A look back on Tech's Tournament seedings

Tech's been to 2 Final Fours, 4 Elite Eights, and 7 Sweet Sixteens in its 15 tournament runs. Tech sports an overall tournament record of 22-15. The highest seedings we ever received were back to back two seeds from 1985-1986. Here's a quick run down of our seedings and finishes:

Tourney1_medium

Fans of the program know that the biggest disappointment was the 1993 season. We were a four seed upset by thirteen seed Southern University (SU's greatest tournament win ever). A tournament that's memorable in the worst kind of way.

Tech's lowest seedings ever have been the two most recent tournaments as a 10 seed (2007 & 2010). I took the liberty of graphing Tech's seeding compared to its finish in the tournament over the past 15 berths to the NCAA tournament. You should see a nice little trend following the idea that the higher the seed, the more we should expect from our tournament run.

Tourney2_medium

Based on previous seedings, we exceeded expectations in 3 seasons, failed to meet expectations in 9 seasons, and met expectations in 3 seasons. So goes the nature of the tournament. As a 10 seed, we are in the 38.5% percentile range (the dumb kid range of the ITBS). Based on Tech's history (which is a very small domain), we shouldn't expect to get out of the first round. A win against OK State would be a victory based purely on Tech's historical seeding performance.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker