Get your brackets ready, everyone, because it's time for March Madness!
This year's edition of the NCAA tournament figures to be as crazy as any, with plenty of good teams but no clear-cut, dominant favorites to speak of.
Such parity, of course, is excellent for the quality and excitement of the games, but not so much for us bracketeers, whose attempts at clairvoyance and office pool success are so often struck down during the first weekend of play. And, with three more play-in games this time around, predicting the field looks to be just a smidge more difficult than ever before.
All of this works in the favor of the lower seeds—nine and below—all of whom must be rushing to their local department stores in search of Cinderella's slippers.
With that in mind, here's a list of those tournament bottom-feeders with the best shot at catching a ride to the ball.