- Joe Lunardi, Senior Writer, ESPN.com
For the past few years, one of our favorite Bracketology columns has been the 65-to-1 countdown of teams posted on the eve of the NCAA Tournament. Last March, this gave us three-quarters of the Final Four, seven members of the Elite Eight and the occasional random gem (e.g., "If a No. 1 seed loses before the Sweet 16, it will be Ohio State against Xavier." But the Buckeyes escaped in overtime.).
Hoping for a few more gems -- but knowing there are thousands of games to be played between now and April 7 in San Antonio -- a 65-to-1 countdown of teams might be the perfect way to start a new season of NCAA projections. It's also fun, which, after all, is the main reason we're here.
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