March Mathness — Choose Your Brackets Wisely via ESPN

9,233,372,036,854,775,808 = number of ways to fill out a 64-team March Madness bracket after all teams have been seeded.

147,573,952,589,676,412,928 = number of ways to fill out an expanded 68-team March Madness bracket.

How will you pick your winners?

 

 

Looking for a better method to fill out your brackets? Read up on Kenneth Massey’s criteria and system here: http://blog.press.princeton.edu/2012/02/29/march-mathness-the-massey-method/

Don’t forget to join in March Mathness by submitting your brackets to the Princeton University Press sponsored March Mathness group on ESPN: http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=186896&entryID=4680711

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