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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 BKNChaIndMemOmaPitSLCSpok BosDalDetL.A.
1 Purdue B10 16.00 6914865840647135313081587 8357612261777
2 Houston B12 16.00 1416913847469784111811941695 159522510781375
3 Connecticut BE 16.00 1056427261048119640420212202 8914675462520
4 Arizona P12 14.83 2131173214701219104417946001124 22828121662449
5 Tennessee SEC 14.76 64617729734274538215481892 8277694441944
6 Iowa St. B12 14.11 10348144054891177039521242 11606245321443
7 Marquette BE 14.00 74365123855842543012431466 8568532371751
8 Duke ACC 13.99 42712848763399532918192128 61110575022232
9 North Carolina ACC 13.98 42712848763399532918192128 61110575022232
10 Kansas B12 13.80 11398284793961638018951263 12834346601330
11 Alabama SEC 13.70 91940645618672064814361844 11015446651765
12 Baylor B12 13.41 1443971830479673112710341536 16168910581237
13 BYU B12 13.00 1979170813421237830164940587 20979581475568
14 Illinois B10 12.99 76352110735640942512441539 9096912981706
15 Auburn SEC 12.79 85031449331183261615671966 10356736731897
16 Creighton BE 12.74 115191251653808198371147 12775846501327
17 Dayton A10 12.57 55237011046161921414561730 7068591661919
18 Wisconsin B10 11.90 81670728355935850211701395 9288203101683
19 San Diego St. MWC 11.61 2440207217791562131021026261029 258011681953108
20 Clemson ACC 11.43 6087640144086440216642010 7938595102051
21 Kentucky SEC 11.08 60528214736364028914661778 7757822971899
22 Florida SEC 10.73 895390729582110775518302240 10768978682129
23 Northwestern B10 10.66 73759917749241541112461494 8628012341740
24 South Carolina SEC 9.81 6148949151195345517482100 7989185852124
25 Texas B12 9.26 15201032921559775121110841600 169619111511237
26 Texas Tech B12 9.00 1610119395668062012777431264 17692821165950
27 Mississippi St. SEC 8.98 95345345213767567013791791 11344896701708
28 Oklahoma B12 8.98 134193868842941910088641326 15011759001183
29 Michigan St. B10 8.93 57655722760658827514101625 690959741915
30 TCU B12 8.93 138793376042858410669871475 155709861232
31 Colorado St. MWC 8.92 163113589908994791299365793 17546831128861
32 Utah St. MWC 8.86 1964172213401266824163969490 207310171457648
33 Washington St. P12 8.63 21762025161316181114187648463 225614241680886
34 Gonzaga WCC 8.53 2191205616401658114718965460 226614751699946
35 Nevada MWC 8.43 240521371772165812582077421572 251713441899391
36 Boise St. MWC 7.98 216119541559151210451845290286 225712711656675
37 Nebraska B10 7.85 1199942556543548657941125 13275496991276
38 Saint Mary's WCC 7.67 256922821929179214182238587723 268514542064338
39 Providence BE 7.46 1426817881103126246520872267 4915256112585
40 St. John's BE 7.28 10541656960114433119762182 18513844982461
41 Florida Atlantic AAC 6.67 1050612988838136897520702496 1218110911102332
42 Virginia ACC 6.31 30424343467495018817862058 48811023812232
43 Utah P12 6.30 198417231351125783716550546 20989871478589
44 Wake Forest ACC 6.04 4598042756993130517532067 6449954612166
45 McNeese St. Slnd 5.38 1302788763381782101512821765 14832949921496
46 Indiana St. MVC 5.32 7204565933646938313011602 8737032841753
47 Princeton Ivy 4.64 60483607903110228419362155 24313284612415
48 Grand Canyon WAC 4.49 2149177114871260103618115071021 22948671669367
49 Samford SC 4.45 86435042621173259814681865 10475956261810
50 Richmond A10 4.25 288255507725102325818582134 47211544552298
51 Appalachian St. SB 4.18 54711930843779730116151939 7298654002027
52 South Florida AAC 4.13 1008510840657119187618852313 11869269872153
53 Charleston CAA 3.03 637168585589104652518362194 8189846692199
54 Vermont AE 3.02 2657607471103116845219712110 17915065332494
55 Louisiana Tech CUSA 3.00 115566359221064485512401691 13332918231522
56 UC Irvine BW 2.99 244820951789158713092111587963 25851203195734
57 Akron MAC 2.81 4013942676177527015871826 54610211332067
58 Morehead St. OVC 2.08 60528214736364028914661778 7757822971899
59 Oakland Horz 2.00 50650123161265020014781699 62898601975
60 High Point BSth 2.00 4598042756993130517532067 6449954612166
61 Colgate Pat 1.76 208603575928101727818352009 26313333712344
62 Eastern Washington Bsky 1.37 2191205616401658114718965460 226614751699946
63 South Dakota St. Sum 1.08 119610486257342118848071017 12977876921353
64 Norfolk St. MEAC 1.01 289289580782109733019302209 46612095292365
65 Merrimack NEC 1.00 1857258141137127749320982266 015576282603
66 Fairfield MAAC 1.00 485896971007117937320092205 13614305312500
67 Grambling St. SWAC 1.00 115566359221064485512401691 13332918231522
68 Eastern Kentucky Asun 1.00 60528214736364028914661778 7757822971899