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During PickHoops history, Texas has made the round of 16 six times.
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Since PickHoops started, seventeen #11 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.
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During PickHoops history, a team named Connecticut, Kentucky, Duke, or UNC has won more than half of the championships.
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Since PickHoops started, UCLA has made the round of 16 twelve times.
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Since PickHoops started, a #13 seed has upset a #4 seed 22 times, almost once per year.
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Since 1996, 41 out of 100 national semifinal teams were #1 seeds.
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In twenty six years, three #3 seeds have won the championship (Syracuse in 2003, Florida in 2006 and UConn in 2011).
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Since 1996, only three teams seeded lower than #5 have reached the national championship game (#8 Butler in 2011, and #7 Connecticut vs. #8 Kentucky in 2014).
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Since PickHoops started, nine schools have advanced to the round of 16 more than 10 times (Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, UNC, Arizona, UCLA, Syracuse, and Gonzaga).
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Since 1996, only one champion has been lower than a #4 seed (#7 Connecticut in 2014).
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In twenty six years, 45 different schools have advanced to the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops started, the smallest number of #1 seeds to advance to the round of 16 is 2 (2000, 2004, and 2018).
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Since PickHoops started, more #10 seeds (20) have advanced to the round of 16 than #8 and #9 seeds combined. Only one of these (Syracuse in 2016) has advanced to the National Semifinals.
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Since 1996, twelve out of twenty five national semifinals have had at least one Big East team.
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During PickHoops history, Arizona has made the round of 16 thirteen times.
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Since 1996, UCLA has made the round of 16 twelve times.
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Since 1996, seventeen #11 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.

About PickHoops

PickHoops (formerly Pick 65) is a very small group of dedicated computer geeks who enjoy web programming, interesting problems to solve, and basketball prognostication. This product began in 1996 for our own amusement, and slowly evolved into the masterpiece you see before you.

If you were looking for substantive information, you'll want to read our press packet or contact us. Otherwise, waste some time reading about our "staff".

PickHoops "Staff"

Doug Appleyard is a graduate of North Carolina State University and a two-time NCAA office pool champion. He fully expects his mouse and keyboard to one day be enshrined in the NCAA Office Pool Hall of Fame. When not contributing to tournament contests, he writes software for a major software company and spends time with his family in North Carolina.

Chris Hehman is the President and Benevolent Dictator of PickHoops. Chris is more than a little psyched that his Virginia Tech Hokies have somehow managed to get into the ACC. When not managing PickHoops, or getting some sleep immediately after, Chris collects video and pinball machines and allows them to decay in his house.

Randy Rowell is the author of PickHoops' excessively cool Risk Analysis and Quick Pick. Randy's rare combination of historical tournament knowledge and advanced statistical insight is superior to that of small children. When not pulling for his NC State Wolfpack, Randy enjoys playing chess and soccer, with similar cardio benefits in each. Neither Randy's employer nor family know of his involvement with PickHoops, so please keep this quiet.

Jim Thomas is a former office pool champion, the Self-Appointed Occasional Marketing Director of PickHoops, and was transitively responsible for its creation. It was Jim's suggestion for Chris to create a web-based system to track our own bracket contest in 1996, when most people had not even heard of the Internet. Whether this was a brilliant epiphany recognizing the limitless possibilities of the emerging global network, or a way to transfer tedious work to other people, is left as an exercise to the reader. Oh, and his Virginia Wahoos suck.


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