NCAA Basketball Bracket Predictions 2012, Cheat Sheet
About To Enter Your Office 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament Pool and Looking For a March Madness 2012 Cheat Sheet? Here Is a Collection of 2012 March Madness Expert Picks and Predictions
So it's time to start filling out those 2012 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 2012 March Madness picks and predictions to help them with their NCAA tournament brackets.
Of course, it's early days. The 2012 NCAA tournament bracket was just announced, so many analysts haven't had time to fill out full brackets.
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.
The Associated Press has a full slate of March Madness Bracket predictions.
The staff at Bill Simmons' Grantland have all filled out their brackets.
Wired has a so-called Geek's Guide to March Madness 2012.
Midwest Sports Fans has some early March Madness predictions
ESPN offers an excellent March Madness Cheat Sheet and Yahoo offers similar March Madness rules of thumb.
Yahoo also has a list of 2012 March Madness teams to look out for.
Luke Winn of SI has a great March Madness Bracket 2012 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 solid NCAA tournament predictions. If you want to keep it simple, you can take his rankings into consideration when filling out your brackets. Pomeroy has Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State, Kansas, and North Carolina 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, just remind yourself of 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."