Well, it wasn’t too bad on the first day. Of the 16 games played, my picks had 12 of them correct. The only disappointments really were that I had picked Montana to upset Nevada and GW to beat NC Wilmington before going strictly by the strength rankings. On the other hand, I had also picked Utah St to upset UW and Seton Hall to knock off Wichita St, so I suppose it all comes out in the wash. The damage is minimal, because with the exception of having Nevada pegged to upset BC in the next round, each of the games where my pick was off is slated to lose in the next round anyway, so the ripple effect shouldn’t bother me too much.
Going into today’s games Arizona vs. Wisconsin and NC St vs. Cal are the only games I would have picked differently on my own.