We are asking you to predict the winners of each of the NCAA basketball tournament regionals today, and moving on to the East Regional. A quick breakdown before we get to the poll:
Top four seeds: Syracuse (31-2), Ohio State (27-7), Florida State (24-9), Wisconsin (24-9).
Upset specials: No. 12 Harvard over No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 10 West Virginia over No. 7 Gonzaga.
Mike Hiserman's rim shots:
--With its upset of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference title game, Vanderbilt may have become something of a trendy tournament darkhorse. Well, before climbing on the bandwagon, note this: In its last two NCAA appearances, the Commodores were upset by 13th-seeded Murray State in 2010 and 12th-seeded Richmond last year.
--Junior guard John Jenkins of Vanderbilt is among the nation’s top scorers (20.0 ppg) and three-point shooters (45.3%). The Commodores can fill it up from beyond the arc, averaging 8.6 three-pointers per game and shooting 39% as a team.