2014 March Madness Predictions: SI Expert Picks Favor Florida Gators

As brackets come due for the 2014 edition of March Madness, it can be helpful to look at expert analysts and their picks. After all, these guys watch hundreds of games on the season and are, we’d like to believe, well informed on every team in the tournament. If you’re indecisive on a matchup, why not go to the pros.

Michigan State University must have financed part of ESPN’s campus expansion, because the Worldwide Leader’s big guns all like the Spartans this year. On the other side of the coin, Sports Illustrated’s writers lean more towards overall No. 1 Florida.

Below is a complete rundown of the Final Four selections by SI’s top basketball analysts. If you’d like to see each individual’s complete bracket, click on their respective name.

Seth Davis
  • South - Florida
  • East - Michigan State
  • West - Wisconsin
  • Midwest - Wichita State
  • CHAMPION - Florida
Brian Hamilton
  • South - Florida
  • East - Michigan State
  • West - Arizona
  • Midwest - Duke
  • CHAMPION - Arizona
Pete Thamel
  • South - Florida
  • East - Virginia
  • West - Arizona
  • Midwest - Louisville
  • CHAMPION - Florida
Luke Winn
  • South - Florida
  • East - Michigan State
  • West - Arizona
  • Midwest - Wichita State
  • CHAMPION - Florida