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In twenty four years, four #8 seed teams have advanced to the national semifinals (UNC and Wisconsin, both in 2000, Butler in 2011, and Kentucky in 2014).
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Since 1996, Duke is 4-1 in the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops was founded, nineteen #10 seeds have made the round of 16.
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During PickHoops history, only five #9 seeds have made it to the round of 16.
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During PickHoops history, the lowest average seeding in the national semifinals was in 2011, when the #3, #4, #8, and #11 advanced, making an average seeding of 6.5.
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Since 1996, all four #1 seeds advanced to the round of 16 in twelve different years.
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In twenty four years, Florida is 3-1 in the national semifinals.
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Since PickHoops was founded, Kansas has made the round of 16 fourteen times.
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Since PickHoops started, 23 schools have made the round of 16 more than 5 times.
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Since 1996, Arizona has made the round of 16 thirteen times.
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In twenty four years, Connecticut has 5 appearances in the national semifinals.
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During PickHoops history, Duke has made the round of 16 seventeen times.
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In twenty four years, fifteen out of twenty four national semifinals have had at least one Big 10 team.
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In twenty four years, fifteen #11 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.
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Since PickHoops was founded, 23 schools have made the round of 16 more than 5 times.
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Since PickHoops started, Kentucky has 7 appearances in the national semifinals.
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During PickHoops history, fifteen out of twenty four national semifinals have had at least one ACC team.

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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