But those upsets only take you so far
Upsets are going to happen, but chalk cuts down the nets. Since 1985, there’s only been a single all 1-seed Final Four -- 2008, when Kansas, UNC, UCLA, and Memphis met up in San Antonio -- but only twice have 1-seeds been completely absent from the party: 2006 and 2011. And the only times a seed lower than a 3 has won it all since the field ballooned? UConn in 2014 as a 7-seed, Arizona in 1997 as a 4-seed, Kansas in 1988 as a 6-seed, and the legendary 1985 Villanova Wildcats as an 8-seed.