Brackets are meant to be busted.
This is what we're all telling ourselves now, after watching all of that effort, all that careful and meticulous research that went into filling out one (or many) NCAA tournament bracket sheets go right out the window with each and every unexpected upset.
Sure, we might have picked a couple of lower-seeded teams to make it through to the third round. We might have even tried to be bold and throw a couple wild cards into our picks, just to keep things interesting.
But these upsets? And by those teams? Come on, now.
These early-round upsets—only teams seeded 10th or higher were considered for this list—are a staple of the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, and it's one of the many reasons we love this event so much. But that doesn't mean we have to like them when they wreck any chance of winning our office pool, let alone becoming an instant billionaire.
(Take solace, though, in knowing that everyone's bracket in the Warren Buffett-sponsored $1 billion contest had at least one wrong game by Friday evening, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.)
With the round of 64 in the books, here's a look back at the biggest bracket-busting upsets of Thursday and Friday. For some of these winners, this might be the peak of their postseason run, while for others it could be just the start of an invitation to Cinderella's ball.