Duke Blue Devils center Marques Bolden (20) loses control of the ball as Miami Hurricanes guard Ja'Quan Newton (0) applies pressure during the second half at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, Feb. 25, 2017. Reuters / USA Today Sports

March Madness comes every year and most of us are completely unprepared. Who really has the time to watch all that college basketball to be truly informed when filling out your office bracket.

But as games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, don't fret: we're here to help. There are some simple tips for getting things right and earning bragging rights. Check them out below:

1. Chalk isn't a bad idea - When the top seeds win over the lower seeds, things have "been chalk." And the top seeds typically do pretty well. Teams ranked No. 1 or No. 2 are likely a safe bet to choose to go far, although far from guaranteed. Most finals throughout history featured at least one No. 1 seed, while many feature multiple.

2. Pick the correct upsets - This is where the money is made. Picking a lower-seeded team to win is difficult. But history can guide you. People commonly pick at least one No. 12 to beat one No. 5, so that's likely a smart play. Recently, at least one No. 14 or No. 15 seed has pulled a major upset, so that's not a bad idea either. From there, you might want to sprinkle in a couple victories for No. 11 or No. 10 seeds. There are zero sure things, but there will almost definitely be a few substantial upsets, so you have to take risks along the way.

3. Don't pick a 16-seed - It's tempting to pick a 16-seed because if it happens, picking it correctly would provide eternal bragging rights. But a 16-seed has never beat a No. 1 seed. Not once. It's tempting but the smart move is to not do it.

4. Do you research: A little basic studying doesn't hurt. Even skimming a stories can help you build a base of knowledge from which you can work. International Business Times has collected some of the experts' picks for the Final Four here and the odds for each team winning the whole tournament here.

5. But use your intuition: At the end of the day, even the most well informed experts will get things wrong. If you have a feeling about a team, or game, or even just like a certain squad for no reason, don't be afraid to go for it. The key to winning your pool is pick games correctly that others miss, so differentiating your bracket in key places can be helpful. If your bracket looks like everyone else's you might just finish in the middle of the pack and in the end, the goal is to win some money.