Posted: 3/12/2012 3:55:08 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 2169:
Lowest ranked team ever*
No one is topping Villanova's 1985 title run as far as lowest seed winning it all. They weren't ranked in the AP when the tourney started and barely made it in. They were an 8 seed.
That run is really impressive when you consider who they beat along the way. 1st round against Dayton, in Dayton. Next up they beat top seeded Michigan and two games later beat the 2 seed UNC.
In the Final Four they beat another 2 seed in Memphis State and then beat defending champ Georgetown......as a 10 point dog(Could you imagine hitting that ML especially with the public perception G'Town had at the time?).
I think that is what makes their championship run so special. Not just winning it as an 8 seed, but they didn't dodge anyone along the way to the title. They almost played every top seed they could have faced along the way.
1985 Villanova Men's Basketball team.
Dwayne "cocaine" McClain