I'm skeptical of Gonzaga whenever they have a high seed. They might win one or two games, but I would not pick them to go farther than that.
I want to do research some teams before I fill this out, namely VCU, Miss State, Dayton, Western Kentucky, Utah, and Utah State. For some reason I feel like the matchups they have, or could have in the second round, warrant a second look.
Not sold on the big 10 beyond Tom Izzo and Ohio State's coach ---would not be suprises to see a win there--- but I am Ok with Gonzaga this time. They have been a very consistent defensive team this time around and I can see them making it to UNC and either losing a good game or beating UNC and then losing to the team from the other side. (I picked UNC there to save my bracket). I think they have short travel for their games. I don't expect a collapse this time.
VCU is a nice pick, I have been struggling with that. I think they are the better team but UCLA's coach is something ridiculous like 34-1 on thursdays and UCLA has 3 senior starters who have beeen to the final 4 the last 3 years.
Utah's a tough game to pick.
I like Utah State a lot in the tourney. I don't think they can beat a powerhouse, but I think they can mop up the rank and file tourney teams.