Boston School March Madness

March Madness:

March Madness is upon us — maybe literally, considering how stir-crazy we are after the winter. But we’re thinking of a different Madness: the yearly basketball frenzy that descends in a sudden plague of brackets at this time of year.

We might not know much about basketball, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to get in on the fun; and when it comes to higher education, Boston reigns supreme. We’re willing to bet that many of our members have attended undergraduate programs or law school here – or even sent their kids to a school nearby. Which bring us to the big question…

Who Has the Most School Spirit?

It’s time to find out with a head-to-head challenge! We’ve set up a bracket with sixteen major schools in the Greater Boston area, with pairings arranged by drawing names out of a bowl. Don’t believe us? Check out the photo evidence of our highly scientific process below, featuring BBA Director of Communications Kerry Crisley:


Kerry CrisleyTo be picked



So How Is This Going to Work?

Vote in the first round for your school, your former school, your kid’s current school, or a school you really like, by the end of Wednesday, March 18. We’ll publish the results with new match-ups in the next day’s BBA Week. Lather, rinse, and repeat every week until we’re down to the final two!

What Do We Win?

The last school standing earns the pride and joy of knowing they have some of the most enthusiastic students and alums in the area – but, we hasten to add, in this bracket, everyone wins.

Can I Vote More than Once?

If your school pride is split among multiple area institutions that are in different ‘brackets,’ feel free to vote more than once…just know that it may come down to some tough decisions in the final round!

So who will it be? We mean it one hundred percent when we say: it’s up to you to decide.

Boston Proper

New England School of Law vs. Emmanuel College

  • New England School of Law (73%, 16 Votes)
  • Emmanuel College (27%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Boston University vs. Simmons College

  • Boston University (83%, 20 Votes)
  • Simmons College (17%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Boston College vs. Suffolk University

  • Boston College (58%, 14 Votes)
  • Suffolk University (42%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Northeastern University vs. Emerson College

  • Northeastern University (71%, 12 Votes)
  • Emerson College (29%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Outside of Boston

Umass System vs. Brandeis University

  • Umass System (62%, 13 Votes)
  • Brandeis University (38%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology vs. Bentley University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (53%, 9 Votes)
  • Bentley University (47%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Harvard University vs. Cambridge College

  • Harvard University (62%, 13 Votes)
  • Cambridge College (38%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Lesley University vs. Tufts University

  • Tufts University (85%, 17 Votes)
  • Lesley University (15%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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