I agree, but I’ve won this pool 4 times in the last ten years. The pool has 200-220 entries, everybody putting in ten bucks a sheet. Now you can fill out up to 5 I believe. I usually do 3-4 depending on the year. I normally keep the same final 4 or close to and rotate winners in tough years. Last year I won with a brCket that had a final 4 of Wisconsin, gonzaga, Oregon unc. Unc over the zags. every round is worth 32 so getting the champ is essential.
Two years ago I was so accurate where my two brackets won either way on the finals. I had Wisconsin over duke and then duke over Wisconsin in the other.
My point besides bragging here is I very rarely back big 12 teams and their often very overhyped. Every year I hear about how deep and good they are but it never translates. I haven’t followed closely enough this year to write it off but I’m confident that although the big ten crapped the bed so they can’t really improve their resumes at this point I’d still put my money on say a northwestern versus Kansas st or us versus say Texas tech in a one game scenario.
I’m worried about some " bad losses" coming up against sAy northwestern or Iowa or penn st because I believe those teams have more talent then it’s shown.