March has arrived and the madness begins tomorrow.
As you stressfully fill out your bracket for your office pool, imagine how nervous the athletes are— when one game changes everything. After months of competing the 68 teams for this year’s NCAA March Madness have been selected with the reigning No.1 seeds being Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, and Xavier.
But as selection got underway the revealing of the bracket was awkward with the new format. At first, there was a tedious reading of the all the automatic qualifying schools, probably the only thing everyone tuning in already knew. But after that, we finally got the bracket and it’s going to be a fun month. First off, it looks like No. 1 seed Kansas has the hardest schedule to make it to the big dance with some tough competition in the Midwest region.
The bracketologists didn’t take it easy on Virginia either, as they’ll also be up against Arizona and Kentucky who have been playing better than their seeding suggests. But Virginia recently knocked off UNC to win the ACC championship game, and are still riding a high that could take them to the final four. Just remember that Arizona’s Bobby Hurley is ready for anyone who dares stand in his team’s way. The east’s Villanova looks to have the easiest road to victory barring any crazy upsets— which there always are. Buzzer beater blowouts are the backbone of March Madness.
The tourney kicks off Tuesday night with the winner being crowned April 2. Surely there will be some GIF-worthy moments in between.