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At Last, A Scenario In Which The Wealthy Win

Don't pity early departing No. 2 seeds Georgetown or Duke, not that you would. Remember, their students come from money and are getting more of it, as evidenced by their Final Four placement in the Payscale bracket based on the median income of graduating students. Stanford claims the top spot, being the only school with an average in six figures.

You'd think the Ivy League champ would have fared better in this, but the unfortunate draw against the eventual champion coupled with being represented by lesser light Cornell spelled doom for those with blood most blue.


There were some surprises, as with UT-Arlington getting to the Elite 8. Then there were the woefully unsurprising, as Lion in Oil points out:

The biggest loser? That has the be Mississippi Valley State. Not only did they score the fewest amount of points in a tournament game since 1946, but they also have the distinction of having the lowest median income of any school in the Big Dance. It seems like they've got work to do on all fronts!

Poverty? In Mississippi? Now I've heard it all.

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