By Lindsey Poulter, Jack Beckwith
Published: March 24, 2017
We’re 54 games into the men’s NCAA tournament and fresh off a Thursday night of nailbiting Sweet Sixteen action. The 2017 edition of March Madness has been filled with a lot of things — plenty of Trevon Bluiett baskets, bench celebrations for the ages, and too much Charles Barkley singing. After two weekends of fun, we’ll narrow the field down to four by Sunday evening.
In the spirit of the season, Lindsey Poulter has blessed us with a visualization and history lesson all wrapped into one. Using data on Final Four teams since 1985, she looked at the schools and tournament seeds that have made it to the coveted final weekend most often. (For those not keeping track at home, the ’85 season was when the tournament expanded to its current 64-team format.) Check it below.
And just for the stats nerds out there:
Good luck this weekend to those who’s brackets are not already busted.