Anatomy of an upset
Bracketology Research Analyst
It's ... well ... madness. But what's even crazier is that once in a while one of these scrappy little underdogs rears up and bites a big, bad powerhouse right where it counts.
There's only one thing sweeter than watching some no-name pipsqueak school knock off a fat and happy favorite -- and that's being the only person in your office pool to predict the upset. Nothing demonstrates your college hoops aptitude more decisively than predicting a 15th-seeded nobody like Coppin State (which, last time I checked, isn't actually a state) to upend No. 2 seed South Carolina. Winning the office pool is nothing; that's reserved for the kind of people who fill in their bracket by which teams have the cooler mascots.