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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 11, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region of the bracket projection for Saturday, March 11, 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 Southeast Missouri State (OVC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Maryland vs. 9 Boise State

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Texas A&M vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Xavier vs. 13 Yale (Ivy)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 TCU vs. 11 Clemson or Vanderbilt

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

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Creighton vs. 10 Illinois

2 Arizona vs. 15 UNC Asheville (Big South)

2. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

8 Florida Atlantic (C-USA) vs. 9 Penn State

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Virginia (ACC) vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Missouri vs. 11 USC

3 UConn vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Northwestern vs. 10 Providence

2 Texas vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Grambling State (SWAC)

8 Iowa vs. 9 Arkansas

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 San Diego State (MW) vs. 12 Charleston (CAA)

4 Iowa State vs. 13 Toledo (MAC)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Miami (Fla.) vs. 11 Utah State or Arizona State

3 Kansas State vs. 14 Montana State (Big Sky)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Michigan State vs. 10 Auburn

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 Southern Utah (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 Memphis vs. 9 West Virginia

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Duke vs. 12 Oral Roberts (Summit)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Saint Mary’s vs. 11 Mississippi State

3 Baylor vs. 14 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Kentucky vs. 10 Rutgers

2 Marquette (Big East) vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

First Four

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

Midwest: To Orlando (Tuesday): 11 Clemson vs. Vanderbilt

East: To Columbus (Wednesday): Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland) or Howard (MEAC)

West: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 Utah State vs. Arizona State


Cut Line Breakdown

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

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

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

Next Four Out: Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Sam Houston State

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Vanderbilt (79)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Vanderbilt (79)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Nevada (37)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Oklahoma State (38)

Bids By Conference

23 single-bid conferences

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

SEC: 9: Alabama (auto), Tennessee, Texas A&M, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt

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

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

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

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

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, 1 at-large)

New Entrants: Southern Utah (WAC), UC Santa Barbara (Big West), Vanderbilt

Out: Oregon, Sam Houston State (WAC), UC Irvine (Big West)

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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