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Best- and worst-case scenarios for all tournament teams

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This year's No. 12 seeds are a perennial crop of upsets waiting to happen. Here's why you should take a closer look at advancing Princeton, Nevada, UNC Wilmington and Middle Tennessee. (1:15)

The beauty of this glorious crapshoot called the NCAA tournament is that anything can happen.

Your team might make it all the way to the Final Four or get sent home after its first game. Here are the worst- and best-case scenarios for each team in the field.

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1. Villanova

Best-case scenario: The defending national champs reign for another year by becoming the first team since Florida in 2006 and 2007 to win back-to-back titles.
Worst-case scenario: The Wildcats fail to reach the Final Four after suffering a loss to a stacked but unpredictable Duke team or a dangerous SMU squad.