Bracketology is academic

Which Tennessee men’s basketball team will be in the Final Four and play for the championship?

One educated guess is Belmont.

Inside Higher Ed did a NCAA men’s basketball bracket based the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate with the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate as the tiebreaker.

See the full details on this methodology, which is not recommended for those with hopes of winning the office pool.

In this bracket, No. 2 seed Tennessee doesn’t make it out of the first round and No. 1 seed Memphis exits in the second round. But that B-ball team from Belmont makes it to a final game against brainy Davidson, where its Cinderella run ends.

See the full bracket.

(Hat tip to Underoak)