As you may know by now, the champions of the Big East, Big Ten, SEC, and Pac 10 made the Final Four this weekend. The New York Times has some stats on how much more predictable this year’s semifinalists were than last year’s:
Last year at this time, of the 3.1 million entries in ESPN.com’s bracket pool, only four chose the correct Final Four teams. This year, 161,869 of 3.3 million entries have the Gators, the Buckeyes, the Bruins and the Hoyas still alive.
I correctly picked three of the four, which makes me even less special, though my Florida over Ohio State pick for the final could still come to pass.