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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 AlbanyCleG'boroOmaSacSpokSt.L.Tampa HouIndL.A.NYC
1 Kansas B12 15.99 1144722859163141412632601054 62447913301133
2 Baylor B12 15.98 14941086103667314551536626915 15983012371440
3 Duke ACC 15.69 5444176699523392128666589 10414872232429
4 Maryland B10 15.16 288314279102223892105735845 12355132323183
5 San Diego St. MWC 15.01 2440202121221310480102915532082 129917791082433
6 Dayton A10 14.94 57416135261919851730338831 9301101919546
7 Florida St. ACC 14.92 103477546999121782117671200 6566541996926
8 Auburn SEC 14.61 94363839383220591966506365 6134931897850
9 Gonzaga WCC 14.24 2127179120671147649014892313 169516409462182
10 Oregon P12 13.89 244320822324139338436417292498 180719067492486
11 Villanova BE 13.86 212362366108524512148811922 1324585239494
12 Creighton BE 13.86 11357269310136611473411191 78451613271144
13 Seton Hall BE 13.74 1424044461130249321728701000 1399641244814
14 Louisville ACC 13.66 70130334958119281721254729 7891111838655
15 Colorado P12 13.17 1605119613674709078347671505 8639748601613
16 Penn St. B10 13.04 24621234893823031996679929 12354502255206
17 Kentucky SEC 12.93 65427529064019901778315706 8291471899601
18 West Virginia B12 12.24 38315924684622121938562821 10983382148326
19 Marquette BE 12.00 713326636425177314663181078 9872381751735
20 Butler BE 11.82 68025942751618791640229840 84701810656
21 Arizona P12 11.72 2145172217861044751112412411717 93414704492126
22 LSU SEC 10.98 127491275078918101826569548 25369116041195
23 Houston AAC 10.98 1481109198578416061695669786 084713751414
24 Ohio St. B10 10.92 50711231368720541789409831 9861811990475
25 Iowa B10 9.73 914508746220158213212271091 8473191547925
26 BYU WCC 9.50 19541555174083053658711401860 116213425681972
27 Saint Mary's WCC 9.32 25422144231814187572317212380 162519293382561
28 Michigan B10 9.24 4869346165020091699440987 10782311975498
29 Michigan St. B10 9.05 547168524588194116254101029 10652271915568
30 Wisconsin B10 9.04 784399696358170113953071114 9682831683808
31 Virginia ACC 9.03 40129016495023132058645741 11174342232303
32 Cincinnati AAC 8.91 62222132961219721739307775 872981894582
33 Xavier BE 8.88 62222132961219721739307775 872981894582
34 Texas Tech B12 8.48 163612131248620115312647281207 4569569501605
35 Oklahoma B12 8.40 1368946989419133813264611021 39668811831336
36 Rutgers B10 8.32 1424044461130249321728701000 1399641244814
37 Florida SEC 8.27 1017810461110723122240777120 7837292129898
38 Arizona St. P12 8.16 2155173318211036646102112601785 100714873672143
39 Rhode Island A10 8.06 14053960012622617226710171138 15587882585144
40 Utah St. MWC 7.81 19301541174882455549011481902 122813406481955
41 Wichita St. AAC 7.64 1291867970265131012263901091 54361711991274
42 Georgetown BE 7.51 318311249100923752100717816 12074982305212
43 Northern Iowa MVC 7.17 943546800199154512682831149 8843731522960
44 East Tennessee St. SC 6.65 62934213979721341939463588 8723082027545
45 USC P12 6.52 246120462166132737394615872153 1375181002461
46 Mississippi St. SEC 6.34 102666152267518681791379521 4644521708952
47 Illinois B10 6.31 77234852840917711539142895 8011071706757
48 Richmond A10 5.99 406363175102323842134713725 11565072298290
49 Stephen F. Austin Slnd 3.90 138098390167515891632552771 11773513811318
50 Yale Ivy 3.79 1134655221191255022139391068 1476710251262
51 Liberty Asun 3.70 4713169493222882054614675 10564162197371
52 Akron MAC 3.65 4124134375221171826496897 10862672067394
53 Vermont AE 3.24 1234886811168249721109701253 15707472494258
54 Colgate Pat 3.20 1203165271017236420098011107 13955752344198
55 North Texas CUSA 3.08 1431101899558414291475549926 22576012321384
56 New Mexico St. WAC 3.05 193815151558871935119710301483 70212596731912
57 Hofstra CAA 2.41 1454244591151251421918901008 1416662246810
58 UC Irvine BW 2.15 244320272142130940496315662122 13431789342442
59 Wright St. Horz 2.14 57416135261919851730338831 9301101919546
60 Eastern Washington Bsky 2.06 2127179120671147649014892313 169516409462182
61 Little Rock SB 2.04 113472869749616411577296738 37547614881082
62 Winthrop BSth 2.02 6454318091222392056574510 9134272120541
63 South Dakota St. Sum 1.98 11547811053211133310175071377 99362513531188
64 Murray St. OVC 1.96 88347649348117831627145725 6192281673838
65 Rider MAAC 1.06 178376402110224672155834958 1356607241559
66 Prairie View A&M SWAC 1.00 1481109198578416061695669786 084713751414
67 Robert Morris NEC 1.00 36610730581921851896553876 11183242131331
68 North Carolina Central MEAC 1.00 5444176699523392128666589 10414872232429