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Your Team Is Not Going To Win
The ACC Always Gets The Magic RubBecause of their rumored dominance, the officials nearly always give the benefit of the doubt to teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
If you can't decide between two teams, go with the ACC, they tend to get all the breaks from the officials.
For example, Wake Forrest, despite having a terrible year. made it into The Big Dance.
Why? Because former champs UNC Tarheels had a WORSE year. I'm sure someone said "We can't have BOTH of these teams excluded."
... Voila! Wake Forrest gets an invitation.
When In Doubt Pick The Red State Team
#1's Aren't InfallibleJust because they are ranked #1 doesn't mean they play like that during the tourney.
In fact, most years at least one #1 seed chokes too soon.
This usually happens in the Sweet 16 and folks like Dick Vitale lose their marbles (which is awesome to watch).
Also all four #1 seeds RARELY make it into the Final Four. It's awesome when they go down.
Dick Vitale Is An IdiotDo not get yourself confused by the mad ramblings of Dick Vitale.
While he is a big personality with some catch phrases once considered clever, he tends to fall in love.
Yes, he falls in love with a couple of teams every year and can't let them go even after they have lost. Keep your head in the game, your picks are as good as anyone else's.
A #12 Always Eliminates A #5