Now that we know the Sweet Sixteen, it's interesting to compare them to my past predictions of the top 16 teams. At some point I had Washington, Georgetown, and West Virginia make the list, but Wichita State, George Mason, and Bradley are surprises. You can see how the committee regarded these six seeding crashers:
24. West Virginia
10. North Carolina
26. Wichita State
42. George Mason
14. Boston College
In the sweepstakes for state supremacy, North Carolina had 5 teams entering the tournament, but only one survivor (Duke). The representatives from Kansas are not Jayhawks, but Wichita State Shockers. Illinois' last hope? The Bradley Braves, instead of the Fighting Illini or Salukis. The only state with two teams left is Washington, the home of U-Dub and Gonzaga. (Though the DC area has Georgetown, and might claim George Mason of Fairfax, VA.)
At this point I would suspect that the regional finals will have Duke over Texas, Gonzaga over Memphis, Connecticut over Wichita State, and Florida beating Boston College. Though I'll certainly be rooting for Washington and Villanova.