- You can get all scientific at places like Bracketscience.com, or plug in numbers from a well-known ranking like Jeff Sagarin's ratings at USA Today, or the Rating Percentage Index ratings.
- Or you can try to harvest the wisdom of crowds, and use the law of big numbers at a site like ESPN's National Bracket. Wow! The country thinks Cal is just going to get stuffed! If you do this, note these good bits of advice about how you might get a good result, just not good enough.
- Or you can try to work your way through the bracket carefully, using lots of heuristics like who's the better coach, or who has a better back court, or who excels at the 3-point game
- And, of course, you can take the President's bracket; he knows a lot more about basketball than me!
Or you can take Raymond Chen's approach, which is, if nothing else, always both amusing and educational.