Five bold projections for March Madness: Will Michigan go all the way?


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson breaks down the conference tournaments.

Call it the calm before the storm — or madness, rather. 

A week from Selection Sunday, several teams already have earned their automatic tickets to the NCAA tournament, including Big Ten tournament champion Michigan. 

Now, the most enticing major conference tournaments are on tap this week, and they always serve as perfect appetizers for the main course that is the Big Dance. 

It’s early, but March Madness is underway and only going to heat up. Here’s a look at some wild-yet-conceivable predictions for the coming weeks — before all the seeding is solidified. 

A No. 4 seed will win the national title