The committee has announced the seeding and regions; Louisville takes first seed in the Midwest, Gonzaga is first in the West for the first time ever, Indiana holds the first seed in the East, and Kansas will be at the top of the South. A few snubs mentioned around the league are Virginia, Maryland, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Miss, and Alabama. Did they miss any?
And now it's time to fill out your brackets! Who do you trust? The experts? Friends? Your kids? Or do you just click and hope? We have a little bit of something for everybody here.
First up, we have your regular simple bracket you can fill out HERE. It may look a bit different than the others you'll find due to the layout but you'll notice that the West will play the Southwest in the semi-finals and South will play East.
Next, there's a 10-Team Pick'em. Just pick ten teams you think will advance throughout the tournament and you will earn points for each one every time they make it through a round. Try it HERE!
Last but certainly not least, we have a unique, exciting, silly and fun MASCOT MATCHUP! This is set up basically like your simple regular bracket, but with the names of the mascots rather than the teams. Oh no, not the mascot like "The Bulldogs" or "Tigers" but rather "Spike" and "Truman". And don't be fooled - it's trickier than it looks...they're scrambled! (Don't worry, it all works out correctly in the end.)
The best part? If you win, you get a $100 AmEx gift card!
The games start in just a few days, so hurry! Go fill 'em out!