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#1086624 - Mon Mar 09 2015 04:08 PM Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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This year's Madness comp will be at the same site as last year. A bracket for 2015 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: -----
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
2015 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 themonarch.. silver and bronze went to illiniman14 and George95. 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
2014 themonarch illiniman14 George95

This year's Madness starts on Thursday, March 19 and the final is on Monday, April 6. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sunday, March 15. 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 17/18 March now aka First Four
    First Round: Thu-Fri March 19-20
    Second Round: Sat-Sun March 21-22
    Third Round: Thu-Fri March 26-27
    Fourth Round: Sat-Sun March 28-29
    Final Four: Saturday 4th April
    Championship: Monday 6th April

    Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

    Deadline: cbssports/com will close the bracket of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday, March 19th.
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

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


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Mar 19 2015 04:04 PM)

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#1086625 - Mon Mar 09 2015 04:08 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...


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



























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


Edited by illiniman14 (Mon Mar 09 2015 04:10 PM)

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#1086638 - Mon Mar 09 2015 05:52 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 23934
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Looks like four of us have logged in fine. smile
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#1086651 - Mon Mar 09 2015 07:29 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Wow I honestly forgot I won last year. smile Hopefully we'll get some more people logged on to the site.
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#1087179 - Sat Mar 14 2015 01:27 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 51339
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
yep, I'm in

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#1087183 - Sat Mar 14 2015 02:37 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Howie72 Offline
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Posts: 9533
Loc: Timaru NZ
I am there but forgot to leave a message many days ago....lol

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#1087189 - Sat Mar 14 2015 06:31 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 10050
Loc: Ontario Canada
I logged in eventually. One of these years I might remember my password.

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#1087351 - Sun Mar 15 2015 05:19 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Posts: 4966
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Brackets are up!

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#1087363 - Sun Mar 15 2015 06:10 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: CaliforniaUSA
Entry submitted. As usual, I'm hoping just to still be in the running after the first two rounds.

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#1087367 - Sun Mar 15 2015 07:10 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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I am in, too. Does Georgia have any chance? smile
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#1087386 - Mon Mar 16 2015 01:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Loc: Hyderabad India
Done...bracket filled without a second thought...didn't take part in regular season comp, so this one's purely based on the seedings I saw there smile
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#1087434 - Mon Mar 16 2015 11:14 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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I'm in
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#1087439 - Mon Mar 16 2015 12:29 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Logged and done
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#1087577 - Wed Mar 18 2015 07:39 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
gtho4 Offline
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one more bracket done

so far 12 runners are done

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#1087714 - Thu Mar 19 2015 12:57 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Howie72 Offline
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Posts: 9533
Loc: Timaru NZ
There goes many perfect brackets (including mine) after game 2...lol

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#1087715 - Thu Mar 19 2015 01:00 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Posts: 4966
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Did I just set a record by losing a Final 4 team after 2 games?

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#1087717 - Thu Mar 19 2015 01:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Bye bye to another number 3 seed too.....Baylor is gone

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#1087737 - Thu Mar 19 2015 03:33 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Howie72 Offline
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Posts: 9533
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At least I can no longer fall any lower.....14th out of 14 smile

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#1087762 - Thu Mar 19 2015 10:32 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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This is why they call it madness!!
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#1087805 - Fri Mar 20 2015 09:58 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...

14 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 1
half-way through 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 19-20
Mar 21-22
Mar 26-27
Mar 28-29
April 4
April 6
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
65-69
60-59
57-56
72-93
48-56
60-59
57-76
75-72
52-93
65-66
65-67
50-57
65-66
53-56
56-79
74-84
14
0
0
14
9
5
8
7
14
3
12
7
8
11
14
10
42
0
0
28
54
55
48
70
14
24
48
35
64
55
14
40
14v3 Northeastern v Notre Dame
14v3 UAB v Iowa State
14v3 Georgia State v Baylor
15v2 Texas Southern v Arizona
11v6 Texas v Butler
11v6 UCLA v SMU
11v6 Mississippi v Xavier
10v7 Ohio State v VCU
16v1 Lafayette v Villanova
9v8 Purdue v Cincinnati
13v4 Harvard v North Carolina
12v5 Stephen F. Austin v Utah
9v8 LSU v NC State
12v5 Wofford v Arkansas
16v1 Hampton v Kentucky
13v4 Eastern Washington v Georgetown
Everybody
Nobody
Nobody
Everybody




Everybody
LeoDaVinci ozzz2002 N-Bomb
ozzz2002 themonarch


gtho4 illiniman14 George95
Everybody
toocool4u BxBarracuda George95 Howie72
136
591= 727


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 1 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1-1 LeoDaVinci 13 82 13 82 |43| 55 331 | 1 Duke 1 Kentucky
2 2-2 ozzz2002 00 00 12 76 12 76 |46| 58 408 | 10 Georgia 1 Kentucky
2 2-2 N-Bomb 13 76 13 76 |44| 57 320 | 1 Kentucky 2 Virginia @
4 4-4 srini701 00 00 12 67 12 67 |45| 57 330 | 1 Kentucky 2 Gonzaga
5 5-5 dg_dave 00 00 10 52 10 52 |44| 54 317 | 1 Kentucky 2 Virginia @
6 6-6 kevinatilusa 9 50 9 50 |43| 52 317 | 1 Kentucky 4 Georgetown
7 7-7 toocool4u 9 49 9 49 |42| 51 311 | 2 Arizona 7 Michigan St
8 8-8 Sypher 10 47 10 47 |43| 53 276 | 1 Duke 2 Kansas
9 9-9 gtho4 9 46 9 46 |43| 52 308 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
10 10-10 illiniman14 00 00 9 44 9 44 |41| 50 269 | 1 Wisconsin1 Villanova
11 11-11 BxBarracuda 00 00 8 40 8 40 |42| 50 302 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
12 12-12 themonarch 00 00 8 35 8 35 |42| 50 288 | 1 Arizona 6*SMU
13 13-13 George95 00 00 7 32 7 32 |44| 51 303 | 1 Kentucky 1 Villanova
14 14-14 Howie72 00 00 7 31 7 31 |43| 50 274 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
136 727 | | |
perfect picks 16 118 16 118| | |
| | |

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
     
| Midwest West East South
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
LeoDaVinci 3 | 1 Kentucky 3*Baylor 3 Oklahoma 1 Duke
ozzz2002 4 | 1 Kentucky 10 Ohio St. 10 Georgia 1 Duke
N-Bomb 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Arizona 2 Virginia 1 Duke @
srini701 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 2 Gonzaga
dg_dave 3 | 1 Kentucky 3*Baylor 2 Virginia 4 Georgetown
kevinatilusa 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 4 Louisville 4 Georgetown
toocool4u 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 7 Michigan St. 3*Iowa St.
Sypher 3 | 1 Kansas 3*Baylor 1 Villanova 1 Duke
gtho4 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 1 Villanova 1 Duke
illiniman14 3 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 1 Villanova 3*Iowa St.
BxBarracuda 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 2 Virginia 1 Duke
themonarch 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 6*SMU
George95 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 1 Villanova 2 Gonzaga
Howie72 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 1 Duke @

@ identical final four picks.
* this team has been eliminated.




Originally Posted By: dg_dave
This is why they call it madness!!


Truer words have never been spoken. In a round filled with upsets and otherwise close games, LeoDaVinci goes out to an early lead, hitting 13/16 picks. He matched N-Bomb in that respect, but the former tipped one upset while the latter got a favorite to win, explaining the point differential. Also tied in second is ozzz2002, who notched 12/16, but got an upset that kept him in the hunt during the first day. In our search for the first repeat winner of this comp, N-Bomb is the only one of the three to have won before. Whats the common thread of the top 3? They were the only ones to pick 9 Purdue.

Slightly behind is srini701, who was two Purdue points away from being in the lead. Instead, he sits 15 points back in 4th place, because this is madness. A large gap separates the top 4 from the rest of the field, who seemingly all missed some combination of 11 UCLA, 10 Ohio State, 5 Utah, 6 Butler, or 8 NC State. dg_dave was a single 7 VCU point in regulation from going from 30 points down to just 11. kevinatilusa got both the UCLA and Ohio State games, but tried for too many other upsets. toocool4u, just 1 point back, who was the highest tipper to pick an 13 Eastern Washington upset.

Surprisingly, 6 games were picked unanimously. Everyone nailed the 3 Notre Dame, 2 Arizona, 1 Villanova, and 1 Kentucky games. Everyone also missed the 14 UAB upset over 3 Baylor and the 14 Georgia State over 3 Iowa State.

Three tippers picked Baylor in their Final 4 - LeoDaVinci, dg_dave, and Sypher. Another 2 tippers picked Iowa State in their Final 4 - toocool4u and illiniman14. themonarch not only picked 6 SMU in his Final 4, but also to lose in the national championship game!

Perhaps the most talked about moment of the first day was the way in which UCLA beat SMU. Down 59-57, UCLA put up a 3-pointer in an attempt to take the lead. The shot clearly missed, but a small portion of the ball would likely have hit the outside edge of the rim. Before that happened, however, an SMU player tipped the ball away, and goaltending was called, giving UCLA a 60-59 victory.

With so much damage already done, we look forward to the second day and the madness it will surely bring as well!



Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Mar 20 2015 10:02 AM)

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#1087905 - Sat Mar 21 2015 12:54 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: 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 19-20
Mar 21-22
Mar 26-27
Mar 28-29
April 4
April 6
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
56-75
63-70
54-71
62-68
76-81
67-79
55-57
62-65
73-79
56-85
52-83
60-69
72-86
64-76
76-86
66-53
14
10
10
9
12
14
13
12
9
14
4
14
14
10
14
7
28
70
50
45
84
28
52
48
72
14
28
42
14
80
28
77
15v2 New Mexico St v Kansas
10v7 Georgia v Michigan St
12v5 Wyoming v Northern Iowa
12v5 Buffalo v West Virginia
10v7 Indiana v Wichita St
15v2 Belmont v Virginia
13v4 UC-Irvine v Louisville
13v4 Valparaiso v Maryland
9v8 Oklahoma St v Oregon
16v1 Robert Morris v Duke
10v7 Davidson v Iowa
14v3 Albany v Oklahoma
16v1 Coastal Carolina v Wisconsin
9v8 St. John's v San Diego St
15v2 North Dakota St v Gonzaga
11v6 Dayton v Providence
Everybody
ozzz2002 dg_dave kevinatilusa BxBarracuda
srini701 dg_dave BxBarracuda themonarch
N-Bomb gtho4 George95 Howie72 BxBarracuda
LeoDaVinci srini701 kevinatilusa
Everybody
George95
srini701 gtho4
LeoDaVinci N-Bomb ozzz2002 Sypher dg_dave
Everybody
ozzz2002 srini701 toocool4u BxBarracuda
Everybody
Everybody
N-Bomb ozzz2002 srini701 dg_dave
Everybody
180
760= 940


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 2 ----- | | |----------------------
1 7 1-7 toocool4u 9 49 16 93 25 142|26| 51 311 | 2 Arizona 7 Michigan St
2 1 1-2 LeoDaVinci 13 82 12 56 25 138|26| 51 280 | 1 Duke 1 Kentucky
3 4 3-4 srini701 12 67 12 65 24 132|29| 53 282 | 1 Kentucky 2 Gonzaga
4 2 2-4 ozzz2002 12 76 12 55 24 131|25| 49 296 | 10*Georgia 1 Kentucky
5 10 5-10 illiniman14 9 44 15 85 24 129|25| 49 258 | 1 Wisconsin1 Villanova
6 2 2-6 N-Bomb 13 76 11 49 24 125|25| 52 269 | 1 Kentucky 2 Virginia @
7 6 6-7 kevinatilusa 9 50 13 69 22 119|26| 48 272 | 1 Kentucky 4 Georgetown
8 11 8-11 BxBarracuda 8 40 13 73 21 113|25| 46 251 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
9 8 8-9 Sypher 10 47 13 64 23 111|27| 50 258 | 1 Duke 2 Kansas
10 14 10-14 Howie72 7 31 14 79 21 110|27| 48 250 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
11 9 9-11 gtho4 9 46 12 62 21 108|26| 47 249 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
12 13 12-13 George95 7 32 13 74 20 106|28| 48 265 | 1 Kentucky 1 Villanova
13 12 12-13 themonarch 8 35 13 67 21 102|24| 45 235 | 1 Arizona 6*SMU
14 5 5-14 dg_dave 10 52 10 41 20 93 |27| 47 247 | 1 Kentucky 2 Virginia @
179 753 | | |
perfect picks 16 118 16 93| |32 211|
| | |

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.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| Midwest West East South
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
LeoDaVinci 3 | 1 Kentucky 3*Baylor 3 Oklahoma 1 Duke
ozzz2002 3 | 1 Kentucky 10 Ohio St. 10*Georgia 1 Duke
N-Bomb 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Arizona 2 Virginia 1 Duke @
srini701 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 2 Gonzaga
dg_dave 3 | 1 Kentucky 3*Baylor 2 Virginia 4 Georgetown
kevinatilusa 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 4 Louisville 4 Georgetown
toocool4u 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 7 Michigan St. 3*Iowa St.
Sypher 3 | 1 Kansas 3*Baylor 1 Villanova 1 Duke
gtho4 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 1 Villanova 1 Duke
illiniman14 3 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 1 Villanova 3*Iowa St.
BxBarracuda 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 2 Virginia 1 Duke
themonarch 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 6*SMU
George95 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 1 Villanova 2 Gonzaga
Howie72 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 1 Duke @

@ identical final four picks.
* this team has been eliminated.




Originally Posted By: dg_dave
This is why they call it madness!!


Madness? What's he talking about? 15 of 16 games were all chalk on the second day, only broken up by the very last game when 11 Dayton pounded 6 Providence. All five years the last four at-large teams have had play-in games, one of the winners of those games went on to win in the first round. However, one streak was broken as no 12 seeds beat a 5 seed for the first time since 2007. Perhaps it was replaced by the 13-4 upset, of which two happened yesterday and another two nearly happened today.

The surprisingly predictable results turned the table upside-down. toocool4u, previously in 7th, hit every single game and vaulted to the top of the leaderboard. He is also the only player to have over 300 maximum possible points remaining, but that owes in large part to his choice of 7 Michigan State in the title game. LeoDaVinci dropped a spot as he had the audacity to pick some upsets in the NCAA Tournament. srini701 finishes out the podium by hitting another 12 games correctly, and he would be well into the lead if 13 Valparaiso had completed the upset of 4 Maryland. None of the three members of the podium have won this comp previously, and are all prime contenders to continue the tradition of no repeat winners.

ozzz2002, a long shot for a non-repeat winner, dropped from 2nd to 4th and lost his national champion, 10 Georgia in the process. He still has the second-highest maximum points possible, most likely due to his inclusion of 10 Ohio State in the Final Four. The first choice for a repeat winner is illiniman14, who rose from 10th to 5th by picking 15/16, only missing the 7 Iowa throttling of 10 Davidson. However, an average first day performance means he will likely fall back in tomorrow's action. Another repeat candidate is N-Bomb, who dropped from 2nd to 6th by expecting several upsets except the one that actually happened. The top 6 are only separated by 17 points, meaning that 2 games are all that separate a tipper from the top of the pack.

Perhaps dg_dave was foreshadowing the madness that was his second day, as he drops from 5th to 14th by predicting a host of upsets except for Dayton. However, he still has more live picks than most of the field, so he may just vault right back up to where he was shortly.

This day was mostly a story of close calls. 4 West Virginia hit a 3 with under 30 seconds left to ward off 14 Buffalo 68-62. 7 Wichita State held only a 2-point lead on 10 Indiana with 30 seconds left, but the Hoosiers were done scoring and lost 81-76. 15 Belmont even gave 2 Virginia a run for its money before late free throws made it a comfortable victory. 13 UC-Irvine had a chance to tie or beat 4 Louisville at the buzzer, but with a foul to give the Cardinals were aggressive and stole the ball away to run out the clock. 13 Valparaiso had a chance to tie 4 Maryland, but a steal in the last second allowed the favorite to move on in that game as well.

The tournament moves on, and suddenly we find ourselves wanting for upsets. But will any come tomorrow? Only time will tell.

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#1087979 - Sat Mar 21 2015 12:26 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Should this 15/16 and 16/16 be included in the FT Hall of Fame? Well done to both of you!
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#1088011 - Sat Mar 21 2015 08:39 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Appropriate that the game site has "Mayhem" in the url.

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#1088018 - Sat Mar 21 2015 10:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Originally Posted By: kevinatilusa
Appropriate that the game site has "Mayhem" in the url.


If you want mayhem, either make a bracket or go to Allstate...lol.
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#1088022 - Sat Mar 21 2015 11:31 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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March Madness Day 3
Middle of 2nd Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 19-20
Mar 21-22
Mar 26-27
Mar 28-29
April 4
April 6
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
75-92
51-64
58-73
67-75
71-68
75-64
78-87
64-67
2
14
13
0
0
5
7
11
22
14
26
0
0
25
28
33
14v11 UAB v UCLA
8v1 Cincinnati v Kentucky
10v2 Ohio State v Arizona
14v6 Georgia State v Xavier
8v1 NC State v Villanova
5v4 Utah v Georgetown
5v4 Arkansas v North Carolina
6v3 Butler v Notre Dame
ozzz2002 dg_dave
Everybody
BxBarracuda
Nobody
Nobody
srini701 N-Bomb BxBarracuda Sypher themonarch

LeoDaVinci N-Bomb themonarch
52
148= 252


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 3 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1 1-7 toocool4u 25 142 3 12 28 154|21| 49 301 | 2 Arizona 7 Michigan St
2 4 2-4 ozzz2002 24 131 4 21 28 152|14| 42 237 | 10*Georgia 1 Kentucky
3 2 1-3 LeoDaVinci 25 138 3 13 28 151|18| 46 250 | 1 Duke 1 Kentucky
3 3 3-4 srini701 24 132 4 19 28 151|22| 50 268 | 1 Kentucky 2 Gonzaga
5 5 5-10 illiniman14 24 129 4 18 28 147|17| 45 239 | 1 Wisconsin1*Villanova
6 6 2-6 N-Bomb 24 125 4 20 28 145|21| 49 254 | 1 Kentucky 2 Virginia @
7 7 6-7 kevinatilusa 22 119 4 18 26 137|17| 43 238 | 1 Kentucky 4*Georgetown
8 8 8-11 BxBarracuda 21 113 4 21 25 134|19| 44 244 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
9 9 8-9 Sypher 23 111 4 19 27 130|19| 46 229 | 1 Duke 2 Kansas
10 10 10-14 Howie72 21 110 4 18 25 128|21| 46 243 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
11 12 11-13 George95 20 106 4 18 24 124|20| 44 246 | 1 Kentucky 1 Villanova
11 12 9-12 gtho4 21 108 3 12 24 120|20| 44 237 | 1 Kentucky 1 Duke #
13 14 5-14 dg_dave 20 93 4 25 24 118|16| 40 204 | 1 Kentucky 2 Virginia @
13 14 12-14 themonarch 21 102 3 14 24 116|16| 40 204 | 1 Arizona 6*SMU
51 146 | | |
perfect picks 32 211 8 56| | 40 267 |
| | |

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.
* = this team has been eliminated.


Final Four
     
| Midwest West East South
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
LeoDaVinci 3 | 1 Kentucky 3*Baylor 3 Oklahoma 1 Duke
ozzz2002 2 | 1 Kentucky 10*Ohio St. 10*Georgia 1 Duke
N-Bomb 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Arizona 2 Virginia 1 Duke @
srini701 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 2 Gonzaga
dg_dave 2 | 1 Kentucky 3*Baylor 2 Virginia 4*Georgetown
kevinatilusa 3 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 4 Louisville 4*Georgetown
toocool4u 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 7 Michigan St. 3*Iowa St.
Sypher 2 | 2 Kansas 3*Baylor 1*Villanova 1 Duke
gtho4 3 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 1*Villanova 1 Duke
illiniman14 2 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 1*Villanova 3*Iowa St.
BxBarracuda 4 | 1 Kentucky 1 Wisconsin 2 Virginia 1 Duke
themonarch 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 6*SMU
George95 3 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 1*Villanova 2 Gonzaga
Howie72 4 | 1 Kentucky 2 Arizona 2 Virginia 1 Duke @

@ identical final four picks.
* this team has been eliminated.




Several tippers took big hits in todays games, none more so than illiniman14 and kevinatilusa, who both lost their national championship loser (1 Villanova and 4 Georgetown, respectively). Four other tippers lost Final Four picks with those teams going out as well. ozzz2002 was in the unique position of losing another 10 seed he picked in the Final Four, this time Ohio State, and despite currently being in second now is tied for the 4th-lowest maximum points possible.

toocool4u remains strong on top of the board, although he didn't quite match yesterday's perfect performance (which was impossible as no one had a live team winning the 14 Georgia State-6 Xavier game). He still has far and away the most maximum points possible, but that gets put on the line tomorrow when 7 Michigan State takes on 2 Virginia.

LeoDaVinci completes the trifecta, as he has now owned every spot in the podium at some point during the comp. He falls back to third, tied with srini701. srini701 has the 2nd-highest maximum possible points and the highest number of live picks remaining. None of the 4 tippers in the top 3 spots have previously won March Madness before, so we look primed to continue the tradition of no repeat winners for a 14th year.

The past winners continue to stalk back in 5th and 6th place. illiniman14 lost a national championship game pick, and now only has more possible points than ozzz2002 of those above him. N-Bomb meanwhile gained a little ground and has the third-highest maximum possible points of the field. The entire top 6 is only separated by 9 points at this juncture.

The beginning of the day started slow, with somewhat-close but never really nail-biting games as the favorites rolled through. Then 8 NC State showed up and started leading 1 Villanova fairly comfortably during the 2nd half. Still, they let Villanova narrow a 62-54 lead to 69-68 in just over 3 minutes, but it was too little too late as late free throws and an errant inbounds pass iced the game for the Wolfpack.

5 Utah and 4 North Carolina both won fairly comfortably, but then the last game of the night gave plenty of excitement. Up 47-41 with 9 minutes left, 6 Butler let the game bleed away until 3 Notre Dame went up 55-52. A 3-pointer with just under 3 minutes left tied the game at 55, followed by absolutely no scoring until regulation was over. In overtime, the Fighting Irish never trailed and finished out the game 67-62.

And a small programming note that the Sunday games may be up later than usual due to my beginning spring break and the fact that the next batch of games wont start until Thursday. Plan accordingly.

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