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March Madness: Eight vs. Nine Power Ranking

Giving the "coin toss" game some love

By Joel Beall - WhatIfSports.com
March 11, 2011

Here is the result from the WhatIfSports basketball simulation engine on the best eight and nine seed teams from the past 11 years. Each squad “played” every team in the ranking 51 times. Displayed in the table below is each team’s winning percentage, as well as average points per game.

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NCAA No. 8 vs No. 9 Seed Power Rankings
TeamWin%Avg Score
2004-05 Texas Longhorns80.081.1
2001-02 Notre Dame Fighting Irish79.279.6
1999-00 Kansas Jayhawks76.781.7
2003-04 Arizona Wildcats74.384.7
2000-01 Fresno State Bulldogs71.981.3
1999-00 North Carolina Tar Heels71.678.4
2005-06 George Washington Colonials71.377.7
2001-02 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers71.078.8
2006-07 Brigham Young Cougars68.177.1
2000-01 Tennessee Volunteers66.278.6
2000-01 St. Joseph's (PA) Hawks65.279.8
2006-07 Arizona Wildcats64.880.1
2002-03 Gonzaga Bulldogs64.777.1
1999-00 Fresno State Bulldogs64.679.2
2002-03 LSU Tigers62.875.9
2006-07 Xavier Musketeers62.478.0
2006-07 Villanova Wildcats61.775.9
2001-02 Stanford Cardinal61.681.0
2006-07 Michigan State Spartans61.470.4
2005-06 Arkansas Razorbacks60.274.2
2006-07 Kentucky Wildcats60/074.7
2003-04 Charlotte 49ers58.778.9
2002-03 Oregon Ducks58.179.3
2000-01 Charlotte 49ers56.378.7
2004-05 Pittsburgh Panthers55.774.8
2006-07 Marquette Golden Eagles54.672.0
2005-06 UNC Wilmington Seahawks50.370.1
2004-05 Pacific Tigers49.474.7
2005-06 Bucknell Bison48.169.9
1999-00 DePaul Blue Demons47.975.1
2003-04 Seton Hall Pirates47.673.8
2005-06 Kentucky Wildcats47.672.9
2001-02 Charlotte 49ers47.475.9
2004-05 Mississippi St. Bulldogs47.175.0
2005-06 UAB Blazers46.873.7
2003-04 Texas Tech Red Raiders46.573.2
2006-07 Purdue Boilermakers46.373.5
1999-00 Utah Utes46.275.7
2003-04 UAB Blazers46.075.1
2000-01 Missouri Tigers45.276.2
2002-03 Utah Utes44.971.8
2001-02 Mississippi Rebels44.176.4
2000-01 California Golden Bears42.574.8
2003-04 Southern Illinois Salukis41.673.7
2004-05 Nevada Wolf Pack40.971.7
2004-05 Minnesota Golden Gophers40.071.4
2005-06 Arizona Wildcats39.571.9
2000-01 Georgia Bulldogs38.373.9
2002-03 N.C. State Wolfpack38.274.5
2002-03 Purdue Boilermakers38.274.9
2000-01 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets37.975.6
2003-04 Alabama Crimson Tide36.972.9
2003-04 Washington Huskies36.377.7
2001-02 UCLA Bruins36.174.2
2002-03 California Golden Bears34.974.3
2005-06 Wisconsin Badgers34.472.1
1999-00 Missouri Tigers34.174.5
1999-00 Wisconsin Badgers32.267.9
2004-05 Iowa State Cyclones29.869.2
2002-03 Cincinnati Bearcats25.768.3
1999-00 St. Louis Billikens25.068.1
2004-05 Stanford Cardinal23.071.2
2001-02 Wisconsin Badgers19.569.2
2001-02 St. John's Red Storm19.270.4

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Joel Beall is the Assistant Content Manager for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at jbeall@whatifsports.com.

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