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March Madness is a time of unpredictability. Every year, for decades, millions of people across the country fill out a bracket in hopes of getting it perfect, or at least close enough to win their office pool. 


Although, after all these years and the billions upon billions of brackets filled out, there has never been a recorded or verified perfect bracket filled out. The reason for that is that it's nearly impossible. 


Odds of picking a perfect bracket? 

While no one has settled on an exact number, various researches have come out with different conclusions of the odds to pick a perfect bracket, ranging from 1-in-10 billion to 1-in-9.2 quintillion. While that's an enormous variance, you get the picture. 


This year though, through the first two rounds, one perfect bracket remains – picking 48 of 48 games correct thus far. It is considered the most successful bracket to date. 

Could this be the first recorded perfect bracket? In relative terms, this person's chances aren't the worst. They have no real potential craziness left in the bracket. The Elite 8 teams are chalk, including all the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds getting through. They have the No. 1-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs topping the No. 2-seed Kentucky Wildcats in the championship game, which could also happen. 

The point remains, their path to a perfect bracket is still very much alive. That's something most people can't say after the first few games, let alone heading into the Sweet 16.


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