Sunday, March 12, 2006

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

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