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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 8, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region for the projected NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket of Wednesday, March 8, 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 (WCC) 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 Northern Kentucky (Horizon)

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

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

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

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 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 UNC Asheville (Big South)

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 Sam Houston State (WAC)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 VCU (A 10)

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: Oregon, Clemson, North Carolina, Vanderbilt

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: Charleston (CAA), Cleveland State (Horizon)

Out For Now: Hofstra (MVC), Youngstown State (Horizon)

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), Charleston*, Drake*, Sam Houston State*
13: VCU*, Iona*, Yale*, Louisiana*
14: UC Irvine*, Toledo*, Furman*, Montana State*
15: Kennesaw State*, Vermont*, Colgate*, UNC Asheville*
16: Northern Kentucky*, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*, Howard* (First Four), Southeast Missouri State* (First Four), Alcorn State* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)