Historical Seed Win Percentage

The NCAA tournament was expanded to a 64-team format in 1985. This page provides a report of all the winning percentages for each seed matchup in the 36 tournaments since that time.

#1

Matchup Win %
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#1 over #2 36/66 (54.5%)
#1 over #3 22/36 (61.1%)
#1 over #4 47/64 (73.4%)
#1 over #5 41/49 (83.7%)
#1 over #6 9/12 (75.0%)
#1 over #7 6/7 (85.7%)
#1 over #8 58/73 (79.5%)
#1 over #9 67/73 (91.8%)
#1 over #10 5/6 (83.3%)
#1 over #11 5/9 (55.6%)
#1 over #12 20/20 (100.0%)
#1 over #13 4/4 (100.0%)
#1 over #14 N/A
#1 over #15 N/A
#1 over #16 143/144 (99.3%)
Total 484/605 (80.0%)

#2

Matchup Win %
#2 over #1 30/66 (45.5%)
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#2 over #3 34/56 (60.7%)
#2 over #4 3/7 (42.9%)
#2 over #5 0/5 (0.0%)
#2 over #6 24/31 (77.4%)
#2 over #7 57/83 (68.7%)
#2 over #8 2/7 (28.6%)
#2 over #9 0/1 (0.0%)
#2 over #10 34/52 (65.4%)
#2 over #11 15/18 (83.3%)
#2 over #12 2/2 (100.0%)
#2 over #13 N/A
#2 over #14 N/A
#2 over #15 135/144 (93.8%)
#2 over #16 N/A
Total 339/478 (70.9%)

#3

Matchup Win %
#3 over #1 14/36 (38.9%)
#3 over #2 22/56 (39.3%)
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#3 over #4 4/7 (57.1%)
#3 over #5 2/3 (66.7%)
#3 over #6 45/74 (60.8%)
#3 over #7 9/15 (60.0%)
#3 over #8 2/2 (100.0%)
#3 over #9 2/2 (100.0%)
#3 over #10 9/13 (69.2%)
#3 over #11 32/50 (64.0%)
#3 over #12 N/A
#3 over #13 N/A
#3 over #14 122/144 (84.7%)
#3 over #15 2/2 (100.0%)
#3 over #16 N/A
Total 266/406 (65.5%)

#4

Matchup Win %
#4 over #1 17/64 (26.6%)
#4 over #2 4/7 (57.1%)
#4 over #3 3/7 (42.9%)
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#4 over #5 42/75 (56.0%)
#4 over #6 2/4 (50.0%)
#4 over #7 2/5 (40.0%)
#4 over #8 4/9 (44.4%)
#4 over #9 2/3 (66.7%)
#4 over #10 2/2 (100.0%)
#4 over #11 N/A
#4 over #12 26/39 (66.7%)
#4 over #13 113/144 (78.5%)
#4 over #14 N/A
#4 over #15 N/A
#4 over #16 N/A
Total 218/361 (60.4%)

#5

Matchup Win %
#5 over #1 8/49 (16.3%)
#5 over #2 5/5 (100.0%)
#5 over #3 1/3 (33.3%)
#5 over #4 33/75 (44.0%)
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#5 over #6 1/1 (100.0%)
#5 over #7 N/A
#5 over #8 1/3 (33.3%)
#5 over #9 1/3 (33.3%)
#5 over #10 1/1 (100.0%)
#5 over #11 N/A
#5 over #12 93/144 (64.6%)
#5 over #13 16/19 (84.2%)
#5 over #14 N/A
#5 over #15 N/A
#5 over #16 N/A
Total 161/305 (52.8%)

#6

Matchup Win %
#6 over #1 3/12 (25.0%)
#6 over #2 7/31 (22.6%)
#6 over #3 29/74 (39.2%)
#6 over #4 2/4 (50.0%)
#6 over #5 0/1 (0.0%)
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#6 over #7 5/8 (62.5%)
#6 over #8 0/1 (0.0%)
#6 over #9 N/A
#6 over #10 4/6 (66.7%)
#6 over #11 90/144 (62.5%)
#6 over #12 N/A
#6 over #13 N/A
#6 over #14 14/16 (87.5%)
#6 over #15 N/A
#6 over #16 N/A
Total 154/297 (51.9%)

#7

Matchup Win %
#7 over #1 1/7 (14.3%)
#7 over #2 26/83 (31.3%)
#7 over #3 6/15 (40.0%)
#7 over #4 3/5 (60.0%)
#7 over #5 N/A
#7 over #6 3/8 (37.5%)
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#7 over #8 1/2 (50.0%)
#7 over #9 N/A
#7 over #10 87/144 (60.4%)
#7 over #11 0/4 (0.0%)
#7 over #12 N/A
#7 over #13 N/A
#7 over #14 1/1 (100.0%)
#7 over #15 2/4 (50.0%)
#7 over #16 N/A
Total 130/273 (47.6%)

#8

Matchup Win %
#8 over #1 15/73 (20.5%)
#8 over #2 5/7 (71.4%)
#8 over #3 0/2 (0.0%)
#8 over #4 5/9 (55.6%)
#8 over #5 2/3 (66.7%)
#8 over #6 1/1 (100.0%)
#8 over #7 1/2 (50.0%)
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#8 over #9 71/144 (49.3%)
#8 over #10 N/A
#8 over #11 1/1 (100.0%)
#8 over #12 0/2 (0.0%)
#8 over #13 1/1 (100.0%)
#8 over #14 N/A
#8 over #15 N/A
#8 over #16 N/A
Total 102/245 (41.6%)

#9

Matchup Win %
#9 over #1 6/73 (8.2%)
#9 over #2 1/1 (100.0%)
#9 over #3 0/2 (0.0%)
#9 over #4 1/3 (33.3%)
#9 over #5 2/3 (66.7%)
#9 over #6 N/A
#9 over #7 N/A
#9 over #8 73/144 (50.7%)
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#9 over #10 N/A
#9 over #11 0/1 (0.0%)
#9 over #12 N/A
#9 over #13 1/1 (100.0%)
#9 over #14 N/A
#9 over #15 N/A
#9 over #16 1/1 (100.0%)
Total 85/229 (37.1%)

#10

Matchup Win %
#10 over #1 1/6 (16.7%)
#10 over #2 18/52 (34.6%)
#10 over #3 4/13 (30.8%)
#10 over #4 0/2 (0.0%)
#10 over #5 0/1 (0.0%)
#10 over #6 2/6 (33.3%)
#10 over #7 57/144 (39.6%)
#10 over #8 N/A
#10 over #9 N/A
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#10 over #11 1/3 (33.3%)
#10 over #12 N/A
#10 over #13 N/A
#10 over #14 1/1 (100.0%)
#10 over #15 5/5 (100.0%)
#10 over #16 N/A
Total 89/233 (38.2%)

#11

Matchup Win %
#11 over #1 4/9 (44.4%)
#11 over #2 3/18 (16.7%)
#11 over #3 18/50 (36.0%)
#11 over #4 N/A
#11 over #5 N/A
#11 over #6 54/144 (37.5%)
#11 over #7 4/4 (100.0%)
#11 over #8 0/1 (0.0%)
#11 over #9 1/1 (100.0%)
#11 over #10 2/3 (66.7%)
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#11 over #12 N/A
#11 over #13 N/A
#11 over #14 6/6 (100.0%)
#11 over #15 N/A
#11 over #16 N/A
Total 92/236 (39.0%)

#12

Matchup Win %
#12 over #1 0/20 (0.0%)
#12 over #2 0/2 (0.0%)
#12 over #3 N/A
#12 over #4 13/39 (33.3%)
#12 over #5 51/144 (35.4%)
#12 over #6 N/A
#12 over #7 N/A
#12 over #8 2/2 (100.0%)
#12 over #9 N/A
#12 over #10 N/A
#12 over #11 N/A
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#12 over #13 9/12 (75.0%)
#12 over #14 N/A
#12 over #15 N/A
#12 over #16 N/A
Total 75/219 (34.2%)

#13

Matchup Win %
#13 over #1 0/4 (0.0%)
#13 over #2 N/A
#13 over #3 N/A
#13 over #4 31/144 (21.5%)
#13 over #5 3/19 (15.8%)
#13 over #6 N/A
#13 over #7 N/A
#13 over #8 0/1 (0.0%)
#13 over #9 0/1 (0.0%)
#13 over #10 N/A
#13 over #11 N/A
#13 over #12 3/12 (25.0%)
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#13 over #14 N/A
#13 over #15 N/A
#13 over #16 N/A
Total 37/181 (20.4%)

#14

Matchup Win %
#14 over #1 N/A
#14 over #2 N/A
#14 over #3 22/144 (15.3%)
#14 over #4 N/A
#14 over #5 N/A
#14 over #6 2/16 (12.5%)
#14 over #7 0/1 (0.0%)
#14 over #8 N/A
#14 over #9 N/A
#14 over #10 0/1 (0.0%)
#14 over #11 0/6 (0.0%)
#14 over #12 N/A
#14 over #13 N/A
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#14 over #15 N/A
#14 over #16 N/A
Total 24/168 (14.3%)

#15

Matchup Win %
#15 over #1 N/A
#15 over #2 9/144 (6.3%)
#15 over #3 0/2 (0.0%)
#15 over #4 N/A
#15 over #5 N/A
#15 over #6 N/A
#15 over #7 2/4 (50.0%)
#15 over #8 N/A
#15 over #9 N/A
#15 over #10 0/5 (0.0%)
#15 over #11 N/A
#15 over #12 N/A
#15 over #13 N/A
#15 over #14 N/A
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#15 over #16 N/A
Total 11/155 (7.1%)

#16

Matchup Win %
#16 over #1 1/144 (0.7%)
#16 over #2 N/A
#16 over #3 N/A
#16 over #4 N/A
#16 over #5 N/A
#16 over #6 N/A
#16 over #7 N/A
#16 over #8 N/A
#16 over #9 0/1 (0.0%)
#16 over #10 N/A
#16 over #11 N/A
#16 over #12 N/A
#16 over #13 N/A
#16 over #14 N/A
#16 over #15 N/A
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Total 1/145 (0.7%)