Three teams seeded No. 12 or lower have reached the Sweet 16, indicating upsets are very much a part of the 2013 NCAA tournament.
More surprises may be in store in the next round Thursday and Friday. Our upset meter rates the likelihood that the lower seed will win each of the eight Sweet 16 games.
The Upset Meter has three settings:
– HIGH, meaning an upset is likely;
– MEDIUM, suggesting an upset is possible;
– LOW, meaning an upset is unlikely.
The games are listed in the order in which they will be played. For each game, we look at five issues:
1. The challenges facing the underdog;
2. Significant statistics of the teams involved;
3. An X-factor that could result in an upset;
4. The Betting Line, which is provided by VegasInsider.com;
5. The Upset Meter Rating.