On Monday we asked our buddy Bracket Predictor to have a look at the freshly announced NCAA tournament field, because nothing says March Madness like a good algorithmic projection system. Bracket Predictor stroked his beard and took a thoughtful pull on his pipe -- because, in our mind, Bracket Predictor is a cross between Gandalf and Basil Rathbone -- and announced ... well, we'll get to that. For now, suffice it to say that I have learned a great many things about the Predictor, not least of which is that he can be both cocky and risk-averse, that he is occasionally absent-minded, that he likes Pitt a lot until suddenly he doesn't, and that deep in his soothsaying soul he is, to our everlasting horror, a Dookie.
4hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com
11hPhotography by Joe Amon
20hJoshua Wye and Joshua Wootton
2dDon Van Natta Jr.
4dPhotography by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Cassandra Giraldo