The Quarterfinal Rule states that any team that fails to advance past their conference tournament WILL NOT win the national championship.  This rule has never been broken.

2017 Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention

  • Louisville – Lost to Duke in the ACC Quarterfinals
  • Kansas – Lost to TCU in the Big 12 Quarterfinals
  • Baylor – Lost to Kansas State in the Big 12 Quarterfinals
  • Virginia – Lost to Notre Dame in the ACC Quarterfinals
  • Butler – Lost to Xavier in the Big East Quarterfinals
  • Purdue – Lost to Michigan in the Big Ten Quarterfinals
  • Florida – Lost to Vanderbilt in the SEC Quarterfinals