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NCAA Bracket Predictions: Make Your March Madness 2012 Picks

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10: Kim English #24 and Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers celebrate during their 90 to 75 win over the Baylor Bears the championship game of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10: Kim English #24 and Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers celebrate during their 90 to 75 win over the Baylor Bears the championship game of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The madness of March is upon us. The NCAA tournament field of 68 teams (don't forget the "First Four"play-in games) has been revealed. Now, It's time to make your bracket predictions.

Will all of the No. 1 seeds advance to the Final Four in New Orleans? Or will a Cinderella team (I'm looking at you Belmont, Murray State, Harvard) make an incredible run through the big dance?

The oddsmakers have installed overall No. 1 seed Kentucky as the favorite with 9-to-5 odds, followed by fellow No. 1 seeds Syracuse and North Carolina. Although Michigan State snagged the fourth No. 1 seed, the oddsmakers give Big Ten rival Ohio State slightly better odds of cutting down the nets in the Big Easy.

The experts at ESPN seem to agree with this assessment as every single one of them has tapped the Wildcats to reach the Final Four. Jay Bilas and Hubert Davis go chalk with their Final Four picks, predicting that all four No. 1 seeds will emerge from their regions. No. 2 seeds Missouri, Kansas and the aforementioned Buckeyes get a decent amount of love from the ESPN crew as well, with Florida State, Vanderbilt and Florida among the dark horse choices to get to the national semifinals.

Every single CBSSports expert also sided with the favorite, picked Kentucky to go to at least the Final Four. Meanwhile, all but one picked a North Carolina-Kansas match-up in the Midwest Regional Finals. That outlier, Dennis Dodd, put Creighton and N.C. State into the Elite Eight and took the Bluejays to New Orleans (the lowest-seeded Final Four pick on CBSSports' panel).

What do you think of these expert picks? Can you do better? Scroll down below to make your own predictions?

Click HERE for Printable 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket and stay tuned for in-depth coverage of March Madness throughout the tournament.

SOUTH REGION

Click HERE to predict No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky/Miss. Valley State

Click HERE to predict No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 UCOnn

Click HERE to predict No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

Click HERE to predict No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Click HERE to predict No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

Click HERE to predict No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 S. Dakota State

Click HERE to predict No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier

Click HERE to predict No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh

WEST REGION

Click HERE to predict No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU

Click HERE to predict No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 St. Louis

Click HERE to predict No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 LBSU

Click HERE to predict No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson

Click HERE to predict No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State

Click HERE to predict No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/Iona

Click HERE to predict No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia

Click HERE to predict No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk State

EAST REGION

Click HERE to predict No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNCA

Click HERE to predict No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss.

Click HERE to predict No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard

Click HERE to predict No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana

Click HERE to predict No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas

Click HERE to predict No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure

Click HERE to predict No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia

Click HERE to predict No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola (MD)

MIDWEST REGION

Click HERE to predict No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Vermont/Lamar

Click HERE to predict No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama

Click HERE to predict No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 Cal/South Florida

Click HERE to predict No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio

Click HERE to predict No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State

Click HERE to predict No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont

Click HERE to predict No. 7 St. Mary's vs. No. 10 Purdue

Click HERE to predict No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit

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