NCAA Tournament 2017: Sweet 16 Bracket Cheat Sheets

Bracket busted? Let Athlon's editors help you figure out which teams are going to the Final Four

It took a little longer than recent years, but March Madness finally made an appearance in the 2017 NCAA Tournament this past weekend and no doubt laid waste to many a bracket. But then again the upsets and the unexpected are what make this time of year and filling out a bracket so much fun, right?

 

Had defending national champion Villanova making it back to the Final Four? Sorry, about that. Thought the ACC would be well represented in the Sweet 16? Only North Carolina made it out unscathed, as Duke, Louisville, Florida State, Notre Dame and Virginia all lost their second round games. And what about the East Region? If you had No. 3 Baylor, No. 4 Florida, No. 7 South Carolina and No. 8 Wisconsin as the four teams that would play in Madison Square Garden for a spot in the Final Four then take a bow.

 

So now that everyone’s bracket is beyond recognition with all of the crossed out teams, here's your chance to start fresh. Impressed with Xavier? Now you can jump on the Musketeers’ bandwagon all the way to the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. And what about Michigan? Can the Wolverines continue their run that started with the Big Ten Tournament? And which team do you think will come out of the South Region, the only one in which the top four seeds remain?

So if you could start over, how would your Final Four look? Here is how some Athlon Sports editors see this week’s action playing out. Just don’t ask to see our original brackets.

 

Mitch Light
East           Midwest
     
Final Four
         
 
     
             
West           South
     
     
         
 
     

 

Braden Gall
East           Midwest
     
Final Four
         
 
     
             
West           South
     
     
         
 
     

 

Mark Ross
East           Midwest
     
Final Four
         
 
     
             
West           South
     
     
         
 
     

 

Jasmine Watkins
East           Midwest
     
Final Four
         
 
     
             
West           South
     
     
         
 
     
Event Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:59

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