Disregard Nate Silver
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Ohio State has won eight straight, including a road conquest of Indiana and
The most puzzling region is the stacked Midwest, where Louisville, Duke, Michigan State and Saint Louis are title material. Given their second-half demolition of
Don't sleep on VCU
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The best part about this year's
Louisville, as the No. 1 overall seed, has arguably the most favorable portion of the bracket and is riding a 10-game winning streak. The Cardinals should reach the Final Four.
Gonzaga is another formidable team and should make its first Final Four appearance. While Indiana is strong, Jim Larranaga has something special brewing in South Florida. Look for the Hurricanes to reach Atlanta.
And VCU — yes, VCU — has the ability to set a frenetic pace and make another trip to the Final Four. Don't sleep on Shaka Smart's scrappy team that forces good teams to make bad plays.
Watch New Mexico
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The door to this
Call this tribute to New Mexico week, as this is the 30th anniversary of
Billy Donovan knows how to get Florida to Final Fours so I'm predicting he'll do it again and play Miami in the national semifinals in a great college football matchup. Miami probably deserved a No.1 seeding after winning the ACC regular season and tournament but the Hurricanes can certainly get to Atlanta by taking the No. 2 bus.
It's hot in Miami
Don't act surprised when your No. 1 seeds don't arrive in Atlanta.
This season, the door is open for almost anyone. Louisville, the overall No. 1 seed, is good enough to win it all with experience, balance and a defense that drives opponents mad. No. 2 Miami and No. 2
Other than the Cardinals, the Hurricanes are the nation's hottest team as outright winners of the ACC regular-season title and tournament.
No. 3 New Mexico will catch some off guard. The