Okay, so I’ve posted a “Tournament Projections” page, which shows which teams the computer has in the Big Dance. But now that the season is winding down, I’ve mixed in a little human intuition to christen this glorious month with my first full bracket prediction. As it stands right now, three teams that the DPI has in did not make my cut – Southern Miss, La Salle, and BYU. In their place is Iowa State, Virginia, and Villanova. This is based off the differences in the conferences mostly, but also just a gut feeling. I took liberties with seeding, trying to emulate the Selection Committee’s tendencies to avoid conference match-ups in the first few rounds, as well as games played earlier this season. With all that in mind, I’m proud to bring you my March Madness bracket. I encourage your feedback! Tell me how wrong I got it!
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LAST EIGHT IN (At-Larges #30-#37): Oklahoma, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Illinois, Villanova
FIRST EIGHT OUT (At-Larges #38-45): Alabama, Southern Miss, La Salle, BYU, Boise State, Baylor, Maryland, Arizona State
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Oh, and just in case you’re still reading… here’s how I see this particular bracket playing out.
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