So, you’re thinking of participating in March Madness this year. Believe it or not, Lindsey & Lilly are masters of the art of bracketology and all things March Madness. Seriously, we’re not kidding! For the past three years, we have dominated all of the brackets we have participated in, plus it’s a lot fun to see the boys squirm when we’re beating them.
Call it beginner's luck, but we are really just two #SceneGirls that know sports. If you’re going to have to sit through countless hours of college basketball next week, you might as well have fun doing it. It’s also a really fun activity for couples.
The key to a #SceneGirl worthy bracket is not knowing what you’re doing. Trust your instincts and do what you want. Read carefully, these are some of our prized #SceneGirl secrets! So, without further adieu, here is our #SceneGirls Guide to March Madness.
This is an example of a 2014 bracket (you'll refer back to this again)
What a Seed?
See those little numbers next to each team's name?
Teams are given a ranking between 1-16; 1 being the best and 16 being the worst.
Each team is assigned to a region (East, South, Midwest or West) and matched up with an opponent.
The 1 seed plays the 16 seed; the 2 plays the 15; the 3 plays the 14; so on and so forth.
Don't let a higher seed number fool you. March Madness is known for crazy upsets. We’re not advising you to have a 16 seed beating a 2 seed, but don’t underestimate the power of the 5,6,7,8 seeds.
The winners of the first round games go on to meet each other and play in the second round. Then the winners of the second round go on to play, etc., until two teams remain and play for the championship.
Sound like you know what you’re talking about.
Sweet Sixteen: The third round of March Madness, when only 16 teams remain.
The Elite Eight: The fourth round of the tournament, when only 8 teams remain.
The Final Four: The fifth round of the tournament, when only 4 teams remain.
How do you choose a winner?
Your ultimate goal is to choose winner of each game in each round, all the way through to the very end. You are given a certain amount of points for each pick and the person with the most points at the end wins.
Who’s Lookin’ Good This Year?
Kentucky is always a safe, yet successful choice, and they win these things all the time. (Fun Fact: Lindsey’s mom is friends with Kentucky’s head coach, John Calipari). We plan on having Villanova go relatively far, at least until the Final Four. Other #SceneGirl favorites: Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Wichita State and Gonzaga.
Teams that probably wont have a high seed, but still have potential for an upset.
Iowa State & Butler
Here we go ladies, you can do this!
LLScene 2015 March Madness Bracket