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#1036194 - Fri Feb 28 2014 01:51 PM Results & Standings .. March Madness
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This year's Madness comp will be at the same site as last year. A bracket for 2014 has been setup once again at cbssports.com .. for those of us who played last year, you're half-way there, as invite emails have been sent by csbssports.com to all of last year's participants (using last year's email addresses); the email displays your reg'd ID.
    The scoring system remains unchanged. There are 63 games in
    this comp; we pick all of them in one go on the cbssports.com website:

    1st Round (32 games) : 1 pt
    2nd Round (16 games) : 2 pts
    3rd Round ( 8 games) : 3 pts (regional semis ) Sweet Sixteen
    4th Round ( 4 games) : 4 pts (regional finals) Elite Eight
    5th Round ( 2 games) : 6 pts (national semis ) Final Four
    6th Round ( 1 game ) : 9 pts (national final)

    Seedings: additional pts added for each correct pick, being the team's seed.
Location: http://www.cbssports.com/login/ftmm.mayhem
Group password: ft-comp
           if that doesn't work, try this link: http://ftmm2004.mayhem.cbssports.com/e

If you've sucessfully logged in, you will see this in the top LH corner of the screen:
March Madness at FT
2014 Tipping Comp
  • if you'd like to join the Madness tipping comp but do not have a cbssports ID, there's a link on that page to register. You must have a cbs ID to play in this comp! Please note - you may, but don't have to, use your real name to register (surname, first name); but please pick something for those two fields that looks like your FT username (so that we know who you are).
  • this also applies to those who played last year, but can't remember their ID and/or have changed their email address and thus can't retrieve their password (which they've forgotten) .. you will need to re-register.
  • please check your reg'd email address in your account settings/profile after you login.
This year's tipping comp is the 13th edition of March Madness! No one has retained their title in this comp, and no one has won it twice (but some have been on the podium twice). The defending title-holder is Sarah6065.. silver and bronze went to BxBarracuda and LeoDaVinci. The winner of the 2008 comp, ralzzz, holds the record for the biggest winning margin (see summary tables of last 12 comps in the post below this one) .. and doomed won bronze that year the hard way; he failed to pick any of the Final Four! Howie72 holds the record for the most correct picks with 51/63, achieved in the 2007 comp.

2002 LordAndry gtho4 TemplarLLM
2003 izzi gtho4 rudogg
2004 wez Sarah606 gtho4
2005 ElfTwinkle kevinatilusa linkan
2006 Blinkybill LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
2007 Howie72 dg_dave Nannanut
2008 ralzzz LeoDaVinci doomed
2009 jonnowales dg_dave Sypher
2010 illiniman14 LeoDaVinci jonnowales
2011 N-Bomb rxbigdawg toocool4u
2012 George95 BxBarracuda Howie72
2013 Sarah606 BxBarracuda LeoDaVinci

This year's Madness starts on Thu 20-Mar-2014 and the final is on Mon 7-Apr-2014. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sun 16-Mar-2014. However, the last four teams to qualify will not be known until Monday and Tuesday (they will enter the comp as the four #16 seeds) .. btw a #16 seed has never won a game against their #1 seed opponents since the NCAA started the current Madness format in 1985.
    Last Four play-in: Tue/Wed 18/19 March now aka First Four
    First Round: Thu-Fri March 20-21
    Second Round: Sat-Sun March 22-23
    Third Round: Thu-Fri March 27-28
    Fourth Round: Sat-Sun March 29-30
    Final Four: Saturday 5th April
    Championship: Monday 7th April

    Final Four play-offs at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington TX

    Deadline: cbssports/com will close the bracket of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday 20th March.
Good luck remembering your password (if you receive the email) or your ID (if you're reg'd but have changed your email address) .. and good luck registering if you're new! To confirm you're in and that everything's hunky dory, please post in the Group Message Board (it's in the Brackets drop-down menu).

This year's Madness should be a piece of cake .. illiniman14 has once again given us a work-out through 18 rounds in the NCAA Basketball comp .. at least the names of the teams and/or who they are won't be as unfamilar as they have been in prior years. This year's results threads will be posted by illiniman14.
Rankings: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1

Good luck to all of us; and may the best man or best woman win!


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Mar 20 2014 06:46 PM)

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#1036202 - Fri Feb 28 2014 02:09 PM March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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2002
2003
2004
2005
Lord Andry
gtho4
TemplarLLM
Sypher
thejazzkickazz
38 64
39 62
37 60
34 58
35 56
izzi
gtho4
rudogg
marchmadness
ElfTwinkle
46 59
45 53
42 49
40 47
39 47
wez
Sarah606
gtho4
izzi
JuniorTheJaws
37 216
39 212
41 208
40 195
28 185
ElfTwinkle
kevinatilusa . .
linkan
Sarah606
Blinkybill
43 220
41 212
38 194
37 183
26 181
2006
2007
2008
2009
Blinkybill
LeoDaVinci
ElfTwinkle . .
gtho4
dg_dave
32 205
33 189
39 189
36 184
34 181
Howie72
dg_dave
Nannanut
Blinkybill
DakotaNorth
51 260
50 253
50 244
48 235
47 226
ralzzz
LeoDaVinci
doomed
Nannanut
JuniorTheJaws
46 243
43 223
42 215
44 213
43 212
jonnowales
dg_dave
Sypher
ralzzz
LeoDaVinci
49 256
46 248
47 238
44 219
42 218
2010
2011
2012
2013
illiniman14
LeoDaVinci
jonnowales
themonarch
kevinatilusa . .
39 223
39 221
39 219
39 213
38 210
N-Bomb
rxbigdawg
toocool4u
Sypher
illiniman14
38 210
35 192
37 191
37 180
35 178
George95
BxBarracuda
Howie72
themonarch
srini701
41 237
38 232
41 226
38 220
40 216
Sarah606
BxBarracuda
LeoDaVinci
ozzz2002
N-Bomb
42 232
37 224
41 221
39 219
39 210

pts for first 2 comps were 1-1-2-3-4-5 plus seedings
then from 2004 onwards 1-2-3-4-6-9 plus seedings
2006 : no-one picked any of the Final Four, not one

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#1036203 - Fri Feb 28 2014 02:14 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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I've logged into the board and posted.

Side note: the stadium's name has changed to AT&T Stadium. wink
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#1036205 - Fri Feb 28 2014 03:05 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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I'm in, too.
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#1036935 - Thu Mar 06 2014 05:50 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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The following have signed-in:
    dg_dave
    gtho4
    Howie72
    ozzz2002
acceptances so far = 4

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#1037710 - Thu Mar 13 2014 06:47 AM March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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A couple more have signed-in:
    dg_dave
    gtho4
    Howie72
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    toocool4u
acceptances so far now = 6

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#1037728 - Thu Mar 13 2014 10:38 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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All signed up....couldn't believe I still remembered my old email and password !! SHOCKER !!
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#1037732 - Thu Mar 13 2014 11:16 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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I'm back in.

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#1038033 - Sat Mar 15 2014 08:07 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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A couple more have signed-in:
    BxBarracuda
    dg_dave
    gtho4
    Howie72
    illiniman14
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    Sypher
    toocool4u
known acceptances so far = 9

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#1038053 - Sat Mar 15 2014 05:31 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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I'm back, will officially sign in later
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#1038132 - Sun Mar 16 2014 08:51 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 44517
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A couple more have signed-in:
    BxBarracuda
    dg_dave
    gtho4
    Howie72
    illiniman14
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    Sypher
    themonarch
    toocool4u
known acceptances so far = 11

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#1038133 - Sun Mar 16 2014 08:51 PM March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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they're open, cbs have posted the brackets

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#1038571 - Thu Mar 20 2014 03:23 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Missed the deadline....been ill all week and only just got back on to look!!
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#1038744 - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:28 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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14 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 1
half-way through 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 20-212
Mar 22-23
Mar 27-28
Mar 29-30
April 5
April 7
1st Round
2nd Round
3rd Round
4th Round
5th Round
6th Round
32 games
16 games
8 games
4 games
2 games
1 game
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
4 pts
6 pts
9 pts


Regional Semi-Finals
Regional Finals
National Semi-Finals
National Final


Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Seedings: for a correct pick, teams' seeding is added to above ptsFinal is East/West vs. Mid-West/South


Results
picks
seeds
60-59
35-75
77-48
61-57
53-77
68-87
55-67
78-93
81-89
40-57
80-83
80-75
85-87
53-73
64-71
69-73
3
14
12
8
14
9
14
14

9
14
6
3
4
14
14

9
33
28
108
96
42
63
14
56
63
28
30
36
28
28
56
36
11v6 Dayton v Ohio State
15v2 American v Wisconsin
9v8 Pittsburgh v Colorado
12v5 Harvard v Cincinnati
14v3 W Mich v Syracuse
10v7 B Young v Oregon
16v1 Albany v Florida
13v4 Delaware v Mich St
10v7 St Jospeh's v Conn
15v2 Wofford v Michigan
12v5 NC State v St Louis
12v5 ND State v Oklahoma
10v7 Arizona State v Texas
15v2 Milwaukee v Villanova
13v4 Manhattan v Louisville
13v4 NM State v SD State
illiniman14 kevinatilusa Howie72

dg_dave ozzz2002







George95 kevinatilusa LeoDaVinci ozzz2002 Sarah606 srini701
George95 toocool4u themonarch
illiniman14 N-Bomb themonarch ozzz2002


161
745= 906


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 1 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1-1 themonarch 00 00 13 82 13 82 |47| 60 382 | 1 Arizona 3 Iowa St
2 2-2 George95 00 00 13 80 13 80 |45| 58 358 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville
3 3-3 N-Bomb 13 77 13 77 |45| 58 334 | 1 Florida 1 Arizona
4 4-4 illiniman14 00 00 12 76 12 76 |46| 58 345 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida
5 5-5 Howie72 00 00 12 73 12 73 |47| 59 371 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville
6 6-6 kevinatilusa 12 71 12 71 |45| 57 344 | 2 Michigan 4 Mich St
7 7-7 gtho4 12 69 12 69 |47| 59 315 | 1 Wichita 1 Florida
7 7-7 toocool4u 12 69 12 69 |46| 58 329 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida
9 9-9 LeoDaVinci 12 67 12 67 |47| 59 351 | 3 Syracuse 3 Duke
10 10-10 srini701 00 00 12 62 12 62 |47| 59 364 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville
11 11-11 ozzz2002 00 00 11 55 11 55 |39| 50 353 | 7 Texas 6 Ohio St
12 12-12 Sarah606 10 49 10 49 |45| 55 340 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville
13 13-13 dg_dave 00 00 9 41 9 41 |45| 54 310 | 3 Syracuse 2 Michigan
14 14-14 BxBarracuda 00 00 8 35 8 35 |44| 52 350 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville
161 906 | | |
perfect picks 16 108 16 108| | |
| | |

LP = live picks remaining (47 games)
mk = maximum number correct picks, if all remaining are correct.
mpt= maximum points if all remaining picks are correct.
@ = identical picks winner and runner-up (last 3 games).
# = another set of three identical picks.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| East South Mid-West West
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
BxBarracuda 4 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 9 Oklahoma St.
dg_dave 4 | 1 Virginia 3 Syracuse 2 Michigan 2 Wisconsin
George95 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 6 Baylor
gtho4 4 | 1 Virginia 1 Florida 1 Wichita St. 1 Arizona
Howie72 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 2 Wisconsin
illiniman14 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
kevinatilusa 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 2 Michigan 3 Creighton
LeoDaVinci 4 | 2 Villanova 3 Syracuse 3 Duke 1 Arizona
N-Bomb 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
ozzz2002 2 | 1 Virginia 6*Ohio St. 7 Texas 5*Oklahoma
Sarah606 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3 Creighton
srini701 4 | 2 Villanova 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
toocool4u 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3 Creighton
themonarch 4 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona

@ identical final four picks (there are none this year).
* this team has been eliminated.




Last year we had 15 runners .. and this year 14 of us are back for another dose. The no shows was szabs. Sypher subscribed for this year's comp but missed the deadline.

This is the 13th edition of the Madness bracket comp. The first 12 were run from 2002 to 2013 and produced 12 different winners. At the end of Day One in this year's comp we have the defending titleholder, Sarah606, in the bototm half of the standings.

themonarch, who has never won this, is our leader after Day One. The next four spots are all occupied by previous winners .. we may yet see someone win this for a second.

ozzz2002 was hurt the most on day 1, losing 2 of his Final Four picks - and one on the very first game of the day! Everyone else has all 4 Final Four picks alive heading into Day 2.

A record-breaking day saw 4 games go to overtime on the same day of the tournament. Of those, only one - 12 North Dakota State over 5 Oklahoma - produced an upset. However, 4 San Diego State, 5 St. Louis, and 7 Connecticut all got more than they bargained for with their wins in extra time.

There were 3 other upsets on the day, one of which kicked off the tournament. 11 Dayton won Ohio bragging rights by edging 6 Ohio State 60-59 on a jumper with 6 seconds left in the game. 9 Pittsburgh also scored a mild upset over 8 Colorado who had been missing star player Spencer Dinwiddie since mid-season.

Carrying on the tradition, 12 Harvard took down 5 Cincinnati despite being out-rebounded, out-blocked, and giving up more turnovers. There were only 3 lead changes as Harvard never gave up the lead once up 9-6 with over 13 minutes left in the first half.

And with 47 games left to go, who knows what other madness might ensue?


Edited by illiniman14 (Sat Mar 22 2014 02:17 AM)

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#1038760 - Sat Mar 22 2014 04:35 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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All I can say is 'GO TEXAS!'
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#1038778 - Sat Mar 22 2014 07:24 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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I should have forgotten to put my sheet in, ugh this year.

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#1038809 - Sat Mar 22 2014 09:49 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Posts: 3879
Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        

14 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 2
End of 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 20-212
Mar 22-23
Mar 27-28
Mar 29-30
April 5
April 7
1st Round
2nd Round
3rd Round
4th Round
5th Round
6th Round
32 games
16 games
8 games
4 games
2 games
1 game
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
4 pts
6 pts
9 pts


Regional Semi-Finals
Regional Finals
National Semi-Finals
National Final


Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Seedings: for a correct pick, teams' seeding is added to above ptsFinal is East/West vs. Mid-West/South


Results
picks
seeds
78-71
60-74
58-53
59-68
86-67
66-76
69-80
77-85
66-71
77-79
37-64
77-75
59-70
49-56
75-93
59-76
1
9
4
14
5
12
14
6
8
12
14
4
14
11
14
12
14
54
40
14
55
36
28
48
64
72
14
48
14
88
42
48
14v3 Mercer v Duke
11v6 Nebraska v Baylor
10v7 Stanford v New Mexico
16v1 Weber State v Arizona
11v6 Tennessee v Massachusetts
14v3 LA-Lafayette v Creighton
15v2 East. Kentucky v Kansas
9v8 Oklahoma St v Gonzaga
9v8 G Washington v Memphis
11v6 Providence v North Carolina
16v1 Cal Poly v Wichita State
12v5 SF Austin v VCU
16v1 Coastal Carolina v Virginia
9v8 Kansas St v. Kentucky
14v3 NC Central v Iowa St
13v4 Tulsa v UCLA
srini701

kevinatilusa Howie72 LeoDaVinci dg_dave

illiniman14 N-Bomb George95 Howie72 BxBarracuda
LeoDaVinci ozzz2002

kevinatilusa srini701 LeoDaVinci gtho4 dg_dave Sarah606

themonarch BxBarracuda

illiniman14 kevinatilusa srini701 BxBarracuda

srini701 LeoDaVinci BxBarracuda

Sarah606 BxBarracuda
154
679= 833


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 2 ------ | | |----------------------
1 4 1-4 illiniman14 12 76 13 79 25 155 |28| 53 312 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida @
2 6 2-6 kevinatilusa 12 71 13 78 25 149 |28| 53 315 | 2 Michigan 4 Mich St
3 10 3-10 srini701 12 62 13 82 25 144 |24| 54 320 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
4 3 3-4 N-Bomb 13 77 12 66 25 143 |26| 51 288 | 1 Florida 1 Arizona
5 2 2-5 George95 13 80 11 57 24 137 |26| 50 295 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
6 5 5-6 Howie72 12 73 11 61 23 134 |27| 50 294 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville &
7 1 1-7 themonarch 13 82 10 47 23 129 |26| 49 292 | 1 Arizona 3 Iowa St
8 9 8-9 LeoDaVinci 12 67 11 61 23 128 |27| 50 282 | 3 Syracuse 3*Duke
9 7 7-9 gtho4 12 69 11 56 23 125 |29| 52 267 | 1 Wichita 1 Florida
10 7 7-10 toocool4u 12 69 10 45 22 114 |28| 50 273 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida @
11 11 11-13 dg_dave 09 41 12 67 21 108 |27| 48 269 | 3 Syracuse 2 Michigan
12 11 11-12 ozzz2002 11 55 09 43 20 98 |20| 40 262 | 7 Texas 6*Ohio St
13 12 12-13 Sarah606 10 49 09 42 19 91 |26| 45 261 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville &
14 14 14-14 BxBarracuda 35 08 09 49 17 84 |21| 38 215 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
154 679 | | |
perfect picks 16 108 16 114 | |32 222|
| | |

LP = live picks remaining (31 games)
mk = maximum number correct picks, if all remaining are correct.
mpt= maximum points if all remaining picks are correct.
@ = identical picks winner and runner-up (last 3 games).
# = another set of three identical picks.
& = yet another set of three identical picks
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| East South Mid-West West
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
BxBarracuda 3 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 9*Oklahoma St.
dg_dave 4 | 1 Virginia 3 Syracuse 2 Michigan 2 Wisconsin
George95 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 6 Baylor
gtho4 4 | 1 Virginia 1 Florida 1 Wichita St. 1 Arizona
Howie72 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 2 Wisconsin
illiniman14 @ 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
kevinatilusa 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 2 Michigan 3 Creighton
LeoDaVinci 3 | 2 Villanova 3 Syracuse 3*Duke 1 Arizona
N-Bomb @ 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
ozzz2002 2| 1 Virginia 6*Ohio St. 7 Texas 5*Oklahoma
Sarah606 @ 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3 Creighton
srini701 4 | 2 Villanova 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
toocool4u @ 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3 Creighton
themonarch 4 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona

@ identical final four picks (there are none this year).
* this team has been eliminated.




The second day provided some very significant movement, including a brand new podium group who all picked 13/16. illiniman14 goes from 4th to 1st, kevinatilusa goes from 6th to 2nd, and srini701 catapults from 10th to 3rd.

On the other end, the former podium members had mixed results. themonarch hit on 10 games, all of them favorites, and fell down to 7th. George95 had 9 of the same picks as themonarch, but ended with 11 correct as he did pick up one upset and stabilized in 5th. N-Bomb was the most stable, getting 12/16 and only dropping from 3rd to 4th.

The upset of the day was obviously 14 Mercer over 3 Duke, a result that nobody could have predicted... except srini701 of course. While LeoDaVinci picked the Blue Devils to lose in the championship game, srini701 knew their end would come much sooner and rode that game to his vault up the leaderboard.

There was one common thread between the three new podium names - they all picked 12 Stephen F. Austin to upset 5 VCU. The fourth tipper to pick the game correctly was BxBarracuda, who sits at the opposite extreme of the table.

The other two upsets on the day were 11 Tennessee over 6 Massachusetts - which illiniman14 took to go into first - and 10 Stanford over 7 New Mexico - which kevinatilusa took to ride into 2nd.

In what wasn't an upset only because of seeding, heavily-picked 9 Oklahoma State lost to 8 Gonzaga, and in the process BxBarracuda lost a quarter of his Final Four picks.

Two top seeds struggled with weaker opponents as well. 16 Weber State hung around just long enough to make things uncomfortable for 1 Arizona, but were never really in a position to win the game towards the end. 2 Kansas, on the other hand, had to fight off 15 Eastern Kentucky, as with only 3:30 left it was only a 3-point game, though they ended up winning by 11.

And now begins the third round, to see who gets a ticket to the Sweet 16!



Edited by illiniman14 (Sat Mar 29 2014 10:13 AM)

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#1038813 - Sat Mar 22 2014 10:42 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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And Wichita State moved on...shocking! wink First team in NCAA history to go 35-0!
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#1038870 - Sat Mar 22 2014 09:28 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: BxBarracuda]
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 21461
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Originally Posted By: BxBarracuda
I should have forgotten to put my sheet in, ugh this year.


Try losing your championship pick before the Sweet 16! LDV and I both have.
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#1038912 - Sun Mar 23 2014 12:29 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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March Madness Day 3
half-way through 2nd round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 20-212
Mar 22-23
Mar 27-28
Mar 29-30
April 5
April 7
1st Round
2nd Round
3rd Round
4th Round
5th Round
6th Round
32 games
16 games
8 games
4 games
2 games
1 game
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
4 pts
6 pts
9 pts


Regional Semi-Finals
Regional Finals
National Semi-Finals
National Final


Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Seedings: for a correct pick, teams' seeding is added to above ptsFinal is East/West vs. Mid-West/South


Results
picks
seeds
45-61
51-66
65-79
44-63
55-53
77-85
73-80
77-65
14
13
13
7
0
12
12
3
14
52
26
28
0
24
48
21
9v1 Pittsburgh v Florida
5v4 St. Louis v Louisville
7v2 Texas v Michigan
12v4 ND State v. San Diego St
11v3 Dayton v Syracuse
7v2 Oregon v Wisconsin
12v4 Harvard v Michigan St
7v2 Connecticut v Villanova

ozzz2002
ozzz2002


ozzz2002 Sarah606
dg_dave ozzz2002
themonarch dg_dave ozzz2002
74
213= 361


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 3 ------ | | |----------------------
1 1 1-4 illiniman14 25 155 5 23 30 178 |20| 50 297 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida @
2 3 2-10 srini701 25 144 6 29 31 173 |19| 50 300 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
3 2 2-6 kevinatilusa 25 149 5 23 30 172 |21| 51 306 | 2 Michigan 4 Mich St
4 7 1-7 themonarch 23 129 7 38 30 167 |18| 48 287 | 1 Arizona 3 Iowa St
5 5 2-5 George95 24 137 6 29 30 166 |19| 49 291 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
5 4 3-5 N-Bomb 25 143 5 23 30 166 |19| 49 279 | 1 Florida 1 Arizona
7 6 5-7 Howie72 23 134 6 29 29 163 |19| 48 285 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville &
8 8 8-9 LeoDaVinci 23 128 6 29 29 157 |13| 42 228 | 3*Syracuse 3*Duke
9 9 7-9 gtho4 23 125 6 29 29 154 |20| 49 253 | 1 Wichita 1 Florida
10 10 7-10 toocool4u 22 114 6 29 28 143 |21| 49 269 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida @
11 11 11-13 dg_dave 21 108 5 26 26 134 |17| 43 230 | 3*Syracuse 2 Michigan
12 12 11-12 ozzz2002 20 98 2 12 22 110 |10| 32 177 | 7*Texas 6*Ohio St
12 13 12-13 Sarah606 19 91 4 19 23 110 |17| 40 232 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville &
14 14 14-14 BxBarracuda 17 84 5 23 22 107 |15| 37 211 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
74 213 | | |
perfect picks 32 222 8 51 | |40 273|
| | |

LP = live picks remaining (23 games)
mk = maximum number correct picks, if all remaining are correct.
mpt= maximum points if all remaining picks are correct.
@ = identical picks winner and runner-up (last 3 games).
# = another set of three identical picks.
& = yet another set of three identical picks
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| East South Mid-West West
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
BxBarracuda 3 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 9*Oklahoma St.
dg_dave 3 | 1 Virginia 3*Syracuse 2 Michigan 2 Wisconsin
George95 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 6 Baylor
gtho4 4 | 1 Virginia 1 Florida 1 Wichita St. 1 Arizona
Howie72 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 2 Wisconsin
illiniman14 @4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
kevinatilusa 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 2 Michigan 3 Creighton
LeoDaVinci 1| 2*Villanova 3*Syracuse 3*Duke 1 Arizona
N-Bomb @4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
ozzz2002 1| 1 Virginia 6*Ohio St. 7*Texas 5*Oklahoma
Sarah606 @ 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3 Creighton
srini701 3 | 2*Villanova 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
toocool4u @ 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3 Creighton
themonarch 4 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona

@ identical final four picks (there are none this year).
* this team has been eliminated.




Halfway through the round of 32 (2nd round? 3rd round? Who knows these days), the podium remains the same from yesterday, although srini701 and kevinatilusa switched spots. illiniman14 remains out front despite the fact he didn't outscore anyone in the top 11.

Riding his incredible performance from the first day (which featured the same teams as today), themonarch came out strong, hitting 7/8 picks - only missing the game nobody predicted - and vaults back into 4th place. He was the only tipper to move more than 1 spot from what they were yesterday.

After 3 days, we have our first tipper eliminated from championship contention, the first time it's happened this early since 2011, and it was the same person: ozzz2002. With Texas losing, he is now done to only 1 remaining Final Four pick. If he nails all of his picks left, he will end up with 177 points, still lower than illiniman14's current 178.

Still in mathematical contention is LeoDaVinci, who lost two more members of his Final Four today, including his champion Syracuse. dg_dave is feeling a similar pain, losing the Orange as his champion, although he has his 3 other Final Four picks still alive.

As we get a somewhat clearer picture of the leaderboard with only 23 games left, there is still no way to tell if the streak of 12 no repeat winners will continue to 13. illiniman14 won in 2010, but the next 3 tippers - srini701, kevinatilusa, and themonarch - have never won. They are followed by 3 tippers who have previously won.

Two upsets came through today over former conference opponents. Most notable was 11 Dayton over 3 Syracuse, putting an end to the team that started 25-0 and was ranked #1 most of the season until they finished the year 3-6. Also, 7 Connecticut came off an overtime win strong with a resounding 77-65 win over 2 Villanova.

Two upset bids also fell short. 7 Oregon held a 12-point halftime lead, but it vaporized to 1 only 5 minutes into the 2nd half. 2 Wisconsin ended up winning impressively 85-77. 12 Harvard rode a 16-2 run to tie 4 Michigan State midway through the 2nd half, but the Spartans responded with a 16-8 run of their own, and won 80-73.

And onward we go, with only 8 games left until the Sweet 16!



Edited by illiniman14 (Sat Mar 29 2014 10:15 AM)

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#1038991 - Sun Mar 23 2014 10:56 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
srini701 Online   content
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 7615
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Am enjoying the nice write-ups smile Not to mention the see-saw, roller coaster ride!

Thanks!
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#1039006 - Mon Mar 24 2014 12:37 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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Posts: 3879
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March Madness Day 4
End of 2nd round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 20-212
Mar 22-23
Mar 27-28
Mar 29-30
April 5
April 7
1st Round
2nd Round
3rd Round
4th Round
5th Round
6th Round
32 games
16 games
8 games
4 games
2 games
1 game
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
4 pts
6 pts
9 pts


Regional Semi-Finals
Regional Finals
National Semi-Finals
National Final


Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Seedings: for a correct pick, teams' seeding is added to above ptsFinal is East/South vs. Mid-West/West


Results
picks
seeds
60-57
78-76
83-85
63-83
60-77
85-55
60-78
61-84
0
5
9
0
8
3
12
9
0
40
27
0
32
18
12
9
10v2 Stanford v Kansas
8v1 Kentucky v Wichita St
6v3 North Carolina v Iowa St
14v11 Mercer v Tennessee
12v4 SF Austin v UCLA
6v3 Baylor v Creighton
8v1 Memphis v Virginia
8v1 Gonzaga v Arizona

themonarch N-Bomb dg_dave ozzz2002 Sarah606
kevinatilusa srini701 LeoDaVinci dg_dave ozzz2002


themonarch George95 LeoDaVinci
themonarch George95
kevinatilusa Sarah606 Howie72 ozzz2002 BxBarracuda
46
13846x2+138= 230


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 4 ------ | | |----------------------
1 1 1-4 illiniman14 30 178 4 17 34 195 |12| 46 279 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida @
2 4 1-7 themonarch 30 167 4 26 34 193 |13| 47 277 | 1 Arizona 3 Iowa St
3 5 2-5 George95 30 166 4 22 34 188 |14| 48 288 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
4 5 3-5 N-Bomb 30 166 4 21 34 187 |11| 45 259 | 1 Florida 1 Arizona
5 3 2-6 kevinatilusa 30 172 2 9 32 181 |09| 41 245 | 2 Michigan 4 Mich St
6 2 2-10 srini701 31 173 2 6 33 179 |11| 44 248 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
7 7 5-7 Howie72 29 163 3 14 32 177 |13| 45 273 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville &
7 8 7-9 LeoDaVinci 29 157 4 20 33 177 |06| 39 213 | 3*Syracuse 3*Duke
9 9 7-9 gtho4 29 154 4 17 33 171 |08| 41 210 | 1*Wichita 1 Florida
10 10 7-10 toocool4u 28 143 4 17 32 160 |11| 43 239 | 4 L'ville 1 Florida @
11 11 11-13 dg_dave 26 134 3 16 29 150 |10| 39 204 | 3*Syracuse 2 Michigan
12 12 11-12 ozzz2002 22 110 3 19 25 129 |04| 29 156 | 7*Texas 6*Ohio St
13 12 12-13 Sarah606 23 110 3 18 26 128 |09| 35 200 | 4 Mich St 4 L'ville &
14 14 14-14 BxBarracuda 22 107 2 8 24 115 |10| 34 186 | 1 Florida 4 L'ville #
46 138 | | |
perfect picks 40 273 8 60 | |48 333|
| | |

LP = live picks remaining (15 games)
mk = maximum number correct picks, if all remaining are correct.
mpt= maximum points if all remaining picks are correct.
@ = identical picks winner and runner-up (last 3 games).
# = another set of three identical picks.
& = yet another set of three identical picks
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| East South Mid-West West
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
BxBarracuda 3 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 9*Oklahoma St.
dg_dave 3 | 1 Virginia 3*Syracuse 2 Michigan 2 Wisconsin
George95 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 6 Baylor
gtho4 3 | 1 Virginia 1 Florida 1*Wichita St. 1 Arizona
Howie72 4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 2 Wisconsin
illiniman14 @4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
kevinatilusa 3 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 2 Michigan 3*Creighton
LeoDaVinci 1| 2*Villanova 3*Syracuse 3*Duke 1 Arizona
N-Bomb @4 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
ozzz2002 1| 1 Virginia 6*Ohio St. 7*Texas 5*Oklahoma
Sarah606 @ 3 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3*Creighton
srini701 3 | 2*Villanova 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona
toocool4u @ 3 | 4 Michigan St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 3*Creighton
themonarch 4 | 3 Iowa St. 1 Florida 4 Louisville 1 Arizona

@ identical final four picks (there are none this year).
* this team has been eliminated.




Two full rounds are complete, and illiniman14 still holds a tenuous lead on the field, while there was plenty of movement behind him. themonarch takes back a podium spot and sits only 2 out of the lead he once held after the first day. George95, a member of that first podium, joins him although now in 3rd. N-Bomb lies only 1 point back.

The top 4, separated by only 8 points, have 3 different champion picks - only George95 and N-Bomb have the same pick with 1 Florida, but with different runners-up. This is not to count out kevinatilusa, who is 6 points back of that group but with a completely unique championship game compared to those 4.

If max points remaining is any indication, Howie72 is up for a big run after spending the first four days only bouncing around from 5th to 7th. He has the 4th-highest max possible behind the podium group, mostly due to being the only tipper to pick 4 Michigan State for the champion.

We lost another two top seeds today, and gtho4 is feeling it the most. His champion pick, previously-undefeated 1 Wichita State, played an outstanding game with 8 Kentucky down to the wire, losing 78-76 in a match where both teams brought their A games.

The day naturally started with an upset, as 2 Kansas, still missing star player Joel Embiid due to injury, was befuddled by the 10 Stanford zone defense. Kansas actually led at halftime 24-22, but from 30-28 on only managed to tie the game once, and missed a potential game-tying shot with 5 seconds left, giving the Cardinal a 60-57 victory.

3 Iowa State gave us the only other good game on the day, taking down 6 North Carolina 85-83 despite losing Georges Niang for the rest of the season to a broken foot in the first round. A late 8-point run by the Cyclones tied the game with 2 minutes left, and with 2 seconds left and the game tied at 83, they hit a layup to ice the game.

The rest of the schedule produced only blowouts, as the next-closest result was a 17-point victory for 4 UCLA. The big shocker was 6 Baylor destroying 3 Creighton 85-55 and holding Doug McDermott to only 15 points on the day.

The Sweet 16 is set, and if there's a delay in the results posting after the Friday games, it's because I will be watching the ol' alma mater Louisville take on hated Kentucky in person.



Edited by illiniman14 (Sat Mar 29 2014 10:16 AM)

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#1039009 - Mon Mar 24 2014 01:30 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 363
Loc: California USA       
By my calculations, there are only 7 people still in the running for the title this year, and some of them are on the brink of being eliminated. The full gory details (assuming I didn't screw up my spreadsheet, which may be a big assumption)

Click to reveal.. (full details and spoilers)

Everybody except the top 7 have so many picks matching illiniman14 that they're guaranteed to finish below him no matter what happens. Each of the top 7 has a (possibly very small) chance of winning it all.

There's 15 games left in the tournament. One of them (Stanford vs. Dayton) is completely irrelevant, since nobody picked either of them to go any further. The remaining 14 games give rise to 16,384 scenarios, including 924 that finish in a tie. Splitting those equally among all the people involved in the tie (in actuality there's a tiebreaker), I have

-6557.33 scenarios (40.02%) where themonarch wins
-5974.83 scenarios (36.47%) where George95 wins
-2390 scenarios (14.59%) where illiniman14 wins
-906.5 scenarios (5.53%) where Howie72 wins
-482 scenarios (2.94%) where kevinatilusa wins
-69.33 scenarios (0.42%) where N-Bomb wins
-4 scenarios (0.03%) where srini701 wins

In the Sweet 16 games

kevinatilusa needs Michigan to win
N-Bomb needs both Florida and Arizona to win
srini701 needs Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Michigan all to win (at which point he'll be up to a whopping 1.56%)

Everyone else can afford to have any single game go against them, though they still might get eliminated by a combination of games


Edited by kevinatilusa (Mon Mar 24 2014 02:04 AM)

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#1039018 - Mon Mar 24 2014 05:19 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
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Like Obelix says in Asterix,"Ils sont fous ces romains" which I will gladly translate now to "you (Americans) are (stat) crazy" smile smile smile
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#1039087 - Mon Mar 24 2014 05:00 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: srini701]
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 21461
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Originally Posted By: srini701
Like Obelix says in Asterix,"Ils sont fous ces romains" which I will gladly translate now to "you (Americans) are (stat) crazy" smile smile smile


Yes, I think we as Americans are pretty fanatical about stats...I am to an extent myself.
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