I think this year, it truly is March Madness. The number one seeds this year are strong, but probably not as strong as they've been in past years. Plus, the way the brackets have been split up leads to a lot more uncertainty. Arguably, the most dangerous #2 seed this year (Ohio State) is playing in the same bracket as the #1 overall seed (Kansas). Not to mention some very good mid-level seeds to go along with it (Michigan State, Maryland, Georgetown). Syracuse and Duke, on the other hand, were the two lowest rated #1 seeds but ended up with the two easiest brackets. We could have some great teams taken out early in the tourney, while some teams sneak into the Final Four without being tested. It's anybody's guess.
I personally have no idea what's going to happen this year. I feel like I have a good sense of all the teams, but I still don't know what's going to happen. It'll be fun. It'll be entertaining. I'd put my money on an underdog making a long run if anything but I'm not much of a betting man. In the end, I'm going to expect the unexpected.