'Tis the season of madness, and in honor of the frustration and heated conversations, here is a bracket based on team uniforms. The following is the process I used.
The ugliest jerseys in the tournament by far are the Made in March uniforms put out by Adidas. These shorts warrant an automatic elimination for Cincinnati, Kansas, Wisconsin, NC State, Louisville, and UCLA. I cannot decide whether or not they are trying to make their torsos look as if they're floating, or if they are trying to make players' butts bigger. Either way I am not sure if sleeves or these shorts are worse, but I wouldn't be caught wearing either. However, Louisville also pairs them with the sleeved top allowing for UC Irvine to advance straight to the Elite Eight for having to be seen in the same gym.
Indiana, on the other hand, took the traditional route and is the only team sporting the Adidas Made in March uniforms without the ugly shorts. For choosing the high road, Indiana automatically advances to the Final Four.
Under Armour also put out uniforms for the tournament. They made each uniform unique by adding features significant to their area. Teams in the tournament wearing these uniforms include Maryland, and St. John's. The amount of thought put into these uniforms allows for both teams to advance two games.
Next were Nike's white uniforms. Kentucky, Oregon, Baylor, Arizona, and Duke will all be wearing these uniforms in the tournament. Each of the teams wearing these uniforms get to advance, because of the jerseys' ability to wipe off excess sweat.
However, most teams in the tournament will not be wearing any of the uniforms previously listed. So I had to implement a system of criteria:
1) Any team wearing obnoxious colors that take away that interfere when watching on a screen must be eliminated. The winning team in this category is Albany with their purple and yellow uniforms. This gives Oklahoma a bye to the Elite Eight for having their eyes burned out by this horrid color scheme.
2) Any team with a history of wearing annoying uniforms (Baylor and Notre Dame) also loses.
3) Teams trying to turn this gold/tan color into the new white are out. They seem to confuse fans who seem to get too hung up on which team is the "home team".
4)North Carolina gets to be in the final four for housing Michael Jordan.
After implementing this criteria, the final four for this year's tournament is Indiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and St. John's.