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In twenty two years, twelve #12 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.
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Since PickHoops was founded, 39 different schools have advanced to the national semifinals.
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During PickHoops history, only Duke and Kansas have made it into the tournament every single year.
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Since 1996, UCLA has 3 appearances in the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops was founded, thirteen #11 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.
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During PickHoops history, UNC has made the round of 16 twelve times.
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Since 1996, the national championship game has included at least one team seeded #4 or higher, until 2014 (#7 Connecticut vs. #8 Kentucky).
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Since PickHoops started, 36 out of 88 national semifinal teams were #1 seeds.
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In twenty two years, 5 teams have won the championship at least twice. They are Connecticut (4), Kentucky (3), Duke (3), UNC (3), and Florida.
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Since 1996, Arizona has made the round of 16 thirteen times.
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Since 1996, a #14 seed has upset a #3 seed 12 times.
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Since PickHoops was founded, only one #15 seed (Florida Gulf Coast in 2013) has made it to the round of 16.
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During PickHoops history, more #13 seeds (5) have advanced to the round of 16 than #9 seeds (3).
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Since PickHoops started, the Big East has had six different schools advance to the national semifinals (Connecticut, West Virginia, Villanova, Georgetown, Louisville, and Syracuse).
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In twenty two years, Kentucky is 5-2 in the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops started, only ten times has a region's first round games gone according to seed (i.e. chalk).
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In twenty two years, Kansas has 4 appearances in the national semifinals.
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In twenty two years, Florida is 3-1 in the national semifinals.
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In twenty two years, the Colonial Athletic Association has had two different schools advance to the national semifinals (George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth).
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During PickHoops history, 39 different schools have advanced to the national semifinals.
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In twenty two years, no #16 seeds have made it to the round of 32.
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Since 1996, fourteen out of twenty two national semifinals have had at least one ACC team.
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Since PickHoops started, eight schools have advanced to the round of 16 at least 10 times (Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, UNC, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, and Connecticut).
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During PickHoops history, UNC has 8 appearances in the national semifinals.
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In twenty two years, 27 teams have advanced to the round of 16 at least 5 times.

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 levels of physical activity. Neither Randy's employer nor wife know of his involvement with PickHoops, so please do not divulge this information.

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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