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NCAA Tournament all-time seed records

Arizona's Bennett Davison celebrates the Wildcats' 96-92 win

Arizona's Bennett Davison celebrates the Wildcats' 96-92 win over Providence in overtime in the NCAA Southeast regional final game Sunday, March 23, 1997, in Birmingham, Ala. Credit: AP / Dave Martin

Does not include opening round/first four games.

Seed Win Loss Pct. Champion Runner-up Final Four
No. 1 438 121 .784 20 12 56
No. 2 316 134 .702 6 10 30
No. 3 240 135 .640 5 5 16
No. 4 198 139 .588 1 2 14
No. 5 159 141 .530 - 3 7
No. 6 171 138 .553 2 1 6
No. 7 116 140 .453 - - 1
No. 8 104 139 .428 1 2 5
No. 9 81 141 .365 - - 2
No. 10 90 140 .391 - - -
No. 11 68 136 .333 - - 3
No. 12 65 136 .323 - - -
No. 13 31 116 .211 - - -
No. 14 19 116 .141 - - -
No. 15 8 116 .065 - - -
No. 16 - 116 .000 - - -

The NCAA Tournament began seeding all teams in 1979. The field expanded to 64 teams in 1985; 65 teams in 2001; 68 teams in 2011.

Farthest advancement by seed

No. 1 — Champion: Arkansas, 1994; Connecticut, 1999; Duke, 1992, 2001, 2010; Florida, 2007; Georgetown, 1984; Indiana, 1987; Kansas, 2008; Kentucky, 1996, 2012; Louisville, 2013; Maryland, 2002; Michigan State, 2000; UNLV, 1990; North Carolina, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009; UCLA 1995

No. 2 — Champion: Connecticut, 2004; Duke 1991; Kentucky, 1998; Louisville, 1980, 1986; Michigan State, 1979

No. 3 — Champion: Connecticut, 2011; Florida, 2006; Indiana, 1981; Michigan, 1989; Syracuse, 2003

No. 4 — Champion: Arizona, 1997

No. 5 — Runnerup: Butler, 2010; Florida, 2000; Indiana, 2002

No. 6 — Champion: Kansas, 1988; N.C. State, 1983

No. 7 — Semifinals: Virginia, 1984

No. 8 — Champion: Villanova, 1985

No. 9 — Semifinals: Pennsylvania, 1979; Wichita State, 2013

No. 10 — Regional Finals: Davidson, 2008; Dayton, 1984; Gonzaga, 1999; Kent State, 2002; LSU, 1987; Providence, 1997; St. John's, 1979; Temple, 1991; Texas, 1990

No. 11 — Semifinals: George Mason, 2006; LSU, 1986; VCU, 2011

No. 12 — Regional Finals: Missouri, 2002

No. 13 — Regional Semifinals: Bradley, 2006; La Salle, 2013; Ohio, 2012; Oklahoma, 1999; Richmond, 1988; Valparaiso, 1998

No. 14 — Regional Semifinals: Chattanooga, 1997; Cleveland State, 1986

No. 15 — Regional Semifinals: Florida Gulf Coast, 2013

No. 16 — None

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