Seed Distributions for March Madness 2018: A Tool for Bracketologists

Seed Match-up Records

How do seeds perform against each other, round by round? The following table provides such information over the past 33 tournaments (1985 through 2017). All seeds match-ups are included in both the Rounds of 64 and 32. Only those seed match-ups that occurred four or more times are included in the remaining rounds. For the Final Four and National Championship games, if the same seeds played each other, only the number of times this occurred is reported.

Round Seed Match Up Record
Round of 64 1-16 132-0
Round of 64 2-15 124-8
Round of 64 3-14 111-21
Round of 64 4-13 106-26
Round of 64 5-12 85-47
Round of 64 6-11 83-49
Round of 64 7-10 81-51
Round of 64 8-9 67-65
Round of 32 1-8 54-13
Round of 32 1-9 60-5
Round of 32 2-7 55-23
Round of 32 2-10 28-18
Round of 32 3-6 39-28
Round of 32 3-11 29-15
Round of 32 4-5 39-31
Round of 32 4-12 24-12
Round of 32 5-13 12-3
Round of 32 6-14 14-2
Round of 32 7-15 2-1
Round of 32 10-15 5-0
Round of 32 11-14 5-0
Round of 32 12-13 8-3
Sweet Sixteen 1-4 37-15
Sweet Sixteen 1-5 32-7
Sweet Sixteen 1-12 19-0
Sweet Sixteen 1-13 4-0
Sweet Sixteen 2-3 26-14
Sweet Sixteen 2-6 23-6
Sweet Sixteen 2-11 12-2
Sweet Sixteen 3-7 8-6
Sweet Sixteen 3-10 9-4
Sweet Sixteen 4-8 4-5
Sweet Sixteen 6-7 4-3
Elite Eight 1-2 22-23
Elite Eight 1-3 13-9
Elite Eight 1-6 7-2
Elite Eight 1-7 4-0
Elite Eight 1-10 4-1
Elite Eight 1-11 4-3
Elite Eight 2-4 2-4
Elite Eight 2-8 2-3
Elite Eight 3-4 2-3
Elite Eight 5-7 2-3
Final Four 1-1 24
Final Four 1-2 6-4
Final Four 1-3 3-4
Final Four 1-4 5-1
Final Four 2-2 6
Final Four 2-3 3-2
National Championship 1-1 14
National Championship 1-2 6-2
National Championship 2-3 3-2

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