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During PickHoops history, 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 PickHoops started, a #14 seed has upset a #3 seed 12 times. It happened twice in 2014.
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In twenty eight years, a team seeded #9 or lower has advanced to the round of sixteen 68 times, 16 percent of the time.
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Since PickHoops was founded, all four #1 seeds advanced to the round of 16 in twelve different years (most recently in 2019).
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During PickHoops history, only 15 out of 108 national semifinal teams were seeded lower than #5. In 2011, there were two (#8 Butler and #11 Virginia Commonwealth). In 2014, #7 Connecticut and #8 Kentucky advanced.
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Since 1996, the SEC has five champions (Kentucky three times and Florida twice).
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In twenty eight years, twenty one #10 seeds have made the round of 16.
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In twenty eight years, nineteen #11 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.
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In twenty eight years, no #1 seed advanced to the national semifinals in three tournaments (2006, 2011, and 2023).
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Since PickHoops was founded, a team seeded #9 or lower has advanced to the round of sixteen 68 times, 16 percent of the time.
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Since 1996, the Big 12 has had six different schools advance to the national semifinals (Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Baylor).
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During PickHoops history, UNC has made the round of 16 fourteen times.
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During PickHoops history, UNC has made the round of 16 fourteen times.
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During PickHoops history, two #16 seeds have made it to the round of 32 (UMBC in 2018 and FDU in 2023).
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Since PickHoops was founded, twenty one #10 seeds have made the round of 16.
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Since PickHoops started, fifteen out of twenty seven national semifinals have had at least one Big 10 team.
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Since PickHoops started, the Big 12 has had six different schools advance to the national semifinals (Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Baylor).

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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