Seeding ArrangementsUsing The Post's NCAA Tournament Database, we broke down how individual seeds have performed in each round of the tournament since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Create your own searches -- by conference, by seed, by coach and more.
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Won three of its tournament games by 30 points — including its Elite Eight game and the final against Duke. The title game margin is still a record.
Also considered: Michigan State, 2000;
Beat previously undefeated defending national champion UNLV, 79-77, in the Final Four before beating Kansas, 72-65, in the championship game.
Also considered: Connecticut, 2004;
Carmelo Anthony-led Orangemen defeated two No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 seed on their way to the title, the first in school history.
Also considered:Florida, 2006; Michigan, 1989; Utah, 1998
Coach Lute Olson’s Wildcats became the only No. 4 seed to win a national title, beating defending champion Kentucky, 84-79, in overtime.
Also considered:Syracuse, 1996;
Squeezed by Butler in the first round, but handily defeated No. 4 Illinois, No. 1 Duke and No. 3 Oklahoma State on its way to the title game.
Also considered: Indiana, 2002;
Danny Manning led Kansas over No.1 seed Oklahoma, 83-79, in the final, and the Jayhawks became the only No. 6 seed to win a national title.
Also considered:Providence, 1987;
Defeated No. 2 seed Mississippi State by 15 points and beat No. 3 seed Texas before losing to No. 1 seed Duke by three points in the round of eight.
Also considered: Michigan State, 2003;
Unranked Wildcats upset Patrick Ewing and top-seeded, top-ranked Georgetown. Villanova is the lowest-seeded team to win a national title.
Also considered:North Carolina, 2000;
The only ninth-seeded team to get to the round of eight, beating defending champion North Carolina, 75-72, in the second round.
Also considered: Texas-El Paso, 1992;
One year after a Final Four run as a No. 11 seed, the Tigers make it back to the Elite Eight, losing to eventual champion Indiana by one point.
Also considered: Davidson, 2008;
Only the second mid-major to reach a Final Four, the Patriots beat defending champion North Carolina and No. 1 seed U-Conn. before falling to eventual champion Florida.
Also considered: LSU,1986;
The only team that even came close to derailing the UNLV juggernaut, falling to the Runnin’ Rebels, 69-67, in the round of 16.
Also considered:Missouri, 2002;
Beat No. 5 seed Charlotte by 13 points before falling in the round of 16 to top-seeded Michigan State, which made the Final Four.
Also considered: Bradley, 2006; Richmond, 1988; Valparaiso, 1998
Reached the round of 16 after beating No. 3 seed Indiana — which won the national title the next season — in the first round.
Also considered:Chattanooga, 1997;
A 30-point underdog, the Eagles defeated Southeastern Conference champion South Carolina, 78-65, in the first round.
Also considered:Richmond, 1991;
On two straight days, two No. 16 seeds each came within one point of toppling a No. 1 seed. On Thursday, March 16, East Tennessee State fell to Oklahoma, 72-71. On Friday, March 17, freshman center Alonzo Mourning blocked two shots in the final seconds to preserve Georgetown’s 50-49 win over Princeton.
Also considered: Murray State, 1990;