We all want to be that guy bragging to his buddies at the office after he correctly predicted the biggest upset in his bracket. At the same time, no one wants to be the butt of every joke when our Final Four team gets knocked out on Day 2.
The beauty of March Madness is its leveling of the sports-fan playing field. Its unpredictability is fascinating. You, as an avid fan and supporter of various teams, will fill out a bracket with confidence, yet will still lose the family March Madness pool to your grandmother who only put Duke in the finals because her cousin's grandson went there. It is all part of the fun.
This year in particular, no one looks perfect. So many teams have sandwiched flashes of brilliance between two catastrophic losses to unranked teams. The top dogs have each shown a glimpse of what to expect during the postseason, and with the trend of top-ranked teams going down this season, it would not be the least bit surprising to see a bunch of them go down again.