Facebook has released it "Social Bracket," compiled by advancing the most talked-about teams on the social network through the tournament, and while there are some surprise upsets, the heavy favorite Kentucky is still selected to win it all.
In advance of the NCAA tournament, Facebook has released a "Social Bracket," compiled by advancing the most-discussed teams on the social network.
Despite the fact that winners are chosen based on Facebook mentions and not actual skill, heavy favorite Kentucky still wins Facebook's tournament.
Based on Facebook mentions, No. 10 seed Ohio State makes it all the way to the Final Four along with four-seed Louisville. No. 1 seed Villanova falls in the second round to No. 9 seed Louisiana State.
Indiana also has a Cinderella run to the Elite Eight, taking down Kansas and Notre Dame despite a down year for the storied program.
The bracket was put together by monitoring how many mentions each of the 68 teams got on Facebook between Feb. 15 and March 14.
- Brendan Maloy