We are NCAA.com bracket specialists, back for year two of answering your questions about March Madness history, trivia, and bracket picking advice.
Happy March Madness! We are data reporters from NCAA.com, back for the second year. Ask us anything about NCAA tournament history, trivia, or bracket picking advice.
This year, we partnered with Google Cloud to produce more than 60 stories focused on helping you make better bracket choices. We look at how your bracket would perform if you only picked the higher seed, why Virginia is not a good choice to win the title, how many upsets you should pick each round, how to pick your bracket based solely on each team’s mascot, and much, much more.
You can find all of this at BracketIQ, our site devoted to bracket knowledge. There, you can also use our Matchup Analysis Tool to compare any two teams in the field to see how they stack up. And when you’re feeling confident in your ability to pick a perfect bracket (despite the 1 in 9.2 quintillion odds), head to the Bracket Challenge Game, the official bracket game of March Madness. If you sign up through the app (Android, iOS), not only does the Bracket Challenge Game let you watch every March Madness game right from your bracket, but you can get personalized push notifications to let you know which games to watch based on your bracket and how it will affect your standings within your groups. You can also pit your bracket against Andy Katz’s or Charles Barkley’s.
If you missed it, the 2018 NCAA tournament bracket was revealed yesterday.
Yearly reminder: We are NOT the selection committee, and had absolutely nothing to do with who made the tournament.
EDIT: We're signing off for the day. Thanks for all the questions, and good luck with your brackets!