Only the most ardent fan of the University of Colorado at Boulder would pick the 11th-seeded Buffaloes to win the NCAA men’s basketball tourney, even though they have one of the nation’s best rebounders in Andre Roberson.
But wait! They have a secret weapon: Extensive lobbying expenditures! And that, friends (spoiler alert!), sends them on their way to winning it all according to this year’s edition of the Center for Responsive Politics’ annual K Street Classic, in which we predict the success of each school in the NCAA bracket based on how much it spent lobbying Washington in 2011.