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Bracketology 2024: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List—Friday, January 26

The 1-68 seed list and, for those using screen readers, a text-only version of Friday, January 26th’s projection.

A throwback look at the top 16 seeds in the bracket projection for Friday, January 26, 2024.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos primarily from

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

(1) Midwest (Detroit)

Indianapolis (Friday and Sunday)

(1) Purdue vs. (16) Lafayette (Patriot) or Delaware State (MEAC)

(8) Seton Hall vs. (9) Memphis

Brooklyn (Friday and Sunday)

(5) Duke vs. (12) Princeton (Ivy)

(4) Dayton (A 10) vs. 13 Akron (MAC)

Pittsburgh (Thursday and Saturday)

(6) Clemson vs. (11) Nevada or Washington State

(3) Auburn vs. (14) UMass Lowell (AE)

Memphis (Friday and Sunday)

(7) St. John’s vs. (10) Nebraska

(2) Houston vs. (15) South Dakota State (Summit)

(2) East (Boston)

Brooklyn (Friday and Sunday)

(1) UConn (Big East) vs. (16) Central Connecticut (NEC)

(8) Florida Atlantic vs. (9) Northwestern

Spokane (Friday and Sunday)

(5) San Diego State vs. (12) App State (Sun Belt)

(4) Kentucky vs. (13) Drexel (CAA)

Salt Lake City (Thursday and Saturday)

(6) Colorado State vs. (11) Oregon (Pac-12)

(3) Baylor vs. (14) Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

Indianapolis (Friday and Sunday)

(7) Oklahoma vs. (10) South Carolina

(2) Wisconsin (Big Ten) vs. (15) Green Bay (Horizon)

(3) South (Dallas)

Charlotte (Thursday and Saturday)

(1) North Carolina (ACC) vs. (16) Eastern Kentucky (ASUN) or Jackson State (SWAC)

(8) Villanova vs. (9) Boise State

Spokane (Friday and Sunday)

(5) Texas A&M vs. (12) Grand Canyon (WAC)

(4) Illinois vs. (13) Samford (SoCon)

Memphis (Friday and Sunday)

(6) Texas Tech (Big 12) vs. (11) Mississippi State or Virginia Tech

(3) Creighton vs. (14) Morehead State (OVC)

Omaha (Thursday and Saturday)

(7) Michigan State vs. (10) Utah

(2) Kansas vs. (15) UC Davis (Big West)

(4) West (Los Angeles)

Charlotte (Thursday and Saturday)

(1) Tennessee vs. (16) Sam Houston (CUSA)

(8) Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. (9) Indiana State

Pittsburgh (Thursday and Saturday)

(5) Iowa State vs. (12) McNeese (Southland)

(4) Alabama (SEC) vs. (13) Charlotte (American)

Omaha (Thursday and Saturday)

(6) Utah State (MW) vs. 11 Texas

(3) Marquette vs. (14) High Point (Big South)

Salt Lake City (Thursday and Saturday)

(7) BYU vs. (10) New Mexico

(2) Arizona vs. (15) Quinnipiac (MAAC)

First Four


South: To Charlotte (Thursday): (16) Eastern Kentucky (ASUN) vs. Jackson State (SWAC)

Midwest: To Pittsburgh (Thursday): (11) Nevada vs. Washington State


Midwest: To Indianapolis (Friday): (16) Lafayette (Patriot) vs. Delaware State (MEAC)

South: To Memphis (Friday): (11) Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech


Cut Line Breakdown

Last 4 Byes: New Mexico, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas

Last 4 In: Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Nevada, Washington State

First Four Out: Kansas State, Virginia, Colorado, Providence

Next Four Out: Ole Miss, TCU, Cincinnati, Florida

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Seton Hall (70)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Seton Hall (61)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Gonzaga (27)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Gonzaga (19)

Bids By Conference

24 single-bid conferences

Big 12 (8): Houston, Kansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech (auto), Oklahoma, BYU, Texas

SEC (7): Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama (auto), Kentucky, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Mississippi State (First Four)

Big East (6): UConn (auto), Marquette, Creighton, St. John’s, Villanova, Seton Hall

Big Ten (6): Purdue, Wisconsin (auto), Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Nebraska

Mountain West (6): San Diego State, Utah State (auto), Colorado State, Boise State, New Mexico, Nevada (First Four)

ACC (4): North Carolina (auto), Duke, Clemson, Virginia Tech (First Four)

Pac-12 (4): Arizona, Utah, Oregon (auto), Washington State (First Four)

American (3): Florida Atlantic, Memphis, Charlotte (auto)

Ins and Outs (6)

In: Green Bay (Horizon), Indiana State (MVC), Nevada, Oregon (Pac-12), Vermont (AE), Washington State

Out: Drake (MVC), Kansas State, Oakland (Horizon), TCU, UMass Lowell (AE), Virginia

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

(1) Purdue, UConn*, North Carolina*, Tennessee
(2) Wisconsin*, Arizona, Houston, Kansas
(3) Marquette, Creighton, Baylor, Auburn
(4) Alabama*, Dayton*, Illinois, Kentucky
(5) Texas A&M, Iowa State, San Diego State, Duke
(6) Utah State*, Clemson, Colorado State, Texas Tech*
(7) Oklahoma, BYU, St. John’s. Michigan State
(8) Villanova, Saint Mary’s*, Seton Hall, Florida Atlantic
(9) Northwestern, Indiana State*, Memphis, Boise State
(10) Utah, New Mexico, South Carolina, Nebraska
(11) Texas, Mississippi State (First Four), Virginia Tech (First Four), Oregon*, Washington State (First Four), Nevada (First Four)
(12) Grand Canyon*, Princeton*, McNeese*, App State*
(13) Akron*, Charlotte*, Drexel*, Samford*
(14) Morehead State*, Vermont*, Eastern Washington*, High Point*
(15) UC Davis*, Green Bay*, South Dakota State*, Quinnipiac*
(16) Sam Houston*, Central Connecticut*, Eastern Kentucky* (First Four), Jackson State* (First Four), Lafayette* (First Four), Delaware State* (First Four)