Firstround upsets
I did some research on 1stround upsets in the NCAA Tournament since 2001, here's what I found:
Every year had at least one:
9 over 8 upset
10 over 7 upset
12 over 5 upset
Out of 24 firstround games per matchup (i.e., 8 vs. 9, 7 vs. 10, etc) in the 6 years since 2001:
There were 11 (out of 24) 9 over 8 upsets (46%)
8 (out of 24) 10 over 7 upsets (33%)
8 (out of 24) 11 over 6 upsets (33%)
11 (out of 24) 12 over 5 upsets (46%)
6 (out of 24) 13 over 4 upsets (25%)
2 (out of 24) 14 over 3 upsets (8%)
1 (out of 24) 15 over 2 upset (4%)
With this in mind, I think it's best to pick:
2 9 over 8 upsets
1 10 over 7 upset
1 11 over 6 upset
2 12 over 5 upsets
1 13 over 4 upset
Anyone have anything to add?
Last edited by apriorist : 03122007 at 10:55 AM.
