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15 March 2013

Inaugural Dads In The Game March Madness Pool

Selection Sunday is fast approaching and March Madness begins Tuesday.  This year’s tournament is looking to be a great one.  I am excited!  Not only does March Madness 2013 mark the 75th year of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but parity has been a major story line this year.  Indiana, Duke, Louisville, Michigan, and Gonzaga have all been #1 in the AP Top 25.  Nobody appears to be a clear cut favorite.  Along with those teams, 23 others have been ranked in the Top 10 this year, including Kentucky, Ohio State, North Carolina State, Kansas, Syracuse, Florida, NorthCarolina, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Butler, Oregon, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Kansas State, and Georgetown.

With such a great tournament anticipated this year, we have decided to host a pool.  It's free to join and we invite you to submit a bracket and be crowned Dads In The Game’s March Madness Champ!  The winner will be enshrined on our blog and have the opportunity to contribute predictions for next year's tournament!! 

To join the pool, visit www.cbssports.com to create an account or use your existing account.  After signing up, visit http://dadsinthegame.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=13_cbspaste to complete your registration with our group.  The password for the group is DITG2013.  Lastly, don't forget to complete your bracket after Selection Sunday.  

If you have any issues, please send an email to dads@dadsinthegame.com.

According to Bleacher Report and ESPN, the following teams are already in the tournament:
ACC: Duke and Miami
Big East: Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Syracuse,Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame
Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and OhioState
Big 12: Kansas, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State
Pac-12: Arizona and UCLA
SEC: Florida
Mountain West: New Mexico, UNLV, and Colorado State
Atlantic 10: Saint Louis
Missouri Valley: Creighton
West Coast: Gonzaga

Auto Bids: Belmont, Harvard, Florida Gulf Coast, Liberty,Iona, Davidson, Western Kentucky, James Madison, LIU Brooklyn, South DakotaState, Valparaiso, and Bucknell.
The remaining field is still up in the air and a lot of teams are in the mix, including: Memphis, North Carolina, North Carolina State,Virginia, Maryland, Villanova, Cincinnati, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, IowaState, Oklahoma, Baylor, Colorado, California, Oregon, Missouri, Kentucky,Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, San Diego State, Boise State, VCU, Butler,Temple, La Salle, Massachusetts, Xavier, Wichita State, Saint Mary’s, Middle Tennessee State, and Akron.

We look forward to seeing you in our bracket! Best of luck!

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