After foregoing the tournament in 2020, March Madness is back this year in a subdued form. The city of Indianapolis is hosting the entire tournament in up to four different venues with limited crowds determined by an arbitrary percentage of capacity. Instead of “Tourney Thursday,” the games will be played between Friday and Monday. As of this morning, the locations and tip-off times are still TBD. The selection show was surreal in its own way. There are always camera feeds of teams watching together to see where they are placed. This time around, these teammates who sweat and rub up against each other every day of the week were consigned to sit on socially distanced folding chairs, all wearing masks, of course. No hugs or huddles from the bubble teams. Ohio State finished its conference tournament game just minutes before the show started; while the players were not yet wearing masks, someone still thought to set up chairs in their locker room six feet apart. The spectacle is the point. While the power conferences have played through the season with the semblance of a normal bench setup, the smaller conferences have spread out their benches with several well-spaced rows. I imagine that “the science” will allow them to sit regularly for their NCAA Tournament games. You will observe that all coaches will be wearing masks, but all of them also frequently pull them down when they want to yell. This scientific compromise has not been officially approved, but it is tolerated and will not avoided by the cameramen. The cameras certainly will, however, avoid panning through any section of the crowd that is maskless (surely in the process of “eating and drinking”) so that we viewers at home don’t get the wrong idea. These blurbs are fairly easy to write because most colleges have adopted a very uniform website template that shows a player picture next to the names on the roster. I think it’s a little off-putting that within the past two years, 80+% of schools have adopted this template. Literally, they even use the same font. Anyway, here are the regional breakdowns in terms of white rooting interests. I've started with the West, and will hopefully knock out the others in due time. If anyone wants to volunteer to pick one up, please feel free. Otherwise, I'll do my best to help us all fill out informed brackets. Do please chime in with any corrections or key points I may have missed, or to add some emphasis and enthusiam!