Your alma mater? Upset by No-Name Tech. Your adopted Cinderella? Pummeled by Big-Name U. Your carefully chosen, game theory-informed brackets? Toast by Monday morning.
Here's the thing about the NCAA tournament: It's irresistible, unpredictable and designed to break your heart. Even if you root for Duke. Only 68 teams make the field. Sixty-seven of them get eliminated. Which means, as a fan, you're usually left playing March Madness musical chairs, looking for the next team to cheer on.
Page 2 is here to help.
Perhaps your school lost. Maybe it was left out on Selection Sunday. Could be it's still alive, only you're nervous and looking for a safety school. (Princeton fan? We suggest the Blue Devils.) Whatever the case, a college basketball fan needs options.
Which team to pull for? Consult our handy flow chart:
Page 2 editor Dave Wilson contributed to the chart.