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March Madness bracket 2013: Predictions for Sweet 16 and Elite 8

Can Florida Gulf Coast continue to shock the world in Arlington, or do one of the top-seeded teams cut the nets down?

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For the most part, the South Region in the 2013 NCAA Tournament has held to form. The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks are still in the hunt for a Final Four bid, and Florida and Michigan, seeded third and fourth, respectively, made quick work of their opponents during the first weekend.

Where the madness broke out was with No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast. After stunning Georgetown in the second round, they blew out San Diego State to move on to the Sweet 16.

This is a tough region to predict moving forward. When they're playing at the top of their games, KU, Michigan and Florida could all win the National Championship, while FGCU is playing with house money at this point, and there's no denying that there's some serious talent on the roster.

The experts over at CBS Sports are in agreement with their Sweet 16 picks. Gary Parrish, Jeff Goodman, Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello all like Michigan to upset Kansas. They also all believe the Gators will end Florida Gulf Coast's run.

Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated picked the Wolverines to win the region.

Michigan. If the Wolverines can maintain the chemistry they showed this past weekend, they're one of the tourney's toughest outs.

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