Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Bracket: Expert Picks (CBS, Yahoo!, SI, ESPN) (Part 4)

In short, the info below is basically like aggregating the knowledge of the top college basketball minds of ESPN, SI, Yahoo! and CBS. I tally the picks from their posted brackets. This has proven to be the most helpful for guidance in some of the 8/9, 7/10 and 5/12 match-ups.

  • Total Expert Brackets: 13
  • The last two years had Kentucky and Louisville as almost unanimous champions by the experts, but this year it's spread pretty evenly, with Florida having a slight edge.
  • First Round:
    • Upsets (Majority of picks for lower seeded team): Pittsburgh, OK State, North Dakota State, NCState, Iowa/Tennessee, and Arizona State
    • Syracuse, New Mexico, Michigan State, Iowa State, Creighton, Louisville and Duke each received all 13 picks.
  • Elite Eight Match-ups (Based on majority of picks): Florida/Kansas, Michigan State/Iowa State, Arizona/Creighton, and Louisville/Duke (Creighton gets tie-break because they had  a pick in the championship game)
  • Final Four: Florida/Michigan State and Arizona/Louisville 
  • Championship: Florida over Louisville

CBS Expert Picks: Here
Yahoo! Expert Picks: Here
CNN SI Expert Picks: Here
ESPN Expert Picks: Here

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