Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Round of 64 Games Between AP Ranked Teams

Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) had an interesting question on twitter:

"I have no idea where to find this but is the first top 25 matchup in first round history?"

Anytime someone asks a question like this, I immediately want to find out the answer, so here it is:

There have been 10 such games in the past, but this is the first time that both teams are from a BCS conference.  Before, it has been a mid-major (or two) that is ranked, but is lower seeded because of their schedule.  Here are the games (with seeds):



Year Ranking Team Score
Ranking Opponent Score
1986 14 Bradley (7) 83
20 Texas-El Paso (10) 65
1988 15 Loyola Marymount (10) 119
13 Wyoming (7) 115
1990 21 Loyola Marymount (11) 111
24 New Mexico State (6) 92
1997 16 Charleston, SC (12) 75
22 Maryland (5) 66
2002 24 Stanford (8) 84
19 Western Kentucky (9) 68
2002 22 Xavier, Ohio (7) 70
25 Hawaii (10) 58
2007 22 Winthrop (11) 74
17 Notre Dame (6) 64
2008 23 Davidson (10) 82
24 Gonzaga (7) 76
2009 21 Louisiana State (8) 75
22 Butler (9) 71
2011 21 Kansas State (5) 73
19 Utah State (12) 68

2 comments:

Cy Steiner said...

I'm really curious of the teams seedings of those games. Just wondered how many of those teams were seeded 12 or worse.

Jeremy Benson said...

I added the seeds to the games.

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