)

First Four

Midwest: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 16 Southeast Missouri State (OVC) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

East: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 11 Arizona State vs. Utah State

East: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Howard (MEAC) vs. Grambling State (SWAC

West: To Albany (Wednesday): 12 Clemson vs. Oregon


Last 4 Byes: Providence, Rutgers, Illinois, Mississippi State

Last 4 In: Arizona State, Utah State, Clemson, Oregon

First Four Out: Nevada, Pittsburgh, NC State, Oklahoma State

Next Four Out: North Texas, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, North Carolina

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Arizona State (60)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Arizona State (62)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: North Texas (36)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Oklahoma State (39)

Bids By Conference

23 single-bid conferences

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

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

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

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

Pac-12: 5: UCLA (auto), Arizona, USC, Arizona State, Oregon

ACC: 4: Miami (auto), Virginia, Duke, Clemson

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

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Gonzaga (auto), Saint Mary’s

Ins and Outs (3, 3 at-large)

New Entrants: Arizona State, Clemson, Oregon

Out: NC State, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Kansas*, Alabama*, Houston*, Purdue*
2: UCLA*, Arizona, Texas, Marquette*
3: UConn, Baylor, Kansas State, Gonzaga*
4: Indiana, Tennessee, Xavier, Iowa State
5: Virginia, Miami*, TCU, Saint Mary’s*
6: Texas A&M, San Diego State*, Creighton, Kentucky
7: Michigan State, Northwestern, Duke, Missouri
8: Florida Atlantic*, Iowa, Arkansas, Boise State
9: Memphis, West Virginia, Auburn, Maryland
10: USC, Penn State, Providence, Rutgers
11: Illinois, Mississippi State, Oral Roberts*, Arizona State (First Four), Utah State (First Four)
12: Clemson (First Four), Oregon (First Four), Charleston*, Drake*, Sam Houston State*
13: VCU*, Iona*, Yale*, Louisiana*
14: Toledo*, UC Irvine*, Furman*, Montana State*
15: Colgate*, Vermont*, Kennesaw State*, UNC Asheville*
16: Northern Kentucky*, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*, Howard* (First Four), Grambling State* (First Four), Southeast Missouri State* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)