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posted: 3/16/2012 12:16 AM

Poll Vault: Have you filled out a bracket for the NCAA men's tourney?

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  • Southern Mississippi's Angelo Johnson sits on the bench during the last seconds of a 70-64 loss to Kansas State Thursday in the NCAA men's tournament. If you're like Michelle Holdway and picked the Golden Eagles to advance, then you've already got a blemish on your bracket.

      Southern Mississippi's Angelo Johnson sits on the bench during the last seconds of a 70-64 loss to Kansas State Thursday in the NCAA men's tournament. If you're like Michelle Holdway and picked the Golden Eagles to advance, then you've already got a blemish on your bracket.
    Associated Press

 
 

*This edition of Poll Vault is intended for entertainment purposes only and does not encourage illegal gambling.

OK, now that the legal disclosure is out of the way, I'll reveal that, yes, I've filled out a couple of NCAA men's tournament brackets.

My bracket tends to mirror my election ballot in that anybody I pick is bound to lose.

Really, though, it's impossible to select all the winners. According to a DePaul University news release, Professor Jeff Bergen puts the odds of picking a perfect bracket at less than one in 9.2 quintillion. You can watch him do the math here.

Still, hope springs eternal. Even President Barack Obama fills out a bracket. This year he's picking North Carolina to win it all.

Who's your pick? What teams do you have in your Final Four?

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