March Madness 2011 Bracket: The Median Salary of Each School's Graduates

Mark AmentContributor IIMarch 17, 2011

According to the Houston Chronicle, there are 147.5 quintillion ways to fill out a March Madness bracket. And that's just the office pool variety.

The NCAA bracket lends itself to all sorts of quick analysis or examples of different ways of looking at college athletics, or colleges in general.  There are the academic performance brackets (Butler, if you're scoring at home) and graduation rates (seven schools with 100 percent, the highest seed being Notre Dame and Arizona at the bottom with 20 percent), but the most novel one I found this year revolves around money.  

It's not the money that each program makes, although that is an interesting one as well (see, Forbes study of 2009 basketball revenue. Duke, Louisville and North Carolina on top).  It's one that is based on the median salary of each school's graduates.

Not surprisingly, Princeton beat Kentucky in this bracket.  Actually, the bracket only begins with the Sweet 16, but since Princeton is in it, we can assume that they win.  It's a fun look, and a Final Four of Princeton, Duke, UCLA and Georgetown is not all that surprising.

Neither is Princeton's ultimate victory.  

Here's the bracket:


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