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SportsLine Optimal Bracket Simulates Entire NCAA Tournament

In this bracket, the team that wins more than 50 percent of computer simulations is picked to advance each round. Our optimal bracket beat nearly 90% of CBS Sports Bracket Challenge players over the past two tournaments.
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No. 1 seed Baylor is a strong pick to come out of this region despite losses to Kansas and Oklahoma State. The Bears are our second-best team in neutral-site power ranking, better than fellow 1-seeds Michigan and Illinois. And they have the second-best chance of winning the tournament of any team at 20.7 percent.  

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