Now that the brackets have been released, it's time to start talking about which teams are going to go deep in the tournament. In this slide show I will predict five dark horse teams primed to make a run in the tourney.
When I create my bracket each year, I prefer not to choose all No. 1 Seeds, because where is the fun in that? Instead, I usually put two, three, and four seeds in my final four. Putting lower seeds in the final four can also be more rewarding now that some websites (ie. CBS sports) inserted a new scoring system that gives you more points when you predict an upset.
This year my final four is: No. 4 Texas, No. 1 Kansas, No. 1 Pitt, and No. 5 West Virginia.
Here are my predictions for five Cinderella teams in the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament.