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Distance

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.

Pods Regions
Seed Conf Points ChaColJaxLouOmaPitPortSea CleHouL.A.Syr
1 Kentucky SEC 16.00 2821635476164028920041997 2758291899566
2 Virginia ACC 16.00 24326955939495018822982281 29011172232365
3 Gonzaga WCC 15.66 205617892228172111471896278223 179116959462009
4 Arizona P12 15.38 17321650172514791044179411191215 17229344492033
5 Duke ACC 15.15 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
6 Wisconsin B10 15.02 70739796939035850216401618 3999681683665
7 Kansas B12 14.97 82866096551416380114631473 72262413301031
8 Villanova BE 14.61 447404743574108526523992371 36213242394228
9 North Carolina ACC 13.95 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
10 Iowa St. B12 13.45 814573101247911770314681461 6098041443900
11 Utah P12 13.44 17231525183114058371655629688 155911945891835
12 VCU A10 13.14 255345545461102325823732357 36311562298392
13 Maryland B10 13.09 360335664493102220923522328 31412352323273
14 Louisville ACC 12.21 335197579058133519451940 3037891838607
15 Butler BE 11.98 42718168811151632418721861 2598471810575
16 Providence BE 11.94 681609962794126246525282489 53915582585258
17 Notre Dame ACC 11.90 53421581624549632818171798 2309541818529
18 West Virginia B12 11.89 3111586403288466021812161 15910982148310
19 Wichita St. MVC 11.85 931798102563826594214031427 86754311991179
20 Baylor B12 11.84 971988922792673112716641713 108615912371398
21 Indiana B10 11.74 4132076598151135218731865 2958041790611
22 Georgetown BE 11.58 330321635472100920423452323 31112072305298
23 Oklahoma B12 10.94 938864981684419100814821517 94639611831262
24 Arkansas SEC 10.44 64062867943349676817561779 72837514881039
25 Miami FL ACC 10.20 6529923359121393101626952720 108396123351220
26 Texas B12 9.31 10321074953877775121117141769 117414012371485
27 Cincinnati AAC 9.18 3341156148261225619701960 2218721894526
28 Xavier BE 9.12 3341156148261225619701960 2218721894526
29 Stanford P12 8.78 229121152361198514292249550678 215516323382433
30 Georgia SEC 8.60 16241825732185348322082215 5227551999743
31 San Diego St. MWC 8.60 2072196020841800131021029341051 202112991082324
32 LSU SEC 8.53 67480156261178992119822018 91225316041199
33 Ohio St. B10 8.28 346065919768714420292012 1129861990410
34 SMU AAC 8.21 933924915731584106616141658 101822512321333
35 Dayton A10 8.08 3707166614461921419661951 1619301919473
36 Oklahoma St. B12 7.95 938864981684419100814821517 94639611831262
37 Iowa B10 7.62 74047896340622060415531541 5088471547797
38 Michigan St. B10 7.57 55721186332258827518751848 16810651915429
39 North Carolina St. ACC 7.53 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
40 Northern Iowa MVC 7.46 796524102146219964515041490 5468841522824
41 St. John's BE 7.06 541475833655114433124382405 41714142461198
42 Davidson A10 7.03 034632933591236622772274 4319132120603
43 Mississippi SEC 6.74 49153253033759166218971915 6404561644939
44 Colorado St. MWC 6.57 13581165147510404791299953983 12069058611492
45 Washington P12 6.35 2274201224391940136321191280 201418729542232
46 Texas A&M SEC 5.68 949998872801741113417501800 11007313051408
47 Kansas St. B12 5.59 85068498253816482614441456 74662013061055
48 Green Bay Horz 4.97 744410102845244948716711640 38010771762606
49 Old Dominion CUSA 4.87 289420543529109733024482432 43512012365429
50 Wofford SC 4.04 7635330629886440222272227 4508372051655
51 Harvard Ivy 3.98 7256371010825127749325292487 56115952603263
52 Stephen F. Austin Slnd 3.86 833880774683675101517751817 98311713811290
53 Murray St. OVC 3.85 45537760918348151718351841 4766191673787
54 Eastern Washington Bsky 3.55 205617892228172111471896278223 179116959462009
55 Buffalo MAC 3.50 54629587549288518521502116 19112822211132
56 Long Beach St. BW 3.34 210819812134182713192122847966 20381360162336
57 Iona MAAC 3.31 541475833655114433124382405 41714142461198
58 North Carolina Central MEAC 3.01 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
59 Georgia St. SB 2.69 22644627032182152621682177 5546891941792
60 Stony Brook AE 2.22 573517858696118537324752441 45814532503223
61 Coastal Carolina BSth 2.11 155487273491106647624302429 5589962251669
62 New Mexico St. WAC 2.04 1502143714891260871158212421322 15157026731829
63 Florida Gulf Coast Asun 2.03 602932273837129996925942620 102885922321189
64 South Dakota St. Sum 2.03 1048772126071321188412581239 78199313531034
65 Hofstra CAA 2.01 540481830659115133824472414 42414162468208
66 Texas Southern SWAC 2.00 913986815789784111818231872 1091013751395
67 Lafayette Pat 2.00 480395784575106625123682338 33913382382174
68 St. Francis NY NEC 1.86 540481830659115133824472414 42414162468208