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Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?  

Kyle Chorpening
998 votes 95 voters 32 items

List Rules Vote up the lower seeded underdogs that you think are primed to get the upset in their first round matchup.

Now that the 2019 NCAA Tournament field is set, fans and casual bracketologists have 68 of the best college basketball teams to analyze in order to figure out who's going to win the national championship in Minneapolis. Like the Super Bowl and Kentucky Derby, the tournament is one of the few unavoidable sporting events every year. When March Madness sets in, America gets obsessed with filling out the perfect bracket. According to the American Gaming Association, about 40 million Americans fill out brackets online or as a part of work pools with money and a year's worth of bragging rights on the line.

A lot of attention will be paid to picking the perfect Final Four; everyone knows there's nothing more satisfying than picking the underdog upset that shocks the college basketball world in the first round. After 16-seed UMBC's shocking win over top overall-seed Virginia in 2018, every lower seed has earned at least one upset win in the first round since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The right upset pick can separate the contenders from the busted brackets in office pools. Whether you think Northeastern is going to send perennial powerhouse Kansas home early or Florida is going to keep Nevada from making it back to the Sweet Sixteen, let us know which first-round upsets you expect to see in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

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Murray State Racers men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

12-seed playing the 5-seed Marquette Golden Eagles

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Florida Gators men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

10-seed playing the 7-seed Nevada Wolf Pack

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UCF Knights men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

9-seed playing the 8-seed VCU Rams

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Oregon Ducks men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

12-seed playing the 5-seed Wisconsin Badgers

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Belmont Bruins men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

Winner of the First Four play in game to become the 11-seed against the 6-seed Maryland Terrapins

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Minnesota Golden Gophers men's... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

10-seed playing the 7-seed Louisville Cardinals

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Arizona State Sun Devils men's... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

Winner of the First Four play in game to become the 11-seed against the 6-seed Buffalo Bulls

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UC Irvine Anteaters men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

13-seed playing the 4-seed Kansas State Wildcats

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Washington Huskies men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

9-seed playing the 8-seed Utah State Aggies

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Oklahoma Sooners men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

9-seed playing the 8-seed Ole Miss Runnin' Rebels

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Baylor Bears men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

9-seed playing the 8-seed Syracuse Orange

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Ohio State Buckeyes men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

11-seed playing the 6-seed Iowa State Cyclones

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Liberty Flames basketball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

12-seed playing the 5-seed Mississippi State Bulldogs

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New Mexico State Aggies men's ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

12-seed playing the 5-seed Auburn Tigers

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Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

10-seed playing the 7-seed Cincinnati Bearcats

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Seton Hall Pirates men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

10-seed playing the 7-seed Wofford Terriers

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Yale Bulldogs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?
Yale Bulldogs

14-seed playing the 3-seed LSU Tigers

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Old Dominion Monarchs basketba... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

14-seed playing the 3-seed Purdue Boilermakers

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Saint Mary's Gaels men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

11-seed playing the 6-seed Villanova Wildcats

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Vermont Catamounts men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

13-seed playing the 4-seed Florida State Seminoles

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Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

16-seed playing the 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers

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Saint Louis Billikens men's ba... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

13-seed playing the 4-seed Virginia Tech Hokies

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Montana Grizzlies men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

15-seed playing the 2-seed Michigan Wolverines

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Georgia State Panthers men's b... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

14-seed playing the 3-seed Houston Cougars

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Northeastern Huskies men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who's The Best Upset Pick In The 2019 NCAA Tournament's First Round?

13-seed playing the 4-seed Kansas Jayhawks