Determining the real winner is academic...if you know what I mean. In the latest tournament projections from InsideHigherEd.com, Brigham Young University is picked to fall to North Carolina in the championship game. Here's how it could happen:
Back by popular demand, Inside Higher Ed proudly presents its 4th Annual Academic Performance Tournament. As in years past, we have broken down the entire men’s tournament bracket and advanced those teams with the better performance in the classroom.So who knows? BYU might get trounced in the first round by Texas A&M like they did last year, but apparently, if this were all based on academics, we could make mincemeat of A&M with one hand tied behind our backs.
So does this give me solace that BYU in reality won't make it past the 2nd round of the tournament?
It should. If I worked for BYU-Idaho, which doesn't sponsor intercollegiate athletic programs, it might.
But it doesn't.