Want bracket success? Don't outsmart yourself

Updated: March 16, 2010, 12:21 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Put down the agate-type team capsules. Stop studying 3-point shooting percentages. If you want the best chance at winning your NCAA tournament office pool -- held purely for nonmonetary, recreational purposes, of course -- only one bracket-picking method makes sense.

Go chalk.

Selecting upsets is fun; predicting the giant killer no one else saw coming (such as Santa Clara over Arizona in 1993) can secure intracubicle bragging rights for life. As an overall strategy, however, ...

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