NCAA Basketball Bracket Predictions 2011: March Madness Picks
About To Enter Your Office 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Pool and Looking For a March Madness 2011 Cheat Sheet? Here Is a Collection of 2011 March Madness Expert Picks and Predictions
So it's time to start filling out those 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Brackets. But what to do? It's not like you follow all 68 teams that closely all year. So why not leave it to the experts. With NCAA office pools taking place all over the country, many are looking for 2011 March Madness picks and predictions to help them with their NCAA tournament brackets.
There are plenty of NCAA tournament 2011 cheat sheets out there. If you're looking for a simple bracket to copy, we recommend Nate Silver's NCAA March Madness 2011 Cheat Sheet.
The well-known statistician analyzed all the numbers and tried to figure out who has the best chance of winning each game. If you're looking for a quick and easy bracket cheat sheet, this is as good as anything.
Bleacher Report has some excellent compendium 2011 March Madness stories featuring predictions for every first round game. They also offer some nice tips for filling out your brackets. NCAA bracket tips include remembering that a 5 seed usually loses to a 12 seed in the first round and that all four #1 seeds rarely make it to the Final Four.
ESPN offers an excellent March Madness Cheat Sheet and Yahoo offers similar March Madness rules of thumb.
Yahoo also has a list of possible March Madness 2011 upsets.
Luke Winn of SI has a great March Madness Bracket 2011 analysis
Ken Pomeroy: The Best of NCAA Expert Picks?
According to an article an old article Wall Street Journal, if you're going to go with anyone's NCAA Tournament picks, it should be Ken Pomeroy. The number cruncher has a history of great NCAA tournament predictions. If you want to keep it simple, you can take his rankings into consideration when filling out your brackets. Pomeroy has Ohio State, Duke, Kansas, Texas and Pitt in his Top 5.
Here is a link to Ken Pomeroy's college basketball site, which ranks 341 college basketball teams.
Overall, it's important not to spend too much time on your March Madness 2011 picks. After all, so many random things can happen in the tournament that trying to predict them is a fool's errand. Don't believe it, check out this stat via ESPN's Around the Horn:
"Chances of picking the perfect 68-team bracket? 1 in 147,573,952,589,676,412,928. Good luck."