- What was the first year of the Final Four?
- This is the third time the Final Four has been held in the Georgia Dome. What city has hosted the most Final Fours?
- Kansas City
- New Orleans
- Which of these #11 seeds did not make it to the Final Four?
- George Mason (2006)
- VCU (2011)
- Temple (2001)
- LSU (1986)
- You can debate the greatest Cinderella team, but which is the lowest seed to win the National Championship?
- North Carolina State (1983)
- Kansas (1988)
- Arizona (1997)
- Villanova (1985)
- How many documented cases are there of someone correctly selecting all the winners in the NCAA tournament (a perfect bracket)?
- Just one: President Obama
- President Obama and Nostradamus
- President Obama, Nostradamus, and Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog)
Answers: 1. b.; 2. a.; 3. c; 4. d.; 5. d
No matter how well you did on those questions, the odds of randomly picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA tournament (including the four play-in games) are 1 in 147,573,952,589,676,412,928.
If you think those are bad odds, try this: The odds of one man fulfilling just the elite eight* of the more than 300 prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures about the Messiah are 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!
Yet Jesus fulfilled them.
Here’s just one of those prophecies.
Writing around 1000 b.c., King David described in Psalm 22 a mode of execution not known in his day:
“Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.” (Psalm 22:16)
If you want more details on who will be in the Final Four, go to http://www.ncaa.com/final-four, but that won’t guarantee you definitive answers. However, for more details on the elite eight prophecies and many others, just click here.
*The “elite eight”: Micah 5:2, Malachi 3:1, Zechariah 9:9, Psalm 41:9, Zechariah 11:12, Zechariah 11:13, Isaiah 53:7, Psalm 22:16