With the millions of picks locked in and analyzed, we've found the boldest bracket-builders out there: 7,370 brackets selected all four No. 16-seeds to reach the Final Four in this year's NCAA tournament.
This would, of course, require each of this year's 16-seeds to do something no 16-seed has ever done before: win a game. And then, you know, three more each. Suffice to say this isn't very likely, but it would certainly fit into March Madness.
Is there a chance just one 16-seed runs to the Final Four in San Antonio? If public opinion means anything, the best bet seems to be Ivy League champion and Midwest 16-seed Penn, which 2.79 percent of brackets selected to advance past its first-round matchup against 1-seed Kansas.
|Kansas vs. Penn||Penn||2.79%|
|Virginia vs. UMBC||UMBC||1.90%|
|Xavier vs. Texas Southern||Texas Southern||1.82%|
|Villanova vs. Radford||Radford||1.44%|
The first 1-seed vs. 16-seed matchup is that Penn vs. Kansas showdown, Thursday at 2:00 on TBS. Until then, these brackets are just as perfect as any.
NCAA Digital’s Dan Jepperson and Mike Szahaj contributed to the reporting of this article.