Final Four brackets by the numbers

March, 30, 2011

With two No. 1 seeds and a pair of 2-seeds in the women's Final Four, 3,751 brackets (0.01 percent) in the Women's Tournament Challenge had the correct four teams.

Upsets by No. 2 seeds Notre Dame (beating top-seeded Tennessee in the Dayton Regional final) and Texas A&M (knocking off Baylor and Brittney Griner in the Dallas Regional final) might have accounted for most brackets -- 119,976 -- getting just two of the Final Four teams.

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Notre Dame
AP Photo/Skip PetersonTen years after winning the NCAA title, Notre Dame is back in the Final Four.

Of the teams that reached the Final Four, two-time defending champion Connecticut was the team picked most to hoist the 2011 trophy, at 51.5 percent. Stanford was the second-most popular pick at 13.8 percent, followed by Notre Dame (1.2 percent) and Texas A&M (0.9 percent).

Sunday's Connecticut-Notre Dame matchup (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET) was picked correctly in 19.6 percent of all brackets, with 90.3 percent of them tabbing the Huskies to win. The Stanford-Texas A&M matchup (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET) was found in 8.2 percent of all brackets; 77.4 percent of those brackets predicted Stanford to win.

A look at the brackets' potential title-game matchups:

Connecticut versus Stanford: 31.1 percent of brackets; 70 percent of those brackets picked Connecticut.

Connecticut versus Texas A&M: 2.4 percent; 79 percent of those brackets picked Connecticut.

Notre Dame versus Stanford: 1.2 percent; 65 percent of those brackets picked Stanford.

Notre Dame versus Texas A&M: 0.2 percent; 56 percent of those brackets picked Notre Dame.

Andrew Feldman is's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.



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