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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 Villanova BE 16.00 447404743574108526523992371 36213242394228
4 Duke ACC 15.94 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
5 Wisconsin B10 15.83 70739796939035850216401618 3999681683665
6 Arizona P12 15.41 17321650172514791044179411191215 17229344492033
7 Kansas B12 15.00 82866096551416380114631473 72262413301031
8 Gonzaga WCC 14.56 205617892228172111471896278223 179116959462009
9 Iowa St. B12 14.20 814573101247911770314681461 6098041443900
10 Maryland B10 13.93 360335664493102220923522328 31412352323273
11 Baylor B12 13.91 971988922792673112716641713 108615912371398
12 Oklahoma B12 13.54 938864981684419100814821517 94639611831262
13 Wichita St. MVC 13.09 931798102563826594214031427 86754311991179
14 Louisville ACC 12.89 335197579058133519451940 3037891838607
15 Utah P12 12.47 17231525183114058371655629688 155911945891835
16 Notre Dame ACC 12.38 53421581624549632818171798 2309541818529
17 Arkansas SEC 12.27 64062867943349676817561779 72837514881039
18 West Virginia B12 12.14 3111586403288466021812161 15910982148310
19 Providence BE 11.89 681609962794126246525282489 53915582585258
20 North Carolina ACC 11.81 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
21 Butler BE 11.72 42718168811151632418721861 2598471810575
22 Northern Iowa MVC 11.34 796524102146219964515041490 5468841522824
23 SMU AAC 10.83 933924915731584106616141658 101822512321333
24 Georgetown BE 9.76 330321635472100920423452323 31112072305298
25 VCU A10 9.54 255345545461102325823732357 36311562298392
26 San Diego St. MWC 9.30 2072196020841800131021029341051 202112991082324
27 Ohio St. B10 9.20 346065919768714420292012 1129861990410
28 Boise St. MWC 9.19 195417232088162610451845343397 174314816751995
29 Iowa B10 9.14 74047896340622060415531541 5088471547797
30 St. John's BE 9.12 541475833655114433124382405 41714142461198
31 Michigan St. B10 8.99 55721186332258827518751848 16810651915429
32 Indiana B10 8.53 4132076598151135218731865 2958041790611
33 Xavier BE 8.47 3341156148261225619701960 2218721894526
34 LSU SEC 8.44 67480156261178992119822018 91225316041199
35 Georgia SEC 8.36 16241825732185348322082215 5227551999743
36 Oklahoma St. B12 8.29 938864981684419100814821517 94639611831262
37 Dayton A10 8.07 3707166614461921419661951 1619301919473
38 Texas B12 7.88 10321074953877775121117141769 117414012371485
39 North Carolina St. ACC 7.56 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
40 Mississippi SEC 7.23 49153253033759166218971915 6404561644939
41 Texas A&M SEC 7.13 949998872801741113417501800 11007313051408
42 Oregon P12 7.11 230320672437197413932185105232 208218077492323
43 Cincinnati AAC 6.86 3341156148261225619701960 2218721894526
44 Purdue B10 6.44 48621674616747135318211808 2748621777588
45 Colorado St. MWC 6.36 13581165147510404791299953983 12069058611492
46 Davidson A10 6.34 034632933591236622772274 4319132120603
47 Kansas St. B12 6.06 85068498253816482614441456 74662013061055
48 Stephen F. Austin Slnd 4.25 833880774683675101517751817 98311713811290
49 Central Michigan MAC 4.01 59825291138062128818831852 18411231948400
50 Harvard Ivy 3.83 7256371010825127749325292487 56115952603263
51 Murray St. OVC 3.75 45537760918348151718351841 4766191673787
52 Valparaiso Horz 3.58 54123881323546135917911773 2659201781567
53 Louisiana Tech CUSA 3.50 66372562452864485518561888 83126315221133
54 Wofford SC 3.43 7635330629886440222272227 4508372051655
55 Iona MAAC 3.15 541475833655114433124382405 41714142461198
56 UC Davis BW 3.09 223920542319192813662185478604 209016063732364
57 William & Mary CAA 2.91 280397547510107530724262409 41211902347414
58 Georgia St. SB 2.86 22644627032182152621682177 5546891941792
59 South Dakota St. Sum 2.15 1048772126071321188412581239 78199313531034
60 North Carolina Central MEAC 2.15 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
61 New Mexico St. WAC 2.08 1502143714891260871158212421322 15157026731829
62 High Point BSth 2.03 8031339934993130522942287 3839852166527
63 Albany AE 2.02 645507952701113536623892349 42314812461120
64 Sacramento St. Bsky 1.76 223920542319192813662185478604 209016063732364
65 North Florida Asun 1.63 3296590579108869624252439 7558152147924
66 Bucknell Pat 1.17 508386820573104424123352302 31813472364124
67 Texas Southern SWAC 1.15 913986815789784111818231872 1091013751395
68 St. Francis NY NEC 1.14 540481830659115133824472414 42414162468208