Every time I ponder this bracket, I seem to come up with the same teams. That’s usually a danger sign; I’ve gotten too stuck in my biases. Here are my questions:
- Why do I have the Tar Heels always beating Villanova–and if I’m that confident, why not pick them over Kansas?
- Everyone sees Michigan as vulnerable to both South Dakota State and VCU. Is that a carry-over from there 4v13 loss to Ohio last year? (One thing’s for sure: all these teams will be happy to speed up the pace.)
- Okay, so UCLA is wounded, but is Minnesota really that promising a Cinderella? After all, only one other team in 29 years has come to the dance with such sputtering moment (3 wins in L10 and 3 losses in a row). That was Villanova a few years back…and they lost in the first round.
- KenPom loves Florida…but they have a penchant for losing close games down the stretch. For the Gators pretenders or contenders?