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 BKNDenIowaOKCProvRalSpokSt.L. AnaChiLouPhl
1 Kansas B12 16.00 113950819228212619251263260 13094355141064
2 Virginia ACC 15.90 304140783810744461572058645 2210564394210
3 North Carolina ACC 15.35 4271433890105556502128666 2208645414337
4 Michigan St. B10 15.32 57610574718626765681625410 1897177322524
5 Villanova BE 15.32 94155296812582363372148811 23746755740
6 Oregon P12 15.03 249599315001480258123883641729 776177519742444
7 Oklahoma B12 15.02 13414954740147310551326461 11576926841258
8 Utah P12 15.00 1984389952864208718195461152 587124614051921
9 Miami FL ACC 15.00 1093170613271220121170225161069 230411989121016
10 West Virginia B12 14.97 331131073110104672681938562 2127447328248
11 Xavier BE 14.65 58710665037547203891739307 187326482505
12 Kentucky SEC 14.50 60510825367417423541778315 187632361518
13 Texas A&M SEC 13.15 1440794771340158110771625658 12749168011348
14 Purdue B10 13.11 6919353576758125421587215 1757119167618
15 Indiana B10 12.95 6879614056568174841645203 176920781607
16 Arizona P12 12.73 213163911527982258185111241241 415143414792050
17 California P12 12.46 256995415351371267423847231721 371183119752504
18 Seton Hall BE 12.36 201600101313221584172172870 242871664080
19 Duke ACC 12.32 4271433890105556502128666 2208645414337
20 Iowa St. B12 12.00 1034588047411448901242258 1426297479968
21 Maryland B10 11.97 183148690711773262562105735 230161949389
22 Texas B12 10.82 1520777815360166111601600723 12069798771429
23 Iowa B10 10.42 93269110354910418071321227 1529195406869
24 Baylor B12 10.40 1443705712261158210971536626 12078817921353
25 Notre Dame ACC 9.24 6559663787487675711575295 180083245592
26 Saint Joseph's A10 9.14 94155296812582363372148811 23746755740
27 Dayton A10 8.78 55210815067946794061730338 1899239144475
28 Connecticut AAC 8.73 105166710781412665322202955 2501781736195
29 Texas Tech B12 8.61 1610457703268174213131264728 9229519511525
30 Wisconsin B10 8.49 8168232466939167521395307 1667107390761
31 Colorado P12 8.19 1621058849517321433834767 84588610211552
32 Oregon St. P12 7.99 2494100215021490257823913491733 801177519772443
33 Providence BE 7.92 142173211441473056522671017 2566846794236
34 Butler BE 7.67 6629744056887884871640229 1789177111585
35 Pittsburgh ACC 7.43 338128770310084653291896553 2111411335265
36 USC P12 7.27 246886014431183258522329461587 34174018382394
37 VCU A10 7.21 288147891211344271392134713 2276640461198
38 Cincinnati AAC 7.16 58710665037547203891739307 187326482505
39 Vanderbilt SEC 7.03 76510105286139054411758271 1767410151674
40 Saint Mary's WCC 6.55 256995415351371267423847231721 371183119752504
41 St. Bonaventure A10 6.37 300135476711333824881893672 2193471492278
42 Syracuse ACC 6.06 208148790012622585202009801 2326604607228
43 Gonzaga WCC 5.75 2191834124213262267212801489 963149417212148
44 San Diego St. MWC 5.65 2440852142511332561218810291553 76171918002364
45 South Carolina SEC 5.45 61413598609407531872100612 2098666389522
46 Northern Iowa MVC 5.34 9696639556710738601268283 1506233462908
47 Yale Ivy 4.81 62166110731394814892213939 2493775714156
48 Arkansas Little Rock SB 4.77 108676947630612247611577296 1462553433997
49 South Dakota St. Sum 4.45 1196505249617128911131017507 13414777131143
50 Chattanooga SC 4.13 73311166417008753651870384 1857501219639
51 Hawaii BW 4.05 49753360394237375076478028804122 2580423743764911
52 UNC Wilmington CAA 4.04 495151899111176231212233757 2275759512414
53 Stephen F. Austin Slnd 3.98 132179869031114629601632552 13528116831229
54 Stony Brook AE 3.40 361655106713781074582218926 2483770696129
55 Fresno St. MWC 3.30 246384214291236257222617571602 238172618552395
56 Buffalo MAC 3.04 300135476711333824881893672 2193471492278
57 Iona MAAC 2.81 101613102613361444292182884 244272965594
58 Middle Tennessee CUSA 2.43 76510105286139054411758271 1767410151674
59 Green Bay Horz 2.33 7759023448028627711417412 1747173452731
60 Weber St. Bsky 2.08 1980396951877208218215201155 609124314071918
61 Cal St. Bakersfield WAC 2.04 246284314311205257522448451590 138172918432391
62 UNC Asheville BSth 1.97 59712457338477392121974488 2003536259503
63 Florida Gulf Coast Asun 1.00 107716051237111712026682417980 22011122837995
64 Hampton MEAC 1.00 289154998511964181612209783 2342715529212
65 Austin Peay OVC 1.00 76510105286139054411758271 1767410151674
66 Southern SWAC 1.00 119699777250113398031826569 15748106111102
67 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC 1.00 201600101313221584172172870 242871664080
68 Holy Cross Pat 1.00 149170611181457445762230999 2542820782241