When it gets down to the nitty-gritty, there won’t be a lot of easy choices. And to think that there’s a movement to expand the field to 96 teams (which, not-so-coincidentally, has the widespread support of coaches).
And here’s a bonus! U.S. News and World Report broke down the field academically. After all, as the NCAA mandates, the announcers will be referring to the participants as “student-athletes”. Ad nauseum (for the Latin scholars).