Top 20 Minecraft 1.16.5 Seeds for February 2021
It’s rarea single version of Minecraft gets multiple updates, in this case 1.16.5. The Nether Update required some serious fixes regarding server crashes, pushing Mojang to release a flurry of updates.
Nothing else changed in the gameplay of Minecraft, but you can now safely play on any public server and not stress over stability issues.
Here are the best 20 new seeds for February 2021.
Coordinates: -100, 50
Biomes: Mushroom Island
Spawn on a large mushroom island that has a very unusual village, which generated on a tiny piece of plains biome.
The whole island is surrounded by icebergs, shipwrecks, and even a ruined portal, which can be located underwater at coordinates -300, 250.
Also be careful at spawn as there is an exposed ocean ruin next to village with a few drowned zombies walking around.
Coordinates: -150, 200
Biomes: Icebergs, Ocean
There are several exciting points of interest in this survival Minecraft world.
First, you will see a shipwreck stuck on an iceberg at coordinates -300, 500.
Second, there is a village nearby in the taiga biome at coordinates -400, 350.
Lastly, you will find a double dungeon at coordinates -216, 35, 125 and -217, 35, 116. One of them spawns spiders and the other one zombies.
Coordinates: 50, 200
Biomes: Savanna, Roofed Forest
Spawn in a village south of an incredible chain of shattered savanna hills that will lead you straight to a woodland mansion and another village at coordinates -400, 300.
The mansion is unusually small for such a predominantly large structure. But there is also a ruined portal next to it at coordinates -500, 350, which you can use to travel to the nether.
Coordinates: 50, -50
Biomes: Taiga, Plains, Ice Spikes
Spawn between two villages: one in the taiga forest at coordinates 50, 50 and the other one in the ice spikes area at coordinates 200, -250.
The ravine between the two villages goes deep enough to reach another two intertwining underground ravines, creating several multidirectional cave systems.
Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Savanna, Desert
You will spawn in an oasis that is located on the very edge of the desert biome. This tiny piece of land luckily accommodates an acacia village.
There are two more villages at coordinates -100, 200 and 200, -150 that occupy the desert territories.
Lastly, look out for a desert temple near one of the villages at coordinates 50, -200.
Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Forest, Extreme Hills
After spawning in the village that stands in the ravine travel to coordinates -450, 100 for a ruined portal on the hills.
This portal will send you straight into the nether fortress and right under the blaze spawner. This makes it a very rare and lucky spawner for farming blaze rods that can be later used for brewing potions.
Coordinates: 200, -50
Spawn in an intersection of all main biomes in Minecraft and even a few rare ones, such as shattered savanna and sunflower plains.
To the west of spawn you will see a desert village stuck in the valley between mesa and extreme hills at coordinates -100, 50.
Further to the south you can discover another village on the ocean shore at coordinates -350, 550.
Coordinates: 150, 200
Biomes: Jungle, Desert
This survival seed offers four structures all around and near spawn. Here are their exact coordinates:
- Desert village: 200, 50
- Jungle temple: 150, 200
- Ruined portal: 50, 250
- Desert pyramid: 50, 50
Each of these structures has at least one treasure chest or more. So prepare to collect a lot of loot.
Coordinates: 150, -150
Biomes: Plains, Taiga
You will spawn in a valley between two taiga villages that stand at coordinates -300, 50 and 200, 150.
But the most exciting village can be located at coordinates 850, 1050. It not only has three blacksmiths, which is extremely rare, but there is also an entire stronghold right under it.
It’s not very close to spawn, but the reward is worth the lengthy trip.
Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Ocean, Plains
Island village and ruined portal at spawn!
To the west of spawn you will also find an ocean monument at coordinates -300, 150. To the east there is a mainland covered in thick forestry.
To the north of the island there is a massive swampland biome with its own village standing at coordinates 850, -250.
Coordinates: 200, -50
Biomes: Taiga, Plains
Discovering a double village can take many hours of gameplay, but here you will get a triple village with a total number of 40 buildings.
That is a huge upside for any survival game and also a great foundation for an entire survival server.
Bring your friends here and build something outstanding!
Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Savanna, Desert
You will spawn in a savanna biome located in the middle of desert and surrounded by four desert temples at coordinates:
- -200, -150
- -400, 50
- 250, -100
- 350, 50
At coordinates 50, 200 you will also find a ruined portal that will send you to the base of the bastion remnant treasure room structure.
Coordinates: -250, -150
Biomes: Mushroom Island, Savanna
Spawn on an ocean shore right next to a small taiga village. Then, swim across a narrow channel to your west.
At coordinates -250, -100 you will discover a double biome island, consisting of savanna and mushroom island biomes. It hosts an acacia village and ruined portal at coordinates -300, -350.
Coordinates: -50, -50
Biomes: Desert, Plains, Mesa
A village, a ruined portal, and an exposed mineshaft at spawn!
This rare combination of structures and biomes is a great luck. You can easily access mineshaft and nether world from here.
Also, at coordinates -207, 18, 82 you will be able to locate a double zombie dungeon with four treasure chests full of loot.
Coordinates: 150, 250
Biomes: Plains, Roofed Forest
Here is a super glitchy Minecraft seed that made one half of a village generate inside the woodland mansion’s foundation. You can find it at coordinates 200, 300.
The iron golem also spawns inside the mansion, but he can’t move. You could either release him by breaking the foundation, or just use the rest of the available village.
Coordinates: -100, -250
Biomes: Forest, Ice Spikes
The surrounding area near spawn has three villages, one of which generates on an ice spikes biome. Here are their coordinates:
- 200, 100
- 50, -300
- -200, -200
Further to the west you will also find a pillager outpost with a bunch of angry mobs at coordinates -500, -350.
Coordinates: 50, -50
Spawn on a shattered savanna plateau with a couple of villages on top. They can be seen at coordinates 50, 50 and -250, 50.
There is also a desert temple at coordinates 100, -150, just behind the northern hills.
If you keep going up north, you will discover a plains village standing at coordinates -150, -350.
Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Basalt Deltas
Right after you spawn you can take two ways: one leads to the ruined portal at coordinates 50, 150, and the other one will take you to a single house located near jungle at coordinates -200, 150.
If you go through the portal, you will end up on one of the nether fortresses at the basalt deltas. Just be careful, there are plenty of ghasts flying around.
Coordinates: 150, -200
What could be more dangerous than the combinations of a pillager outpost and a desert temple, where both types of hostile mobs come together to protect the valuable treasure.
You can find this weird combo at coordinates 50, -350. Just make sure that you have enough weapons and healing items to get them all.
Coordinates: 100, -50
Biomes: Plains, Ocean
Spawn on a rather big survival island with its own little forest, village, and pillager outpost.
The mainland is really close, so in case you will need more resources, you can always hop on there. The other closest village to the island can be found at coordinates 700, 300.
That’s it for this month’s best Minecraft seeds for 1.16.5. Check out more Minecraft articles right here, including a huge catalog of awesome seeds for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!
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History of 5 seeds vs. 12 seeds in March Madness
The 12-5 upset is one of the most popular March Madness picks each year, and for good reason. It’s happened quite a few times since the NCAA tournament field expanded in 1985. In 2021, No. 12 Oregon State upset No. 5 Tennessee.
Here’s everything you need to know about 12 seeds vs. 5 seeds in March Madness.
History of 12 vs. 5 seeds in March Madness
There have been 51 upsets by 12-seeds since the NCAA tournament field expanded in 1985. Going into 2021, the lower seed is 50-90, equating to a 35.71 win percentage.
Here are all of the times a 12 seed has knocked off a 5 seed.
|1985||Kentucky def. Washington||66-58|
|1986||DePaul def. Virginia||72-68|
|1987||Wyoming def. Virginia||64-60|
|1989||DePaul def. Memphis State||66-63|
|1990||Dayton def. Illinois||88-86|
|1990||Ball State def. Oregon State||54-53|
|1991||Eastern Michigan def. Mississippi State||76-56|
|1992||New Mexico State def. DePaul||81-73|
|1993||George Washington def. New Mexico||82-68|
|1994||UW-Green Bay def. California||61-57|
|1994||Tulsa def. UCLA||112-102|
|1995||Miami (Ohio) def. Arizona||71-62|
|1996||Drexel def. Memphis||75-63|
|1996||Arkansas def. Penn State||86-80|
|1997||College of Charleston def. Maryland||75-66|
|1998||Florida State def. TCU||96-87|
|1999||Detroit def. UCLA||56-53|
|1999||Missouri State def. TCU||96-87|
|2001||Utah State def. Ohio State||77-68 (OT)|
|2001||Gonzaga def. Virginia||86-85|
|2002||Tulsa def. Marquette||71-69|
|2002||Missouri def. Miami (Fla.)||93-80|
|2002||Creighton def. Florida||83-82 (2OT)|
|2003||Butler def. Mississippi State||47-46|
|2004||Pacific def. Providence||66-58|
|2005||Milwaukee def. Alabama||83-73|
|2006||Montana def. Nevada||87-79|
|2006||Texas A&M def. Syracuse||66-58|
|2008||Villanova def. Clemson||75-69|
|2008||Western Kentucky def. Drake||101-99 (OT)|
|2009||Wisconsin def. Florida State||61-59 (OT)|
|2009||Arizona def. Utah||84-71|
|2009||Western Kentucky def. Illinois||76-72|
|2010||Cornell def. Temple||78-65|
|2011||Richmond def. Vanderbilt||69-66|
|2012||South Florida def. Temple||58-44|
|2012||VCU def. Wichita State||62-59|
|2013||Ole Miss def. Wisconsin||57-46|
|2013||California def. UNLV||64-61|
|2013||Oregon def. Oklahoma State||68-55|
|2014||Harvard def. Cincinnati||61-57|
|2014||North Dakota State def. Oklahoma||80-75(OT)|
|2014||Stephen F. Austin def. VCU||77-75 (OT)|
|2016||Little Rock def. Purdue||85-83 (2OT)|
|2016||Yale def. Baylor||79-75|
|2017||Middle Tennessee def. Minnesota||81-72|
|2019||Liberty def. Mississippi State||80-76|
|2019||Murray State def. Marquette||83-64|
|2019||Oregon def. Wisconsin||72-54|
|2021||Oregon State def. Tennessee||70-56|
Some more tidbits:
- In 31 of the last 36 years, the 12 seed has won at least one first round game. The only exceptions came in 1988, 2000, 2007, 2015 and 2018.
- The lower seed is 20-28 in games decided by four points or fewer. Two of those close wins came in 2016, as No. 12 Little Rock knocked Purdue out of the first round with a 85-83 win and No. 12 Yale took down Baylor 79-74. In 2019, No. 12 Liberty held on to beat No. 5 Mississippi State 80-76 while No. 5 Auburn escaped No. 12 New Mexico State 78-77.
- While more than 50 percent of the 12-seeds who won in the first round fail to advance past the second round, 21 of the 50 teams have indeed made it it to Sweet 16.
- Utah State, who has been the No. 12 seed a record five times, is only 1-4 against No. 5 seeds. Its lone win came in 2001 against Ohio State.
How much more likely is a 12-5 upset than a 13-4 upset?
Twenty-nine 13 seeds have upset 4 seeds since the NCAA tournament field expanded in 1985, giving them a 29-111 record all-time. That equates to a 20.71 winning percentage, so it’s 15 percentage points less likely.
Here are all of the times a 13 seed has upset a 4.
|1985||Navy def. LSU||78-55|
|1987||Missouri State def. Clemson||65-60|
|1987||Xavier def. Missouri||70-69|
|1988||Richmond def. Indiana||72-69|
|1989||Middle Tennessee def. Florida State||97-83|
|1991||Penn State def. UCLA||74-69|
|1992||Southwestern Louisiana def. Oklahoma||87-83|
|1993||Southern def. Georgia Tech||93-78|
|1995||Manhattan def. Oklahoma||77-67|
|1996||Princeton def. UCLA||43-41|
|1998||Valparaiso def. Ole Miss||70-69|
|1999||Oklahoma def. Arizona||61-60|
|2001||Indiana State def. Oklahoma||70-68|
|2001||Kent State def. Indiana||77-73|
|2002||UNC Wilmington def. USC||93-89|
|2003||Tulsa def. Dayton||84-71|
|2005||Vermont def. Syracuse||60-57|
|2006||Bradley def. Kansas||77-73|
|2008||Siena def. Vanderbilt||83-62|
|2008||San Diego def. UConn||70-69|
|2009||Cleveland State def. Wake Forest||84-69|
|2010||Murray State def. Vanderbilt||66-65|
|2011||Morehead State def. Louisville||62-61|
|2012||Ohio def. Michigan||65-60|
|2013||La Salle def. Kansas State||63-61|
|2016||Hawaii def. California||77-66|
|2018||Buffalo def. Arizona||89-69|
|2018||Marshall def. Wichita State||81-75|
|2019||UC Irvine def. Kansas State||70-64|
How much more likely is an 11-6 upset than a 12-5 upset?
Fifty-two 11 seeds have upset 6 seeds since 1985, so it’s only happened two more times than the 12-5 upset. An 11-6 upset is 1.43 percentage points more likely to occur than a 12-5 upset.
Recent highlights of 12-5 upsets
Here are some highlights from the 12-5 upsets that have happened lately.
Murray State’s Ja Morant joined exclusive company in 2019, posting the ninth triple-double in NCAA tournament history as the 12-seed Racers took down No. 5 Marquette, 83-64.
Liberty, fresh off an ASUN championship, edged Mississippi State in another 2019 12-5 game.
Oregon also won big in the opening round of 2019, dismantling Wisconsin 72-54 before reaching the Sweet 16.
Little Rock shocked Purdue in 2016, eking out a 79-75 win.
Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.
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The 12-5 upset is one of the most popular March Madness picks each year — with good reason. Here's the history of 12-seeds vs. 5-seeds in the NCAA tournament.