It’s the Ides of March – we’re no soothsayers here, but we know that Game of Thrones will look to defend its Spring Madness title. It won’t be easy however, with stalwarts like Dexter, The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire gunning for the throne. And let’s not forget how White Collar had an impressive showing last year, taking its high stakes game all the way to the final. Newbies like Scandal, The Americans and Arrow will look to be the tournament’s dark horse, coming from nowhere for a shot at the crown and all the glory that comes with it.
Teams have been broken down into four regions. There will be five rounds of play with the Final matchup going down in tandem with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals.
As noted in the brackets above, the teams competing are :
Region 1: The Walking Dead (AMC), Arrow (CW), Banshee (Cinemax), Vikings (History), Breaking Bad (AMC), The Following (FOX), Scandal (ABC) and Being Human (Syfy).
Region 2: Dexter (SHO), Downton Abbey (PBS), White Collar (USA), Touch (FOX), The Vampire Diaries (CW), Justified (FX), Psych (USA) and Shameless (SHO).
Region 3: Game of Thrones (HBO), Mad Men (AMC), Supernatural (CW), Spartacus (Starz), The Americans (FX), Homeland (SHO), Person of Interest (CBS) and Strike Back (Cinemax).
Region 4: Sons of Anarchy (FX), Once Upon a Time (ABC), Sherlock (BBC), Elementary (CBS), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Doctor Who (BBC), Archer (FX) and Burn Notice (USA).
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First Round: Friday, March 15 – Friday, March 22
Second Round: Saturday, March 23 – Friday, March 29
Third Round: Saturday, March 30 – Tuesday, April 2
Final Four: Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 6
Championship: Sunday, April 7 – Monday, April 8
*All Voting Ends at 9PM PST unless otherwise noted
Make your choice for a winner and click VOTE in each matchup below. The TV show with the most votes in each bracket moves on to the next round.