ESPN Rat Bracket Goes 15-1 on 1st Full Day of NCAA Tournament

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 21, 2014


For those of you who still have perfect brackets after the first full day of the NCAA tournament, congratulations. For those who have already had to tear their brackets up, you might not like this video.

The folks at ESPN decided to make an entire bracket based off a rat maze, picking the winners based on which rat finished the race first.

The final bracket may feature some wild upsets, but through the first day of the round of 64, the rat bracket is 15-1—correctly picking every game on Thursday except for Pittsburgh taking down Colorado.

With that 15-1 record, the rats are in the top 0.2 percent of all ESPN brackets—and are probably doing better than you are right now.



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