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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.

Seed: -1465850640117401326

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.

Seed: -2633346777609645921

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.

Seed: -1667363160490966618

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.

Seed: 886925522416857401

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.

Seed: 8235040585706787673

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.

Seed: -5004697438377915344

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.

Seed: -7404605241918712456

Coordinates: 200, -50
Biomes: Various

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.

Seed: -4099434556615951558

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.

Seed: 5859195333423694798

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.

Seed: 550915391673325096

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.

Seed: -2656282278242786925

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!

Seed: 7467971652334909926

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:

  1. -200, -150
  2. -400, 50
  3. 250, -100
  4. 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.

Seed: 9025887385764104107

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.

Seed: 1062048685332056767

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.

Seed: -9059045145664655421

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.

Seed: 8552909708445235872

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:

  1. 200, 100
  2. 50, -300
  3. -200, -200

Further to the west you will also find a pillager outpost with a bunch of angry mobs at coordinates -500, -350.

Seed: -1902170149663418656

Coordinates: 50, -50
Biomes: Various

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.

Seed: 6128774367593689241

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.

Seed: 1011286478421046775

Coordinates: 150, -200
Biomes: Desert

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.

Seed: -2570794004927232925

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.

12-5 upsets
Year Result Score
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.

13-seed upsets over 4-seeds
Year Result Score
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.