For those of you who aren’t avid college basketball fans and really don’t know what’s going on in the tournament, don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Following team rankings and stats can be a time consuming hobby. Don’t worry, you can still have fun with your bracket and join in on the madness.
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Here are some ideas on how to get involved and create a bracket without taking things too seriously. Be advised, do not place any bets, this is not a full-proof system.
Pick a team with an intimidating, ridiculous, or just plain silly mascot. Lions, Tigers and Bears!
The teams you pick may not be winning teams, but at least they will look good losing.
Your Current School or Alma Mater
If you are currently attending or graduated from a school that has made it into the tournament, you better pick them. Show your team spirit!
Who doesn’t love an underdog? Choose a team who barely qualified, they might end up being the Cinderella story of the whole tournament
You may have gone out of state for college, but you can always be nostalgic and cheer for the teams where you grew up. Chances are you know someone who attended that school. If they win, you are guaranteed to have an awesome victory celebration.