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#1191638 - Fri Mar 09 2018 08:36 AM 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 2018 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). Unlike last year the email doesn't 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.
Link to comp at cbs: http://ftmm2004.mayhem.cbssports.com
but 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: 2018 Comp FT
  • 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 17th edition of March Madness! No one has retained their title in this comp and, last year, N-Bomb became the first to win it twice .. silver and bronze went to LeoDaVinci (which made it three years back-to-back) and illiniman14. The winner of the 2008 comp, ralzzz, and the winner of the 2015 comp, toocool4u, hold the record for the biggest winning margin (see summary tables of last 16 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
2014 themonarch illiniman14 George95
2015 toocool4u LeoDaVinci gtho4
2016 kevinatilusa LeoDaVinci yoyoandcigs
2017 N-Bomb LeoDaVinci illiniman14

This year's Madness starts on Thursday, March 16 and the final is on Monday, April 3. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sunday, March 12. 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 13-14 March now aka First Four
    1st Round: Thu-Fri March 15-16
    2nd Round: Sat-Sun March 17-18
    3rd Round: Thu-Fri March 22-23
    4th Round: Sat-Sun March 24-25
    Final Four: Saturday 31st March
    Championship: Monday 2nd April
    Final Four is at at Alamodome, University of Texas at San Antonio
    Deadline: cbssports.com will close the bracket of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday, March 15th.
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).

Rankings: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1 and here: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings

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


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Mar 15 2018 01:51 PM)

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#1191639 - Fri Mar 09 2018 08:36 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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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
2014
2015
2016
2017
themonarch
illiniman14
George95
N-Bomb
Howie72
39 218
38 215
39 213
38 207
37 204
toocool4u
LeoDaVinci
gtho4
srini701
illiniman14
42 239
41 219
41 213
41 212
40 206
kevinatilusa
LeoDaVinci
yoyoandcigs
N-Bomb
srini701
42 249
40 232
40 228
40 221
40 217
N-Bomb
LeoDaVinci
illiniman14
gtho4
Howie72
46 254
43 238
41 221
42 220
39 217

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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#1191645 - Fri Mar 09 2018 08:57 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Ready to do this one again I posted on the website as well just now.
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#1191660 - Fri Mar 09 2018 12:45 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23194
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Back for more torture...because that is what this comp is!
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#1191862 - Sun Mar 11 2018 06:22 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Is this the place?

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#1191871 - Sun Mar 11 2018 08:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Always the bridesmaid...
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#1191876 - Sun Mar 11 2018 10:37 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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I am good at this. 16 years, 5 placegetters each year, 90 available spots up for grab, and I have managed just ONE mention in George's table. smile
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#1191885 - Mon Mar 12 2018 04:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 9072
Loc: Hyderabad India           
I logged in but the damn site is not saving my bracket frown
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#1191907 - Mon Mar 12 2018 11:29 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Where do we make our picks?

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#1191925 - Mon Mar 12 2018 02:34 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Use the link in the first post: Link to comp at cbs:
http://ftmm2004.mayhem.cbssports.com
and then enter your 63 picks on your bracket page:
http://ftmm2004.mayhem.cbssports.com/brackets

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#1191937 - Mon Mar 12 2018 07:59 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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In however many years, it's never asked me for my password once after I signed up. I've been logged in perpetually.
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#1191955 - Tue Mar 13 2018 08:18 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Last year's comp had 16 runners. So far 11 have signed in (ten returning plus BxBarracuda, who last played
in 2015), which leaves these six from last year: George95, illiniman14, kevinatilusa, N-Bomb, yoyoandcigs
and Sypher. These are the eleven so far:
    BxBarracuda
    dg_dave
    ElfTwinkle
    gtho4
    Howie72
    LeoDaVinci
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    terraroca
    themonarch
    toocool4u
We will know the final field when cbs close the brackets on Thursday, which is two days away.

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#1192141 - Thu Mar 15 2018 09:50 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Selections entered

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#1192142 - Thu Mar 15 2018 09:56 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Brackets close in less than five minutes!
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#1192220 - Thu Mar 15 2018 11:47 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 4962
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15 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 1
half-way through 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 15-16
Mar 17-18
Mar 22-23
Mar 24-25
March 31
April 2
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 Midwest/West vs. East/South


Results
picks
seeds
78-73
68-89
62-64
73-47
81-73
68-64
67-65
61-47
87-61
83-86
77-62
70-60
76-60
94-83
(OT) 83-78
89-67
11
0
8
15
13
13
11
14
15
4
6
13
15
6
10
15
55
0
88
45
65
52
66
42
15
36
60
39
15
48
70
30
5v12 Kentucky v. Davidson
4v13 Arizona v. Buffalo
6v11 Miami (FL) v. Loyola (IL)
3v14 Tennessee v. Wright State
5v12 Ohio State v. South Dakota State
4v13 Gonzaga v. UNC-Greensboro
6v11 Houston v. San Diego State
3v14 Michigan v. Montana
1v16 Villanova v. Radford
8v9 Virginia Tech v. Alabama
6v11 Florida v. St. Bonaventure
3v14 Texas Tech v. Stephen F. Austin
1v16 Kansas v. Penn
8v9 Seton Hall v. NC State
7v10 Rhode Island v. Oklahoma
2v15 Duke v. Iona
illiniman14 toocool4u kevinatilusa BxBarracuda
Nobody

Everybody
George95 kevinatilusa
kevinatilusa themonarch
gtho4 N-Bomb kevinatilusa themonarch
dg_dave
Everybody
George95 srini701 ozzz2002 dg_dave
George95 toocool4u LeoDaVinci dg_dave kevinatilusa
BxBarracuda dg_dave
Everybody

BxBarracuda dg_dave ozzz2002 LeoDaVinci themonarch
173
726= 899


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 1 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1-1 Howie72 00 00 14 79 14 79 |46| 60 354 | 1 Virginia 3 Mich. St.
2 2-2 gtho4 00 00 13 72 13 72 |46| 59 344 | 1 Virginia 1 Villanova #
2 2-2 N-Bomb 00 00 13 72 13 72 |46| 59 320 | 1 Villanova 1 Virginia
4 4-4 srini701 00 00 13 68 13 68 |46| 59 316 | 2 N. Car. 1 Kansas
5 5-5 ElfTwinkle 00 00 13 67 13 67 |46| 59 318 | 1 Villanova 2 N. Carolina &
5 5-5 George95 00 00 12 67 12 67 |43| 55 346 | 1 Villanova 3 Michigan
7 7-7 illiniman14 00 00 12 64 12 64 |46| 58 325 | 1 Villanova 2 Cincinnati
8 8-8 ozzz2002 00 00 12 60 12 60 |46| 58 339 | 1 Kansas 2 Cincinnati
9 9-9 terraorca 00 00 12 58 12 58 |47| 59 323 | 1 Villanova 2 N. Carolina &
10 10-10 toocool4u 00 00 11 57 11 57 |46| 57 323 | 1 Virginia 2 Duke
11 11-11 BxBarracuda 00 00 10 52 10 52 |46| 56 330 | 3 Mich. St. 2 N. Carolina @
11 11-11 LeoDaVinci 00 00 11 52 11 52 |46| 57 317 | 1 Kansas 3 Michigan St.
13 13-13 themonarch 00 00 10 47 10 47 |46| 56 399 | 3 Mich. St. 5 Kentucky
14 14-14 dg_dave 00 00 09 45 09 45 |46| 55 317 | 3 Mich. St. 2 N. Carolina @
15 15-15 kevinatilusa 00 00 08 39 08 39 |45| 53 296 | 1 Virginia 1 Villanova #
173 726 | | |
perfect picks 16 103 16 103| | |
| | |

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.
& = another set of three identical picks.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| South West East Midwest
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

BxBarracuda 4 | 1 Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
dg_dave 4 | 1 Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
ElfTwinkle 4 | 2 Cincinnati 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 1 Kansas @
George95 3 | 4*Arizona 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St.
gtho4 4 | 1 Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 1 Kansas
Howie72 4 | 1 Virginia 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St.
illiniman14 4 | 2 Cincinnati 1 Xavier 1 Villanova 1 Kansas
kevinatilusa 4 | 1 Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 2 Duke
LeoDaVinci 4 | 1 Virginia 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 2 Duke
N-Bomb 4 | 1 Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 2 Duke #
ozzz2002 4 | 2 Cincinnati 1 Xavier 7 Arkansas 1 Kansas
terraorca 4 | 1 Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
toocool4u 4 | 1 Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 2 Duke #
themonarch 4 | 5 Kentucky 2 N. Carolina 12 Murray St. 3 Michigan St.
srini701 4 | 2 Cincinnati 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 1 Kansas @

@ Identical Final Four picks.
# Another set of identical Final Four picks
& Third set of identical Final Four picks
* this team has been eliminated.





With half of the teams left to play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Howie72 leads the way, missing only 2 games along the way. gtho4 and last year’s champion (and our first repeat champion) N-Bomb are tied for second only 7 points back. Behind them is a group of 7 within 15 points.

The best game of the day involved 6 Miami (FL) against 11 Loyola (IL). The MVC champions were highly talked about for being a prime choice for an upset pick, but Miami (FL) didn’t heed those warnings. They played evenly in the first half, tied 28-28. Miami (FL) was able to get their lead up to 7 early in the second half, but the Ramblers kept it close. They never actually took the lead back, until there were 0.4 seconds left, when an NBA-length 3-pointer went through the net and Loyola (IL) went up 64-62 for the upset.

The biggest upset of the day ended up being a pretty terrible game. 13 Buffalo went up against 4 Arizona, the Pac-12 regular season and tournament champion. Arizona only lost 1 game all year by more than 8 points, and that was to now-3 seed Purdue. Buffalo managed to go up 40-38 with a late 3-pointer at the end of the first half, but the second half was a much different story. Arizona went up 46-45, and were soon only down 49-48, but then Buffalo turned it on. Before you knew it, the Bulls were up 65-55, and extended it out to 89-64, before finally winning 89-68 in blowout fashion. This was the only game nobody got correct, and it ended up being the only Final Four pick we lost on the first day, since George95 had them winning their region.

Last year’s championship loser 4 Gonzaga found themselves in a struggle against 13 UNC-Greensboro. Gonzaga was up 9 points at halftime, and that expanded up to 12 points in the second half, but UNC-Greensboro kept chipping away at the lead. The Bulldogs stalled at 57 points, allowing UNC-Greensboro to score 8 straight and narrow the gap to 1. They tied at 58, 60, and 62, before UNC-Greensboro finally took the lead 64-62, but Gonzaga held them scoreless the rest of the way and scraped out a victory 68-64.

The player of the first day was 6 Houston’s Rob Gray, who scored 39 points against 11 San Diego State in a close 67-65 win. 7 Rhode Island went to overtime with 10 Oklahoma, who many thought shouldn’t even be in the tournament. The Rams pulled it out 83-78. 9 Alabama only beat 8 Virginia Tech by 3, but it wasn’t as close at the end as the 86-83 score might indicate. 5 Kentucky was threatened by 12 Davidson for much of the second half, but pulled away at the end and won 78-73. 5 Ohio State also avoided the upset bug 81-73. Texas Tech fought off fellow Texas school 14 Stephen F. Austin 70-60.

All other games were won comfortably, including 1 Kansas’s win over 16 Penn, who some picked to be the first 16-seed to win in the first round. Kansas struggled early, but won easily 76-60.



Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Mar 16 2018 07:57 AM)

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#1192221 - Thu Mar 15 2018 11:52 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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That will teach me for not double checking what I clicked on...I was supposed to have Virginia beating Villanova in the final.... smile

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#1192224 - Fri Mar 16 2018 12:45 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Originally Posted By: Howie72
That will teach me for not double checking what I clicked on...I was supposed to have Virginia beating Villanova in the final.... smile


And that should teach me to at least look up the regular standings or form before picking smile I am the only one of the lot to go for N Carolina! Only consolation is, Elf seems to think the way I do too (same last 4) grin
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#1192226 - Fri Mar 16 2018 12:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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And how come N Carolina is listed as 2 for those who picked it as loser but as 1 for me? what's their seeding??
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#1192253 - Fri Mar 16 2018 10:44 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Originally Posted By: srini701
And how come N Carolina is listed as 2 for those who picked it as loser but as 1 for me? what's their seeding??

They're a 2, just did a lot of copying and pasting to get the spacing right and made a mistake

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#1192325 - Fri Mar 16 2018 09:48 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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That is me out of contention now.....lol

First number 1 seed to lose to a number 16 seed is Virginia.

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#1192326 - Fri Mar 16 2018 09:54 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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And there goes my bracket too.
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#1192330 - Fri Mar 16 2018 11:33 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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same here,
my bracket is cactus

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#1192335 - Sat Mar 17 2018 01:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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15 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 2
End of 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 15-16
Mar 17-18
Mar 22-23
Mar 24-25
March 31
April 2
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 Midwest/West vs. East/South


Results
picks
seeds
54-74
59-69
(OT) 87-83
68-53
102-83
54-67
73-69
84-66
85-68
75-81
62-79
74-48
79-68
62-58
52-57
82-78
0
8
5
15
15
4
4
15
10
0
9
15
7
14
5
15
0
72
35
30
15
36
28
30
50
0
90
30
35
56
55
45
1v16 Virginia v. UMBC
8v9 Creighton v. Kansas State
7v10 Nevada v. Texas
2v15 Cincinnati v. Georgia State
1v16 Xavier v. Texas Southern
8v9 Missouri v. Florida State
7v10 Texas A&M v. Providence
2v15 North Carolina v. Lipscomb
5v12 West Virginia v. Murray State
4v13 Wichita State v. Marshall
7v10 Arkansas v. Butler
2v15 Purdue v. CS-Fullerton
5v12 Clemson v. New Mexico State
4v13 Auburn v. Charleston
6v11 TCU v. Syracuse
3v14 Michigan State v. Bucknell
Nobody

gtho4 srini701 ElfTwinkle George95 kevinatilusa
Everybody
Everybody
N-Bomb ozzz2002 themonarch illiniman14
N-Bomb illiniman14 ozzz2002 dg_dave
Everybody
gtho4 George95 BxBarracuda themonarch dg_dave
Nobody

Everybody

toocool4u
George95 BxBarracuda themonarch toocool4u kevinatilusa
Everybody
141
607= 748


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 2 ----- | | |----------------------
1 2 1-2 N-Bomb 13 72 11 61 24 133|25| 49 261 | 1 Villanova 1*Virginia
2 4 2-4 srini701 13 68 11 61 24 129|27| 51 269 | 1 N. Car. 1 Kansas
3 2 2-3 gtho4 13 72 10 55 23 127|24| 47 254 | 1*Virginia 1 Villanova #
4 8 4-8 ozzz2002 12 60 11 60 23 120|25| 48 269 | 1 Kansas 2 Cincinnati
5 1 1-5 Howie72 14 79 08 37 22 116|23| 45 238 | 1*Virginia 3 Mich. St.
6 5 5-6 ElfTwinkle 13 67 09 45 22 112|28| 50 255 | 1 Villanova 2 N. Carolina &
7 13 13-13 themonarch 10 47 10 63 20 110|25| 45 282 | 3 Mich. St. 5 Kentucky
8 7 7-8 illiniman14 12 64 09 44 21 108|27| 48 249 | 1 Villanova 2 Cincinnati
9 5 5-9 George95 12 67 08 40 20 107|22| 42 234 | 1 Villanova 3 Michigan
10 10 10-10 toocool4u 11 57 09 49 20 106|25| 45 234 | 1*Virginia 2 Duke
11 11 11-11 BxBarracuda 10 52 09 53 19 105|26| 45 248 | 3 Mich. St. 2 N. Carolina @
12 15 12-15 kevinatilusa 08 39 10 57 18 96 |23| 41 212 | 1*Virginia 1 Villanova #
13 11 11-11 LeoDaVinci 11 52 09 43 20 95 |24| 44 226 | 1 Kansas 3 Michigan St.
14 9 9-14 terraorca 12 58 08 36 20 94 |28| 48 245 | 1 Villanova 2 N. Carolina &
15 14 14-15 dg_dave 09 45 09 44 18 89 |25| 43 232 | 3 Mich. St. 2 N. Carolina @
141 607 | | |
perfect picks 16 122 32 225| | |
| | |

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.
& = another set of three identical picks.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| South West East Midwest
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

BxBarracuda 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
dg_dave 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
ElfTwinkle 4 | 2 Cincinnati 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 1 Kansas @
George95 3 | 4*Arizona 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St.
gtho4 3 | 1*Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 1 Kansas
Howie72 3 | 1*Virginia 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St.
illiniman14 4 | 2 Cincinnati 1 Xavier 1 Villanova 1 Kansas
kevinatilusa 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 2 Duke
LeoDaVinci 3 | 1*Virginia 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 2 Duke
N-Bomb 3 | 1*Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 2 Duke #
ozzz2002 3 | 2 Cincinnati 1 Xavier 7*Arkansas 1 Kansas
terraorca 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
toocool4u 3 | 1*Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 2 Duke #
themonarch 3 | 5 Kentucky 2 N. Carolina 12*Murray St. 3 Michigan St.
srini701 4 | 2 Cincinnati 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 1 Kansas @

@ Identical Final Four picks.
# Another set of identical Final Four picks
& Third set of identical Final Four picks
* this team has been eliminated.





A good round, and N-Bomb takes the le---…. What’s that? We have an update from the studio coming in here. A 16 SEED BEAT A 1 SEED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! That’s right, 16 seeds are now 1-135 all time as 16 UMBC (that’s Maryland-Baltimore County) completely dominated 1 Virginia in the second half after they were tied at halftime. Against the #1 defense in the country, the Retrievers scored 53 points in the second half alone, winning 74-54 in a game that wasn’t really even in question for the last 15 minutes of the game. Now, only 5 tippers have a team alive in the South region, and 5 tippers lost one of their final 2 teams, with 4 of those losing their champion.

We return from that break to say that N-Bomb has taken over the lead on a day where nobody really did well. N-Bomb survived the day, missing 5 picks. That effort was matched by srini701, who is 4 points off the lead. gtho4 dropped a spot to sit in third, separated from the off-podium spots by 7 points. To say that anyone is certainly in or out of the comp at this point might be foolish, when 16 seeds are winning games. themonarch has the max possible points remaining (MPP) with 282. In fact, only 5 tippers have a MPP above last year’s winning score of 254, so this may be a record-low year, for good reason.

The day started with an upset mindset, as 4 Wichita State faced 13 Marshall. The largest lead by either team was 7 points by Wichita State early in the second half, but Marshall kept fighting back and took the lead at 53-52, and they bounced back and forth for the lead until the last few minutes. Marshall finally broke away up 78-72 with 2 minutes left, and was able to hold on with an 81-75 victory.

To round out the bad round for 4 seeds, 4 Auburn played 13 Charleston to the end, but was able to fend off the Cougars 62-58. 10 Butler was able to pull off an upset of their own against 7 Arkansas, 79-62. 11 Syracuse, fresh off their win in the play-in, took down 6 TCU 57-52 as well. Both 9 seeds on the day, 9 Kansas State and 9 Florida State pulled off upsets rather easily.

7 Nevada avoided their own upset against 10 Texas, going to overtime and finally pulling out the win 87-83. 3 Michigan State may have beaten 14 Bucknell by only 4 points, but the outcome was never really in question as Bucknell hit a few late 3-pointers to make it closer than it actually was. 1 Xavier, 2 Cincinnati, 2 North Carolina, 2 Purdue, 5 West Virginia, and 5 Clemson all won fairly easily, but Purdue did lose one of their best players for the reset of the tournament. 7 Texas A&M won a close game against 10 Providence 73-69.



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#1192460 - Sun Mar 18 2018 05:42 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Lots of busted brackets...Michigan State and UNC both lost!
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#1192466 - Sun Mar 18 2018 09:46 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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March Madness Day 3
half-way through 2nd Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 15-16
Mar 17-18
Mar 22-23
Mar 24-25
March 31
April 2
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 Midwest/West vs. East/South


Results
picks
seeds
95-75
63-62
84-90
63-64
81-58
66-69
83-79
62-87
3
3
11
13
15
10
15
15
15
33
44
39
15
30
15
30
5v13 Kentucky v. Buffalo
11v3 Loyola (IL) v. Tennessee
5v4 Ohio State v. Gonzaga
6v3 Houston v. Michigan
1v9 Villanova v. Alabama
6v3 Florida v. Texas Tech
1v8 Kansas v. Seton Hall
7v2 Rhode Island v. Duke
ozzz2002 themonarch terraorca dg_dave
gtho4 Howie72 George95
ozzz2002 themonarch illiniman14 kevinatilusa
ozzz2002 dg_dave
Everybody
themonarch illiniman14 George95 BxBarracuda dg_dave
Everybody
Everybody
86
226= 398


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 2 ----- | | |----------------------
1 3 1-3 gtho4 23 127 7 39 30 166|17| 47 254 | 1*Virginia 1 Villanova #
2 1 1-2 N-Bomb 24 133 6 26 30 159|18| 48 256 | 1 Villanova 1*Virginia
3 5 1-5 Howie72 22 116 7 39 29 155|16| 45 238 | 1*Virginia 3 Mich. St.
3 2 2-4 srini701 24 129 6 26 30 155|20| 50 264 | 1 N. Car. 1 Kansas
5 4 4-8 ozzz2002 23 120 5 22 28 142|18| 46 254 | 1 Kansas 2 Cincinnati
6 9 5-9 George95 20 107 6 34 26 141|16| 42 234 | 1 Villanova 3 Michigan
7 6 5-7 ElfTwinkle 22 112 6 26 28 138|21| 49 250 | 1 Villanova 2 N. Carolina &
8 10 8-10 toocool4u 20 106 6 26 26 132|18| 44 229 | 1*Virginia 2 Duke
8 7 7-13 themonarch 20 110 5 22 24 132|16| 41 250 | 3 Mich. St. 5 Kentucky
10 14 9-14 terraorca 20 94 7 33 27 127|20| 47 240 | 1 Villanova 2 N. Carolina &
11 11 11-11 BxBarracuda 19 105 5 21 24 126|19| 43 235 | 3 Mich. St. 2 N. Carolina @
12 8 7-12 illiniman14 21 108 4 15 25 123|20| 45 229 | 1 Villanova 2 Cincinnati
13 13 11-13 LeoDaVinci 20 95 6 26 26 121|16| 42 215 | 1 Kansas 3 Michigan St.
14 12 12-15 kevinatilusa 18 96 5 20 23 116|17| 40 207 | 1*Virginia 1 Villanova #
15 15 14-15 dg_dave 18 89 5 23 23 112|17| 40 213 | 3 Mich. St. 2 N. Carolina @
86 226 | | |
perfect picks 8 30 40 271| | |
| | |

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.
& = another set of three identical picks.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| South West East Midwest
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

BxBarracuda 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
dg_dave 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
ElfTwinkle 4 | 2 Cincinnati 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 1 Kansas @
George95 3 | 4*Arizona 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St.
gtho4 3 | 1*Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 1 Kansas
Howie72 3 | 1*Virginia 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St.
illiniman14 4 | 2 Cincinnati 1 Xavier 1 Villanova 1 Kansas
kevinatilusa 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 2 Duke
LeoDaVinci 3 | 1*Virginia 3 Michigan 1 Villanova 2 Duke
N-Bomb 3 | 1*Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 2 Duke #
ozzz2002 3 | 2 Cincinnati 1 Xavier 7*Arkansas 1 Kansas
terraorca 3 | 1*Virginia 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 3 Michigan St. &
toocool4u 3 | 1*Virginia 4 Gonzaga 1 Villanova 2 Duke #
themonarch 3 | 5 Kentucky 2 N. Carolina 12*Murray St. 3 Michigan St.
srini701 4 | 2 Cincinnati 2 N. Carolina 1 Villanova 1 Kansas @

@ Identical Final Four picks.
# Another set of identical Final Four picks
& Third set of identical Final Four picks
* this team has been eliminated.





A quick recap as this will go up shortly before the last game finishes on Sunday. gtho4 takes a small lead over N-Bomb, who in turn has a small lead on Howie72 and srini701, who appear to be the main contenders at the moment, as fifth place is 13 points back (but who really knows in this tournament).

The only upset on Saturday was 11 Loyola (IL) continuing their Cinderella run by knocking off 3 Tennessee on a buzzer beater to win 63-62. That wasn’t a shock to the entire crowd, as 3 of our tippers took the Ramblers to go to the Sweet 16. Only 4 tippers had a live pick going into 5 Kentucky against 13 Buffalo, and they all took home points as the Wildcats easily won 95-75.

3 Michigan required a miracle to continue on in the tournament, and they got it by hitting a last second shot to take down 6 Houston 64-63. 3 Texas Tech also went down to the wire with 6 Florida, but pulled out the win 69-66. 4 Gonzaga looked to be cruising to a victory up 44-33 at halftime against 5 Ohio State, but the Buckeyes were able to take the lead with more than 10 minutes remaining in the second half. Under 4 minutes, the Bulldogs finally pulled away again and won 90-84. 1 Kansas won a close game but it was never really in doubt as they held off 8 Seton Hall, and 1 Villanova blew out 9 Alabama 81-58.


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