5 Ways To Know Your 2014 NCAA Bracket Isn’t A Winner

5 Ways To Know Your 2014 NCAA Bracket Isn't a Winner

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The 2014 NCAA tournament begins later this week. That means there's another bracket to fill out. In order for you to not look like a fool, here are five ways to know your bracket isn't a winner. Make sure you don't repeat these mistakes if you want to win your bracket pool this year.

5. Pick All No. 1 Seeds In Final Four

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5. Pick All No. 1 Seeds In Final Four

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Just don't do it. History backs me up here. All four No. 1 seeds will not make it to the Final Four. Some might not even make it to the Elite 8.

4. Pick the Higher Seed To Win Each Game

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4. Pick the Higher Seed To Win Each Game

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Only fools pick a bracket that has zero upsets happening.

3. Picking the Undefeated Team to Win

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3. Picking the Undefeated Team to Win

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Sure, Wichita St. had an undefeated season, but the NCAA tournament field is 200 times harder than their Missouri Valley Conference opponents. They will lose at some point this season.

2. Picking Too Many Cinderella Teams to Advance

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2. Picking Too Many Cinderella Teams to Advance

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There will be upsets in the tourney, but not all Cinderella teams will advance past the third round. It's not wrong to have a Cinderella advancing to the Sweet 16, but don't be the crazy fool choosing three cinderella teams to make it to the Sweet 16. It won't happen.

1. Forgetting to Choose a No. 5-10 Seed in Sweet 16

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1. Forgetting to Choose a No. 5-10 Seed in Sweet 16 Play

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In a perfect world, seeds No. 1-4 in all regions make the Sweet 16. However, this is no perfect world. At least one No. 5-10 seed will make the Sweet 16. If you want to be bold, a No. 11 or No. 12 seed could advance to the Sweet 16 as well.

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