March Madness has officially begun! Before you go filling out a bracket that gets ripped to shreds by the end of the first day of the 2014 NCAA tournament, we've got some tips for you to consider.
In the 2005 film Wedding Crashers, Christopher Walken's character said, "We have no way of knowing what lays ahead for us in the future. All we can do is use the information at hand to make the best decision possible."
You're not going to pick a perfect bracket. Deal with it. Even if you filled out 10,000 brackets in 100 consecutive seasons, your odds of one day picking a perfect bracket are slightly better than one in 923 billion.
But using both historical trends and present data as a guideline, you might get lucky enough to win your bracket pool.
With that in mind, here are some do's and don'ts to consider while you labor over your bracket for the next few days.