March madness is not just a college basketball tournament. It is also a season in flux. When spring wants to take center stage but winter refuses to go quietly. When the call of the pinkletink is interrupted by a late frost, when snowdrops rub shoulders with frozen pipes.

And yet it is also the time of the NCAA basketball tournament. With this in mind, the following bracket invites one and all to choose an eventual victor in this battle between the seasons.

The editors have made their picks.