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Has Anyone Ever Filled Out A Perfect March Madness Bracket?

North Carolina player Garrison Brooks walking off the court at Duke.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: Garrison Brooks #15 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after they defeated the Duke Blue Devils 88-72 in their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

There are 63 games to pick in a standard 64-team bracket, and as you'd imagine, it's rather difficult to select them all correctly. But do you realize just how hard it is to nail all 63 of the contests?

The odds of picking a perfect bracket, at least according to one Duke math professor, are more than one in 9.2 quintillion. Adjusted for seeding, it's still something like one in 2.4 trillion.

That's exactly why, to date, nobody has ever filled out a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket. In fact, nobody has even gotten close.

Last week, the NCAA wrote an article, declaring what it believes is the longest-perfect bracket ever. It came back in 2017, and it featured the first 39 games picked correctly. They included brackets from NCAA.com, Bleacher Report, CBS, ESPN, FOX Sports and Yahoo!

It certainly isn't impossible that we could see a perfect bracket, but the odds don't suggest it'll happen in any of our lifetimes. It would take a real freak occurence.

Last year, the odds were 2.93 quadrillion to one - at least according to one bookmaker.

A few years back, Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans put together a "Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge" which promised to pay anyone who had a perfect bracket a billion dollars. Of course, that didn't happen.

Maybe 2019 will be the year. But if a 16-seed beats a 1-seed again (like UMBC over UVA last year), we likely won't make it out of the first round.