The bracket is set. The road to the Final Four stretches before 68 teams. But which is the best bet to cut down the nets? Which Cinderella will slide on the slipper this year?

The Washington Post aggregates all the top tips and tricks to help you dominate your NCAA tournament pool, adding new insights to the cheat sheet right up until tip-off on Thursday.

Get answers to all your March Madness questions below, and apply your new-found knowledge in pursuit of glory and prizes with the Bracket Challenge.

Upset watch | Focusing on favorites | The full field

The Underdogs

Fancy Stats: Most likely first-round upsets

Picking favorites in the NCAA tournament is the smart play, but these are the best bets to shock the nation. (Read More)

Four Cinderellas that can reach the Sweet 16

When you’re sizing up the glass slipper for your bracket, these four teams look like the best fits. (Read More)

Breaking down the No. 5 vs. No. 12 upset

There are always a disproportionate number of upsets in the No. 5 vs. No. 12 games. Why? And what does it mean for this year’s No. 5s like Indiana, Purdue, Baylor and Maryland? (Read More)

The field of 68 has been set, and The Post’s Adam Kilgore and Mike Hume look at some of the higher seeds that could be vulnerable to an early tournament upset. (Thomas Johnson,Randolph Smith/The Washington Post)

The Top Line

The tournament through the eyes of a Vegas oddsmaker

Find out where the action is and what the odds are from Jay Kornegay of the Las Vegas Westgate SuperBook. (Read More)

The best bets to win the tournament

There are 68 teams dreaming of cutting down the nets in Houston, but history says the smart money is on one of these 10 teams to take home the title. (Read More)

Most vulnerable top seeds

Picking all the favorites to reach the Final Four? Not only is that lame, it’s also unlikely to happen. If you’re looking for some top seeds to succumb to Cinderella, you might want to look at these three teams that could tumble early. (Read More)

The biggest threats to the Kansas Jayhawks

They’re the No. 1 overall seed, but that doesn’t mean they won’t face challenges on the way to the Final Four. Here are the teams most likely to take down the Jayhawks. (Read More)

The Full Field

Behold! The bracket!

See the full field, complete with the Washington Post’s bracket buttons for each team. (Read More)

John Feinstein offers his insight into the four corners of the bracket:

South | West | Midwest | East

Most likely to move on — or go home

Ranking every team 1-68 by upset potential. (Read more)

The ‘Perfect Bracket’

Science says this bracket is flawless and guaranteed to dominate your pool. But it might be more of a Patrick Ewing guarantee than a Joe Namath guarantee … (Read More)

Best value picks to win your bracket pool

If you take a little risk, you could win a big reward in tournament pools with millions of entrants. (Read More)

The easiest paths to the Final Four

The road to Houston is not always even. Here are the teams with the clearest paths to a national championship. (Read More)

Dan Steinberg picks every game in the 2016 NCAA tournament bracket

The Post columnist reveals his picks for this year’s Big Dance. (Read More)


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