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NCAA Tournament Results for AP #1

Below is a summary of how far the #1 team in the final AP men's basketball poll made it in the NCAA Tournament since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1984-85 (32 seasons). More seasons will be added in the future.

First Round Second Round Regional Semifinal Regional Final National Semifinal National Championship National Champ
0 5 7 5 7 9 4
14% 19% 14% 19% 24% 11%
Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight Final Four


Season Final #1 Round Result
2017 Villanova Second Round L 65-62 vs #8 Wisconsin
2016 Kansas Regional Final L 64-59 vs #2 Villanova
2015 Kentucky National Semifinal L 71-64 vs #1 Wisconsin
2014 Florida National Semifinal L 63-53 vs #7 Connecticut
2013 Gonzaga Regional Semifinal L 76-70 vs #9 Wichita State
2012 Kentucky National Championship W 67-59 vs #2 Kansas
2011 Ohio State Regional Semifinal L 62-60 vs #4 Kentucky
2010 Kansas Second Round L 69-67 vs #9 Northern Iowa
2009 Louisville Regional Final L 64-52 vs #2 Michigan State
2008 North Carolina National Semifinal L 84-66 vs #1 Kansas
2007 Ohio State National Championship L 84-75 vs #1 Florida
2006 Duke Regional Semifinal L 62-54 vs #4 LSU
2005 Illinois National Championship L 75-70 vs #1 North Carolina
2004 Stanford Second Round L 70-67 vs #8 Alabama
2003 Kentucky Regional Final L 83-69 vs #3 Marquette
2002 Duke Regional Semifinal L 74-73 vs #5 Indiana
2001 Duke National Championship W 82-72 vs #2 Arizona
2000 Duke Regional Semifinal L 87-78 vs #5 Florida
1999 Duke National Championship L 77-74 vs #1 Connecticut
1998 North Carolina National Semifinal L 65-59 vs #3 Utah
1997 Kansas Regional Semifinal L 85-82 vs #4 Arizona
1996 Massachusetts National Semifinal L 81-74 vs #1 Kentucky
1995 UCLA National Championship W 89-78 vs #2 Arkansas
1994 North Carolina Second Round L 75-72 vs #9 Boston College
1993 Indiana Regional Final L 83-77 vs #2 Kansas
1992 Duke National Championship W 71-51 vs #6 Michigan
1991 UNLV National Semifinal L 79-77 vs #2 Duke
1990 Oklahoma Second Round L 79-77 vs #8 North Carolina
1989 Arizona Regional Semifinal L 68-67 vs #4 UNLV
1988 Temple Regional Final L 63-53 vs #2 Duke
1987 UNLV National Semifinal L 97-93 vs #1 Indiana
1986 Duke National Championship L 72-69 vs #2 Louisville
1985 Georgetown National Championship L 66-64 vs #8 Villanova


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