NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: 8 Teams That Will Likely Stumble Early

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NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: 8 Teams That Will Likely Stumble Early
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Obviously if you're choosing teams in a bracket, you cannot afford to pick a Final Four team who loses in the first round. Even a loss in the round of 32 would be pretty destructive to your bracket. Most people are good at picking the teams that get to the Final Four. 

But not many people have learned the art of predicting the upsets. There are two ways to do it: A) pick the lower-seeded teams who proved throughout the year to be underrated and/or B) pick against higher seeds that are clearly overrated. 

If you're able to combine the two, you almost assuredly have an upset in the making. Here are eight teams that could easily stumble in one of the first two rounds. 

 

For a printable 2012 NCAA tournament bracket, click here

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