The hardest thing about making picks:
When you look at the board, it’s hard not to want to place all No 1s in the Final Four. But someone will not go. Right now, I see Memphis not going. Can Pitt beat Memphis? I guess. It looks the most likely right now. And what do I do with Florida? Do I really believe that they will make the Elite Eight, or am I just putting them there out of love? And there are picks I want to make: Iona over LSU, NC State over California, Montana over Nevada, Seton Hall over Tennessee in the second round, because the chance of upset is so strong. But I can’t make the picks. Instead, I settle for San Diego State over Indiana (my alma matta) because I think this team will not fight for Mike Davis and because a small team has to make some waves.
And I’m going to be wrong. Upsets happen. They have to happen. That’s what makes Bracketology more than going with the favorite or a luck of the draw. It’s a science! And I’m not studying enough right now.