March Madness 2012: 5 Teams Guaranteed to Exit Early

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March Madness 2012: 5 Teams Guaranteed to Exit Early
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Ah yes, it’s that time of year again!

The most magical event of the sports world is set to soon take place, and it seems like all anybody can talk about is the NCAA tournament.

One of the great perks of college basketball’s postseason—besides how awesome the format is (college football, take a hint)—is that anyone, no matter their level of actual basketball talent, can partake in all the madness of March by predicting what the outcomes will be at every level of the tournament.

As you probably already know, bracket filling is a sensation that begins once the selection committee unveils which teams will soon begin their quest to become national champions, and where their first challenge to that quest will be located, and ends once the brackets are locked at the start of the second round.

It’s become such an integral part of our culture that even the President fills out his very own bracket.

While there is no perfect science or methodology that can provide a person with an infallible bracket that is the envy of all who stand before it, there are helpful sources of information to help one at least begin moving in the direction of bracket dominance.

This article hopes to do that by highlighting five teams that will likely fail to live up to expectations and exit the tournament earlier than planned.

Of course, almost every NCAA tournament is filled with improbable events and occurrences, so every piece of bracket selection advice you hear should be taken with a grain of salt.

Actually, let’s take that grain and turn it into a pound.

Without further ado, here are five teams that will fail to meet expectations in this year’s tournament. 

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