THINGS I CONSIDERED WHILE FILLING OUT MY BRACKET

This is my first March Madness. I know nothing about college basketball.
  1. What teams have I generally heard good things about?
    Kentucky? Villanova?
  2. Which college has not had a terrible rape/racism scandal in the last 6 months?
    Bye Oklahoma. Bye Duke.
  3. How cool is the mascot?
    I lean towards the fierce animals like Wildcats and Panthers. Fighting Irish also has a nice kick to it.
  4. What are the uniform colors? Do I like them?
    I like blues and greens.