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SPORTS EXTRA / NCAA TOURNAMENT | INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT

Seeds In The Final Four

March 12, 2001

Regional Seeding of Teams to Reach Final Four Since 1979 (Tournament Winner in Bold)

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Year Seedings Teams 1979 1, 2, 2, 9 Indiana State, Michigan State, DePaul, Pennsylvania 1980 2, 5, 6, 8 Louisville, Iowa, Purdue, UCLA 1981 1, 1, 2, 3 Virginia, Louisiana State, North Carolina, Indiana 1982 1, 1, 3, 6 North Carolina, Georgetown, Louisville, Houston 1983 1, 1, 4, 6 Houston, Louisville, Georgia, North Carolina State 1984 1, 1, 2, 7 Kentucky, Georgetown, Houston, Virginia 1985 1, 1, 2, 8 St. John's, Georgetown, Memphis, Villanova 1986 1, 1, 2, 11 Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Louisiana State 1987 1, 1, 2, 6 Nevada Las Vegas, Indiana, Syracuse, Providence 1988 1, 1, 2, 6 Arizona, Oklahoma, Duke, Kansas 1989 1, 2, 3, 3 Illinois, Duke, Seton Hall, Michigan 1990 1, 3, 4, 4 Nevada Las Vegas, Duke, Georgia Tech, Arkansas 1991 1, 1, 2, 3 Nevada Las Vegas, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas 1992 1, 2, 4, 6 Duke, Indiana, Cincinnati, Michigan) 1993 1, 1, 1, 2 North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Kansas 1994 1, 2, 2, 3 Arkansas, Arizona, Duke, Florida 1995 1, 2, 2, 4 UCLA, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma State 1996 1, 1, 4, 5 Kentucky, Massachusetts, Syracuse, Mississipi State 1997 1, 1, 1, 4 Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arizona 1998 1, 2, 3, 3 North Carolina, Kentucky, Stanford, Utah 1999 1, 1, 1, 4 Connecticut, Duke, Michigan St., Ohio State 2000 1, 5, 8, 8 Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin

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RECORDS BY CONFERENCE

Tournament Records of Conferences, Using Current Team Membership

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Conference NC* W-L Pct. Atlantic Coast 7 272-142 .657 Big Ten 10 255-153 .625 Pacific 10 15 176-120 .595 Southeastern 8 207-148 .583 Big East 3 263-231 .532 Conference USA 5 178-157 .531 Big 12 4 195-179 .521 Mountain West 3 90-101 .471 West Coast 2 48-54 .471 Midwestern 1 17-20 .459 Atlantic 10 1 97-115 .458 Missouri Valley 0 41-54 .432 Western Athletic 1 42-60 .412 Mid-Continent 0 4-7 .364 Ivy 0 38-67 .362 Colonial 0 15-28 .349 Patriot 1 15-30 .333 Sun Belt 0 28-63 .308 Big Sky 0 15-36 .294 Southern 0 15-42 .263 Mid-American 0 22-63 .259 Metro Atlantic 0 10-29 .256 Big West 0 12-37 .245 Trans America 0 4-13 .235 Southland 0 5-19 .208 America East 0 6-25 .194 Ohio Valley 0 6-30 .167 Southwestern 0 4-20 .167 Northeast 0 1-16 .059 Mid-Eastern 0 1-19 .050 Big South 0 0-7 .000

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*NC--national champions

THE INS AND OUTS

Worst Records for At-Large Selections

Since 1985

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Team Year W-L Pct. Villanova 1991 16-14 .533 Georgia 2001 16-14 .533 Kansas State 1990 17-14 .548 Louisiana StateU 1988 16-13 .552 Villanova 1990 18-14 .563 Michigan 1995 17-13 .567 Florida State 1998 17-13 .567 Notre Dame 1990 16-12 .571 Ohio State 1990 16-12 .571 Georgia Tech 1991 16-12 .571 Georgia Tech 1987 16-12 .571 DePaul 1986 16-12 .571 Kentucky 1985 16-12 .571 North Carolina 2000 18-13 .581 Wisconsin 2000 18-13 .581 Clemson 1998 18-13 .581

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Teams With Winningest Records Not to Make Tournament Since 1985

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Team Year W-L Pct. Col. of Charleston 1996 24-3 .889 Davidson 1996 25-4 .862 UC Irvine 2001 25-4 .862 Wis. Green Bay 1992 25-4 .862 Wis. Milwaukee 1992 25-4 .862 Howard 1987 26-5 .839 Southern 1990 25-5 .833 Holy Cross 1985 24-5 .828 Georgia Southern 1985 24-5 .828 Holy Cross 1990 24-5 .828 Col. of Charleston 1995 23-5 .821 Southern Illinois 1990 26-7 .788 Murray State 1994 23-5 .821 Siena 1988 23-5 .821 Georgia Southern 1989 23-5 .821 Southern Illinois 1990 26-7 .788 New Mexico 1987 25-9 .735

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Note: Schools not eligible for postseason excluded

THE RPI

Lowest-Rated RPI Teams That Made This Year's Tournament

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RPI Team W-L* 188 Winthrop 16-11 177 N.C. Greensboro 18-11 169 Northwestern St. 18-12 150 Alabama St. 20-7 133 Monmouth 21-9 132 Hampton 24-6 127 Princeton 15-10 115 Eastern Illinois 19-9 110 Iona 21-10 93 Kent State 22-9

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Highest-Rated RPI Teams That Didn't Make This Year's Tournament

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RPI Team W-L* 40 Mississippi St. 16-12 43 Richmond 23-6 45 Villanova 18-12 50 Utah 16-11 51 Alabama 21-10 52 New Mexico 18-12 53 Southern Mississippi 21-8 54 Connecticut 18-11 56 Pittsburgh 17-13 57 Auburn 17-13

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* Only games against Division I teams are included win-loss records in RPI rankings of 319 schools.

QUALIFIERS

Number of Teams That Made This Year's

Tournament From Each Conference

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