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Method To Madness

The NCAA tournament packs a wallop annually, and sometimes it even gloriously and perfectly comes together, the magical moment creating the national title.

But when the title game is a dud (Butler-Connecticut in 2011, for instance) you can forgive the last instance its shininess, if you will, because of what came before it.

It makes sense then, as the NCAA celebrates its 75th year of madness, that there is a place to not just debate the best champion (my starting five is better than yours) but also to rank the snapshots in time and the players who created them.

It is that combination that makes March inherently madder and the NCAA tournament thoroughly entertaining. --Dana O'Neil