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The Final Four Will Be.... [Updated]

My national champion, although it goes against my bracket advice. (AP Photo)

[Updated with the big shots, after the jump]

Last year, you might recall, my insta-react Final Four was 75 percent correct, with my other 25 percent invested in a faulty Acie Law hunch. Several readers, including "Dr. B," "The Iceman" and "Peter Keszler," nailed the Final Four in its entirety in the comments a year ago. Congrats to them. Anyhow, this is what I immediately circled as the brackets were announced, but I'm really not too happy with it. Especially with that Georgetown pick.

Steinberg: Louisville, Georgetown, Texas, UCLA

And others from the newsroom....

John Feinstein: I don't do picks.

Tony Kornheiser: North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, UCLA

Michael Wilbon: North Carolina, Georgetown, Texas, Xavier

Mike Wise: Louisville, Kansas, Stanford, UCLA

College hoops addict Eric Prisbell: North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, UCLA

College sports writer Kathy Orton: North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, UCLA

Copy editor Matt Bonesteel: North Carolina, Georgetown, Texas, Xavier

WPNI sports editor Jon DeNunzio: Louisville, Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA

College sports writer Christian Swezey: Notre Dame, Georgetown, Memphis, Xavier

Copy editor Tom Heleba: North Carolina, Clemson, Texas, UCLA

George Mason beat guy Steve Goff: Tennessee, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA

College sports editor Matt Rennie: Tennessee, Kansas, Stanford, UCLA

Copy editor David Larimer: Louisville, Kansas, Texas, UCLA

Va. Tech beat guy Adam Kilgore: Tennessee, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA

Sports designer Jon Wile: North Carolina, Kansas, Memphis, Duke

Top picks: North Carolina (6), Kansas (9), Texas (8), UCLA (11)

Yours below please.....

(Firing up this entry about 30 minutes later than I did last year, but I had to go and buy John Feinstein an orange soda. Ha.)

(And having looked at the result, man is Memphis being undervalued.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 16, 2008; 7:11 PM ET
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My final four contains Georgetown, Kentucky, Lousiana, and Uzbekistan.

Posted by: mani | March 16, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Georgetown, UCLA, Ohio State, and Florida.

Wait, what?

UNC, Georgetown, UCLA, and Stanford in an upset.

Posted by: Paul Campbell | March 16, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Butler, Georgetown, Stanford, and Purdue. I've correctly predicted at least two out of four the last nine years, so best write them down.

Posted by: The City | March 16, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Kansas, Texas, UNC, Xavier

Posted by: Alex Taylor | March 16, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

UNC, GU, Texas, Duke

GU beats Duke in the National Title game

Posted by: Sean | March 16, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Goff. Tenn, Memphis, Kansas, UCLA.

Posted by: Reader Glenn | March 16, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Final 4: Kansas, Stanford, UCLA, and North Carolina.

Posted by: Dennis from MT | March 16, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Dan, thanks for the props for my picks last season. I am pretty close to you with Louisville, Kansas, Texas and UCLA.

Posted by: Dr. B | March 16, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Dr. B, who are you? Do you just post here once a year?

Anyhow, every fiber of my being wanted to change that Gtown pick to Kansas, but that would give me two ones, a two, and a three, which seems too boring. But something about that Hoyas loss to Pitt really troubled me.....

Posted by: Dan Steinberg | March 16, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

UNC, Southern Cal, Michigan State, UCLA

Posted by: Jomace | March 16, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

UCLA, Wisconsin, UNC, Texas

Posted by: Andrew | March 16, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

North Carolina

And for the big upset...


Do I get T-shirt if I'm right?

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | March 16, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Don't give up faith Dan, we won't let you down

Posted by: hungry hoyas | March 16, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: KateSS | March 16, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

UCLA beats NC in title game

Posted by: Bill | March 16, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

why is feinstein such an incorrigable douchebag?

Posted by: feinstein | March 16, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: B.A. | March 16, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

UNC, Georgetown, UCLA, Texas

Game to watch: USC-KSU

Biggest upset: Miss. St. over Memphis

Posted by: JDP | March 17, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

north carolina

Posted by: littles | March 17, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

oh crap, I just realized I agree with Kornheiser... that can't be a good sign...

Posted by: littles | March 17, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

North Carolina, Georgetown, Memphis, UCLA

Posted by: TimTO | March 17, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

No love for Memphis... y'all are going to look like class A fools when they win it all.

Posted by: Left of the Pyle | March 17, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Chapel Hill, Kansas, Texas, UCLA

Posted by: smperk | March 17, 2008 2:54 AM | Report abuse

UNC, Kansas, Stanford, UCLA

Posted by: Bracket-Buster Bluth | March 17, 2008 4:01 AM | Report abuse


I know 3 #1s and a #3 is lame, but my gut reaction says none of these teams will face someone able to beat them in their respective portions of the bracket (especially Memphis, who I don't think will have to break a sweat to make the Final Four).

Posted by: Jason Anderson | March 17, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse


dan dakich's jock itch

Posted by: thigh master | March 17, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the love. We need to get hot again to make people happy. I can tell you this, if we get matched up with Duke in the Sweet 16, our guys will want to beat their asses.

Posted by: Xavier grad | March 17, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

The Final Four will be televised

You will be able to stay home, brother.
You will be able to plug in, turn on and veg out.
You will be able to lose yourself on Zags and Winthrop,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the Final Four will be televised.

The Final Four will be televised.
The Final Four will be brought to you by Maalox
In 64 parts with plenty of commercial interruptions.
The Final Four will show you pictures of tip-ins
blowing a whistle and taking a charge; by Roy Hibbert, Chris Lofton and Kevin Love to meet
In San Antoin, saved from a Harlem sanctuary (the NIT).
The Final Four will be televised.

Posted by: laz | March 17, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I never thought I'd be so happy to break out my old AU hoodie.

Posted by: middlemanager | March 17, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Tennessee Pitt Wisconsin Duke. I have no idea though, really.

Wisconsin takes it all!!!

I would really like to see Oral Roberts or Austin Peay because they have great names :)

Posted by: deleigh | March 17, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Xavier. Memphis beats Kansas in the final.

Posted by: perra439 | March 19, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Kansas, UNC, Texas and UCLA

Posted by: Robert | March 20, 2008 2:50 AM | Report abuse

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