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Since PickHoops started, the Big 12 has had five different schools advance to the national semifinals (Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma).
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During PickHoops history, twelve out of twenty four national semifinals have had at least one Big East team.
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Since PickHoops started, the national semifinals have featured just one #1 seed nine times.
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During PickHoops history, 28 teams have advanced to the round of 16 at least 5 times.
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Since 1996, the lowest seeds to advance to the national semifinals were George Mason University (2006), VCU (2011), and Loyola (2018), all #11 seeds.
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During PickHoops history, Connecticut has won all four times in which it advanced to the national championship game.
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During PickHoops history, Arizona has made the round of 16 thirteen times.
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During PickHoops history, thirteen #12 seeds have advanced to the round of 16.
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During PickHoops history, only one #4 seed team has won the championship (Arizona in 1997).
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Since 1996, no #10 seed made the National Semifinals until Syracuse in 2016.
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Since PickHoops started, thirteen out of twenty four national semifinals have had at least one SEC team.
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During PickHoops history, the national championship game has included at least one team seeded #4 or higher, except for 2014 (#7 Connecticut vs. #8 Kentucky).
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Since 1996, the SEC has five champions (Kentucky three times and Florida twice).
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Since PickHoops started, more #12 seeds (13) have advanced to the round of 16 than #8 or #9 seeds.
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Since PickHoops started, 13 different schools have won the national championship.
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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 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.

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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