Before I post my bracket projections I will admit that I am Kentucky fan and in years when they have a team with a legitimate chance to win it all I never pick against them.
1st round – Rhode Island over Creighton, MTSU over Minnesota, Wichita St over Dayton, UNCW over Virginia, Marquette over South Carolina, Princeton over Notre Dame
2nd round – UNCW over Florida, Iowa St over Purdue, Michigan over Louisville, MTSU over Butler, Cincinnati over UCLA
Final 8 – Iowa St, Michigan, UNC, UK, Villanova, Baylor, WVU, Arizona
Final 4 – Villanova, Arizona, Iowa State, UK
Championship – UK over Arizona
My biggest concern with this is not UK, but Iowa St. I think Kansas has a chance to lose before the Final Four. I almost had Louisville out there, but decided to go with the hot team of Michigan and their 3 point shooting instead. Once UL is gone, Oregon is the next best, but I still had a feeling that Michigan will stay hot. I made the decision to jhave Kansas go down to Iowa St and that means it is Iowa St vs Michigan, it ended with Iowa St in the Final Four. I’m sure that bracket will be my downfall.