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Here Is The NCAA Basketball March Madness Tournament Bracket

Start figuring out what arbitrary method you'll use to make your picks.

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Bracket via CBS Sports.

Despite being the first overall seed in the tournament, Louisville drew a murderer's row of a region, with Duke and Michigan State at #2 and #3. In addition to being two of NCAA basketball's most historically successful franchises, Duke was in the conversation for a #1 seed, and Michigan State's coach, Tom Izzo, could get 12 out-of-shape goats to the Final Four. On the flip side, the West appears at first glance to be the tournament's weakest region: #1 seed Gonzaga has yet to beat anyone of note, and Ohio State and Kansas State are solid but unspectacular squads. #3 New Mexico is definitely salivating.

Other noteworthy points: ACC regular-season and tourney champion Miami fell short of a #1 seed, probably because they lost to Florida Gulf Coast early in the season; North Carolina coach Roy Williams could end up in a match-up with his old team if UNC beats Villanova and Kansas wins their first-round game (which they will); and Oregon receives a #12 seed despite winning the Pac-12 tournament and finishing second in the conference during the regular season.

The four play-in games take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, and tournament play begins in earnest Thursday.

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