On March Madness Brackets

We have 64 teams, and 63 games later, the NCAA crowns a legitimately recognized national champion of college basketball (none of the BCS crap!).

Last year I provided picks at the opening of each round, which is different than fill-the-bracket-from-the-start. For whatever reason, last year I started in the second round and did fairly well 25/31=81%).

Now my percentage is much better than the graduation rates of many teams; and way above schools as Kentucky (31%), Cal (20%), Baylor (36%), Georgia Tech (38%), Louisville (38%), Tennessee (30%), Washington (29%), and Maryland – a pathetic 8%.

At the same time, I am below teams as BYU (100%), Marquette (100%), Utah State (100%), Wofford (100%), Notre Dame (100%), Duke (92%), Lehigh (92%), Vermont (92%), Villanova (92%), and Butler (90%).

Without further adieu, it is time to step up to the plate for round 1.

Midwest: Kansas, Northern Iowa (upset), Michigan State (upset watch), Maryland, Tennessee, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Ohio State

West: Syracuse (upset watch), Gonzaga, UTEP (upset), Vanderbilt, Xavier, Pitt, BYU, K-State

East: Kentucky, Texas, Temple (upset watch), Wisconsin (upset watch), Marquette, New Mexico, Clemson, West Virginia

South: Duke, Louisville, Texas A&M, Siena (upset), Notre Dame, Baylor, Richmond, Villanova

6 thoughts on “On March Madness Brackets

  1. I’ve taken Vermont over Syracuse in all my brackets… Maybe it’s because I went to Vermont – or maybe it’s because I picked Vermont to beat Syracuse a few years ago (and they did) so I’m going for double points!

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    • Lester,
      Good job or needling him … and good luck to your Orange. I wonder how much the injury will hurt them. Thanks for commenting.

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    • Congrats CCC on picking ODU – who has a history of being tough in the first round. Good luck with the rest of your picks and thanks for visiting.

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