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Tracking the NCAA Dirty Dozen

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When I unveiled this year's dirty dozen on our CBS46 NCAA Tournament Preview Special, I got the expected responses:  laughter, sly grins, and lots of head-shaking.

One week later, it's nothing but high-fives and fist-pumps and the question "how did you do this?"

The dirty dozen is the result of a formula I've devised over the past 16 years, compiling data from every regular season and NCAA tournament during that time.

These are the 12 teams that my math says will not win the NCAA championship this year.  After just one week of play, nine of the 12 are already out of the tournament:

2014 Dirty Dozen
Team Seed Result
Florida
#1 ???
Wichita St.
#1 Lost in Round of 32
Villanova #2 Lost in Round of 32
Syracuse #3 Lost in Round of 32
Creighton #3 Lost in Round of 32
Duke #3 Lost in Round of 64
San Diego St.
#4 ???
VCU #5 Lost in Round of 64
Oklahoma #5 Lost in Round of 64
St. Louis
#5 Lost in Round of 32
Cincinnati #5 Lost in Round of 64
Baylor #6 ???

The results are even more staggering than last year, when two of the dirty dozen reached the Elite Eight before bowing out.

2013 Dirty Dozen
Team Seed Result
Indiana #1 Lost in Sweet 16
Gonzaga #1 Lost in Round of 32
Duke #2 Lost in Elite 8
New Mexico #3 Lost in Round of 64
Marquette #3 Lost in Elite 8
St. Louis #4 Lost in Round of 32
Wisconsin #5 Lost in Round of 64
VCU #5 Lost in Round of 32
UNLV #5 Lost in Round of 64
Oklahoma State
#5 Lost in Round of 64
Memphis #6 Lost in Round of 32
Butler #6 Lost in Round of 32

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