2013 NCAA tournament bracket predictions suggest that Oregon and Minnesota are the upset favorites. Predicting upsets in the NCAA tournament brackets is typically a fun component of filling them out every March, but many fans are starting to agree on the most likely upsets to come. According to numbers released on Wednesday (March 20), there are a few upsets getting picked quite often by college basketball fans filling out brackets on ESPN.
The most likely upset being predicted is No. 9 Missouri over No. 8 Colorado State in the Midwest Region. 65.2% of people filling out brackets on ESPN have made that pick. Many fans wouldn't quite consider that a notable upset, but there are several other match-ups that might fall under that moniker.
48.2% of users are predicting that No. 11 Minnesota will defeat No. 6 UCLA in the South Region. That's a pretty bold prediction, especially because the UCLA Bruins have a player who could be selected in the first five of the 2013 NBA Draft.
Another upset involving a Pac-12 team is being selected by 41.6% of users that predict No. 12 Oregon will upset No. 5 Oklahoma State in the Midwest Region. Oregon is hot off winning the Pac-12 tournament and quite a few experts were scratching their heads about why they got seeded so low.
As for the two teams that users feel are the least likely to be upset in the round-of-64, 99.1% of all users feel that Louisville and Indiana will make it to the next round. When it comes to advancing to the Sweet Sixteen, Louisville is picked on 94.5% of all brackets and Indiana is selected on 91.3% of all brackets on ESPN.
The 2013 NCAA tournament bracket predictions certainly show that there is no clear favorite to win it all this season and that upset picks of Oregon and Minnesota are the hot ticket heading into the second round.