March Madness is upon Us

The brackets are set. Have you made your predictions yet?

Posted on 3/18/2013

Gonzaga, Indiana, Kansas, and Louisville are the top-ranked teams in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

With 68 teams learning their postseason destinies on Selection Sunday out of the way, now we turn our focus to the most important matter: filling out a winning bracket.

USA TODAY Sports provides a one-stop shop for the NCAA tournament with all the analysis and insight you'll need to win your office pool.

SELECTION SUNDAY: Biggest surprises selection committee made

LEFT OUT: Team résumés of NCAA tournament snubs

First off, you'll most definitely need a bracket. Print one here.

Secondly, you'll need to know what time the game times are to determine when you'll take a vacation day or what specific moment to slack off at work. Find all the time and location information here.

NCAA TOURNEY FIELD: Game-by-game results for teams A-M

NCAA TOURNEY FIELD: Game-by-game results for teams M-Z

Now that you're set up, the first thing to do is check out our experts' picks:

  • College basketball columnist Mike Lopresti went with Louisville as his title winner and advanced Miami to the Final Four. See Mike's bracket here.
  • College basketball beat writer Nicole Auerbach thinks Louisville will win the national title and has VCU in the Final Four. See Nicole's bracket here.
  • College basketball beat writer Eric Prisbell also thinks Louisville will win it all and has South Dakota State staging a 13-over-4 upset. See Eric's bracket here.
  • College basketball producer Scott Gleeson picked Kansas to win the tourney and has Ole Miss in the Sweet Sixteen. See Scott's bracket here.

Next, head over to our region-by-region breakdowns that dissect each team's strengths and weaknesses, current winning/losing streak, and each team's best player or recipe for a win.

BUY OR SELL: What to embrace and avoid in NCAAs

Regional capsules: Midwest | South | East | West

— In case you're having a tough time with the always-difficult and crucial early-round picks, our bracketologist Patrick Stevens has you covered here with in-depth advice on all of the early-round matchups.

— If you'd like to jump ahead to the Final Four, we spoke to some championship-winning coaches who can tell you about the field this year.

— If you're not as much of a die-hard fan and would like a simpler way to fill out your bracket, we've got great bracket advice for the casual fan here.

If you've still got an appetite for more, tweet us at @USATODAYSports or follow us on Facebook and we'll direct you to our college hoops specialists.



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