The 2018 NCAA Tournament is finally upon us. The first round of March Madness matchups will begin Thursday, which means you have just hours to submit a bracket to that person in the office who organizes the pool every year and sends a dozen e-mails about it in the process.
We at Sporting News have put together plenty of content to help prepare you to make relatively educated decisions when filling out your bracket — and to enjoy the tournament in general.
Here's a roundup of our March Madness bracket predictions, regional previews, upset picks, tournament odds and more to help guide you through the NCAA Tournament.
MARCH MADNESS: Get your printable NCAA Tournament bracket
NCAA Tournament schedule, scores
For live updates of the tournament bracket and information on how to watch March Madness, check out the links below.
MARCH MADNESS LIVE: Updates, highights from Friday's NCAA Tournament games
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March Madness features from SN
An Oral History of Steph Curry's 2008 Breakout Dance: It's the 10-year anniversary of when an unknown, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament. Relive it here.
Devonte' Graham: The Kansas All-American who almost never was. How Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham went from high school afterthought to probable consensus All-American.
More than Webber's timeout: A look back at the unreal madness of an amazing 1993 NCAA Tournament, 25 years later.
NCAA Tournament odds (and ends)
Early-round tournament odds: Betting lines for every first- and second-round game of the tournament.
Play the odds: Know each seed's history when picking your Final Four and championship teams.
March Madness indeed: These potential upsets would be bracket-busting.
An idiot's guide to filling out your NCAA bracket: Self-explanatory.
March Sadness: What was your worst NCAA Tournament heartbreak? SN staffers recall theirs in painful detail.
Best of the best: Ranking the 68 best players in the NCAA Tournament.
March Madness: NCAA bracket predictions
It wouldn't be enough to just have one expert tell you who they think will win it all, so we got several writers to submit their NCAA Tournament predictions to help you deflect blame when your bracket busts in the first round.
Bill Bender: Final Four: Virginia, North Carolina, Villanova, Duke.
Nick Birdsong: Final Four: Arizona, Michigan, Villanova, Duke.
Mike DeCourcy: Final Four: Arizona, Michigan, Villanova, Duke.
Ryan Fagan: Final Four: Arizona, Gonzaga, Villanova, Michigan State.
Vinnie Iyer: Final Four (using KenPom ratings): Virginia, Gonzaga, Villanova, Duke.
Alex Novick: Final Four (using advanced stats): Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Purdue, Duke.
NCAA bracket: Region previews
If simple picks aren't your cup of tea, Mike DeCourcy has gone ahead and broken down all four of the bracket's regions for some in-depth analysis of the best storylines, most likely upsets and more. We've also got stats and sleepers that could decide each region.
No. 1 Villanova, the 2016 national champ, is in competition with Duke and Kentucky to claim college hoops superiority for this decade, with North Carolina still in the hunt. Duke already has two titles, in 2010 and 2015, and UK has reached the Final Four on four occasions along with winning the title in 2012. If Nova can win the title this year, it could put its record against anyone’s.
Sleeper alert: New Mexico State is good enough to take a run at the Sweet 16, and each of the higher-seeded teams standing in their way (Clemson and Auburn) lost significant players to season-ending injuries in advance of the tournament.
What hasn't happened to No. 4 Arizona this year? You know what hasn't happened at Arizona in a while? A Final Four trip. Wouldn't it be something if this were the year? A potential matchup against No. 5 Kentucky could be the game of the entire region.
Have you seen Michael Porter Jr. yet? Well, you’ve only had 25 minutes’ worth of opportunity so far. Bet Xavier players are delighted at the prospect of having to guard a potential top-five NBA pick to get to the Sweet 16.