The brackets have been published, the teams are making travel plans, and thousands of people are already thinking up clever excuses to explain an absence for work on the first couple of days of the NCAA Basketball tournament.
The Florida Gators are the number one overall seed and the odds-on favorite to win the tournament for the third time under coach Billy Donovan.
Despite a slew of injuries early in the season, four-seed Michigan State is one of the top choices to win the whole thing, as they're 14-3 when their entire roster is healthy, including winning the Big Ten tournament, after getting all of their top players back.
Wichita State is the first team to enter the tournament unbeaten in 23 years, and hasn't lost since the Final Four last year, but comes from a smaller conference so their pedigree is being questioned.
With all of those story lines at the top of the tournament going in, alongside Virginia's Cinderella run to a one-seed, and Arizona's dominance of the Pac-12, it is at the end of the day a 68-team free for all, where the unexpected is the norm.
Here are five schools, maybe not on the top line of discussion to win the whole tournament, but could make a serious run to the Final Four in Arlington, Texas this year.
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