Admitted stat geek and college basketball fanatic Andrew Clark has devised a system for filling out your men's basketball tournament brackets in March that requires neither a masters' degree in math nor a 24/7 commitment to the college basketball season in order to make a run at winning your pool. In the last six years, Clark has picked the winner four times on his single "sheet of integrity." Even better, he has picked 14 of the possible 24 final-four teams in those years.
He calls his system Bracketeering, and it consists of simple rules to follow in making your picks for all six rounds of the tournament with information you already have (such as never pick a 15 or 16 seed) and statistics that are easily available on the Internet for free (such as scoring and created-possession margins, fouling and foul-shooting differentials, and possession efficiency). So leave your friends, family, and co-workers in the dust when your bracket is still alive and they are wondering what happened to their sentimental favorites.
If you would like to receive Andrew Clark's Sheet of Integrity (his picks for the tournament winners), click here.