I went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, so I will be a Tarheel fan for life.
Even though I'm biased, I think they have a great shot at winning the whole thing this year. They ended the year strong, by being crowned champions of the ACC tournament. However, Kansas, Michigan State and Oklahoma are strong as well.
I love to root for an underdog team each year as well. I like the number nine seed in the South, which is the Connecticut Huskies. They had a quadruple overtime win in their conference tournament and pulled out a number of big wins to secure their spot . I'm going to keep an eye on them - when I'm not watching UNC, of course.