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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. Pod or region host teams are prohibited from playing at that site.

Pods Regions
Seed Conf Points BufGvlIndMilwOrlSacSLCTul K.C.MemNYCS.J.
1 Villanova BE 15.99 278514585688864245119211148 1037873942496
2 Kansas B12 15.97 89977047946810801414895197 3039611331449
3 Gonzaga WCC 15.95 189320101640146623426495461356 127316582182743
4 North Carolina ACC 15.59 48820448768953523391819954 9036334292373
5 Oregon P12 15.00 220122501906175625383846171534 149718612486472
6 Florida SEC 14.98 93636072996810423121830907 9695828982326
7 Butler BE 14.93 449401023883018791351577 4523826561920
8 Kentucky SEC 14.91 45725414738169119901466633 5533636012026
9 Duke ACC 14.88 48820448768953523391819954 9036334292373
10 Baylor B12 14.87 127789583093597514551034325 54747914401456
11 Louisville ACC 14.83 49229811134972019281405575 4913206551964
12 Arizona P12 14.44 19011659147014601779751600904 103112192126719
13 Florida St. ACC 14.32 92133665489022721781699776 8504599262192
14 Purdue B10 13.89 4584605818288718371308564 4204066841880
15 UCLA P12 13.72 221120511810175122113735891279 135716132461308
16 Wisconsin B10 13.50 53468428373110917011170592 3875598081752
17 West Virginia B12 12.83 23535133847278022121683901 7906373262255
18 Virginia ACC 12.48 33130643459669123131786967 8806743032352
19 Cincinnati AAC 12.16 4103169831875819721446644 5404025822011
20 Creighton BE 12.07 88586451642512111366837353 15253811441411
21 Notre Dame ACC 12.07 39652013611896018591329639 4735016481906
22 Minnesota B10 11.98 73290150229613111513988615 39470010171571
23 Saint Mary's WCC 11.72 22922218192918292432755871452 14831792256130
24 SMU AAC 11.29 12098597608539811429987236 45842813841435
25 Maryland B10 10.58 281425513639789238918591068 9667871832432
26 South Carolina SEC 9.64 6349149172238122581748848 8405116152285
27 Oklahoma St. B12 9.30 113386868873610671338864110 31142913361356
28 Iowa St. B12 9.23 76777040531011401482952387 16548910261528
29 Miami FL ACC 9.21 118863910221261192254620841166 125186010982552
30 Dayton A10 9.19 35236311028481019851456684 5624615462027
31 Xavier BE 9.04 4103169831875819721446644 5404025822011
32 Northwestern B10 8.88 47157717767100617771246585 4044927291824
33 VCU A10 8.88 382327507672669238418581029 9507252902423
34 Michigan B10 8.74 23851023123796020091478789 6306124982058
35 Virginia Tech ACC 8.67 39320937957161922481724883 8115804032285
36 Arkansas SEC 8.35 91956847661477516411152229 34312810821661
37 Michigan St. B10 8.12 297558227167100819411410752 5806065681991
38 USC P12 7.87 221120511810175122113735891279 135716132461308
39 Vanderbilt SEC 7.67 63326525047661719121400513 4912007621941
40 Marquette BE 7.37 4636342380106917731243631 4375587351824
41 Providence BE 6.99 3827507888441074261720871363 123211031442668
42 Seton Hall BE 6.91 281594641723940249319631212 1091945142541
43 Clemson ACC 6.43 586040163445021771664773 7534406082205
44 Wake Forest ACC 6.39 47815142763653522731753888 8375694602306
45 Middle Tennessee CUSA 6.19 63326525047661719121400513 4912007621941
46 Syracuse ACC 6.13 1326555755941056236418351151 10019281982417
47 Wichita St. MVC 5.70 104786761762111271310806131 18345012741338
48 UT Arlington SB 5.18 12098597608539811429987236 45842813841435
49 Nevada MWC 5.15 212420761772166323121114211319 133216582397187
50 UNC Wilmington CAA 5.04 600248595805451242219071021 9926884992452
51 Princeton Ivy 3.69 273549607699899246719361174 1058903592513
52 Valparaiso Horz 3.49 43452112411495518261296599 4344716821872
53 Vermont AE 3.49 2988177477421197249719711321 116311032582554
54 Monmouth MAAC 3.45 281594641723940249319631212 1091945142541
55 Belmont OVC 3.20 63326525047661719121400513 4912007621941
56 Akron MAC 3.14 19641826736086321171587844 7116173942163
57 Bucknell Pat 3.06 189567564632946240518741139 10108861032454
58 UNC Asheville BSth 3.02 5574036059348921481634749 7204215962178
59 Cal St. Bakersfield WAC 3.02 219820681808173522502655331295 135616332455207
60 Florida Gulf Coast Asun 2.93 11465789481186133244319821065 115676410812449
61 Furman SC 2.55 586040163445021771664773 7534406082205
62 North Dakota St. Sum 2.01 922112272351315251370864740 53689112121437
63 Weber St. Bsky 1.04 1700166913521238193753528933 91812651972591
64 UC Irvine BW 1.02 219320261789173521814045871254 133715872442341
65 North Carolina Central MEAC 1.01 48820448768953523391819954 9036334292373
66 New Orleans Slnd 1.00 109757770990554818751426538 69034911811881
67 Texas Southern SWAC 1.00 128283784798785116061194431 64446914141604
68 Mount St. Mary's NEC 1.00 215472504606853236818381072 9568051552414