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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 6, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region of the bracket projection for Monday, March 6, 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 USC vs. 9 Maryland

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

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

4 Virginia vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Iowa State vs. 11 Rutgers

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 Providence

2 Arizona vs. 15 Colgate (Patriot)

2. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

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

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Miami (Fla.) (ACC) vs. 12 Sam Houston State (WAC)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Yale (Ivy)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Michigan State vs. 11 Pittsburgh or Utah State

3 Marquette (Big East) vs. 14 Montana State (Big Sky)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Kentucky vs. 10 Boise State

2 Baylor 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

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. 12 Wisconsin or NC State

4 Xavier vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 Penn State

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

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 TCU vs. 10 Auburn

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

4. East (New York)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC) or Southeast Missouri State (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 West Virginia

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

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

4 Tennessee vs. 13 Hofstra (CAA)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Northwestern vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

3 UConn vs. 14 Toledo (MAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Mississippi State

2 Texas vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

First Four

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

West: To Orlando (Tuesday): 12 Wisconsin vs. NC State

East: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Howard (MEAC) vs. Southeast Missouri State (OVC)

South: To Columbus (Wednesday): 11 Pitt vs. 11 Utah State


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

Last 4 In: Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, NC State, Utah State

First Four Out: Oklahoma State, Nevada, Arizona State, Michigan

Next Four Out: Charleston, Oregon, Clemson, North Carolina

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Wisconsin (78)

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

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Nevada (36)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Nevada (39)

Bids By Conference

23 single-bid conferences

Big Ten: 10: Purdue (auto), Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

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

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

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

Ins and Outs (2, 0 at-large)

New Entrants: Drake (MVC), Montana State (Big Sky)

Out For Now: Bradley (MVC), Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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