In Nickel vs. Silver round one, Nickel is holding his own. But probably not for long. For full explanation of the categories below, see here. (But only if you have time to kill.)

At the end of the first round of 32 games, the brackets stand as follows:

Offense: 20 of 32

Defense: 16 of 32

Average: 19 of 32

Silver: 22 of 32

Nickel: 22 of 32

Thus far, massive computers and sophisticated metrics have failed to top a simple coin flip.

Nickel, by the way, is a BIG fan of Florida Gulf Coast University, taking them to the round of eight. We’ll see. Nickel also had Kansas State in the championship game.