In 2018, March Madness lived up to its name, with a bevy of upsets, a wacky left side of the bracket and even the first-ever No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed. That, along with early upsets of teams like Arizona and Wichita State, led to one of the most fascinating NCAA Tournaments in recent memory, with Florida State playing Michigan and Loyola Chicago taking on Kansas State for the right to go to the Final Four from one side.

How can the 2019 version live up? For one thing, there doesn’t appear to be a superteam; even the nation’s projected best squads have weaknesses and question marks (at least at this point). And a number of good mid-major teams return several key starters who helped them win more than 20 games (and in some cases 25-plus games) a year ago. That could make for another round of upsets … then again, the favored teams may be a little more on edge after what happened last season.

CBS Sports writer Jerry Palm, a noted bracketologist, projected what the NCAA Tournament could look like today, taking into account the recent NBA Draft early entry decisions, which gutted some potential contenders and increased the chances of multiple others.

A number of Palm’s rankings mirror the Way-Too-Early polls of other CBS Sports writers, but once one gets past the first 25 or so teams, it can be a challenge projecting which No. 7 or 8 team in big conferences has the best chance to make it, and which teams have the best chances to win some of the country’s smallest conferences.

It’s certainly a labor of love, but when March is that mad, everything can come together.