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Tips for filling out a winning NCAA bracket

Kansas guard Sherron Collins (4) drives past Kansas

Kansas guard Sherron Collins (4) drives past Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen (0) during the first half of a Big 12 tournament. (March 13, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Kansas and Kentucky are undoubtedly the top teams, but can they survive a tough road to the Final Four?

Is No. 13 Siena really favored over No. 4 Purdue? How good is Baylor? What's with the Irish's new offense? The Spiders are always a fun pick, but they're not exactly a Cinderella ...

So many questions, and that's only one region.

Picking a winning NCAA bracket is a tedious chore that can drive you nuts, so let us help. Check out our regional breakdowns below to get the scoop on the best players, match-ups, coaches and potential first-round upsets of this year's tournament.

As always, check back on the blog throughout the week for the latest tournament analysis.

REGIONAL BREAKDOWNS: MIDWEST | WEST | EAST | SOUTH

UPSET SPECIALS: Making a case for UTEP, Murray State, ODU and Cornell

MORE: Logan: Syracuse has smooth road to Final Four | Henry: Don't sleep on the A-10

PRINT BRACKETS: NCAA men's | NCAA women's | NIT

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Photo: AP - Kansas guard Sherron Collins and Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen
 

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