with Michigan State, Ohio State, Ga Tech, and Texas just outside our criteria.
Let's look at the 7 teams.
Kansas is clearly the strongest team at this point. They seem to be a solid pick for the championship game. Duke's loss to Georgetown still looms big. Speaking of G-town, you have to like Monroe and Freeman, but you have to be skeptical with losses to South Florida and Rutgers. I question whether or not they can win 2 in a row.
Villanova has a huge advantage in our models having gone to last year's final 4 and having a superstar like Scottie Reynolds. At the same time, does Villanova beat American last year if that game isn't in Philadelphia?
Syracuse is probably the second strongest team behind Kansas.
Wisconsin is still playing well and I think they are a great dark horse pick for your bracket.
Kentucky - well they have Wall, Calipari, and rich boosters. I will let you make your own conclusions.