In 2008 this was the first time in the history og Men's NCAA basketball tournment were all four number seeds have had it to the final four. In 2008 for the first time in history of the Men's NCAA basketball tournament all four number one seeds reached the NCAA final four.
Since seeding began in 1979, 19 of the champions were #1 seeds. 2008 is the only year in which all four #1 seeds made it to the Final Four. (This is as through the 2012 tournament.)
Yes, the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is the first one where all four #1 seeds made the Final Four.
First time in history was this year-2011
No, but 15 seeds have beat 2 seeds before.
Yes. Going in to the 2013 Final Four, the record for #1 seeds vs. #4 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament is 42-21 in favor of the #1 seeds. This includes two such games in the 2013 tournament: #4 Michigan over #1 Kansas and #4Syracuse over #1 Indiana.
From 1979 (when seeds were first used) through 2013, the NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Fours that have had at least one #1 seed is 91.4%. Only three times has the Final Four notincluded at least one #1 seed: 1980, 2006 and 2011. The titles in those years were won by a #2 seed, #3 seed and #3 seed respectively.For the record, there has been only one year when all four #1 seeds made it to the Final Four. This was in 2008.
From 1979 - 2010, 54 no 1 seeds have made the final four. That's 42.2%
Basketball teams are ranked according to their performance records during the season. When the final tournament schedule is initially set up, the teams are 'planted' into the schedule with their rankings in mind, which predict the final outcome of the tournament. The tournament schedule is arranged so that teams with higher rankings won't meet up until later in the schedule. So, if the tournament turns out as predicted, the teams will finish according to their initial rankings. For example, a No1 'seed' has a high probability of winning the tournament, while a #11 'seed' is less likely to finish in the top five.
Villanova,Arizona Arizona is the only team to beat three number one seeds in the tournament. This was in 1997 when they beat Kansas, UNC and Kentucky, and went on to become the only number four seed to ever win the tournament.
2014 Connecticut (7) and Kentucky (8)
Since 1979, 56 double digit seeds have made it to the sweet 16. It is a relatively common occurrence with the amount of upsets associated with the tournament. The most double digit seeds to make it to the sweet 16 was in 1999 as 5 seeds of 10 or more made it.
The ncaa basketball tournament is divided into 4 divisions, and the top teams in each one are the no.1 seeds. there are 16 teams in each division, so 64 teams in the tournament. the no.1 seeds play the no.16 seeds in the first round, while no.2 plays no.15, no.3 vs no.14, and etc.
The #1 seeds are 108-0 against #16 seeds in the NCAA tournament.