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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 9, 2023

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

The top four seeds in each region for the projected NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket of Thursday, March 9, 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 Missouri vs. 9 Memphis

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

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

4 Virginia vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Iowa State vs. 11 Penn State

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

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 TCU vs. 10 Illinois

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 USC

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Miami (Fla.) (ACC) vs. 12 Drake (MVC)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Yale (Ivy)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Kentucky vs. 11 Rutgers

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

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Northwestern vs. 10 Providence

2 Baylor vs. 15 Colgate (Patriot)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

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

8 Arkansas vs. 9 West Virginia

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Texas A&M vs. 12 Oklahoma State or Utah State

4 Xavier vs. 13 Iona (MAAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

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

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Iowa vs. 10 Pittsburgh

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 Saint Mary’s vs. 12 Sam Houston State (WAC)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 VCU (A 10)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Michigan State vs. 11 Mississippi State or NC State

3 UConn vs. 14 Toledo (MAC)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Maryland

2 Texas vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

First Four

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

West: To Orlando (Tuesday): 12 Oklahoma State vs. Utah State

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

East: To Albany (Wednesday): 11 Mississippi State vs. NC State


Last 4 Byes: Maryland, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Rutgers

Last 4 In: NC State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Utah State

First Four Out: Nevada, Arizona State, North Carolina, Michigan

Next Four Out: Clemson, Oregon, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Pittsburgh (56)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Pittsburgh (66)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Nevada (36)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Michigan (39)

Bids By Conference

23 single-bid conferences

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

Big 12: 8: Kansas (auto), Baylor, Texas, Kansas State, Iowa State, TCU, West Virginia, Oklahoma State

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

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: Gonzaga (auto), Saint Mary’s

Ins and Outs (2, 1 at-large)

New Entrants: Grambling State (SWAC), Oklahoma State

Out: Alcorn State (SWAC), Wisconsin

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

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