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 Villanova BE 16.00 447404743574108526523992371 36213242394228
3 Wisconsin B10 15.99 70739796939035850216401618 3999681683665
4 Arizona P12 15.94 17321650172514791044179411191215 17229344492033
5 Virginia ACC 15.90 24326955939495018822982281 29011172232365
6 Duke ACC 15.59 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
7 Iowa St. B12 15.00 814573101247911770314681461 6098041443900
8 Kansas B12 15.00 82866096551416380114631473 72262413301031
9 Gonzaga WCC 14.95 205617892228172111471896278223 179116959462009
10 Notre Dame ACC 14.49 53421581624549632818171798 2309541818529
11 Oklahoma B12 14.03 938864981684419100814821517 94639611831262
12 Baylor B12 13.82 971988922792673112716641713 108615912371398
13 Maryland B10 13.69 360335664493102220923522328 31412352323273
14 North Carolina ACC 13.16 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
15 SMU AAC 12.49 933924915731584106616141658 101822512321333
16 Northern Iowa MVC 12.24 796524102146219964515041490 5468841522824
17 Arkansas SEC 12.24 64062867943349676817561779 72837514881039
18 West Virginia B12 12.07 3111586403288466021812161 15910982148310
19 Louisville ACC 11.79 335197579058133519451940 3037891838607
20 Wichita St. MVC 11.73 931798102563826594214031427 86754311991179
21 Providence BE 11.61 681609962794126246525282489 53915582585258
22 VCU A10 10.63 255345545461102325823732357 36311562298392
23 Utah P12 10.59 17231525183114058371655629688 155911945891835
24 Butler BE 10.44 42718168811151632418721861 2598471810575
25 Michigan St. B10 10.19 55721186332258827518751848 16810651915429
26 Xavier BE 10.00 3341156148261225619701960 2218721894526
27 San Diego St. MWC 9.55 2072196020841800131021029341051 202112991082324
28 Georgetown BE 9.40 330321635472100920423452323 31112072305298
29 Oregon P12 9.35 230320672437197413932185105232 208218077492323
30 Iowa B10 8.91 74047896340622060415531541 5088471547797
31 North Carolina St. ACC 8.71 12836140741499532923582349 41710412232520
32 St. John's BE 8.49 541475833655114433124382405 41714142461198
33 Ohio St. B10 8.46 346065919768714420292012 1129861990410
34 Texas B12 8.19 10321074953877775121117141769 117414012371485
35 LSU SEC 7.95 67480156261178992119822018 91225316041199
36 Cincinnati AAC 7.91 3341156148261225619701960 2218721894526
37 Davidson A10 7.89 034632933591236622772274 4319132120603
38 Oklahoma St. B12 7.55 938864981684419100814821517 94639611831262
39 Indiana B10 7.05 4132076598151135218731865 2958041790611
40 Georgia SEC 6.40 16241825732185348322082215 5227551999743
41 BYU WCC 6.09 17081517181013938301649663725 155511625681834
42 Dayton A10 6.01 3707166614461921419661951 1619301919473
43 Mississippi SEC 6.01 49153253033759166218971915 6404561644939
44 Boise St. MWC 5.98 195417232088162610451845343397 174314816751995
45 Purdue B10 5.97 48621674616747135318211808 2748621777588
46 Colorado St. MWC 5.58 13581165147510404791299953983 12069058611492
47 Stephen F. Austin Slnd 5.18 833880774683675101517751817 98311713811290
48 Buffalo MAC 5.12 54629587549288518521502116 19112822211132
49 Valparaiso Horz 4.61 54123881323546135917911773 2659201781567
50 Wyoming MWC 4.11 14011194152910785061325896921 12309738611509
51 Harvard Ivy 3.98 7256371010825127749325292487 56115952603263
52 Wofford SC 3.84 7635330629886440222272227 4508372051655
53 Georgia St. SB 3.29 22644627032182152621682177 5546891941792
54 UC Irvine BW 2.89 209519702118181513092111860978 20271343342326
55 New Mexico St. WAC 2.33 1502143714891260871158212421322 15157026731829
56 Eastern Washington Bsky 2.29 205617892228172111471896278223 179116959462009
57 Northeastern CAA 2.29 7256371010825127749325292487 56115952603263
58 Albany AE 2.03 645507952701113536623892349 42314812461120
59 North Dakota St. Sum 2.01 1151843139082338893612301193 829117214381040
60 UAB CUSA 2.01 35049236432373259820602075 6045621810874
61 Texas Southern SWAC 2.00 913986815789784111818231872 1091013751395
62 Coastal Carolina BSth 2.00 155487273491106647624302429 5589962251669
63 Belmont OVC 2.00 32933848415161146319681973 4486561791740
64 Lafayette Pat 1.95 480395784575106625123682338 33913382382174
65 Manhattan MAAC 1.61 541475833655114433124382405 41714142461198
66 North Florida Asun 1.54 3296590579108869624252439 7558152147924
67 Robert Morris NEC 1.00 366144696335819021432119 10711182131278
68 Hampton MEAC 1.00 289420543529109733024482432 43512012365429