Happy Monday everybody! I feel like this is worse than a typical Monday coming off opening weekend of the tournament (simply judging by Twitter). A quick update: nobody has a perfect bracket; things are still tight at the top, but it's still early; not a lot of parity when it came to picking a champion.
The following are teams picked to win and the percentage of the total:
Michigan(177) - 17.42%
UNC(171) - 16.83%
UCLA(121) - 11.91%
Villanova(115) - 11.32%
Gonzaga(110) - 10.83%
Duke(101) - 9.94%
Arizona(84) - 8.27%
Kansas(80) - 7.87%
Kentucky(37) - 3.64%
Louisville(8),Oregon(2), Baylor(1), WVU(2), FSU(2), UVA(3), Notre Dame(1), Wichita St(1) < 1%
So that's it. Only 17 teams chosen from the vast # of entries submitted. Aside from the Michigan bias, UNC is the overwhelming favorite. I'm sure there is some pickers remorse over that after the weekend.
There are a whopping 1016 entries this year! Up almost 300 from last year. And don't forget we do have prizes at stake this year. I thought it was a pretty good first weekend. Two prevailing topics by media and coaches: seeding and the refs. Both awful.