From 1979 - 2010, 54 no 1 seeds have made the final four. That's 42.2%
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.
1979 - 1,2,2,9 Indiana State, Michigan State, DePaul, Penn 1980 - 2,5,6,8 Louisville, Iowa, Purdue, UCLA
2014 Connecticut (7) and Kentucky (8)
There has been two number eight seeds (the lowest seeds) to make it to the title game: * UCLA in 1980 and *Villanova in 1985 Villanova won the national championship that year
The lowest seed to ever win a NCAA basketball title was Villanova, ranked seed #8. They won the tournament in 1985. Lower seeds have made it to the Final Four (George Mason and Louisiana State, ranked 11th, made it in 2006 and 1986 respectively) but never won. UCLA in 1980 was ranked 48th and made it to the championship game.
Two #8 seeds have made it to the final game: UCLA in 1980 and Villanova in 1985.
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.
2011. This is the first time it has happened