To win, you’re going to have to pick some upsets. They always happen. Go with 10th, 11th and 12th seeds as 76% of second-round upsets are by teams slotted in these three seeds. And, be bold… at least one top seed almost always gets bounced before the weekend is over.
Consider the conferences, too. Experts suggest that the SEC is overrated — and that teams from the West Coast are better than people know.
Of course, you could take all this into consideration and still have your bracket busted after day one. Might be just as fun to pick your winners by just flipping a coin.