The four top seeds in the 2014 NCAA playoff brackets were Arizona, Wichita State, Virginia and the tournament’s overall number one seed, Florida. There have been four number one seeds (one for each region) since the tournament adopted a seeding process in 1978. In 2014, none of the starting top seeds went on to win the championship, through Florida came the closest of the four.
Wichita State was the first one seed eliminated in 2014, when the Shockers were defeated by the eventual national runner-up Kentucky. Virginia was the second one seed eliminated, after losing to Michigan State in the Sweet 16. Arizona made it to the Elite Eight where the Wildcats were defeated by Wisconsin, and Florida made it all the way to the Final Four, where the Gators were ousted by the eventual national champion, the University of Connecticut Huskies.