Has any college basketball team that was ranked 64th ever upset the team ranked number 1 in the NCAA tournament?
16 seeded Harvard defeated 1 seed Stanford in the 1998 women's NCAA tournament. That is the only victory by a 16 seed in either the men's or women's tournament.
How many NCAA basketball teams that were ranked number 1 going into the National Tournament ended up winning the championship?
Louisville received their first ever number one ranking in basketball on march 16, 2009. Before that they have never been "ranked" number one in school history, not even during two previous championship seasons. They have been seed number one twice in the ncaa tournament: Once in 1983, and the other time coming as the overall number one seed in the 2009 mens basketball tournament.
The lowest seed to ever win a NCAA basketball title was Villanova, ranked seed #8. They won the tournament in 1985. Lower seeds have made it to the Final Four (George Mason and Louisiana State, ranked 11th, made it in 2006 and 1986 respectively) but never won. UCLA in 1980 was ranked 48th and made it to the championship game.
Basketball teams are ranked according to their performance records during the season. When the final tournament schedule is initially set up, the teams are 'planted' into the schedule with their rankings in mind, which predict the final outcome of the tournament. The tournament schedule is arranged so that teams with higher rankings won't meet up until later in the schedule. So, if the tournament turns out as predicted, the teams will finish according to their…
Technically yes, but it doesnt have to always be like that. The selection committee picks the best 65 teams to particpate but they may or may not include a ranked team. It depends on a lot of factors, but as a general rule of thumb, Id say and most people would agree that you are a lock if ranked toward the start of March.
What rank the player is in the world or most likely the tournament. This is chosen by how good their world ranking is. They also take into account past performance, as well as how good the player is on the surface - e.g. in 2005, Andy Roddick was ranked lower than Lleyton Hewitt, but he was seeded 2nd ahead of Hewitt (Federer was obviously seeded first), due to his success at the tournament the previous…