Selection Sunday 2022 is here!

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 BufFtWGvlIndMilwPitPortS.D. ChiPhlS.A.SF
1 Kansas B12 15.99 89943477047946880114631300 43510646801470
2 Gonzaga WCC 15.86 1893147520101640146618962781029 149421481610733
3 Arizona P12 15.46 190181216591470146017941119366 14342050761750
4 Baylor B12 15.12 127789895830935112716641167 88113531611483
5 Tennessee SEC 14.98 56576911829753538221081898 4745529452115
6 Kentucky SEC 14.93 45778225414738128920041861 3235189872047
7 Houston AAC 14.83 1282225837847987111818231299 92713241891632
8 Auburn SEC 14.82 80067324249372661621601839 6607567992102
9 Villanova BE 14.65 278129951458568826523992364 675014932514
10 Purdue B10 14.24 4587614605818235318211749 1196189931899
11 UCLA P12 13.99 221112322051181017512131835108 174023941208338
12 Duke ACC 13.53 488105720448768932923582188 64533712212394
13 Texas Tech B12 13.43 1400282112095698912771372889 95115253461184
14 Wisconsin B10 13.38 5348206842837350216401668 10776110661768
15 Connecticut BE 12.88 316146770872677840424632496 78119516712618
16 Iowa B10 12.54 66468570331920760415531528 1958699331647
17 Arkansas SEC 12.43 91930256847661476817561436 5539975111685
18 Saint Mary's WCC 11.82 229214542218192918292238543447 18312504147411
19 Illinois B10 11.72 53269148510720342517671676 1366899261832
20 LSU SEC 11.63 109538159969187692119821534 81011024421843
21 Ohio St. B10 10.90 29592435318133114420291960 29540411392115
22 Alabama SEC 10.69 82654433045667364820331708 6068256871969
23 Michigan St. B10 10.55 29795955822716727518751895 17752411942008
24 San Diego St. MWC 10.00 2191116820021779173521029340 171923641127447
25 Boise St. MWC 9.97 187012711900155914181845343750 143321061377522
26 Providence BE 9.87 382152575078884446525282561 84623617252685
27 Seton Hall BE 9.85 281136959464172331724272419 7168015672559
28 TCU B12 9.73 12090859760853106616141168 80112992471462
29 Texas B12 9.44 13661919569211034121117141161 9791429641501
30 North Carolina ACC 9.41 488105720448768932923582188 64533712212394
31 USC P12 9.35 221112322051181017512131835108 174023941208338
32 Murray St. OVC 8.99 66754839522841051718351631 3437567631836
33 Marquette BE 8.97 463853634238043017121735 6768810961840
34 Creighton BE 8.79 88558486451642581913641310 41510858261429
35 Colorado St. MWC 8.54 136168313009908981299953858 8941564840950
36 Texas A&M SEC 8.29 1291164873849973113417501231 91613481451560
37 Virginia Tech ACC 8.24 393100920937957122022512115 53031011912305
38 San Francisco WCC 8.19 230314622228193918402249550447 1842251414800
39 Davidson A10 7.67 5469337642765136622772072 59944710942291
40 Memphis AAC 7.23 81242844038255865218491562 4928736231802
41 Iowa St. B12 7.15 76762477040531070314681425 2979688711546
42 Indiana B10 6.94 4877223804427235218731757 2076079451927
43 Miami FL ACC 6.50 1188111763910221261101626952261 1198101611382579
44 Michigan B10 6.49 23898651023123720019481953 23445112152075
45 Xavier BE 6.22 4108093169831825619701860 26450510232031
46 Loyola Chicago MVC 6.13 4718015771776741117351719 067510421842
47 SMU AAC 6.00 12090859760853106616141168 80112992471462
48 South Dakota St. Sum 4.89 907787101062545588412581354 477114310241404
49 Chattanooga SC 4.28 64669216833056646520781833 5016398612064
50 UAB CUSA 4.27 77859527442665159820601755 5847707432009
51 Vermont AE 4.19 298150681774774245223772478 76133417242569
52 Richmond A10 3.99 382115432750767225823732259 64019813322443
53 New Mexico St. WAC 3.55 169857714291259127115821242598 12391834536948
54 Norfolk St. MEAC 2.01 438120936458074733024482325 71521213802514
55 Colgate Pat 2.00 132133365557559427822702324 60422815492433
56 Longwood BSth 2.00 389105023741660122622882157 56227712302346
57 Montana St. Bsky 2.00 160211641686132311611591551957 118318481317807
58 Delaware CAA 2.00 278127749056767625023892345 6612314702499
59 Jacksonville St. Asun 2.00 77859527442665159820601755 5847707432009
60 Saint Peter's MAAC 1.96 281136959464172331724272419 7168015672559
61 Akron MAC 1.95 19610214182673607020732040 34233312372181
62 Cal St. Fullerton BW 1.26 22031219203918001744212284793 173223851193354
63 Georgia St. SB 1.02 71172915243267052621681887 6056648732134
64 Texas Southern SWAC 1.02 1282225837847987111818231299 92713241891632
65 Yale Ivy 1.00 321144367071077738624722486 77515616432617
66 Bryant NEC 1.00 382152575078884446525282561 84623617252685
67 Wright St. Horz 1.00 35285936311028421419661889 23947510782046
68 Texas A&M Corpus Chris Slnd 1.00 1482355102610461179131818421220 112115201341591