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The Need For Seed

SD SPORTSDATA THE NEED FOR SEED DRIVING NNOVATION IN SPORTS The NCAA expanded its men's basketball tournament to 64 teams in 1985, and some interesting trends have developed in the first-round matchups in the past 27 years. Keep the following information in mind as you fill out your brackets this year. ONE TWO Only four No. 2 seeds have lost in the first round: "91. 93, 97, "01. 100% 96% No. 1 seeds have never lost a first-round game. 4% No team from the Big Ten or ACC ever has lost a first-round game to a No. 15 seed. 0% SIXTEEN FIFTEEN THREE FOUR From 2000-2004, No. 3 seeds won 20 straight games, In the last seven years, seven No. 4 seeds have been upset in the first 85% 79% round. Only three No. 14 seeds have pulled off first-round upsets in the last 12 years. 21% In the last 11 years, 11 No. 13 seeds have advanced to the second round. 15% FOURTEEN THIRTEEN FIVE SIX No. 5 seeds have swept all four first-round games only three times in 27 years. Last year, three No. 6 seeds were upset in the first round, 67% 67% At least one No. 11 seed Three of four No. 12 seeds won their first-round games in 2002 and 2009. 33% 33% has advanced to the second round in 11 of the last 12 years, including 12 in the last seven years. TWELVE ELEVEN SEVEN EIGHT No. 7 seeds won two games combined in 2009 and 2010. 47% Since 1997, No. 8 seeds and No. 9 seeds have split 53% their games down the 60% In 1999, all four No. 10 seeds pulled off first-round upsets. 40% TEN NINE FIRST ROUND TOP SEED SWEEPS TOP 4 FINAL FOUR ALL NUMBER 1 SEEDS IN THE FINAL FOUR (2008) 94 00 04 07 KANSAS 08 UCLA MEMPHIS 08 NORTH 08 CHFOLINA 08 TOP 5 00 07 At least one NO. 1 SEED has reached the Final Four every year but twice - 2006 and 2011. FIRST ROUND UPSETS LOWEST SEED TO ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR MOST FEWEST AVERAGE 13 3 8 11 VCU LSU GEDRSE 06 86 2001 NOSYA 2000

The Need For Seed

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A look at some of the trends of the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.




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