NCAA Tournament Miami victory over Houston. Mar 24, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Jordan Miller (11) celebrates during the final seconds of their 89-75 victory against the Houston Cougars in an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA Tournament has traditionally been dominated by one seeds. That is not the case this season. Alabama and Houston, the final two No. 1 seeds left, both fell in shocking fashion on Friday night.

Dating back to 1985, a No. 1 seed has won the Big Dance 23 times. That includes each of the last five champions. But with Alabama — the No. 1 overall seed — and Houston both falling in the Sweet 16, that trend will not continue.

The Crimson Tide struggled mightily offensively against an extremely physical San Diego State team, and ultimately fell in a shocking 71-64 upset loss.

Meanwhile, just minutes later Miami wrapped up a dominant performance against Houston, eliminating the final No. 1 seed in convincing fashion.

These upsets mark a truly historic year for the Big Dance. This will be the first NCAA Tournament in history without a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight.

College basketball has always been known to have a ton of parity compared to other sports. However, this insane stat has many seeing the rest of this NCAA Tournament completely wide open for any team to win.

These massive upsets have shifted the betting odds to win the NCAA Tournament in a big way. Alabama and Houston came into the day with the two best odds to win it all. It is now the UConn Huskies that have emerged as the favorite.

It is always great for fans when there is truly a feeling that anyone remaining in the NCAA Tournament can win it all. That is now the case after losses from Alabama and Houston, and it should certainly be interesting to see who emerged out of the pack of teams left.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.