No madness here: BYU cracks Final Four — for academics

Looking for an upset in your March Madness bracket?

How about 14th-seeded Ohio toppling powerhouse Georgetown? Or lowly Vermont taking down a top-ranked Syracuse squad?

What about a BYU run to the Final Four?

Or how about Cornell matching up with Wofford for a shot at the Sweet 16?

You would have to be foolish, right?

Or maybe brilliant.

If the annual NCAA Tournament were played in the classroom instead of on the court, those picks would be safe bets, according to InsideHigherEd.com's annual Academic Performance Tournament bracket.

"It was pretty fair to say we were the only pool in which some of these small, more academically elite schools were winning," says editor and founder Doug Lederman, whose annual bracket has regularly tapped Einsteins as Cinderellas and seen Davidsons topple hardwood Goliaths.

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