Monday, March 18, 2013

Tourney Time: Conference Matchups

The grid below shows the head-to-head records by conference in the NCAA torunament since 1985, winners by row and losers by column.  Select one or more of the values in the Rounds filter to see results for particular rounds.

A couple of observations:

1. The ACC, the top performing conference with a .647 overall winning percentage, has a winning record against every other conference with the exception of the SEC where it is only 15-25.
2. Head-to-head matchups of the same conference are rare.  Hard to believe that ACC teams have only met twice since 1985(in 1995 and 2001) and two PAC-12 teams have never met.
3. In games beyond the Sweet 16, the SEC is 8-3 against the ACC, the ACC is 11-1 against the Big 10 and the Big 10 is 9-1 against the Big East.

My next post will explore how the seeds have fared throughout history.

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