Seeds of NCAA Tournament Champions

Most champions (32 out of 36) of the NCAA Tournament were 1, 2, or 3-seeds.  If we ignore the first four crazy years of the tournament (since expanding to 64 teams), 30 of the last 32 champs were a 1, 2, or 3-seed.  The following tables show how many times each seed has won the tournament and lists the seed and champ for each year.

SeedNumber of ChampsPercentage of Champs
12364%
2514%
3411%
413%
500%
613%
713%
813%
YearSeedChamp
20211Baylor
2020🙁🙁
20191Virginia
20181Villanova
20171North Carolina
20162Villanova
20151Duke
20147Connecticut
20131Louisville
20121Kentucky
20113Connecticut
20101Duke
20091North Carolina
20081Kansas
20071Florida
20063Florida
20051North Carolina
20042Connecticut
20033Syracuse
20021Maryland
20011Duke
20001Michigan State
19991Connecticut
19982Kentucky
19974Arizona
19961Kentucky
19951UCLA
19941Arkansas
19931North Carolina
19921Duke
19912Duke
19901UNLV
19893Michigan
19886Kansas
19871Indiana
19862Louisville
19858Villanova