March Madness Final Four Teams, Seeds, and Appeances

The following tables contain March Madness Final Four teams, seeds, and all-time appearances. Use this data to sharpen your March Madness bets this year. Don’t forget to review our March Madness and Final Four betting tutorials. Tables update annually after each tournament.


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Table Index

  1. More Likely than a Perfect Bracket
  2. Matchup Odds
  3. Final Four Teams
  4. Most Final Four Appearances
  5. Most Team Championships
  6. Final Two Teams
  7. Final Four Appearances by Seed Number
  8. Seed Performance by Round
  9. Resources
  10. Live Final Four Odds – Tap Here

More Likely Than a Perfect March Madness Bracket

Avoid coconut trees, vending machines, pogo sticks, and sharks. You’re more likely to die from these than choose a perfect bracket. What’s more, you could sooner plan on having natural quintuplets!

More Likely than a Perfect March Madness Bracket
WhatOdds
Killed by a falling coconut1 in 250 million
Killed by a vending machine1 in 112 million
Naturally having quintuplets1 in 60 million
Killed by a shark1 in 3.7 million
Struck by lightning this year1 in 700,000
Royal flush in first poker hand1 in 649,740
Having Conjoined Twins1 in 115,300
Pogo stick injury requiring ER1 in 200,000
Dating a Supermodel1 in 88,000
Dating a millionaire1 in 216

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NCAA Div I Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four Teams

The following table contains Final Four teams from each Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament, excluding 2020 when the event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

NCAA Div I Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four Teams
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YearWinning TeamRunner UpFinal FourFinal Four
2024UConn #1Purdue #1Alabama #4NC State #11
2023UConn #4San Diego State #5Miami (FL) #5FAU #9
2022Kansas #1North Carolina #8Duke #2Villanova #2
2021Baylor #1Gonzaga #1Houston #2UCLA #11
2020Canceled
2019Virginia #1Texas Tech #3Michigan State #2Auburn #5
2018Villanova #1Michigan #3Kansas #1Loyola-Chicago #11
2017North Carolina #1Gonzaga #1Oregon #3South Carolina #7
2016Villanova #2North Carolina #1Oklahoma #2Syracuse #10
2015Duke #1Wisconsin #1Kentucky #1Michigan State #7
2014UConn #7Kentucky #8Florida #1Wisconsin #2
2013Louisville #1Michigan #4Wichita State #9Syracuse #4
2012Kentucky #1Kansas #2Louisville #4Ohio State #2
2011UConn #3Butler #8Kentucky #4VCU #11
2010Duke #1Butler #5West Virginia #2Michigan State #5
2009North Carolina #1Michigan State #2Villanova #3UConn #1
2008Kansas #1Memphis #1North Carolina #1UCLA #1
2007Florida #1Ohio State #1UCLA #2Georgetown #2
2006Florida #3UCLA #2George Mason #11LSU #4
2005North Carolina #1Illinois #1Michigan State #5Louisville #4
2004UConn #2Georgia Tech #3Duke #1Oklahoma State #2
2003Syracuse #3Kansas #2Texas #1Marquette #3
2002Maryland #1Indiana #5Kansas #1Oklahoma #2
2001Duke #1Arizona #2Maryland #3Michigan State #1
2000Michigan State #1Florida #5Wisconsin #8North Carolina #8
1999UConn #1Duke #1Ohio State #4Michigan State #1
1998Kentucky #2Utah #3Stanford #3North Carolina #1
1997Arizona #4Kentucky #1North Carolina #1Minnesota #1
1996Kentucky #1Syracuse #4Massachusetts #1Mississippi State #5
1995UCLA #1Arkansas #2Oklahoma State #4North Carolina #2
1994Arkansas #1Duke #2Arizona #2Florida #3
1993North Carolina #1Michigan #1Kansas #2Kentucky #1
1992Duke #1Michigan #6Indiana #2Cincinnati #4
1991Duke #1Kansas #3UNLV #1North Carolina #2
1990UNLV #1Duke #3Georgia Tech #4Arkansas #4
1989Michigan #3Seton Hall #3Illinois #1Duke #2
1988Kansas #6Oklahoma #1Duke #2Arizona #1
1987Indiana #1Syracuse #2UNLV #1Providence #6
1986Louisville #2Duke #1LSU #11Kansas #1
1985Villanova #8Georgetown #1Memphis #2St. John's #1
1984Georgetown #1Houston #2Kentucky #1Virginia #7
1983NC State #6Houston #1Louisville #1Georgia #4
1982North Carolina #1Georgetown #1Houston #6Louisville #3
1981Indiana #3North Carolina #2Virginia #1LSU #1
1980Louisville #2UCLA #8Purdue #6Iowa #5
1979Michigan State #2Indiana State #1DePaul #2Pennsylvania #9
1978KentuckyDukeArkansasNotre Dame
1977MarquetteNorth CarolinaUNLVCharlotte
1976IndianaMichiganUCLARutgers
1975UCLAKentuckyLouisvilleSyracuse
1974NC StateMarquetteUCLAKansas
1973UCLAMemphisIndianaProvidence
1972UCLAFlorida StateNorth CarolinaLouisville
1971UCLAVillanovaWestern KentuckyKansas
1970UCLAJacksonvilleNew Mexico StateSt. Bonaventure
1969UCLAPurdueDrakeNorth Carolina
1968UCLANorth CarolinaOhio StateHouston
1967UCLADaytonHoustonNorth Carolina
1966UTEPKentuckyDukeUtah
1965UCLAMichiganPrincetonWichita State
1964UCLADukeMichiganKansas State
1963Loyola-ChicagoCincinnatiDukeOregon State
1962CincinnatiOhio StateWake ForestUCLA
1961CincinnatiOhio StateSaint Joseph'sUtah
1960Ohio StateCaliforniaCincinnatiNYU
1959CaliforniaWest VirginiaCincinnatiLouisville
1958KentuckySeattleTempleKansas State
1957North CarolinaKansasSan FranciscoMichigan State
1956San FranciscoIowaTempleSMU
1955San FranciscoLaSalleColoradoIowa
1954LaSalleBradleyPenn StateUSC
1953IndianaKansasWashingtonLSU
1952KansasSt. John'sIllinoisSanta Clara
1951KentuckyKansas StateIllinoisOklahoma State
1950CCNYBradleyNC StateBaylor
1949KentuckyOklahoma StateIllinoisOregon State
1948KentuckyBaylorHoly CrossKansas State
1947Holy CrossOklahomaTexasCCNY
1946Oklahoma StateNorth CarolinaOhio StateCalifornia
1945Oklahoma StateNYUArkansasOhio State
1944UtahDartmouthIowa StateOhio State
1943WyomingGeorgetownDePaulTexas
1942StanfordDartmouthColoradoKentucky
1941WisconsinWashington StateArkansasPittsburgh
1940IndianaKansasDuquesneUSC
1939OregonOhio StateOklahomaVillanova

NCAA D1 Basketball Final Fours by Team

The following teams have made the most Final Fours in descending order.

NCAA D1 Basketball Final Fours by Team
TeamFinal Fours
North Carolina21
UCLA19
Duke17
Kentucky17
Kansas16
Ohio State11
Louisville10
Michigan State10
Indiana8
Michigan8
UConn7
Villanova7
Arkansas6
Cincinnati6
Houston6
Oklahoma State6
Syracuse6
Florida5
Georgetown5
Illinois5
Oklahoma5
Arizona4
Kansas State4
LSU4
NC State4
UNLV4
Utah4
Wisconsin4
Baylor3
California3
Iowa3
Marquette3
Memphis3
Purdue3
San Francisco3
Texas3
Virginia3
Bradley2
Butler2
CCNY2
Colorado2
Dartmouth2
DePaul2
Georgia Tech2
Gonzaga2
Holy Cross2
LaSalle2
Loyola-Chicago2
Maryland2
NYU2
Oregon2
Oregon State2
Providence2
St. John's2
Stanford2
Temple2
USC2
West Virginia2
Wichita State2
Alabama1
Auburn1
Charlotte1
Dayton1
Drake1
Duquesne1
FAU1
Florida State1
George Mason1
Georgia1
Indiana State1
Iowa State1
Jacksonville1
Massachusetts1
Miami (FL)1
Minnesota1
Mississippi State1
New Mexico State1
Notre Dame1
Penn State1
Pennsylvania1
Pittsburgh1
Princeton1
Rutgers1
Saint Joseph's1
San Diego State1
Santa Clara1
Seattle1
Seton Hall1
SMU1
South Carolina1
St. Bonaventure1
Texas Tech1
UTEP1
VCU1
Wake Forest1
Washington1
Washington State1
Western Kentucky1
Wyoming1

NCAA D1 Basketball Championships by Team

The following teams have won the most National Championships in descending order.

NCAA D1 Basketball Championships by Team
TeamChampionships
UCLA11
Kentucky8
North Carolina6
UConn6
Duke5
Indiana5
Kansas4
Louisville3
Villanova3
Cincinnati2
Florida2
Michigan State2
NC State2
Oklahoma State2
San Francisco2
Arizona1
Arkansas1
Baylor1
California1
CCNY1
Georgetown1
Holy Cross1
LaSalle1
Loyola-Chicago1
Marquette1
Maryland1
Michigan1
Ohio State1
Oregon1
Stanford1
Syracuse1
UNLV1
Utah1
UTEP1
Virginia1
Wisconsin1
Wyoming1

NCAA D1 Basketball Final Twos by Team

The following teams have been made the most national finals or “Final Two”, in descending order.

NCAA D1 Basketball Final Twos by Team
TeamFinal Twos
UCLA13
Kentucky12
North Carolina12
Duke11
Kansas10
Michigan7
Indiana6
UConn6
Ohio State5
Georgetown4
Villanova4
Cincinnati3
Florida3
Louisville3
Michigan State3
Oklahoma State3
Syracuse3
Arizona2
Arkansas2
Baylor2
Bradley2
Butler2
California2
Dartmouth2
Gonzaga2
Houston2
LaSalle2
Marquette2
Memphis2
NC State2
Oklahoma2
Purdue2
San Francisco2
Utah2
Wisconsin2
CCNY1
Dayton1
Florida State1
Georgia Tech1
Holy Cross1
Illinois1
Indiana State1
Iowa1
Jacksonville1
Kansas State1
Loyola-Chicago1
Maryland1
NYU1
Oregon1
San Diego State1
Seattle1
Seton Hall1
St. John's1
Stanford1
Texas Tech1
UNLV1
UTEP1
Virginia1
Washington State1
West Virginia1
Wyoming1

Final Four Appearance Percentages by Seed

The following seeds numbers have the most Final Four appearances, in descending order.

Final Four Appearances and Percentage by Seed
SeedFinal Four
Appearances
Percentage
17139.44%
23720.56%
31910.56%
4168.89%
5105.56%
663.33%
742.22%
873.89%
931.67%
1010.56%
1163.33%
1200.00%
1300.00%
1400.00%
1500.00%
1600.00%

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Seed Performance

The following table shows how each seed performed through tournament rounds, using a select set of years.

Seed Performance Through All Tournament Rounds 1985-2018
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199.3%85.3%69.1%41.2%24.3%15.4%61.8%
294.1%62.5%45.6%20.6%9.6%3.7%14.7%
384.6%51.5%25.0%11.8%7.4%2.9%11.8%
479.4%47.1%15.4%9.6%2.2%0.7%2.9%
565.4%33.8%5.9%4.4%2.2%0.0%0.0%
663.2%30.9%10.3%2.2%1.5%0.7%2.9%
761.8%19.9%7.4%2.2%0.7%0.7%2.9%
850.0%9.6%5.9%3.7%2.2%0.7%2.9%
950.0%5.1%2.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1038.2%16.9%5.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1136.8%16.2%5.9%2.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1234.6%14.7%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1320.6%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1415.4%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
155.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
160.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

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