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March 19, 2013

March Madness: The Distaff Bracket

March Madness: The Distaff Bracket

We brought you our version of the men’s bracket Monday night, and now it’s time to take a look at Roll Call’s bracket for the women’s NCAA tournament. Unlike the upset-prone men’s bracket, there is far less parity in the women’s bracket — with a few top-seeded schools in each region considered the heavy favorites.

Our methodology here is the same, wherein we match each school in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament with its House member. Since some campuses straddle one or more congressional districts, Roll Call uses each school’s admissions office ZIP code as the location by which we determine the House member who represents the school.

With a number of schools making it into both the men’s and women’s tournament, there are 25 House members who appear on both brackets.
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March 18, 2013

March Madness, Congress-Style

March Madness, Congress Style

While Roll Call hasn’t had much to say about member-vs.-member battles since the conclusion of last fall’s redistricting-fueled election showdowns, our version of the NCAA March Madness bracket offers plenty more fun matchups in the House.

Every year, we match each school in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament with its House member. A note on our methodology: Because some campuses straddle one or more congressional districts (we’re looking at you, University of Akron), Roll Call continues to use each school’s admissions office ZIP code as the location by which we determine the House member who represents the school.

You’ll note that a handful of members have a slightly better chance to take home the entire prize, as Democratic Reps. David E. Price of North Carolina, Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and Jared Polis of Colorado and Republican Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia each represent districts with two schools that have made it into the tournament.

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