Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Facts to consider before you submit your bracket

Published on March 20, 2013 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Are you done filling out your bracket yet? If not, or you are not sure about something here are some facts to consider. All these stats are from 1985 until now. The tournament went to 64 teams in 1985.

- 1 seeds are 112-0 vs. 16th seeds (100 %)

- 2 seeds are 106-6 vs. 15th seeds (95 %) However Last year Duke lost to Lehigh and Missouri lost to Norfolk State

- 3 seeds are 96-16 vs. 14th seeds (85 %)

- 4 seeds are 88-24 vs. 13th seeds (79 %)

- 5 seeds are 74-38 vs. 12th seeds (66 %)

- 6 seeds are 74-38 vs. 11th seeds (66 %)

- 7 seeds are 67-45 vs. 10th seeds (60 %)

- 8 seeds are 60-52 vs. 9th seeds (54%)

- Just 14th of the number 1 seeds have lost in the round of 32

- 2 seeds are 72-34 in the round of the 32.

- In fact, over the last 16 years only once have all 2 seeds advanced to the Sweet 16

- Out of 112 regions since 1985, only 14 of the times (12 percent) have all the first four seeds advanced to the final four.

- Since 1985 only 10 times has the 8 seed reached the sweet 16.

- In 26 out of the last 28 years at least one double digit seed has reach the sweet 16. In 13 out of the last 16 years at least two double digit seeds reached the sweet 16.

- 12 seeds have more success at making the sweet 16 than 11 seeds, and 8 and 9 seeds combined since 1985.

- 12 seeds have won at least 2 games; 11 out of the last 12 years.

- The number overall one since has only reached the final four 4 out of the last 9 years.

- 10 out of the last 14 champions have been number 1 seeds. Since 1985, 1 seeds have won 16 titles.

- Only once have all Number 1 seed reached the final four (2008).

- Since 1985 1, 2, and 3 seeds have won 30 out of the 34 titles. Two 6 seeds have won a title and a 4 seed and 8 seed have also won.

- Two number 1 seeds have only met in the title game 6 times.

- 19 out of the last 28 years two teams from the same conference have made the final four.

- No team has won a title after losing their first conference tournament game. Sorry Duke

- 10 out of the last 15 winners have won their confernce tournament. Good for Louisville, Ohio State, Miami, Gonzaga, Kansas

- Since 1990, of the 76 teams making their first NCAA appearance only three of them have won. Sorry Florida Gulf Coast.

- Duke has only advanced past the sweet 16 twice since 2001. They have never reached the final four when they were a 2 seed.

- While Gonzaga has made the big dance 15 straight seasons, they have only reached the sweet 16 twice in the last 11 years.

- Gonzaga is the 10 team to go undefeated in conference play and win their conference title, and get a 1 seed. The Previous 9 didn’t win the national title.

- Missouri has the second most NCAA tournament wins (24) without reaching a final four.

- Notre Dame has only won 6 games in their last 8 appearances.

- North Carolina has won 10 straight opening round games.

- Since 2007 Georgetown has struggled in the the big dance. They have lost to a 10 seed, 2 11 seeds and a 14 seed.

- Bo Ryan is only 1-7 vs. Higher Seeds at Wisconsin. Jamie Dixion has struggled also at Pitt.

- Temple head coach Fran Dunphy is just 2-14 in his career in the NCAA tournament.

- At Michigan State Tom Izzo is 17-3 on the first weekend.

- Florida is 0-6 in games dedcided by single digits this year.

- Just twice out of 35 years has the last unbeaten team in the country won the title. This year it was Michigan.

- The ACC has won five titles in the last 12 years.

- The Horizon league has won at least one game 7 out of the last 8 years.

- The Atlantic Ten has won a game in the tournament the last 33 out of the 35 years.

- The Northeast Conference is the only conference not to win a game.

- The Mountain West got 5 teams in this year but over 13 years they are just 15-33 as a conference.

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