Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bracket Predictions

Bracket Predictions - Well, Kentucky has been living a charmed life all season long. I suppose it only makes sense that they are given one of the easiest roads to the Final Four of any No. 1 seed.

My March Madness bracket prediction for the East Region: a whole lot of people with their face buried squarely in the lap of John Wall, John Calipari and the rest of the Kentucky Nation. But what they don’t realize (and I’ll come back to this with another story tomorrow) is that Kentucky doesn’t have a chance in hell in cutting down the nets and winning the NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats share a bracket with precisely zero other teams that have a shot at a national championship and, realistically, only two other teams (Wisconsin, West Virginia) that have a prayer at Final Four run. Other than that this bracket has a lot of parity and a lot of coin-flip games in the first two rounds that could lead to endless permutations in the region. However, all of that parity is between mediocre teams. And while Kentucky is nowhere near the front-runner that everyone thinks that they are they still have a favorable march to Indianapolis.

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