Crashing the Dance

Distance to each site for all teams in the seed list

The third step in filling out a bracket is to take the 1-68 seed list and slot them into the regions and pods. Among the principles the committee must follow are to "attempt to assign teams to the most geographically compatible first-/second-round site, descending in order on the seed list" and to keep teams "in or as close to their areas of natural interest as possible."

Therefore, it is useful when filling out a bracket to know the distance of each team to the locations of the regions and pods. Nearby sites are highlighted if they are "very close", "close" or "somewhat close" to a team, based on estimated mileage. The exact mileages for these categories may vary - the idea is to make it easier to spot home-court advantages and disadvantages when filling out a bracket from the seed list.

Note: Distances are estimates (in miles) and should be used at your own risk.

Seed lines 1 to 4PodsRegions
S-CurveSchoolConf.PtsBufMilwOrlRalS.A.S.D.SpokSt.L.AnaIndMemNYC
1FloridaSEC16.00936 m968 m105 m473 m971 m2064 m2241 m778 m2101 m730 m583 m899 m
2ArizonaP1216.001902 m1460 m1780 m1852 m762 m366 m1125 m1242 m416 m1471 m1220 m2127 m
3VillanovaBE15.09278 m688 m864 m338 m1494 m2365 m2149 m811 m2375 m585 m874 m94 m
4Wichita StMVC15.001048 m621 m1127 m1038 m564 m1164 m1227 m391 m1177 m618 m451 m1274 m
5MichiganB1015.00239 m238 m961 m502 m1216 m1954 m1700 m441 m1958 m231 m613 m498 m
6Iowa StateB1214.99768 m310 m1141 m890 m872 m1426 m1243 m259 m1427 m406 m490 m1027 m
7VirginiaACC14.92332 m597 m692 m158 m1289 m2196 m2059 m646 m2211 m434 m674 m304 m
8Michigan StB1014.79297 m168 m1008 m569 m1195 m1896 m1626 m410 m1898 m228 m607 m568 m
9KansasB1214.75900 m469 m1080 m925 m681 m1301 m1264 m261 m1310 m480 m397 m1134 m
10WisconsinB1014.52535 m73 m1110 m752 m1067 m1669 m1396 m308 m1668 m283 m560 m808 m
11DukeACC14.50489 m690 m536 m0 m1222 m2189 m2129 m666 m2209 m488 m633 m430 m
12CreightonBE14.35885 m425 m1212 m996 m827 m1311 m1148 m342 m1310 m517 m538 m1144 m
13LouisvilleAAC13.83493 m349 m721 m415 m942 m1801 m1722 m254 m1816 m111 m321 m655 m
14SyracuseACC13.62133 m595 m1057 m521 m1550 m2325 m2010 m802 m2327 m576 m928 m198 m
15UCLAP1213.602212 m1752 m2212 m2233 m1208 m109 m947 m1588 m35 m1810 m1613 m2462 m
16Ohio StateB1012.56296 m331 m804 m362 m1139 m1961 m1790 m409 m1971 m181 m518 m476 m
Seed lines 5 to 8PodsRegions
S-CurveSchoolConf.PtsBufMilwOrlRalS.A.S.D.SpokSt.L.AnaIndMemNYC
17CincinnatiAAC12.50410 m319 m759 m390 m1024 m1861 m1740 m307 m1874 m98 m403 m583 m
18VCUA1012.47383 m673 m670 m140 m1333 m2260 m2135 m714 m2277 m507 m726 m290 m
19San Diego StMWC12.382192 m1736 m2144 m2189 m1128 m0 m1029 m1554 m77 m1779 m1563 m2435 m
20OklahomaB1212.251134 m736 m1067 m1056 m408 m1134 m1327 m461 m1158 m688 m430 m1337 m
21North CarolinaACC12.22489 m690 m536 m0 m1222 m2189 m2129 m666 m2209 m488 m633 m430 m
22ConnecticutAAC12.11317 m778 m1053 m533 m1672 m2497 m2203 m956 m2502 m727 m1048 m103 m
23Saint LouisA1011.84673 m318 m882 m666 m787 m1554 m1490 m0 m1567 m229 m257 m885 m
24KentuckySEC11.83458 m381 m691 m355 m988 m1862 m1779 m316 m1877 m147 m364 m602 m
25New MexicoMWC11.571585 m1141 m1550 m1562 m609 m627 m1036 m932 m649 m1160 m939 m1816 m
26GonzagaWCC11.421894 m1467 m2343 m2129 m1611 m1029 m0 m1490 m964 m1641 m1659 m2183 m
27BaylorB1211.281278 m935 m976 m1098 m162 m1168 m1537 m626 m1207 m831 m480 m1441 m
28MassachusettsA109.43317 m778 m1053 m533 m1672 m2497 m2203 m956 m2502 m727 m1048 m103 m
29OregonP129.322202 m1757 m2539 m2389 m1690 m852 m364 m1729 m777 m1907 m1862 m2488 m
30MemphisAAC9.12813 m558 m685 m633 m624 m1563 m1659 m257 m1588 m382 m0 m961 m
31TexasB129.051367 m1035 m992 m1161 m65 m1161 m1601 m724 m1207 m922 m559 m1518 m
32George WashingtonA109.02296 m634 m762 m228 m1379 m2272 m2101 m718 m2284 m498 m762 m213 m
Seed lines 9 to 12PodsRegions
S-CurveSchoolConf.PtsBufMilwOrlRalS.A.S.D.SpokSt.L.AnaIndMemNYC
33BYUWCC8.451704 m1241 m1904 m1807 m1052 m600 m587 m1141 m565 m1343 m1238 m1973 m
34PittsburghACC8.37185 m431 m837 m329 m1277 m2103 m1897 m553 m2112 m325 m653 m332 m
35StanfordP128.332304 m1841 m2442 m2395 m1481 m448 m733 m1732 m372 m1940 m1803 m2573 m
36Oklahoma StB128.281134 m736 m1067 m1056 m408 m1134 m1327 m461 m1158 m688 m430 m1337 m
37Saint Joseph'sA108.21278 m688 m864 m338 m1494 m2365 m2149 m811 m2375 m585 m874 m94 m
38Arizona StP128.211909 m1459 m1845 m1888 m843 m303 m1022 m1260 m337 m1487 m1261 m2144 m
39TennesseeSEC8.08566 m536 m535 m291 m946 m1898 m1893 m405 m1920 m298 m343 m645 m
40Kansas StB128.07923 m490 m1096 m948 m670 m1277 m1248 m284 m1286 m504 m412 m1158 m
41ColoradoP128.051355 m893 m1545 m1433 m796 m852 m834 m768 m845 m975 m870 m1614 m
42XavierBE7.69410 m319 m759 m390 m1024 m1861 m1740 m307 m1874 m98 m403 m583 m
43ProvidenceBE7.64383 m844 m1075 m566 m1726 m2562 m2268 m1018 m2567 m789 m1104 m144 m
44IowaB107.60665 m208 m1098 m808 m933 m1529 m1321 m227 m1530 m320 m481 m925 m
45DaytonA107.35353 m284 m811 m407 m1079 m1889 m1731 m338 m1900 m110 m462 m547 m
46NebraskaB107.18936 m478 m1224 m1030 m788 m1258 m1126 m368 m1259 m557 m544 m1192 m
47SMUAAC7.081210 m854 m982 m1058 m248 m1169 m1476 m550 m1204 m761 m429 m1384 m
48HarvardIvy5.21394 m857 m1123 m612 m1761 m2581 m2267 m1043 m2586 m814 m1138 m185 m
Seed lines 13 to 16PodsRegions
S-CurveSchoolConf.PtsBufMilwOrlRalS.A.S.D.SpokSt.L.AnaIndMemNYC
49North Dakota StSum4.91923 m513 m1526 m1200 m1204 m1451 m971 m650 m1430 m724 m892 m1212 m
50ManhattanMAAC4.10291 m735 m952 m430 m1583 m2435 m2183 m885 m2443 m656 m961 m0 m
51Western MichiganMAC4.00350 m130 m983 m570 m1134 m1842 m1596 m349 m1845 m177 m551 m611 m
52TulsaCUSA3.881023 m631 m1004 m955 m484 m1234 m1357 m350 m1255 m577 m340 m1227 m
53New Mexico StWAC3.701699 m1271 m1546 m1624 m536 m599 m1197 m1031 m642 m1260 m991 m1912 m
54Stephen F. AustinSlnd3.631175 m871 m830 m961 m264 m1314 m1633 m553 m1352 m735 m363 m1319 m
55DelawareCAA2.89279 m677 m843 m315 m1471 m2346 m2140 m793 m2357 m568 m852 m118 m
56MercerAsun2.54757 m746 m326 m354 m902 m1942 m2042 m563 m1971 m508 m399 m776 m
57NCCUMEAC2.52489 m690 m536 m0 m1222 m2189 m2129 m666 m2209 m488 m633 m430 m
58UL LafayetteSB2.021144 m910 m654 m858 m390 m1492 m1811 m598 m1533 m733 m355 m1249 m
59Eastern KentuckyOVC2.00458 m381 m691 m355 m988 m1862 m1779 m316 m1877 m147 m364 m602 m
60AmericanPat1.98296 m634 m762 m228 m1379 m2272 m2101 m718 m2284 m498 m762 m213 m
61Wis-MilwaukeeHorz1.61463 m0 m1070 m690 m1097 m1736 m1467 m318 m1736 m239 m558 m735 m
62Weber StBsky1.031701 m1239 m1938 m1822 m1108 m650 m521 m1156 m610 m1352 m1266 m1973 m
63WoffordSC1.00586 m635 m451 m205 m1018 m2003 m2011 m523 m2027 m401 m441 m608 m
64AlbanyAE1.00251 m714 m1076 m545 m1642 m2441 m2128 m909 m2444 m681 m1018 m137 m
65Coastal CarolinaBSth1.00640 m804 m390 m152 m1183 m2200 m2212 m727 m2226 m583 m638 m563 m
66Mt St. Mary'sNEC1.00216 m606 m854 m318 m1428 m2285 m2068 m732 m2294 m505 m806 m156 m
67Cal PolyBW1.002168 m1708 m2166 m2186 m1164 m94 m938 m1542 m31 m1765 m1566 m2417 m
68Texas SouthernSWAC1.001282 m988 m852 m1042 m189 m1300 m1696 m670 m1344 m847 m469 m1415 m