Unranked to start the season and picked to finish sixth in the ACC, the Virginia Cavaliers went 17-1 in the ACC regular season to easily capture the title in the country's most rough-and-tumble league. They were the No. 1 team in the land entering last weekend's successful run to the ACC tourney title because they have followed Tony Bennett's simple, yet proven, recipe for success -- value each possession, pass up a good shot to share the ball with a teammate who has a better one, shoot the 3-ball effectively, and play defense or sit next to me.
Bennett might be the best X-and-O man in the college game right now. His players often stay for four years and develop their games, in contrast to the one-and-done tactics of other top programs. After a dominant regular season and ACC tourney championship, do the Cavaliers have what it takes to win the school's first national title?
ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket.