That damned West region. Norfolk State really messed things up for most of us, but Virginia Senate candidate George Allen didn't need any help. He made a mess of things all by himself. After what must have been a lot of tossing and turning, Allen eventually picked Norfolk State—presumably upon learning that Norfolk State was in Virginia—creating a Sophie's Choice of a pick in the Round of 32. Norfolk State, or Virginia? No worries, just reanimate the corpse of Missouri.

His bracket (click to enlarge) is littered with similar gaffes, including a Davidson upset over Louisville, but Louisville advancing to take on Michigan State. This appears to be a habit of his, as Allen has a history of making head-scratching picks (Davidson again!) for political capital.

George Allen's amended NCAA bracketology [Politico]