Well, the time has come and gone.
The 2012 March Madness brackets have been released. Bubbles were burst, teams rejoiced and the analysts are making their predictions as fans around the world begin to fill out their brackets.
This year, Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State represent the four No. 1 seeds of the tournament.
All of them seem deserving, but some of these teams struggled down the stretch.
Syracuse got bounced by Cincinnati, Kentucky lost to Vanderbilt and North Carolina had its ACC Tournament crown taken from them by the Seminoles of Florida State.
Being a No. 1 seed sets your team up with the best path to the Final Four, but if these teams do not play well, some teams will take advantage.
Here are five dark-horse picks to make the Final Four this year.