(BVM) – This year’s Final Four is one filled with parity never before seen in March Madness. Not only does the group have three first-time participants in Florida Atlantic, Miami and San Diego State, but it also marks the first time since seeding was introduced to the event in 1979 that no 1, 2 or 3 seed has made it to the semifinal round.
However, the diversity of the group goes even deeper than that. When combining the seed numbers of 4-seed UConn, 5-seed SDSU, 5-seed Miami and 9-seed FAU, it becomes one of the highest combined seed totals in the history of the men’s basketball national tournament.
Here are the five highest combined seed totals in the history of the Final Four.