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On Friday, we promised to help you win your NCAA pool. Here are our nine foolproof methods.
The 10th -- straight chalk -- will be figured into the Page 2 group bracket as a control variable.
Stay tuned to Page 2 throughout the NCAA tournament to see how our brackets stack up.
Our uniform expert breaks down attire aesthetics.
Which school has the most intimidating mascot?
Which school has the most star power?
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Which program graduates the fewest players?
Grad rate bracket
Which coach is best-dressed for success?
Dapper coach bracket
If each school was a beer, which one would you drink?
Who has the right mix of street cred and religious clout?
Cred and creed bracket
School slogans can say a lot. Who has the best one?
Which school produces the most successful non-basketball athletes?
Non-hoops jocks bracket
Easiest region (to pick): EAST, home of Carolina Blue Ribbon Psycho T Celebration Ale.Toughest region (to pick): WEST, home of Longhorn Lager, UCLA's Hollywood Hundred Golden Brewin', UConn Husky Hef, Dawg Dew IPA, Mountaineer Southern Stout and Krzyzewski March Madness by the Mouthful (seasonal). Easiest pick (single game): Pitt Pilsner on the Prowl over Oral Roberts Near Beer. Toughest pick (single game): Hoppy Head Hoosier falls to Razorback Red Pig Reserve. Biggest upset (in entire bracket): George Mason Stout Olde Statesman over Fighting Irish Rogue Redemption. First-round flop: Kentucky Ran Outta Bourbon Beer. Sleeper school: Siena Saint Golden Holy Water. Final Four shocker: Mississippi State River Runoff Red. Buy stock in: Golden Eagle Wisconsin Sweet Wheat. Sell stock in: BYU Barely-wine. Obvious pick we still like anyway: Vols Victory Agent Orange Ale.