Earlier this afternoon, the Ducks locked up their first No. 1 seed in school history and will take on the winner of the play-in game between Holy Cross and Southern. Oregon's first game will be on Friday in Spokane. If the Ducks win, they'll face the winner of the St. Joseph's/Cincinnati game.
Now, it's time to fill out our brackets. This year's bracket contest will be hosted through Yahoo! Last year, the SB Nation blogs did the bracket challenge through a site that allowed you to change your picks in real time, even during games. This year, we're back to a more traditional format through Yahoo!, so make sure to use your metaphorical pencil to fill out your bracket before the picks lock, or forever hold your peace.
When filling out the bracket, please use your username as the name of your bracket so we can update the standings on here as the tournament goes on. There are no official prizes.
The scoring will encourage risky picks. Let's say you pick a 15 seed to beat a 2 seed. You'd get 13 bonus points for picking that upset correctly. Later rounds are also worth more points, so you can score big for picking the later games correctly.
And for those of you that prefer to have the ability to watch your bracket literally go up in flames, you can download a printable PDF version here.