With March Madness on the horizon, a religious news service has gotten into the act for the upcoming papal conclave by putting together a bracket featuring the sixteen cardinals who could become pope.  They have dubbed it the "Sweet Sistine!"

The online contest was devised by the non-profit Religion News Service, part of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

The world's cardinals gathered in Rome to see Pope Benedict depart his office.  He is the first pope to step down in 600 years. They will begin to pick his successor sometime next week.

The first round of the "Sweet Sistine" ends tonight at 11pm cst.  You can get the bracket and play and follow the early results here.

To get some insight on the contenders, you can click here.