Note: For the seventh consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering in-depth breakdowns and historical analysis of the bracket for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.
The number of upset winners (13) this year in lower conference tournaments was truly staggering. It made N.I.T. bids much harder to come by and could very well reduce the number of double-digits upsets in the Big Dance.
Plus, you can enlist the help of Insider's Bracket Predictor tool to aid your picks.
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Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: