2014's March Madness the Second-Most Upset-Laden in 64-Team Era

By D.J. Byrnes on April 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

We've known for awhile the NCAA selection committee bungled this year's seedings. Now the results are in, and this year's tournament was the second-most upset-laden tournament in history.

From Phillip Bump at TheWire.com:

Only the 1999 tournament had more upsets than 2014, although the 2001 and 2006 tournaments had the same number of upsets. Note, though, that 2014 also had fewer upsets that were between teams that were only one seeding apart — meaning that it had fewer 9-seeds beating 8-seeds and so on.

Not to get all philosoraptor on y'all, but is an upset truly an upset if the selection committee screwed up the seeds?

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