Even if a person had a 90% chance of winning each game he picked, his odds would still be 763 to 1 against picking a perfect bracket.68 vs. 64 teams:The calculations above assume a 64 team bracket – if expanded to consider 68 teams, multiple the figures by 16.The forums will be packed with free NCAA tournament picks and predications. Check out online sportsbooks for updated tourney lines and odds.Related Reading: Bracket Tips - 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Strategy, Rules, and AdviceFeedback . . . Do you ever feel like if you just caught a few breaks you could pull off a perfect bracket??How many brackets will you fill out?Do you like a 64 or 68 team tournament?Do you like gambling on games, or betting on NCAA tourney bracket pools more?
lol just found this again and had to laugh out loud.
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With the 4 play in games I believe the number is actually higher... i calculated it to be 2**67 =
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After seeing this and hearing that they moved the field to 68 teams Im not filling out a bracket NO POINT
The 68 team field makes a bit of a mess. Previously, the play-in game wasn't really of any consequence, but now there are decent teams playing on Tuesday. The outcome of Tuesday games may affect how one picks the first round. Is everyone gonna wait until Wed. to fill out their brackets?