"There are a lot of brackets being filled out". Just use your gut.
Choose two teams, one on either side of the bracket, that you believe can make it to the finals.
By Friday afternoon half of us will have lost multiple Final Four teams. After all, who hasn't slammed their fist into a wall or onto a desk after watching three-quarters of their first-round picks lose? But it's not realistic. RPI is an incredibly flawed metric that disproportionately rewards teams for playing competent, but not good, opponents, and it helped Minnesota move up a couple seed lines higher than it deserved. Vegas odds has them listed as a 6/1 favorite to win the whole tournament.
This upset probably won't happen, but no 13-4 upset is likely to happen. Nevada and Iowa State could be another 12-5 upset in the Midwest. None of those national championship defenses has been ranked worse than 21st (North Carolina, 2009), though several contenders this year could make that moot - North Carolina (fourth-ranked offense, 25th-ranked defense), Duke (sixth-ranked offense, 39th-ranked defense), Kansas (ninth-ranked offense, 30th-ranked defense) and UCLA (third-ranked offense, 78th-ranked defense). (46 times to be exact.) Go insane on these matchups if you want.
Xavier has been on a downslide recently, and the Musketeers almost missed the NCAA Tournament.
JaCorey Williams, Middle Tennessee.
Automatic bid: Opposite of at-large berths, automatic bid teams are their conference winners and are placed into the tournament.
To the five powerhouse teams that made this list, you have been warned. It is also safe to assume that you watch a fair amount of college basketball.
For those wondering about other CBS Programming impacted by the tournament, don't worry, you aren't missing anything. A quick look at KenPom tells me the Hogs are better, so I'm picking them.
Obama's bracket is not as big of a mess as the guy who went 0-for-16 during Thursday's games, but it clearly could have used another read before it went public. Louisville is seventh in KenPom while Duke is 13th. After a four day break this number is once again sliced, this time to reveal the Final Four.
March 14-April 3, 2017 - The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is scheduled to take place.
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