Oh, man, the flu has hit my family. As a result, I didn't get to bed last night until 4 am. I missed work today. But I couldn't miss out on this. I am so tired, though, that I didn't even have the energy to put commas in the dollar figures for each of these schools. Forgive me. Tomorrow is another day (and another bracket). I'll be back to my wittier and punctilious self then, I'm sure.
I have determined the winner of the head-to-head matches by the most affordable schools. The winner is a number 16 seed that had to battle its way out of "the first four." Any wagers?
It's North Carolina Central University, costing "just" $6282 a year. Congratulations, NCCU Eagles!
There is a PDF bracket with zooming capabilities posted here. All but one of these figures were gathered from the College Board's Big Future website. The one hold out--the University of Maryland Baltimore County--did not provide this information to College Board, but it was listed on the school's website.
The most affordable colleges in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament:
1. North Carolina Central University ($6282)
2. Cal State Fullerton ($6830)
3. Montana ($7063)
4. New Mexico State ($7122)
5. UNC-Greensboro ($7137)
6. San Diego State ($7460)
7. Nevada ($7538)
The most expensive colleges:
1. Bucknell ($53986)
2. Penn ($53534)
3. Duke ($53500)
4. Villanova ($51284)
5. Davidson ($49949)
6. Providence ($48760)7. Miami of Florida ($48484)
I'm going to bed now. Sleep well, team.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.