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College Hoops Barometer: Tips for Your Bracket

Jesse Siegel

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Want to win your NCAA office pool? Follow these simple steps when filling out your bracket:

1. Do not pick all four No. 1 seeds to make the Final Four. Not only is that no fun, but it has only happened once since the tournament expanded in 1979.

2. However, it may be a good idea to pick a No. 1 seed to win the entire tournament. A No. 1 seed has won 20 of the 35 tourneys since 1979. Six of the last seven winners of the Big Dance have possessed No. 1 seeds (UConn was the exception in 2011 as a No. 3 seed).

3. If you do not like a very high seed (say, Virginia or Wichita State), have them losing as ...

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