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2014 NCAA Championship by the numbers

Regional strength
AP top 25 teams by region
Unranked
Ranked 11-25
Top 10
East
8
6
2
Midwest
11
1
4
West
11
3
2
South
10
4
2
Conference call
2014 multiple tournament bids
Seeds 9-16
Seeds 5-8
Seeds 1-4
Name of school / Seed / Region / [P]-First round play-in
Big 12 (7 bids)
  • Kansas 2S
  • Iowa St. 3E
  • Oklahoma 5W
  • Baylor 6W
  • Oklahoma St. 9W
  • Kansas St. 9MW
  • Texas 16MW[P]
ACC (6 bids)
  • Virginia 1E
  • Syracuse 3S
  • Duke 3MW
  • North Carolina 6E
  • Pittsburgh 9S
  • N. Carolina St. 12MW[P]
ATLANTIC 10 (6 bids)
  • St. Louis 5MW
  • VCU 5S
  • UMass 6MW
  • G. Washington 9E
  • St. Joseph's 10E
  • Dayton 11S
Big Ten (6 bids)
  • Michigan 2MW
  • Wisconsin 2W
  • Michigan St. 4E
  • Ohio St. 6S
  • Nebraska 11W
  • Iowa 11MW[P]
PAC-12 (6 bids)
  • Arizona 1W
  • UCLA 4S
  • Oregon 7W
  • Colorado 8S
  • Arizona St. 10MW
  • Standford 10S
AMERICAN (4 bids)
  • Louisville 4MW
  • Cincinnati 5E
  • Connecticut 7E
  • Memphis 8E
Big East (4 bids)
  • Villanova 2E
  • Creighton 3W
  • Providence 11E
  • Xavier 12MW[P]
SEC (3 bids)
  • Florida 1S
  • Kentucky 8MW
  • Tennessee 11MW[P]
Mountain West(2 bids)
  • San Diego St. 4W
  • New Mexico 7S
West Coast (2 bids)
  • Gonzaga 8W
  • BYU 10W
2013 tournament records by conference
Among those with multiple tournament bids
Conference
Bids
1s Rd.
Overall*
Pct
MVC
2
2-0
5-2
.714
BIG TEN
7
6-1
14-7
.667
BIG EAST
8
3-5
13-7
.650
ACC
4
3-1
6-4
.600
A10
5
4-0
7-5
.583
SEC
3
2-1
4-3
.571
PAC-12
5
3-2
5-5
.500
WCC
2
1-1
2-2
.500
BIG 12
5
2-3
3-5
.375
Mt. West
5
2-3
2-5
.286
Sun Belt
2
0-2
0-5
.0
*Including play-in
Globe Staff

Director tweets pic of Ben Affleck in Batman mask

Director Zack Snyder continues to use Twitter to tease fans with images from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the forthcoming film starring a brooding Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader. Friday, Snyder tweeted a picture of our homeboy in the Batman mask. It was captioned #75, a reference to the superhero’s 75th anniversary, which was celebrated earlier in the week.

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