Updating College Football's Dream 64-Team Bracket to the Sweet 16

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Updating College Football's Dream 64-Team Bracket to the Sweet 16
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Your bracket was pronounced dead sometime Sunday afternoon. Or perhaps this moment of abbreviated silence came earlier. Given the madness, upsets and incredible watchability, it was likely much earlier.

At this very moment this crumpled up slab of paper smothered in red pen is nestled at the bottom of your kitchen garbage can, anxiously awaiting this week’s pickup. 

Is this you? (It is.) 

Because of this, it’s time to turn our attention back to our hypothetical 64-team college football bracket. Yep, we made one in honor of the basketball mania, using the 2013-14 results as a baseline for seeding. And now we’re taking the hypothetical scenario to another level yet again. 

Forget about simply seeding the teams—been there, done that. With college basketball’s Sweet 16 set, college football has a Sweet 16 of its own. 

Using the winning teams and seeds in each individual region from college basketball’s postseason, our bracket—the one that will never actually happen—has been advanced.

I repeat: All seeds that won in the NCAA tournament have been noted here and the chaos is, well, everywhere. Again, these are not my picks. There’s been some confusion when it comes to this over the years, so let’s try and eliminate that before we begin. 

Feel free to blame me for hating your team anyway. Tradition is a wonderful thing.

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