March Madness: PSN’s crystal ball, futures & trends

NCAA Tournament: Can Kentucky complete the NCAA Tournament’s first perfect season since 1976? Even for huge favorites, the brackets haven’t been overly kind.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

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2015 Champion

Championship Game

  • Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
  • (Alternate: Michigan State over Kentucky) 

Final Four

  • Wisconsin vs. Kentucky
  • Iowa State vs. Michigan State
  • (Alternate: Michigan State over SMU; Kentucky over Arizona)

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Bracket trends since 1985

  • Only 40 percent of #1 seeds have made the Final Four.
  • The past 5 seasons have seen only four #1 seeds make the Final Four.
  • Last season’s title game pitted a #7 seed (Connecticut) vs. a #8 seed (Kentucky).
  • #12 seeds are 8-4 in the past three years vs. #5 seeds.
  • #16 seeds have never beaten a #1 (0 for 120).