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Rocky Top Talk 2016 Bracket Pool

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We're partnering with Yahoo this year for our Rocky Top Talk 2016 bracket pool.  It's free to play with good old fashioned bragging rights on the line - you can join the pool right here.

The bracket itself may seem like a loss for the SEC with only three teams in and one of them in Dayton, but the committee's choice of Vanderbilt over South Carolina is a big feather in the cap of scheduling up.  The Commodores finished 19-13 when they lost their last game to you know who, while South Carolina went 23-8.  But Vanderbilt played the SEC's second most difficult non-conference schedule by KenPom and was one of five league teams to play a Top 25 non-conference schedule by RPI.  South Carolina played the league's second easiest non-conference schedule by KenPom, which ranked 270th overall in RPI.  Vanderbilt caught Kansas in Maui and Texas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, but scheduled Baylor, Dayton, Purdue, and Stony Brook among others.  South Carolina played no ranked teams in the non-conference and the only power conference teams on their schedule were the annual date with Clemson and 8-24 St. John's.

You can find the entire field of 68 right here.  Join our pool and play along!