Most Likely Bracket Busters – 2021

Bracket Buster definition:  a 6+ seeded team that reaches the Elite 8

Most bracket fillers conservatively stick to the highest seeds when picking their Elite 8 teams, and rightly so – about 81% of all Elite 8 teams were 1-5 seeds.  So when a 6+ seed reaches the Elite 8, most people’s brackets are busted. 

Last tournament was the only one in the last 10 that did not have a bracket buster. Here are this year’s most likely Bracket Busters (teams with at least 10% chance):

RegionSeedTeamElite 8 Prob
West6USC20%
Midwest10Rutgers16%
South7Florida14%
East6BYU13%
East7UConn12%
Midwest7Clemson11%
Midwest11Syracuse11%

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