Last year, our college basketball experts had a lot of agreement about the Final Four.
This isn't last year.
While both The Dagger editor Jeff Eisenberg and Yahoo Sports bracketologist Brad Evans believe No. 4 seed Louisville will return to the Final Four, neither has the Cardinals cutting down the nets. But Evans thinks Louisville will fall a basket short.
Both experts also have Arizona in the Final Four, with Eisenberg picking the Wildcats to cut down the nets for a second time.
Evans expects a lot more surprises than Eisenberg, with No. 6 seed Baylor in a regional final, along with No. 3 Iowa State and No. 4 Michigan State in the East final. He also has No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Connecticut, and (for now) the No. 11 Iowa/Tennessee winner in the Sweet 16.
Eisenberg has only No. 5 Oklahoma as a surprise Sweet 16 team (by seed). Evans has the Sooners falling to North Dakota State in its opening game, the biggest Round 1 upset predicted. Evans also likes Providence to surprise North Carolina in the Round of 64.
Both experts like both at-large First Four winners to advance in Round 2, which is bad news for Saint Louis and Massachusetts. But both will be allowed to change their pick based on who wins between Iowa and Tennessee.