Odds are that if you are reading this, you are one of the millions that will fill out a bracket for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Whether it’s through an office pool or something with your friends, you’ll go through picking teams according to some metric that will undoubtedly yield a perfect bracket.

So what system do you use? Coin flips? A dart board with team names? My Grandma picks the better vacation spot for each matchup, which surprisingly works well. Perhaps you’ve actually watched enough games this year to classify as a “Bracketologist.”

If you are one of those people who picks the toughest mascot for each game, we’ve got you covered! Presented for your amusement, the 2012 NCAA Mascots Bracket.


  • Scrumpy7

    Awesome, thanks! This saved me hours of researching the mascots for each team. I’m sure not going to win my pool based on any knowledge of basketball, so maybe this mascot thing will work out for me!

  • josh

    I was so excited to see this because I want my toddlers to pick a bracket. I’ve been looking throughout the day. I thought it would be pictures of the mascots. :( Guess I’ll have to do it myself. Thanks anyway.

  • Brad

    I was looking to do the same thing for my 5 yr old. Was curious if you (Josh) was able to find a bracket with pictures of the mascots?

  • Anita

    Using Kelly’s algorithm, which says that you should pick a team with a “made up name” like the Hoyas, what do you do when two made up names are playing each other in the first round?! Hoyas vs. Bruins?

    Coin flip.

  • Beth

    I’m looking for the same thing as other commentors, would love a bracket with the mascot images in them! It would make it more fun for my toddlers.