This model helped me accurately identify six of the eight Elite 8 teams, and I was four for five on the teams I identified as my most confident picks.
Here is what an ideal candidate profile looks like:
Based on this info, and applying it to the brackets, here would be my reco for the safest Elite 8 picks:
The bolded picks are the ones I have the most confidence in based on the teams they'd face.
Iowa State and Colorado State most resemble Florida's pre-tourney profile from last year, while no one really compares to last year's Louisville profile.