Seeds of NCAA Tournament Champions

Most champions (31 out of 35) 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), 29 of the last 31 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.

Seed # of Champs % of Champs
1 22 63%
2 5 14%
3 4 11%
4 1 3%
5 0 0%
6 1 3%
7 1 3%
8 1 3%

1-seed Virginia won the tournament last year.  Here is a list of all 35 past winners and their seeds.

Year Seed-Champ
2019 1-Virginia
2018 1-Villanova
2017 1-North Carolina
2016 2-Villanova
2015 1-Duke
2014 7-Connecticut
2013 1-Louisville
2012 1-Kentucky
2011 3-Connecticut
2010 1-Duke
2009 1-North Carolina
2008 1-Kansas
2007 1-Florida
2006 3-Florida
2005 1-North Carolina
2004 2-Connecticut
2003 3-Syracuse
2002 1-Maryland
2001 1-Duke
2000 1-Michigan State
1999 1-Connecticut
1998 2-Kentucky
1997 4-Arizona
1996 1-Kentucky
1995 1-UCLA
1994 1-Arkansas
1993 1-North Carolina
1992 1-Duke
1991 2-Duke
1990 1-UNLV
1989 3-Michigan
1988 6-Kansas
1987 1-Indiana
1986 2-Louisville
1985 8-Villanova