NCAA College Basketball Bracket 2015 with Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight, and John Oliver
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Whatever. I'm calling Oklahoma for the Final four.
Will Northern Florida win its First Four game vs Robert Morris?
:) Did you mean University of North Florida? Of course the Ospreys will dominate.
Yes, UNF. Is that a different university than Northern Florida?!
Technically there is no Northern Florida U. But who cares - we're going to the Big Dance!
I'm surprised any Florida university put North in its name!
Does First Four count as Big Dance? I guess so -- you even have a chance at winning that game!
Grantland says to look out for 3 seeds.
Look out for as in avoid? Oklahoma is a three seed. Intriguing.
Winning a conference tournament means almost nothing in terms of NCAA tournament success. In fact, it actually seems to hurt: Somehow, you’re better off winning nothing than just the conference tourney. Maybe tourney champs tire themselves out, but whatever the reason, those are the trendy teams you need to avoid. Regular-season conference championships, on the other hand, are a far better predictor of success.
Yeah, Grantland explains why most Final Four teams are 1 or 2 seeds.
And yeah, conference tourney winners seem to always do poorly in the NCAA tournament.
Now, who's going to be the sweet 16 surprise?
Best possible seed 2 for Gonzaga. Early round in Seattle and the the opposite side of the bracket from Kentucky.
Virginia snubbed a number 1 seed but has a 2 without having to face Kentucky or Duke in the top 8.
I know, Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky. Some people like Arizona but I like the long bets.
Nate Silver says Oklahoma only 8% chance for Final Four.
That's why I like them.
So you're saying there's a chance...
NCAA Bracket for Risk Takers:
Is gambler another name for risk taker?
Maybe. "Unpopular picks are worth more" - now they're talking!
Worth more because you're more likely to lose your money betting on them! :)
I'm not stupid! I only ever lose my shirts.
Well I hope you don't lose your shirts. Here's Grantland's take:
You see John Oliver on the NCAA?
Not yet ...
Thousands of John Oliver NCAA Reddit comments:
Watching it right now. Wow.
Can you find the "Fuck You" cat poster?
Ha! And yeah he makes an excellent point that everyone BUT the athletes get paid.