Now that March Madness is finally here, everyone around the country is scrambling to fill out their 2010 NCAA brackets.
Thousands of people will start filling out their brackets, trying to determine which team will win the national championship this year.
For some fans, filling out their bracket is little more than a guessing game from familiar school names. They enter without a clear focus or specific strategy and with almost no knowledge of what has transpired in college basketball this season.
For others, filling out the bracket is a science full of complex equations and statistical analysis. After the tournament selections are announced, they spend hours upon hours crunching numbers to determine which team has the best odds of winning.
No matter how you approach your bracket, there are a few very important things to consider.
Whether you're a fan with little to no knowledge about college basketball, or whether you're betting in an office pool for the rights to a casual day, or whether your kid's college tuition is on the line in Vegas, there are things everyone should avoiding when filling out an NCAA tournament bracket this year.
Some mistakes are well known, and most are wise to avoid. Some mistakes are not so obvious.
Hence, a list of 10 mistakes to avoid when filling out this year's NCAA bracket.