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While ESPN’s Bracketology has no bearing on the actual seeding for the NCAA tournament when it is set next month, Joe Lunardi’s page often is a strong indicator of what we will likely see on our brackets. It would be awesome to bet on March Madness, as long as you check out the Bracketology page ahead of time.
The latest look has Florida, Miami (Fl), Duke and Indiana as the tournament’s No. 1 seeds.
The newest team added to this mock bracket is Stony Brook, who is on a roll, having won 10 of the last 12 games. Lunardi has Stony Brook penciled in as a No. 14 seed in the West bracket.
In all, the latest mock bracket includes seven teams each from the Big Ten and Big East conferences.
Whatever the bracket ends up being, I’m sure you’ll be likely filling out your own bracket. This also means you will probably be joining a pool (no gambling, of course…OK, never mind), whether it be at work, among friends, family or even in Vegas. Either way, you need to be prepared when filling the bracket out. This means being aware of the most likely upsets or Cinderella teams, knowing which No. 1 or 2 seeds you can trust…and knowing your competition in the pool.
ESPN The Magazine recently broke down the types of bracket-fillers you’ll meet in your office pool.
He comes into work with a manilla folder overflowing with cheat sheets and can tell you every team’s RPI and offensive and defensive efficiency. Every year he thinks he’s chosen the perfect bracket. Every year he’s wrong.”
“2) Safe-Pickia Non-Riskitus
Why pick upsets when they are so hard to predict? Slow and steady wins the race! At least until the #1 seeds start getting picked off.”