What if every game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were won by the school with the better math department? A group of us put together the alternate-universe bracket above to find out. Note that the rules of the game forbade us from looking up anything on the Internet, so there are doubtless some matchups where our judgments are questionable or outright wrong. If there’s a choice that really offends you, please be assured that it was the responsibility of McReynolds.
I couldn’t figure out how to make the image look nice: if you can’t read the above, here’s a cleaner version.
Update: After one day of play, our bracket is at the 2.9th percentile of the 4 million entrants to ESPN’s bracket contest. The plan is to make back lots of points when Cal beats Duke.
Update: Back up to 20.6% — thanks, Cornell!
Update: Northern Iowa knocks out Kansas, who we tossed in the first round, and Washington cruises past #3 seed New Mexico to make the Sweet Sixteen, just as we predicted; and we stand at 46.2%.
Update: Guh. Three of my final four are out. Back to 3.9%. It’s all up to you now, Ohio State.