Selection Sunday 2017 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 BufGvlIndMilwOrlSacSLCTul K.C.MemNYCS.J.
1 Villanova BE 16.00 278514585688864245119211148 1037873942496
2 Kansas B12 15.95 89977047946810801414895197 3039611331449
3 Gonzaga WCC 15.91 189320101640146623426495461356 127316582182743
4 North Carolina ACC 15.15 48820448768953523391819954 9036334292373
5 Kentucky SEC 15.10 45725414738169119901466633 5533636012026
6 Duke ACC 15.00 48820448768953523391819954 9036334292373
7 Oregon P12 15.00 220122501906175625383846171534 149718612486472
8 Arizona P12 15.00 19011659147014601779751600904 103112192126719
9 Florida St. ACC 15.00 92133665489022721781699776 8504599262192
10 Louisville ACC 14.63 49229811134972019281405575 4913206551964
11 Florida SEC 14.38 93636072996810423121830907 9695828982326
12 UCLA P12 13.96 221120511810175122113735891279 135716132461308
13 Baylor B12 13.90 127789583093597514551034325 54747914401456
14 Butler BE 13.70 449401023883018791351577 4523826561920
15 West Virginia B12 13.42 23535133847278022121683901 7906373262255
16 Purdue B10 13.24 4584605818288718371308564 4204066841880
17 Notre Dame ACC 13.08 39652013611896018591329639 4735016481906
18 Virginia ACC 13.01 33130643459669123131786967 8806743032352
19 Iowa St. B12 12.30 76777040531011401482952387 16548910261528
20 Cincinnati AAC 11.94 4103169831875819721446644 5404025822011
21 Wisconsin B10 11.81 53468428373110917011170592 3875598081752
22 SMU AAC 11.77 12098597608539811429987236 45842813841435
23 Minnesota B10 11.40 73290150229613111513988615 39470010171571
24 Creighton BE 11.16 88586451642512111366837353 15253811441411
25 Saint Mary's WCC 11.07 22922218192918292432755871452 14831792256130
26 Michigan B10 9.87 23851023123796020091478789 6306124982058
27 Maryland B10 9.04 281425513639789238918591068 9667871832432
28 Arkansas SEC 8.99 91956847661477516411152229 34312810821661
29 South Carolina SEC 8.91 6349149172238122581748848 8405116152285
30 Vanderbilt SEC 8.74 63326525047661719121400513 4912007621941
31 Miami FL ACC 8.74 118863910221261192254620841166 125186010982552
32 Rhode Island A10 8.71 3827507888441074261720871363 123211031442668
33 Dayton A10 8.63 35236311028481019851456684 5624615462027
34 Xavier BE 8.62 4103169831875819721446644 5404025822011
35 Virginia Tech ACC 8.57 39320937957161922481724883 8115804032285
36 Oklahoma St. B12 8.34 113386868873610671338864110 31142913361356
37 Northwestern B10 8.29 47157717767100617771246585 4044927291824
38 VCU A10 8.18 382327507672669238418581029 9507252902423
39 Michigan St. B10 7.97 297558227167100819411410752 5806065681991
40 Marquette BE 7.68 4636342380106917731243631 4375587351824
41 Seton Hall BE 7.62 281594641723940249319631212 1091945142541
42 Wake Forest ACC 7.61 47815142763653522731753888 8375694602306
43 Kansas St. B12 7.14 92379150349010951391873189 5341111571426
44 Providence BE 6.75 3827507888441074261720871363 123211031442668
45 USC P12 6.49 221120511810175122113735891279 135716132461308
46 Wichita St. MVC 6.24 104786761762111271310806131 18345012741338
47 Nevada MWC 5.88 212420761772166323121114211319 133216582397187
48 Middle Tennessee CUSA 5.61 63326525047661719121400513 4912007621941
49 UNC Wilmington CAA 5.22 600248595805451242219071021 9926884992452
50 Vermont AE 4.22 2988177477421197249719711321 116311032582554
51 East Tennessee St. SC 3.69 48610930853456021341615750 7004375452167
52 Princeton Ivy 3.66 273549607699899246719361174 1058903592513
53 New Mexico St. WAC 3.47 16981429125912711545935650685 8359901912919
54 Bucknell Pat 3.22 189567564632946240518741139 10108861032454
55 Winthrop BSth 3.11 5467642765147022391723841 8095125412269
56 Florida Gulf Coast Asun 2.92 11465789481186133244319821065 115676410812449
57 Iona MAAC 2.52 290608656735951250619761226 110596002554
58 Northern Kentucky Horz 2.00 4103169831875819721446644 5404025822011
59 Kent St. MAC 1.98 19641826736086321171587844 7116173942163
60 Troy SB 1.90 84530051374140420141528604 6712809062031
61 North Dakota Bsky 1.89 955118478456615931375880814 61196412461445
62 Jacksonville St. OVC 1.05 77827442665147919641468548 5942118631985
63 South Dakota St. Sum 1.01 907101062545513901333807561 36273411881390
64 New Orleans Slnd 1.01 109757770990554818751426538 69034911811881
65 UC Davis BW 1.00 2235217718791773240305301415 14361755250694
66 North Carolina Central MEAC 1.00 48820448768953523391819954 9036334292373
67 Texas Southern SWAC 1.00 128283784798785116061194431 64446914141604
68 Mount St. Mary's NEC 1.00 215472504606853236818381072 9568051552414