Sunday, March 12, 2006

2nd Round Upsets in the NCAA Tournament

2nd Round upsets (not counting 4/5 upsets)

(24) #6 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #3's.

(15) #10 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #2's.

(12) #7 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #2's.

(9) #8 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #1's.

(8) #12 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #4's.

(7) #11 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #3's.

(3) #9 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #1's.

1985:
#12 Kentucky over #4 UNLV
#7 Alabama over # 2 Virginia Commenwealth
#8 Villanova over #1 Michigan
#11 Auburn over #3 Kansas
#11 Boston College over #3 Duke

1986:
#12 DePaul over #4 Oklahoma
#14 Cleveland State over #6 St. Joe's
#7 Iowa State over #2 Michigan
#11 LSU over #3 Memphis
#8 Auburn over #1 St. John's

1987:
#6 Florida over #3 Purdue
#10 LSU over #2 Temple
#12 Wyoming over #4 UCLA
#6 Oklahoma over #3 Pitt

1988:
#13 Richmond over #5 Georgia Tech
#11 Rhode Island over #3 Syracuse
#7 Vanderbilt over #2 Pitt
#6 Villanova over #3 Illinois

1989:
none (#11 seed Minnesota went to the Sweet 16, but beat #14 Siena)

1990:
#7 UCLA over #2 Kansas
#8 North Carolina over #1 Oklahoma
#6 Xavier over #3 Georgetown
#10 Texas over #2 Purdue
#12 Ball State over #4 Louisville
#11 Loyola-Marymount over #3 Michigan
#7 Alabama over #2 Arizona

1991:none (#11 seed UConn beat #14 seed Xavier, #10 seed Temple beat #15 seed Richmond, #12 seed Eastern Michigan beat #13 Penn State)

1992:
#9 UTEP over #1 Kansas
#6 Memphis over #3 Arkansas
#7 Georgia Tech over #2 USC

1993:
#6 Virginia over #3 UMass
#6 Cal over #3 Duke
#7 Western Kentucky over #2 Seton Hall
(#12 George Washington beat #13 Southern)

1994:
#9 Boston College over #1 North Carolina
#6 Marquette over #3 Kentucky
#12 Tulsa over #4 Oklahoma State
#10 Maryland over #2 UMass

1995:
#6 Memphis over #3 Purdue

1996:
#12 Arkansas over #4 Marquette
#6 Louisville over #3 Villanova
#8 Georgia over #1 Purdue

1997:
#6 Louisville over #3 New Mexico
#14 Tennessee-Chatanooga over #6 Illinois
#10 Providence over #2 Duke
#6 Iowa State over #3 Cincinnati
#6 Stanford over #3 Wake Forest

1998:
#10 West Virginia over #2 Cincinnati
#6 UCLA over #3 Michigan
#8 Rhode Island over # 1 Kansas
(#13 Valpo over #12 Florida State, #11 Washington over #14 Richmond)

1999:
#12 SW Missouri State over #4 Tennessee
#6 Temple over #3 Cincinnati
#10 Purdue over #2 Miami (FL)
#13 Oklahoma over #5 Charlotte
#10 Miami (OH) over #2 Utah
#10 Gonzaga over #2 Stanford

2000:
#10 Seton Hall over #2 Temple
#8 North Carolina over #1 Stanford
#6 Miami (FL) over #3 Ohio State
#7 Tulsa over #2 Cincinnati
#6 UCLA over #3 Maryland
#8 Wisconsin over #1 Arizona
#6 Purdue over #3 Oklahoma
#10 Gonzaga over #2 St. John's

2001:
#6 USC over #3 Boston College
#11 Temple over #3 Florida
#7 Penn State over #2 North Carolina
(#10 Georgetown beat #15 Hampton, #12 Gonzaga beat #13 Indiana State)

2002:
#11 Southern Illinois over #3 Georgia
#6 Texas over #3 Mississippi State
#10 Kent State over #2 Alabama
#8 UCLA over #1 Cincinnati
#12 Missouri over #4 Ohio State

2003:
#12 Butler over #4 Louisville
#10 Auburn over #2 Wake Forest
#6 Maryland over #3 Xavier
#7 Michigan State over #2 Florida

2004:
#9 UAB over #1 Kentucky
#10 Nevada over #2 Gonzaga
#7 Xavier over #2 Mississippi State
#8 Alabama over #1 Stanford
#6 Vanderbilt over #3 NC State

2005:
#10 NC State over # 2 UConn
#6 Utah over #3 Oklahoma
#12 UW-Milwaukee over #4 Boston College
#6 Texas Tech over #3 Gonzaga
#7 West Virginia over #2 Wake Forest

1st Round NCAA Upsets

Here are the first round upsets (11 seed or lower) since 1985, when the NCAA went to 64 teams.21 NCAA Tournaments during that time. 84 games per seed.

* #11 seeds have won 25 games (29.7%)
* #12 seeds have won 27 games (32.1%)
* #13 seeds have won 17 games (20.2%)
* #14 seeds have won 14 games (16.7%)
* #15 seeds have won 4 games (4.7%)
* #16 seeds have won 0 games. Close games include
1985 Michigan 59 Fairleigh Dickinson 55, 1986 Duke 85 Mississippi Valley 78, 1989 Georgetown 50 Princeton 49, 1989 Oklahoma 72 East Tennessee St. 71, 1989 Illinois 77 McNeese State 71, 1990 Michigan State 75 Murray State 71 OT, 1996 Purdue 73 Western Carolina 71, 1997 North Carolina 82 Fairfield 74, 2002 Kansas 70 Holy Cross 59,

1985:
#13 Navy over #4 LSU
#12 Kentucky over #5 Washington
#11 Auburn over #6 Purdue
#11 Boston College over # 6 Texas Tech
#11 UTEP over #6 Tulsa

1986:
#14 Cleveland State over #3 Indiana
#14 Arkansas-Little Rock over #3 Notre Dame
#12 DePaul over #5 Virginia
#11 LSU over #6 Purdue

1987:#14 Austin Peay over #3 Illinois
#13 SW Missouri State over #4 Clemson
#13 Xavier over #4 Missouri
#12 Wyoming over #5 Virginia

1988:
#14 Murray State over #3 NC State
#13 Richmond over #4 Indiana
#11 Rhode Island over #6 Missouri

1989:
#14 Siena over #3 Stanford
#13 Middle Tennessee State over #4 Florida State
#12 Memphis over #5 DePaul
#11 South Alabama over #6 Alabama
#11 Texas over #6 Georgia Tech
#11 Minnesota over #6 Kansas State
#11 Evansville over #6 Oregon State

1990:
#14 Northern Iowa over #3 Missouri
#12 Dayton over #5 Illinois
#12 Ball State over #5 Oregon State
#11 Loyola Marymount over #6 New Mexico State

1991:
#15 Richmond over #2 Syracuse
#14 Xavier over #3 Nebraska
#13 Penn State over #4 UCLA
#12 Eastern Michigan over #5 Mississippi State
#11 Creighton over #6 New Mexico State
#11 UConn over #6 LSU

1992:
#14 East Tennessee State over #3 Arizona
#13 SW Louisiana over #4 Oklahoma
#12 New Mexico State over #5 DePaul

1993:
#15 Santa Clara over #2 Arizona
#13 Southern over #4 Georgia Tech
#12 George Washington over #5 New Mexico
#11 Tulane over #6 Kansas State

1994:
#12 Tulsa over #5 UCLA
#12 UW-Green Bay over #5 Cal
#11 Penn over #6 Nebraska

1995:
#14 Old Dominion over #3 Villanova
#14 Weber State over #3 Michigan State
#13 Manhatten over #4 Oklahoma
#12 Miami (OH) over #5 Arizona
#11 Texas over #6 Oregon

1996:
#13 Princeton over #4 UCLA
#12 Arkansas over #5 Penn State
#12 Drexel over #5 Memphis
#11 Boston College over #6 Indiana

1997:
#15 Coppin State over #2 South Carolina
#14 Tennessee-Chattenooga over #3 Georgia
#12 College of Charleston over #5 Maryland

1998:
#14 Richmond over #3 South Carolina
#12 Florida State over #5 TCU
#13 Valparaiso over #4 Ole Miss
#11 Western Michigan over #6 Clemson
#11 Washington over #6 Xavier

1999:
#14 Weber State over #3 North Carolina
#13 Oklahoma over #4 Arizona
#12 SW Missouri State over #5 Wisconsin
#12 Detroit over #5 UCLA

2000:
#11 Pepperdine over #6 Indiana

2001:
#15 Hampton over #2 Iowa State
#13 Kent State over #4 Indiana
#13 Indiana State over #4 Oklahoma
#12 Utah State over #5 Ohio State
#12 Gonzaga over #5 Virginia
#11 Temple over #6 Texas
#11 Georgia State over #6 Wisconsin

2002:
#13 UNC-Wilmington over #4 USC
#12 Tulsa over #5 Marquette
#12 Creighton over #5 Florida
#12 Missouri over #5 Miami (FL)
#11 Wyoming over #6 Gonzaga
#11 Southern Illinois over #6 Texas Tech

2003:
#13 Tulsa over #4 Dayton
#12 Butler over #5 Mississippi State
#11 Central Michigan over #6 Creighton

2004:
#12 Manhatten over #5 Florida
#12 Pacific over #5 Providence

2005:
#14 Bucknell over #3 Kansas
#13 Vermont over #4 Syracuse
#12 UW-Milwaukee over #5 Boston College
#11 UAB over #6 LSU

My NCAA Bracket

Things appear to be set outside of the SEC Championship game. I'll go with the favorites in the Championship games: Texas over Kansas, Ohio State over Iowa, Northwestern State over Sam Houston State, Duke over Boston College & Florida over South Carolina.

Washington D.C.
Philadelphia
1. UConn
16. Monmouth/Hampton

8. Kentucky
9. UNI

Dayton
5. George Washington
12. San Diego State
4. Boston College
13. Iona

Auburn Hills
3. Illinois
14. Murray State

6. Washington
11. Missouri State

Greensboro
7. Syracuse
10. Texas A&M

2. North Carolina
15. Penn

Atlanta
Greensboro
1. Duke
16. Belmont

8. Michigan State
9. Arkansas

Jacksonville
5. West Virginia
12. Hofstra

4. Florida
13. Xavier

Salt Lake City
3. Pittsburgh
14. Winthrop

6. Oklahoma
11. Cincinnati

San Diego
7. Wichita State
10. Wisconsin

2. UCLA
15. Davidson

Oakland
Philadelphia
1. Villanova
16. Albany

8. Cal
9. Indiana

San Diego
5. Tennessee
12. Bradley

4. Kansas
13. UW-Milwaukee

Auburn Hills
3. Iowa
14. Montana

6. Nevada
11. Alabama

Dallas
7. UAB
10. NC State

2. Texas
15. South Alabama

Minneapolis
Dallas
1. Memphis
16. Southern

8. Arizona
9. UNC-Wilmington

Jacksonville
5. Marquette
12. Northwestern State

4. LSU
13. Kent State

Salt Lake City
3. Gonzaga
14. Pacific

6. Georgetown
11. San Diego State

Dayton
7. Southern Illinois
10. Bucknell

2. Ohio State
15. Oral Roberts