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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 4, 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 for the bracket projection of Saturday, March 4, 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 Kentucky vs. 9 Memphis

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Miami (Fla.) vs. 12 Arizona State or Utah State

4 Xavier vs. 13 Southern Miss. (Sun Belt)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa State vs. 10 Rutgers

2 Arizona vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

2. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

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

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 TCU vs. 12 Bradley (MVC)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Hofstra (CAA)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Michigan State vs. 11 NC State or Nevada

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

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Mississippi State State

2 Kansas State vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Illinois

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Iona (MAAC)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 Utah Valley (WAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 Auburn

3 Texas vs. 14 UC Irvine (Big West)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Northwestern vs. 10 West Virginia

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

4. East (New York)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC) or Tennessee Tech (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 USC

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 San Diego State (MW) vs. 12 VCU (A 10)

4 Virginia vs. 13 Toledo (MAC)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Iowa vs. 11 Pittsburgh (ACC)

3 UConn vs. 14 Yale (Ivy)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Maryland vs. 10 Boise State

2 Baylor vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

First Four

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

Midwest: To Orlando (Tuesday): 12 Arizona State vs. Utah State

West: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Howard (MEAC) vs. Tennessee Tech (OVC)

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 NC State vs. 11 Nevada


Last 4 Byes: Boise State, Rutgers, Mississippi State, Auburn

Last 4 In: NC State, Nevada, Arizona State, Utah State

First Four Out: Wisconsin, Penn State, North Carolina, Clemson

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

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Arizona State (63)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Arizona State (63)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: North Carolina (44)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Oregon (41)

Bids By Conference

Big Ten: 8: Purdue (auto), Indiana, Michigan State, Iowa, Northwestern, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers

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

Big 12: 7: Kansas (auto), Kansas State, Baylor, Texas, TCU, Iowa State, 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), Boise State, Nevada

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

23 single-bid conferences

Ins and Outs (2, 1 at-large)

New Entrants: Utah State, Tennessee Tech (OVC)

Out For Now: Wisconsin, Morehead State (OVC)

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Kansas*, Alabama*, Houston*, Purdue*
2: UCLA*, Arizona, Kansas State, Baylor
3: Marquette*, UConn, Texas, Gonzaga
4: Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, Xavier
5: Saint Mary’s*, Miami, TCU, San Diego State*
6: Creighton, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Iowa
7: Iowa State, Northwestern, Duke, Maryland
8: Providence, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas
9: Florida Atlantic*, Memphis, USC, Illinois
10: West Virginia, Boise State, Rutgers, Mississippi State
11: Pittsburgh*, Auburn, NC State (First Four), Nevada (First Four), Oral Roberts*
12: Arizona State (First Four), Utah 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*, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*, Howard* (First Four), Tennessee Tech* (First Four), Alcorn State* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)