See Most Successful Strategy for Picking Teams — It’s Time to Fill Out Your Bracket
My big sister always wins her office bracket challenge. Always. She follows the same strategy every time. And the best part of this strategy is you're still a winner even if you're a loser.
If you guess the most games in Tri-Cities you win a flat screen TV from Uncle Sam's Saloon! If you correctly predict 60 or more games, you win $10,000. If you correctly predict every game in the bracket, you win a million dollars!
So my sister's strategy is this: imagine the mascots in an octagon death match.
That way, even if your bracket gets blown you still have a good chuckle. Cavalier vs Owls? Monarchs vs Terriers? It's always a win.