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NCAA Bracket 2013: Printable Page, Tips for Your March Madness Tournament Needs

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04:  A Connecticut Huskies player cuts down the net after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Ethan GrantAnalyst IMarch 17, 2013

It's NCAA tournament time!

The 2013 version of the March classic is here, and there's little doubt that office pool brackets will start to get underway in your place of business on Monday. To get a leg up on the competition and start picking your best bracket, why not go ahead and download a few 2013 brackets and start doing your own research?

Bragging rights are on the line.

We've got you covered with some useful tips for how to approach this bracket, a printable version to get you off on the right foot and all the necessary information to make 2013 your best March Madness ever.

 

Tips

For starters, don't just zip through the bracket and trust the high seeds.

It's a tip that is old as time with mid-majors like Gonzaga and Butler having major success over the past few years, but it's one that can't be overstated. If you've watched these teams play this year, it shouldn't be as hard to recognize what a good matchup for a top seed is and what isn't, but if not there's still plenty of time to get educated on this year's sleeper teams (i.e. Saint Louis, Belmont and South Dakota State).

Next, don't be afraid to look at each region's game site for clues to where the crowds will migrate to. For example, Louisville gets a two-round stint in Lexington, Ky., to start the tournament. No. 12 California has a virtual home game against No. 5 UNLV in San Jose, and Ohio State also gets to play a two-round stint in Dayton, Ohio.

When the tournament gets deeper, the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight sites (Indianapolis, L.A., Dallas and Washington, D.C.) will also be important to figuring out the best play for your bracket.

Finally, go with your gut. If you think the bracket is going to go a certain way—just go with it. It's more frustrating to second- and third-guess yourself, especially if things don't go your way in the later rounds. Have fun with it, and enjoy the tournament picking process for what it really is—50 percent knowledge and 50 percent luck.

 

Complete Tournament Seeding


East West Midwest South
1 Indiana Gonzaga Louisville Kansas
2 Miami
Ohio State
Duke Georgetown
3 Marquette
New Mexico
Michigan St.
Florida
4 Syracuse
Kansas St.
Saint Louis
Michigan
5 UNLV
Wisconsin
Oklahoma St.
VCU
6 Butler
Arizona
Memphis UCLA
7 Illinois
Notre Dame
Creighton San Diego St.
8 NC St.
Pittsburgh
Colorado St.
North Carolina
9 Temple Wichita St.
Missouri Villanova
10 Colorado Iowa State Cincinnati Oklahoma
11 Bucknell
Belmont
Saint Mary's Minnesota
12 California
Ole Miss
Oregon
Akron
13 Montana
La Salle New Mexico State
South Dakota St.
14 Davidson
Harvard Valparaiso Northwestern St.
15 Pacific
Iona Albany
Florida Gulf Coast
(16) James Madison Southern
North Carolina A&T
W. Kentucky

 

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