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Since PickHoops was founded, only three times did seeds #1, #2, and #3 in a region all fail to advance to the round of 16. This happened in once in 2018 and twice in 2000.
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Since 1996, only one #15 seed (Florida Gulf Coast in 2013) has made it to the round of 16.
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Since PickHoops was founded, the round of sixteen has included at least one team seeded #9 or lower every year except 2007.
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Since 1996, the most common numbers of #1 seeds in the national semifinals are 2 (nine times) and 1 (nine times).
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Since PickHoops started, more #10 seeds (19) have advanced to the round of 16 than #7, #8, or #9 seeds. Only one of these (Syracuse in 2016) has advanced to the National Semifinals.
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Since 1996, Michigan State has 8 appearances in the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops was founded, more #10 seeds (19) have advanced to the round of 16 than #7, #8, or #9 seeds. Only one of these (Syracuse in 2016) has advanced to the National Semifinals.
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During PickHoops history, Duke is 4-1 in the national semifinals.
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In twenty four years, the national semifinals have featured three or more #1 seeds a total of 4 times.
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During PickHoops history, thirteen out of twenty four national semifinals have had at least one SEC team.
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During PickHoops history, Duke is 4-1 in the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops was founded, more #10 seeds (19) have advanced to the round of 16 than #7, #8, or #9 seeds. Only one of these (Syracuse in 2016) has advanced to the National Semifinals.
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Since 1996, the Big 10 has had seven different schools advance to the national semifinals (Michigan State, Ohio State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Indiana).
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During PickHoops history, the Pac 12 has had four different schools advance to the national semifinals (UCLA, Arizona, Stanford, and Oregon).
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In twenty four years, only thirteen times have seeds #1, #2, #3, and #4 in a single region all advanced to the round of 16. It happened twice in 2019.
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Since PickHoops started, Connecticut has won all four times in which it advanced to the national championship game.
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In twenty four years, the Pac 12 has had four different schools advance to the national semifinals (UCLA, Arizona, Stanford, and Oregon).

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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