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#969484 - Thu Feb 28 2013 05:13 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 2013 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 shows 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: [   ]
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
2013 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 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 12th edition of March Madness (strewth, where have those 12 years gone). 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 George95 (silver and bronze went to BxBarracuda and Howie72 .. the winner of the 2008 comp, ralzzz, holds the record for the biggest winning margin (see summary tables of last 11 comps at end of this post) .. 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

This year's Madness starts on Thu 21-Mar-2013 and the final is on Mon 8-Apr-2013. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sun 17-Mar-2013. 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 19/20 March now aka First Four
    First Round:   Thu-Fri March 21-22
    Second Round:  Sat-Sun March 23-24
    Third Round:   Thu-Fri March 28-29
    Fourth Round:  Sat-Sun March 30-31
    Final Four:    Saturday 6th April
    Championship:  Monday 8th April

    Final Four play-offs at Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA


    Deadline: cbssports/com will close the bracket of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday 21 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).
Rankings: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1

This year's Madness should be a piece of cake .. illiniman14 has given up 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.

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


Edited by gtho4 (Fri Mar 22 2013 08:09 AM)

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#969485 - Thu Feb 28 2013 05:13 AM 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
``
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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#969518 - Thu Feb 28 2013 08:32 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Made it in and posted in the boards there.
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#969519 - Thu Feb 28 2013 08:39 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Originally Posted By: gtho4
at least the names of the teams and/or who they are won't be as unfamilar as they have been in prior years.

I fear this year that will just make it all the more confusing!

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#969771 - Fri Mar 01 2013 02:32 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Signed in on the other site can't wait for the madness.
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#969981 - Sat Mar 02 2013 06:36 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: themonarch]
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Acceptances have been received from the following
(posted to message board at cbssports):
    BxBarracuda
    dg_dave
    gtho4
    Howie72
    illiniman14
    linkan
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    themonarch
acceptances = 10

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#969987 - Sat Mar 02 2013 06:55 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Yeah, I'm in, I thought I had posted in this thread earlier this week, but it must have been an issue when posting.

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#969999 - Sat Mar 02 2013 09:07 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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More Madness in the sign-up process than the games.

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#971241 - Sat Mar 09 2013 09:56 AM March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Originally Posted By: George95
More Madness in the sign-up process than the games.

love it,
I'll use that quote in next year's sign-up thread!

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#971911 - Tue Mar 12 2013 05:21 PM March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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We're now at 13 runners:
    BxBarracuda
    dg_dave
    George95
    gtho4
    Howie72
    illiniman14
    linkan
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    szabs
    themonarch
    toocool4u
This is what the MM field looks like at the moment:
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology/

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#972691 - Sat Mar 16 2013 01:55 AM March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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The brackets open tomorrow, Sunday 17th March. An email alert will be sent by cbssports.com

It looks like we'll have a field of 14 runners for this year's MM, one less than last year:
    BxBarracuda
    dg_dave
    George95
    gtho4
    Howie72
    illiniman14
    linkan
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    srini701
    szabs
    Sypher
    themonarch
    toocool4u

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#972859 - Sun Mar 17 2013 10:49 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Brackets are now open! Hopefully Ohio State can win it (if they do not get knocked out in the first round...)
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#972865 - Mon Mar 18 2013 12:34 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Yepp...no idea what I did, but I just filled up that entire draw sheet smile If I get anywhere close to 50% of my overall tips right, I am declaring myself a winner here, no matter where I finish smile smile
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#973023 - Tue Mar 19 2013 01:09 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
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Posts: 363
Loc: Riverside, CA, USA        
I'm just hoping to be alive in the competition after the 2nd round this time around (harder than it looks -- the points are front loaded).


Edited by kevinatilusa (Tue Mar 19 2013 01:11 AM)

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#973416 - Thu Mar 21 2013 09:43 AM Re: March Madness .. brackets are open ! [Re: gtho4]
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Any other takers? Brackets close in 15 minutes!!
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#973420 - Thu Mar 21 2013 10:10 AM Re: March Madness .. brackets are open ! [Re: gtho4]
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I think I filled out the the same bracket for two different sign in names by mistake.

C L and Charles L are both me and should have exact picks.

Sorry about that.

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#973506 - Thu Mar 21 2013 03:31 PM Re: March Madness .. brackets are open ! [Re: gtho4]
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Been busy all week....missed the cut to fill out the brackets...good luck all !!
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#973583 - Fri Mar 22 2013 02:41 AM Re: March Madness .. brackets are open ! [Re: gtho4]
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 363
Loc: Riverside, CA, USA        
hmmm...not looking good for my goal already.

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#973589 - Fri Mar 22 2013 04:49 AM Re: March Madness .. brackets are open ! [Re: gtho4]
BxBarracuda Offline
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Fell asleep with 2 games uncompleted feeling pretty good about my sheet and woke up to Harvard blowing up my West region, bad way to start the day.

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#973633 - Fri Mar 22 2013 08:40 AM Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: BxBarracuda]
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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 21-22
Mar 23-24
Mar 28-29
Mar 30-31
April 6
April 8
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
54-65
52-54
48-79
73-55
64-81
56-71
44-84
68-55
72-84
58-64
68-62
42-88
56-68
58-59
64-61
34-81
14
10
15
1
12
15
12
6
4
15
0
13
13
15
6
14
42
60
15
9
72
60
48
72
32
15
0
65
78
45
72
56
14v3 Valparaiso v Mich St
11v6 St Mary v Memphis
16v1 NCA&T v Louisville
  9v8 Wichita St v Pittsb
11v6 Belmont v Arizona
13v4 SD State v Michigan
13v4 NM State v St Louis
12v5 Oregon v OK State
  9v8 Missouri v Col State
16v1 Southern v Gonzaga
14v3 Harvard v N Mexico
12v5 Akron v VCU
11v6 Bucknell v Butler
14v3 Davidsn v Marquette
12v5 California v UNLV
13v4 Montana v Syracuse
gtho4
BxBarracuda George95 illiniman14 N-Bomb themonarch

themonarch
George95 Howie72 illiniman14

dg_dave srini701 themonarch

illiniman14 ozzz2002 srini701 szabs


BxBarracuda ozzz2002
George95 illiniman14


George95
165
741= 906


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 1 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1-1 Howie72 00 00 13 82 13 82 |46| 59 331 | 1 L'ville 1 Indiana @
2 2-2 srini701 00 00 12 71 12 71 |44| 56 308 | 1 Kansas 1 Gonzaga
3 3-3 ozzz2002 00 00 12 70 12 70 |47| 59 358 | 2 Ohio St 4 Michigan
4 4-4 BxBarracuda 11 67 11 67 |44| 55 332 | 2 Duke 1 Indiana #
4 4-4 toocool4u 12 67 12 67 |45| 57 300 | 1 Gonzaga 2 G'town
4 4-4 Sarah606 12 67 12 67 |45| 57 325 | 1 L'ville 2 Miami FL
7 7-7 szabs 00 00 12 63 12 63 |45| 57 288 | 1 L'ville 1 Indiana @
8 8-8 dg_dave 00 00 11 62 11 62 |46| 57 350 | 2 Ohio St 3 Florida
9 9-9 N-Bomb 00 00 11 60 11 60 |46| 57 297 | 2 Duke 1 Indiana #
10 10-10 kevinatilusa 11 54 11 54 |46| 57 304 | 1 Kansas 1 L'ville
10 10-10 LeoDaVinci 11 54 11 54 |45| 56 294 | 1 L'ville 4 Michigan
12 12-12 themonarch 00 00 10 52 10 52 |41| 51 292 | 3*N Mexico 2 Miami FL
13 13-13 gtho4 00 00 10 50 10 50 |41| 51 261 | 1 Kansas 3*N Mexico
14 14-14 illiniman14 00 00 9 46 9 46 |45| 54 276 | 1 L'ville 1 Indiana @
15 15-15 George95 00 00 8 41 8 41 |42| 50 265 | 2 G'town 1 L'ville
165 906 | | |
perfect picks 16 111 16 111| | |
| | |

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 picsk.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| East South Mid-West West
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
BxBarracuda 3 | 1 Indiana 4 Michigan 2 Duke 3*New Mexico
dg_dave 4 | 3 Marquette 3 Florida 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
George95 4 | 1 Indiana 2 Georgetown 1 Louisville 1 Gonzaga
gtho4 3 | 2 Miami FL 1 Kansas 1 Louisville 3*New Mexico
Howie72 4 | 1 Indiana 3 Florida 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
illiniman14 4 | 1 Indiana 2 Georgetown 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
kevinatilusa 4 | 2 Miami FL 1 Kansas 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
LeoDaVinci 4 | 1 Indiana 4 Michigan 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
N-Bomb 4 | 1 Indiana 4 Michigan 2 Duke 2 Ohio State
ozzz2002 4 | 4 Syracuse 4 Michigan 2 Duke 2 Ohio State
Sarah606 4 | 2 Miami FL 3 Florida 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
srini701 4 | 7 Illinois 1 Kansas 1 Louisville 1 Gonzaga
szabs 4 | 1 Indiana 1 Kansas 1 Louisville 2 Ohio State
toocool4u 4 | 1 Indiana 2 Georgetown 1 Louisville 1 Gonzaga
themonarch 3 | 2 Miami FL 5 VCU 3 Mich State 3*New Mexico

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




Last year we had 15 runners .. and this year 13 of us are back for another dose. No shows are jonnowales and Sypher, two blokes, who were replaced by two ladies, Sarah606 and szabs. Sypher and linkan subscribed for this year's comp but missed the deadline.

This is the 12th edition of the Madness bracket comp. The first 11 were run from 2002 to 2012 and produced 12 different winners. At the end of Day One in this year's comp we have the defending titleholder, George95, bringing up the rear.

Howie72, who won this back in 2007, is our leader after Day One. The next seven spots from position #2 through to #8 are occupied by players who have never won this.

There were three upsets on Day One .. the win by Harvard (14) over New Mexico (3) was picked by no-one, which knocked the stuffing out of three of us .. the three of us lost a Final Four pick, one of us lost a finalist, and one of us lost his winner!

Howie72 picked 13/16 .. he missed the wins by Harvard, Wichita State (9) and Arizona (6) .. the win by Wichita St was picked by just one player, themonarch.

That's 16 games out of the way .. there are 63 games in this Madness. There are 47 games left and ozzz2002 is the only player with 47 live picks!

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#973679 - Fri Mar 22 2013 01:15 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
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Now that Wisonsin has lost, I will finish down the table smile

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#973688 - Fri Mar 22 2013 04:56 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
BxBarracuda Offline
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Of all the upsets so far I think the biggest surprise may be Ozzz leading with 101 points right now and real strong picks left.

He didn't go with the dart board method this year for this comp and could easily finish first or at the very least on the podium.

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#973690 - Fri Mar 22 2013 05:12 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
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Yeah- this success is damaging my reputation!
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#973702 - Fri Mar 22 2013 08:04 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
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Hope you didn't have Georgetown winning it all, like I did.

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#973764 - Sat Mar 23 2013 06:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness [Re: gtho4]
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What happened to the Hoyas yesterday, I think the team that beat them has won as a 14 and now as a 15 seed, an ultimate Cinderella.

gtho, the Charles L sheet with 115 as a tiebreaker is the first one I put in and should count.

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