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NCAA Bracket 2017: West Region Predictions, Picks, & Upsets

Let’s break down the West Region.

NCAA Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Gonzaga vs Saint Mary's Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It is now time to talk about the West Region. If Bill Walton has anything to say about it, this will be the best region because Bill Walton is a west coast homer. Before we get to my predictions and other TAKES, here's a look at this part of the bracket:

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. #16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits

#2 Arizona Wildcats vs. #15 North Dakota Fighting Hawks

#3 Florida State Seminoles vs. #14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

#4 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #13 Bucknell Bison

#5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #12 Princeton Tigers

#6 Maryland vs. #11 Xavier Musketeers

#7 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. #10 VCU Rams

#8 Northwestern Wildcats vs. #9 Vanderbilt Commodores

Who wins the West Region?

Arizona. I just don’t see Gonzaga or Florida State out of the top seeds.

Who got the best draw?

Honestly Northwestern got a pretty soft first NCAA tourney draw IMO.

Who got screwed?

The Dakotas. Sorry guys.

Who was the surprise?

That Northwestern was on the same seed line as Wisconsin.

Who wins the #5 vs. #12 matchup?

Survey says I’m going to say Notre Dame.

Who is the region's Upset Lock Of The Week Of The Century?

Bucknell because orange bison mascots are funny.

Predictions For The Other Regions:

East Region

Midwest Region

South Region