Predicto Community Mobilizes March Madness in the Big East

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Snackable Media’s Predicto, the Largest Premium SMS, Polls Mobile Community in Anticipation of NCAA Basketball Tournament

This year the mobile voters at Snackable Media’s Predicto are text messaging indications that March Madness will be even less predictable than usual.

The world of college basketball is once again set to take center stage, as conference playoffs give way to the 65-team tournament better known as March Madness. Prospects for Cinderella stories and stunning upsets always make the frenetic NCAA tourney a thrill to watch. This year the mobile voters at Snackable Media’s Predicto are text messaging indications that March Madness will be even less predictable than usual. Indeed, the tournament’s four #1 seeds aren’t quite locked down and some perennial favorites may not even be selected to participate.

Two-time NCAA Champion Connecticut was responsible for a huge upset earlier this year, knocking Texas from its #1 spot in January. Yet illness forced the Huskies’ venerable coach Jim Calhoun to take an extended absence, giving way to a stretch that saw the team lose 8 of its next 12 games. Even after that disappointing finish, a 17-14 regular season record combined with the school’s winning history gave 69% of Predicto voters confidence that UConn will still be invited to the Big Dance. However, the team’s early exit from this week’s Big East Tournament would seem to leave the Huskies out in the cold.

Notre Dame has turned around their season in a more positive direction. After a February 17 loss to Louisville put their conference record at 6-8, they knocked off two ranked teams – Pittsburgh and Georgetown – in succession. Technically on the bubble at 22-10 overall, to keep their luck going the Irish need a strong performance in Big East postseason play. With a crucial rematch against Pitt on tap Thursday evening, 74% of Predicto Mobile voters say Notre Dame will break into the NCAA tournament. One Predicto member succinctly adds: “They are getting hot at the right time.”

On the other hand, one of the best regular-season teams is on the hot seat. Syracuse finished at 28-3, with a number 3 ranking that normally would ensure a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. After a 91-84 loss to Georgetown Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, will the Orangemen still receive a number one spot in their bracket? Currently, 67% of Predicto voters say “Yes,” but polls are still open through Selection Sunday.

For complete NCAA Tournament predictions, the Predicto March Madness page will have live updates through the April 5th Championship Game.

Predicto Mobile is a market-leading interactive SMS provider that engages members on pop culture and current events. Additionally, Predicto has established itself as a prime destination for media to reference statistics, polls and public opinion. Visit Predicto.com to follow the company's entertainment blog, news updates, top polls and Twitter feed, or go to TV.Predicto.com for videos featuring the latest red-carpet interviews and celebrity predictions. Predicto Mobile is a Snackable Media company.

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