There aren't many casual NCAA fans. You're either really into college hoops . . . or you know virtually NOTHING about it. And yet, EVERYONE wants to fill out a last-minute March Madness bracket.
So,"USA Today"has a suggestion for all the neophytes: Choose winners based on the awesomeness of their . . . MASCOTS. They ranked the mascots of all 68 teams in the tournament, and here are the Top 10:
1. The BradleyBraves
2. The Northern KentuckyNorse
3. The Arizona StateSun Devils
4. The IonaGaels
5. The St. Mary'sGaels
6. The Michigan StateSpartans
7. The UC IrvineAnteaters
8. The UCFKnights
9. The Utah StateAggies
10. The North CarolinaTar Heels
The BOTTOM FOUR are part of a five-way tie:
65 - 68. The VillanovaWildcats. . . the Kansas StateWildcats. . . the KentuckyWildcats. . . and the Abilene ChristianWildcats.
(Hit upUSAToday.comfor the complete list.)