The Seed Performance Table – Dazzle Your Friends
Tags: Bracketology, March Madness, 2011 Bracket
Here is a table of data on how each seed has done in the NCAA Tournament individually and collectively. I have also added the last time that all of the seeds won in the same year.
We have automated all of this in our Seed Evaluator, so all you have to do is point and click. Some of you may want to refer to this or dazzle your office colleagues with this information. It’s pretty interesting stuff.
This, to us, really highlights where and how often mis-seedings and team mis-behavior occurs.
A couple things that catch our eye. First, six seeds out performing five seeds. It makes sense that many teams would be mis-seeded in these games so they can avoid bracketing constraints. Really challenge the seed that each team gets and rationalize if the team was moved due to these constraints. Another thing that catches our eye is that 9 seeds are twice as likely to all win as 8 seeds, and 3 seven seeds is three times as likely to happen as 3 10’s. You can expect 2 10 seeds and 2 9 seeds to win, but if you have to adjust, take a third 9 and only one 10. Again, it really depends on the seeding.
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