The Best March Madness Predictions in One Bracket

Philip Bump

Here, for your entertainment-only, non-gambling purposes, are the top NCAA bracket picks from a slew of experts: Nate Silver of 538, the collected wisdom of CBS Sports, and the Vegas odds. If you haven't yet filled out your bracket, you're in luck; if you have, there may still be time to log in/cajole/wail furiously and make some changes.

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The experts:

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Expert: Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight Why you should trust him: Because the guy called the presidential results, down to the state. Why you shouldn't: Because he also picked the Niners to win the Super Bowl. Read more: FiveThirtyEight.com

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Expert: Users at CBSSports.com CBS creates a bracket that is the average of all of the brackets submitted to the site. Why you should trust them: In theory, the collected wisdom of the American people should yield better-than-average results. It's the idea behind the prediction market, sort of — get a bunch of people to take a financial stake and the most likely outcome should surface. Why you shouldn't: Two reasons: One, the word "should" above. Two, it's still early, and some of the smarter experts may not have filled out brackets yet. Read more: CBSSports.com

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Expert: Vegas Why you should trust them: Because there's a lot of money at stake — more every minute. Why you shouldn't: Two reasons: One, see "Users at CBSSports.com", above. The Vegas odds are basically like the CBSSports results, except among people who don't know how to use computers. And, two, these odds are very early. Read more: SportingNews.com

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Expert: The NCAA The NCAA rankings are themselves a sort of bracket-filling, so we included them. Why you should trust them: You shouldn't. Well, that's not fair. Historically, teams ranked higher tend to win. But they don't always. And while picking the higher-ranked team in each contest will almost certainly get you in the top ten percent in your office pool (which you shouldn't have, because it's illegal), it's also what the people who know nothing about the NCAA do, and no one wants to be like them. Why you shouldn't: See above. Read more: NCAA.com

And now, the brackets. Click on the bracket you want to see. (The 538 bracket includes the odds Silver provides for each team in each round.)

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Midwest

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville (1)

NC A&T / Liberty (16)

Colorado St

Colorado St (9)

Missouri (8)

Oklahoma St

Oklahoma St

Oklahoma St (5)

Oregon (12)

Saint Louis

New Mexico St (13)

Saint Louis (4)

Memphis

Memphis

Michigan St

Michigan St (3)

Valparaiso (14)

Memphis

MTU /Saint Mary's (11)

Memphis (6)

Creighton

Creighton

Creighton (7)

Cincinnati (10)

Duke

Albany (15)

Duke (2)

West

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga (1)

Southern (16)

Pittsburgh

Wichita St (9)

Pittsburgh (8)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Wisconsin (5)

Ole Miss (12)

Kansas St

Boise St / La Salle (13)

Kansas St (4)

Arizona

Arizona

New Mexico

New Mexico (3)

Harvard (14)

Arizona

Belmont (11)

Arizona (6)

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Notre Dame (7)

Iowa St (10)

Ohio State

Iona (15)

Ohio State (2)

South

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas (1)

WKU / (16)

North Carolina

Villanova (9)

North Carolina (8)

VCU

VCU

VCU (5)

Akron (12)

Michigan

South Dakota St (13)

Michigan (4)

UCLA

UCLA

Florida

Florida (3)

Northwestern St (14)

UCLA

Minnesota (11)

UCLA (6)

San Diego St

San Diego St

San Diego St (7)

Oklahoma (10)

Georgetown

Florida Gulf Coast (15)

Georgetown (2)

East

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana (1)

LIU/ JMU (16)

NC State

NC State (9)

Temple (8)

UNLV

UNLV

UNLV (5)

California (12)

Syracuse

Montana (13)

Syracuse (4)

Butler

Butler

Marquette

Marquette (3)

Davidson (14)

Butler

Bucknell (11)

Butler (6)

Illinois

Illinois

Illinois (7)

Colorado (10)

Miami

Pacific (15)

Miami (2)

Final Four

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Gonzaga

Indiana

Kansas

Indiana

Midwest

Louisville 52.9

Louisville 73.1

Louisville 85.4

Louisville 99.5

Louisville (1)

NC A&T / Liberty (16)

Missouri 63.4

Colorado St (9)

Missouri (8)

Saint Louis 42.6

Oklahoma St 60.5

Oklahoma St (5)

Oregon (12)

Saint Louis 76.2

New Mexico St (13)

Saint Louis (4)

Duke 43.6

Michigan St 58.2

Michigan St 83

Michigan St (3)

Valparaiso (14)

Memphis 58.1

MTU /Saint Mary's (11)

Memphis (6)

Duke 69.6

Creighton 58.5

Creighton (7)

Cincinnati (10)

Duke 94.6

Albany (15)

Duke (2)

West

Gonzaga 33.4

Gonzaga 52.4

Gonzaga 73.2

Gonzaga 98.2

Gonzaga (1)

Southern (16)

Pittsburgh 62.1

Wichita St (9)

Pittsburgh (8)

Wisconsin 47.5

Wisconsin 75.6

Wisconsin (5)

Ole Miss (12)

Kansas St 75.6

Boise St / La Salle (13)

Kansas St (4)

Ohio State 45.9

New Mexico 49.7

New Mexico 87.4

New Mexico (3)

Harvard (14)

Arizona 71.7

Belmont (11)

Arizona (6)

Ohio State 73.2

Notre Dame 60

Notre Dame (7)

Iowa St (10)

Ohio State 94.1

Iona (15)

Ohio State (2)

South

Florida 37.1

Kansas 55.1

Kansas 81.6

Kansas 98.2

Kansas (1)

WKU / (16)

North Carolina 67

Villanova (9)

North Carolina (8)

Michigan 66

VCU 71.1

VCU (5)

Akron (12)

Michigan 90.6

South Dakota St (13)

Michigan (4)

Florida 61.7

Florida 78.6

Florida 94.8

Florida (3)

Northwestern St (14)

Minnesota 61.9

Minnesota (11)

UCLA (6)

Georgetown 67

San Diego St 56.1

San Diego St (7)

Oklahoma (10)

Georgetown 89.7

Florida Gulf Coast (15)

Georgetown (2)

East

Indiana 52.3

Indiana 65.5

Indiana 83.6

Indiana 98.5

Indiana (1)

LIU/ JMU (16)

NC State 72

NC State (9)

Temple (8)

Syracuse 48.6

UNLV 67.2

UNLV (5)

California (12)

Syracuse 87.4

Montana (13)

Syracuse (4)

Miami 38.1

Marquette 39.8

Marquette 65.8

Marquette (3)

Davidson (14)

Butler 62.7

Bucknell (11)

Butler (6)

Miami 62.4

Illinois 50.4

Illinois (7)

Colorado (10)

Miami 90.2

Pacific (15)

Miami (2)

Final Four

Louisville 22.7

Louisville 34.2

Louisville

Gonzaga

Indiana 36.1

Florida

Indiana

Midwest

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville (1)

NC A&T / Liberty (16)

Missouri

Colorado St (9)

Missouri (8)

Saint Louis

(toss-up)

Oklahoma St (5)

Oregon (12)

Saint Louis

New Mexico St (13)

Saint Louis (4)

Duke

Michigan St

Michigan St

Michigan St (3)

Valparaiso (14)

Memphis

MTU /Saint Mary's (11)

Memphis (6)

Duke

Creighton

Creighton (7)

Cincinnati (10)

Duke

Albany (15)

Duke (2)

West

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga (1)

Southern (16)

Pittsburgh

Wichita St (9)

Pittsburgh (8)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Wisconsin (5)

Ole Miss (12)

Kansas St

Boise St / La Salle (13)

Kansas St (4)

Ohio State

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico (3)

Harvard (14)

Arizona

Belmont (11)

Arizona (6)

Ohio State

Notre Dame

Notre Dame (7)

Iowa St (10)

Ohio State

Iona (15)

Ohio State (2)

South

Florida

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas (1)

WKU / (16)

North Carolina

Villanova (9)

North Carolina (8)

Michigan

VCU

VCU (5)

Akron (12)

Michigan

South Dakota St (13)

Michigan (4)

Florida

Florida

Florida

Florida (3)

Northwestern St (14)

(toss-up)

Minnesota (11)

UCLA (6)

Georgetown

San Diego St

San Diego St (7)

Oklahoma (10)

Georgetown

Florida Gulf Coast (15)

Georgetown (2)

East

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana (1)

LIU/ JMU (16)

NC State

NC State (9)

Temple (8)

Syracuse

UNLV

UNLV (5)

California (12)

Syracuse

Montana (13)

Syracuse (4)

Miami

Marquette

Marquette

Marquette (3)

Davidson (14)

Butler

Bucknell (11)

Butler (6)

Miami

Illinois

Illinois (7)

Colorado (10)

Miami

Pacific (15)

Miami (2)

Final Four

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Gonzaga

Indiana

Florida

Indiana

Midwest

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville (1)

NC A&T / Liberty (16)

Missouri

Colorado St (9)

Missouri (8)

Saint Louis

Oklahoma St

Oklahoma St (5)

Oregon (12)

Saint Louis

New Mexico St (13)

Saint Louis (4)

Duke

Michigan St

Michigan St

Michigan St (3)

Valparaiso (14)

Memphis

MTU /Saint Mary's (11)

Memphis (6)

Duke

Creighton

Creighton (7)

Cincinnati (10)

Duke

Albany (15)

Duke (2)

West

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Gonzaga (1)

Southern (16)

Pittsburgh

Wichita St (9)

Pittsburgh (8)

Kansas St

Wisconsin

Wisconsin (5)

Ole Miss (12)

Kansas St

Boise St / La Salle (13)

Kansas St (4)

Ohio State

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico (3)

Harvard (14)

Arizona

Belmont (11)

Arizona (6)

Ohio State

Notre Dame

Notre Dame (7)

Iowa St (10)

Ohio State

Iona (15)

Ohio State (2)

South

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas (1)

WKU / (16)

North Carolina

Villanova (9)

North Carolina (8)

Michigan

VCU

VCU (5)

Akron (12)

Michigan

South Dakota St (13)

Michigan (4)

Georgetown

Florida

Florida

Florida (3)

Northwestern St (14)

UCLA

Minnesota (11)

UCLA (6)

Georgetown

San Diego St

San Diego St (7)

Oklahoma (10)

Georgetown

Florida Gulf Coast (15)

Georgetown (2)

East

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana (1)

LIU/ JMU (16)

Temple

NC State (9)

Temple (8)

Syracuse

UNLV

UNLV (5)

California (12)

Syracuse

Montana (13)

Syracuse (4)

Miami

Marquette

Marquette

Marquette (3)

Davidson (14)

Butler

Bucknell (11)

Butler (6)

Miami

Illinois

Illinois (7)

Colorado (10)

Miami

Pacific (15)

Miami (2)

Midwest

Louisville

Louisville

Louisville

 

Louisville (1)

NC A&T / Liberty (16)

Missouri

Colorado St (9)

Missouri (8)

Saint Louis

Oklahoma St

Oklahoma St (5)

Oregon (12)

Saint Louis

New Mexico St (13)

Saint Louis (4)

Duke

Michigan St

Michigan St

Michigan St (3)

Valparaiso (14)

Memphis

MTU /Saint Mary's (11)

Memphis (6)

Duke

Creighton

Creighton (7)

Cincinnati (10)

Duke

Albany (15)

Duke (2)

West

 

 

 

 

Gonzaga (1)

Southern (16)

 

Wichita St (9)

Pittsburgh (8)

 

 

Wisconsin (5)

Ole Miss (12)

 

Boise St / La Salle (13)

Kansas St (4)

 

 

 

New Mexico (3)

Harvard (14)

 

Belmont (11)

Arizona (6)

 

 

Notre Dame (7)

Iowa St (10)

 

Iona (15)

Ohio State (2)

South

 

 

 

 

Kansas (1)

WKU / (16)

 

Villanova (9)

North Carolina (8)

 

 

VCU (5)

Akron (12)

 

South Dakota St (13)

Michigan (4)

 

 

 

Florida (3)

Northwestern St (14)

 

Minnesota (11)

UCLA (6)

 

 

San Diego St (7)

Oklahoma (10)

 

Florida Gulf Coast (15)

Georgetown (2)

East

 

 

 

 

Indiana (1)

LIU/ JMU (16)

 

NC State (9)

Temple (8)

 

 

UNLV (5)

California (12)

 

Montana (13)

Syracuse (4)

 

 

 

Marquette (3)

Davidson (14)

 

Bucknell (11)

Butler (6)

 

 

Illinois (7)

Colorado (10)

 

Pacific (15)

Miami (2)

Final Four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midwest

 

 

 

 

Louisville (1)

NC A&T / Liberty (16)

 

Colorado St (9)

Missouri (8)

 

 

Oklahoma St (5)

Oregon (12)

 

New Mexico St (13)

Saint Louis (4)

 

 

 

Michigan St (3)

Valparaiso (14)

 

MTU /Saint Mary's (11)

Memphis (6)

 

 

Creighton (7)

Cincinnati (10)

 

Albany (15)

Duke (2)

West

 

 

 

 

Gonzaga (1)

Southern (16)

 

Wichita St (9)

Pittsburgh (8)

 

 

Wisconsin (5)

Ole Miss (12)

 

Boise St / La Salle (13)

Kansas St (4)

 

 

 

New Mexico (3)

Harvard (14)

 

Belmont (11)

Arizona (6)

 

 

Notre Dame (7)

Iowa St (10)

 

Iona (15)

Ohio State (2)

South

 

 

 

 

Kansas (1)

WKU / (16)

 

Villanova (9)

North Carolina (8)

 

 

VCU (5)

Akron (12)

 

South Dakota St (13)

Michigan (4)

 

 

 

Florida (3)

Northwestern St (14)

 

Minnesota (11)

UCLA (6)

 

 

San Diego St (7)

Oklahoma (10)

 

Florida Gulf Coast (15)

Georgetown (2)

East

 

 

 

 

Indiana (1)

LIU/ JMU (16)

 

NC State (9)

Temple (8)

 

 

UNLV (5)

California (12)

 

Montana (13)

Syracuse (4)

 

 

 

Marquette (3)

Davidson (14)

 

Bucknell (11)

Butler (6)

 

 

Illinois (7)

Colorado (10)

 

Pacific (15)

Miami (2)