This is where we hope to add value for this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament and Bracketology Worksheet. We can’t tell you who to choose in your Final Four, the Championship Game or which team might advance and win it all. Reason being, everybody is just beating everybody.
However, if we can lead you to the freshest part of the lake to drink, if we can eliminate 88% of the field so that you can focus on nailing down the teams coming down the stretch, then we’ve done our job. In other words, you still have to pull the trigger come bracketology time beginning Sunday March 11th but MARCHVEGAS may be able to narrow down things (to roughly the 13th percentile) for you and in our book, that’s not too bad.
Anyway, here’s the Elite 8 “Jordan Adjusted” Ranking along with the current NCAA Men’s College Basketball polls as a reference. We also threw in the MARCHVEGAS Tournament Sleepers to help with the early games, just in case.
Elite 8 “Jordan Adjusted” Ranking (no order)
Syracuse, Missouri, Kentucky, Marquette, Michigan State, Duke, Kansas, Wisconsin
MARCHVEGAS Tournament Sleepers
Murray St., SDSU, Cleveland St., Southern Miss, Wichita St., Florida St., Kansas St., UNLV
AP Top 8 – 2/23/12
Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Kansas, Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State.
ESPN/USA Today’s Coaches Poll – 2/23/12
Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina, Georgetown
Confused on what to do with this information? If so, just revert back to this list on Monday March 12th, find each team from the Elite 8 “Jordan Adjusted” list above on your bracket sheet. Slowly advance these 8 teams from their starting position, all the way through until you see the inner slots of your bracket designating the location for your Elite 8 selection. Lock in the Jordan Adjusted 8 teams here, then carefully and I mean carefully, take a ball point pen and begin to advance these 8 teams until you have a winner for the Championship Game on April 2nd. Thereafter, fill in your lower brackets by utilizing the MARCHVEGAS Tournament Sleepers where needed.
Lastly, don’t forget to put your name and date on your bracket sheet then turn in all paper work to the designated proctor or bracket coordinator by March 14th. If there are any questions, we can be contacted via twitter or facebook for help.