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Nontraditional Contest Updates: We Have a Winner

I'll plan on updating scores daily. Meanwhile, some interesting stats:

  • Most picked teams: Kansas 25 of 27, West Virginia 22, Baylor 21, MSU 18, Wisconsin 17, BYU and Siena 16 each.
  • Teams above 14 not picked at all: UNLV (8 seed), New Mexico State (12 seed). Two 14+ seeds got a single pick each; they'll be listed below.
  • Solo picks: Houston (Con-T), Vermont (Seer), Vanderbilt (vanman), Florida (mikehead), Wake Forest (vanman), Wofford (wbrianr), Montana (SpartanDan), Clemson (ChicagoDan), Cal (wbrianr)
  • Most popular low seeds (8+): Siena 16, UTEP 13, Utah St 13, Murray St 12, San Diego St 12, Minnesota 11, Gonzaga 10, Old Dominion 10
  • Rooting for chaos (highest total of seeds picked): Richard Coletta (136 total), Con-T and SpartanDan (127)
  • All chalk: let's hope (61), vanman (63), GBBound (66)
  • Hedging your bets (picking both teams in the same game): msufan23 (Xavier and Minnesota, Temple and Cornell), steinfi2 (Siena and Purdue)

Standings heading into the Final Four:

Rank Name Rd1 Pts Rd1 Teams Rd2 Pts Rd2 Teams Rd3 Pts Rd3 Teams Rd4 Pts Rd4 Teams Teams left Total
1 rook34 65 13 36 9 19 7 17 4 MSU, But, WV, Duke 137
2 KJ 62 11 39 7 12 4 9 2 But, WV 122
3 Seer 69 11 30 6 12 4 9 2 But, WV 120
4 vert_et_blanc 56 10 36 6 13 4 14 3 MSU, But, Duke 119
5 SpartanDan 70 11 26 5 10 3 9 2 MSU, WV 115
t-6 wifeofaspartan 56 12 27 6 15 4 15 3 MSU, But, WV 113
t-6 RobbingGormanThomas 80 13 11 4 11 4 11 3 MSU, WV, Duke 113
t-6 TheCrestedHelm 53 13 39 9 10 4 11 3 MSU, WV, Duke 113
9 SpartyForPrez 71 11 25 5 10 3 6 1 MSU 112
10 Con-T 74 11 28 5 5 2 3 1 WV 110
11 TMadison25 63 11 28 6 13 4 3 1 WV 107
12 RewertsSpartan 54 13 31 8 12 4 9 2 MSU, WV 106
t-13 msufan23 50 10 32 8 11 4 11 3 MSU, WV, Duke 104
t-13 MSUBeefman1 58 11 25 6 12 4 9 2 MSU, WV 104
15 steinfi2 54 10 19 5 15 4 15 3 MSU, But, WV 103
16 kroif04 58 11 25 5 10 3 9 2 MSU, WV 102
17 GBBound 38 12 26 9 17 6 17 4 MSU, But, WV, Duke 98
18 wbrianr 51 9 26 4 14 3 6 1 MSU 97
19 mikehead 52 9 23 5 9 3 9 2 MSU, WV 93
20 ChicagoDan 52 10 20 6 9 4 11 3 MSU, WV, Duke 92
21 Richard Coletta 68 9 21 2 0 0 0 0 None 89
22 zbscubbies 45 9 22 4 10 3 9 2 But, WV 86
23 my2fish 37 12 26 8 13 5 9 2 MSU, WV 85
24 Chris in Kzoo 54 9 18 4 7 3 3 1 WV 82
25 vanman 36 12 16 7 13 5 11 3 MSU, WV, Duke 76
26 umhoops 45 10 15 4 2 2 2 1 Duke 64
27 let's hope 28 11 18 8 9 5 5 2 WV, Duke 60

 

Since rook34 is in the lead right now and has all of the Final Four teams in his 16, no one can catch him. Top three for each possible championship game:

  • Butler vs. West Virginia (regardless of winner): rook34, KJ, Seer
  • Butler over Duke: rook34, vert_et_blanc, KJ
  • Duke over Butler: rook34, vert_et_blanc, tie between RobbingGormanThomas and TheCrestedHelm for 3rd
  • MSU over West Virginia: rook34, SpartanDan, vert_et_blanc
  • West Virginia over MSU: rook34, SpartanDan, KJ
  • MSU vs. Duke (regardless of winner): rook34, vert_et_blanc, tie between RobbingGormanThomas and TheCrestedHelm for 3rd

Top 16 teams to pick if the tournament were already over, plus the one other still alive:

  1. Cornell (24)
  2. Washington (22)
  3. Michigan State* (21)
  4. Butler* (21)
  5. St. Mary's (20)
  6. Tennessee (18)
  7. Northern Iowa (18)
  8. Ohio (14)
  9. Murray St. (13)
  10. Xavier (12)
  11. Old Dominion (11)
  12. Georgia Tech (10)
  13. Missouri (10)
  14. Baylor (9)
  15. Wake Forest (9)
  16. West Virginia* (9)

Duke scores 5 points right now; they would have to reach the final to crack the top 16 (would be tied at 9 if they are runner-up, 15 if they win it all). Someone with the top 16 picks as of now would have 241 points and would be assured at least 249 (8 for the first semifinal).

This is a FanPost, written by a member of the TOC community. It does not represent the official positions of The Only Colors, Inc.--largely because we have no official positions.

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