For a second year, I’ll undertake perhaps the most scientific way of picking a bracket: Based on the strength of a selected famous alum of that school.
Here’s how it works. We’ll take one well-known alum from each school and pair them off against each other — just as the actual NCAA Tournament bracket is set up — with the winner advancing. The criteria for advancement: my own, personal preference.
But this year, I add a dynamic. I’ll take suggestions from you, the fans and readers. If you’ve got a suggestion for an alum you’d like to see represent a specific school, or a suggestion for who should win once I post the initial matchups tomorrow morning, let the email fly to email@example.com.
To check out last year’s bracket, just click the “Famous alumni bracket” label at the end of this entry.
Worth noting — last year’s Famous Alumni picks correctly tabbed 11 of the Sweet 16 and all the Final Four, though it was just 1 for 2 in picking the title game.