One of the more entertaining Fantasy leagues I am involved with is the NCAA March Madness League. I have been involved in this for several years some with more success than others (one win).
The basics are each member draft’s 10 players from the 68 tournament teams (cannot draft the same player as another team0. The team with the players scoring the most points wins. League size has varied from a high of 14 to a low of 11 this – last minute cancelations and a boycott due to St. Bonaventure is not making the Dance. It makes for an interesting tourney – most winning years result in a score in the mid 400’s.
Here is my drafted team this year.
With the third overall pick- Denzel Valentine and then in a serpentine draft order, Joel Berry II, Trevon Blueitt, Kris Jenkins, Luke Kennard, Gabe York, AJ English, Isaiah Miles, Gary Payton II and Alonzo Trier.
My basic philosophy is first to figure out the teams that you think will advance the furthest in the Dance. I take two from each region and then two high scorers with a hope of at least two games.
And how do I decide my bracket for this Fantasy Madness, well Turk the imported prognosticator developed some data that I basically steal. He uses an average of 4 measuring tools (Pomeroy, Sagarin, Massey and ESPN’s BPI).
Based on that average I present to you the Frozen Tundra Lounge Top 10 rankings - the final rankings pre-Tourney.
- 1 – Kansas
- 2 - North Carolina
- 3 – Virgina
- 4 – Michigan State
- 5 – Villanova
- 6 – West Virginia
- 7 – Oklahoma
- 8 – Purdue
- 9 – Kentucky
- 10 - Oregon
Enjoy your Madness.