1) my2fish 164
2) vert_et_blanc 154
3) djbsquared 139
4) spartan37 129.5
5) Stuka 124
6) G&W - The Only Way 121
T-7) Pinyan and SpartanDan, 119.5
9) Pung23 118
10) wifeofaspartan 116.5
Ideal lineup of 16 teams to pick:
1) VCU 50.5 (new record, would be 2nd all time in the 64-team era behind Villanova 1985)
2) Butler 44
3) Connecticut 27
4) Richmond 24
5) Marquette 22
6) Florida State 20
7) Kentucky 17
8) Arizona 15
9) Morehead State 13
10) Gonzaga 11
11) Illinois 9
12-16) UT-San Antonio, UNC-Asheville, George Mason, Michigan, Wisconsin 8 each
Maximum possible total: 292.5
Prizes are down to the following:
my2fish is guaranteed a prize and will get first pick unless VCU wins it all.
spartan37 gets a prize if VCU advances to the final or if Kentucky beats Butler and wins outright if VCU wins it all.
Pinyan gets a prize if the Butler-VCU winner takes the title, unless it's VCU over UConn in a game of 74 possessions or fewer.
vert_et_blanc gets a prize as long as VCU does not win it all.
djbsquared gets 3rd if the final is UConn over Butler.
wifeofaspartan gets a prize if the final is VCU over UConn in 74 possessions or fewer.
I would finish second if VCU wins it all but the prizes go to the next person.
Thanks to everyone for participating in this year's BOTC Bracket Contest. We had 44 entries this year, and the full results can be accessed via the link above.
Sean, email me and I'll give you some information about your prize.