Who would have won?

You’ll never guess who our analyst selected for the NCAA champ

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Wisconsin Badgers forward Nate Reuvers (35) scores the first field goal of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Feb. 23, 2020 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

You know what is real madness? No March Madness! That is the real Madness! However, it is understandable with the current coronavirus outbreak that March Madness was cancelled.

Still, that does not prevent me from predicting who I think was going to win.

This prediction is very subjective (I am a huge Wisconsin Badgers fan), so read my prediction for just fun!

The seedings and the teams selected in this article are based on Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology on ESPN based on March 12, 2020 update.

 

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Siena – winner Kansas

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 North Dakota State – winner Kentucky

No. 3 Duke vs. No. 14 Belmont – winner Belmont

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 North Texas – winner Wisconsin

No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 12 Liberty – winner Liberty

No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 11 East Tennessee State – East Tennessee State

No. 7 Providence vs. No. 10 Arizona State – Providence

No. 8 Houston vs. No. 9 Marquette – Houston

 

Round 2

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Houston – Kansas

No. 12 Liberty vs. No. 4 Wisconsin – Wisconsin

No. 11 East Tennessee State vs. No. 14 Belmont – East Tennessee State

No. 7 Providence vs. No. 2 Kentucky – Kentucky

 

Sweet 16

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Wisconsin – Wisconsin

No. 11 East Tennessee State vs. No. 2 Kentucky – Kentucky

 

Elite 8

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 2 Kentucky – Wisconsin

 

East Region (New York)

No. 1 Dayton vs. No. 16 Boston University or Robert Morris – Dayton

No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 15 Northern Kentucky – Florida State

No. 3 Villanova vs. No. 14 Hofstra – Villanova

No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Akron – Akron

No. 5 Butler vs. No. 12 Texas or No. 12 Richmond – Butler

No. 6 Penn State vs. No. 11 NC State or No. 11 UCLA – Penn State

No. 7 West Virginia vs. No. 10 Utah State – Utah State

No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Florida – Florida

 

Round 2

No. 1 Dayton vs. No. 9 Florida – Florida

No. 5 Butler vs. No. 13 Akron – Akron

No. 6 Penn State vs. No. 3 Villanova – Penn State

No. 10 Utah State vs. No. 2 Florida State – Florida State

 

Sweet 16

No. 9 Florida vs. No. 13 Akron – Florida

No. 6 Penn State vs. No. 2 Florida State – Florida State

 

Elite 8

No. 9 Florida vs. No. 2 Florida State – Florida State

West Region (Los Angeles)

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Prairie View A&M or North Carolina Central – Gonzaga

No. 2 San Diego State vs. No. 15 UC Irvine – San Diego State

No. 3 Seton Hall vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington – Seton Hall

No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 13 New Mexico State – Oregon

No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 12 Yale – Michigan

No. 6 BYU vs. No. 11 Indiana – Indiana

No. 7 Arizona vs. No. 10 Texas Tech – Arizona

No. 8 LSU vs. No. 9 Oklahoma – Oklahoma

 

Round 2

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Oklahoma – Gonzaga

No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 4 Oregon – Michigan

No. 11 Indiana vs. No. 3 Seton Hall – Indiana

No. 7 Arizona vs. No. 2 San Diego State – Arizona

 

Sweet 16

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Michigan – Michigan

No. 11 Indiana vs. No. 7 Arizona – Arizona

 

Elite 8

No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 7 Arizona – Michigan

 

South Region (Houston)

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Winthrop – Baylor

No. 2 Creighton vs. No. 15 Little Rock – Creighton

No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Bradley – Michigan State

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Vermont – Vermont

No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin – Stephen F. Austin

No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 11 Cincinnati – Virginia

No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 USC – USC

No. 8 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 9 Rutgers – Saint Mary’s

 

Round 2

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 8 Saint Mary’s – Baylor

No. 12 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 13 Vermont – Stephen F. Austin

No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 3 Michigan State – Michigan State

No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 2 Creighton – Creighton

 

Sweet 16

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin – Baylor

No. 2 Creighton vs. No. 3 Michigan State – Michigan State

 

Elite 8

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 3 Michigan State – Michigan State

 

Final 4

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 2 Florida State – Wisconsin

No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 3 Michigan State – Michigan State

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Michigan State – Wisconsin

 

According to the article written by Seth Walder on ESPN based on Basketball Power Index (BPI), the final 4 teams would have been Wisconsin, Maryland,  BYU, and Virginia. And then Wisconsin would beat  BYU in the end to be the champion.

So, it is not crazy to think that Wisconsin could have won it all in the end!