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#1160155 - Fri Mar 10 2017 12:08 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 2017 will be 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:
2017 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 16th 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 kevinatilusa.. silver and bronze went to LeoDaVinci and yoyoandcigs. 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 15 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

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 14/15 March now aka First Four
    First Round: Thu-Fri March 16-17
    Second Round: Sat-Sun March 18-19
    Third Round: Thu-Fri March 23-24
    Fourth Round: Sat-Sun March 25-26
    Final Four: Saturday 1st April
    Championship: Monday 3rd April

    Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

    Deadline: cbssports.com will close the bracket of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday, March 16th.
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 illiniman14 (Sun Mar 19 2017 12:07 AM)

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#1160156 - Fri Mar 10 2017 12:09 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
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










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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#1160168 - Fri Mar 10 2017 03:15 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck

Back for another round of madness

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#1160179 - Fri Mar 10 2017 09:56 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23942
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
I've signed back in.
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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#1160263 - Sat Mar 11 2017 03:00 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder

ditto, I've signed in

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#1160310 - Sun Mar 12 2017 02:37 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...
Brackets get released in just a few hours, as of now only the 3 above and I are signed into the comp.

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#1160319 - Sun Mar 12 2017 05:41 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
George95 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 10050
Loc: Ontario Canada
Now 5

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#1160332 - Sun Mar 12 2017 10:42 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9537
Loc: Timaru NZ
It was an arduous journey through deep snow drifts, across wide and fast flowing rivers, up mountains, through dense jungle while avoiding dangerous mobs of basketball fans but I made it. smile

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#1160335 - Mon Mar 13 2017 12:24 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23942
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Originally Posted By: Howie72
It was an arduous journey through deep snow drifts, across wide and fast flowing rivers, up mountains, through dense jungle while avoiding dangerous mobs of basketball fans but I made it. smile


It better not be snowing in New Zealand in March! Here in Virginia, though, that is a different story...8-12" are forecasted in the next 24 hours.
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1160336 - Mon Mar 13 2017 12:59 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 10155
Loc: Hyderabad India
I'm in too....I hope...
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#1160337 - Mon Mar 13 2017 02:25 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9537
Loc: Timaru NZ
We had a lot of flooding in the Upper North Island and most likely snow in the mountains over the last couple of days....

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#1160338 - Mon Mar 13 2017 02:51 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...
Just a note: I'm in the process of moving and starting a new job the first week of April, hence why I still haven't completed the NCAAB final round and the last couple FAPL. This weekend I'm apartment hunting, and while I think I'll be able to get Thursday's results up that night, I have low expectations for Friday or Saturday - or if they are, they'll be a bit brief.

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#1160368 - Mon Mar 13 2017 11:30 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
terraorca Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 02 2015
Posts: 206
Loc: Ohio USA
I'm in, unless I'm too late.

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#1160375 - Mon Mar 13 2017 03:06 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Sypher Offline
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Posts: 15926
Loc: East London
EnglandUK
picks all done
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#1160399 - Mon Mar 13 2017 06:38 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Ditto
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Ex-Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

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#1160409 - Mon Mar 13 2017 09:44 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23942
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Originally Posted By: terraorca
I'm in, unless I'm too late.


You're only "too late" in this comp if the brackets are closed.
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1160428 - Tue Mar 14 2017 01:58 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: CaliforniaUSA
Back for another go at this


Edited by kevinatilusa (Tue Mar 14 2017 02:00 AM)

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#1160517 - Wed Mar 15 2017 08:26 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
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Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder

Originally Posted By: Sypher
picks all done

ditto

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#1160565 - Wed Mar 15 2017 09:12 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...
13 hours to go, the following have their picks in:

Howie72
dg_dave*
George95
ozzz2002*
gtho4*
themonarch
Sypher*
kevinatilusa
illiniman14
LeoDaVinci*
terraorca*
N-Bomb
srini701*
toocool4u
yoyoandcigs*

*- haven't won yet, and therefore are early favorites


Edited by illiniman14 (Wed Mar 15 2017 11:57 PM)

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#1160567 - Wed Mar 15 2017 09:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
srini701 Offline
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Posts: 10155
Loc: Hyderabad India
Originally Posted By: illiniman14

*- haven't won yet, and therefore are early favorites


Don't know about others, but that was a good laugh for me to start my day smile Thanks....I will be lucky to land a bronze...
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#1160610 - Thu Mar 16 2017 07:28 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck

My bracket is completed ... Ready for the madness!

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#1160741 - Fri Mar 17 2017 10:24 AM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...

16 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 1
half-way through 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 16-17
Mar 18-19
Mar 23-24
Mar 25-26
April 3
April 4
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
76-56
84-74
76-71
80-65
66-46
68-66
60-58
86-80
65-76
86-80
85-77
100-82
84-73
80-70
72-81
76-64
16
12
10
14
16
6
13
16
8
15
11
16
13
15
7
15
16
96
50
56
16
48
65
64
88
45
77
32
65
60
84
60
1v16 Villanova v Mount St. Mary's
8v9 Wisconsin v Virginia Tech
5v12 Virginia v UNC-Wilmington
4v13 Florida v Eastern Tennessee St.
1v16 Gonzaga v South Dakota St.
8v9 Northwestern v Vanderbilt
5v12 Notre Dame v Princeton
4v13 West Virginia v Bucknell
6v11 Maryland v Xavier
3v14 Florida St. v Florida-Gulf Coast
7v10 Saint Mary's v VCU
2v15 Arizona v North Dakota
5v12 Iowa St. v Nevada
4v13 Purdue v Vermont
5v12 Minnesota v Middle Tennessee St.
4v13 Butler v Winthrop
Everybody
yoyoandcigs ozzz2002 dg_dave Sypher

illiniman14 toocool4u
Everybody

gtho4 Howie72 themonarch
Everybody

yoyoandcigs
kevinatilusa LeoDaVinci themonarch dg_dave Sypher
Everybody
LeoDaVinci illiniman14 themonarch
themonarch

dg_dave
203
922= 1125


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 1 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1-1 N-Bomb 00 00 15 91 15 91 |47| 62 366 | 1 N. Car. 6 SMU @
2 2-2 George95 00 00 14 85 14 85 |46| 60 385 | 2 Kentucky 1 Villanova
3 3-3 gtho4 00 00 14 82 14 82 |46| 60 344 | 1 Gonzaga 2 Kentucky
4 4-4 Howie72 00 00 13 79 13 79 |46| 59 349 | 1 Kansas 2 Arizona #
5 5-5 ElfTwinkle 00 00 14 75 14 75 |46| 60 326 | 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas
6 6-6 kevinatilusa 00 00 13 74 13 74 |47| 60 346 | 1 Vnova 2 Kentucky
7 7-7 LeoDaVinci 00 00 13 73 13 73 |47| 60 350 | 2 Duke 1 Kansas
8 8-8 srini701 00 00 13 72 13 72 |46| 59 330 | 1 Kansas 2 Arizona #
9 9-9 yoyoandcigs 00 00 12 69 12 69 |46| 58 348 | 1 N. Car. 6 SMU @
10 10-10 illiniman14 00 00 12 68 12 68 |46| 58 335 | 1 Gonzaga 1 N. Car.
11 11-11 toocool4u 00 00 12 67 12 67 |45| 57 346 | 2 Arizona 5 Iowa St.
12 12-12 terraorca 00 00 13 66 13 66 |47| 60 323 | 1 N. Car. 1 Arizona
13 13-13 themonarch 00 00 11 62 11 62 |44| 55 366 | 9 Mich. St 1 Gonzaga
14 14-14 ozzz2002 00 00 12 57 12 57 |45| 57 336 | 5 N. Dame 1. N. Car.
15 15-15 dg_dave 00 00 11 56 11 56 |44| 55 297 | 1 Kansas 1 Gonzaga
16 16-16 Sypher 00 00 11 49 11 49 |47| 58 301 | 2 Duke 1 N. Car.
203 922 | | |
perfect picks 16 100 16 100| | |
| | |

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 West Midwest South
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
dg_dave 4 | 2 Duke 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 2 Kentucky
ElfTwinkle 4 | 2 Duke 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina #
George95 4 | 1 Villanova 4 W. Virginia 2 Louisville 2 Kentucky
gtho4 4 | 1 Villanova 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 2 Kentucky
Howie72 4 | 2 Duke 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 3 UCLA
illiniman14 4 | 1 Villanova 1 Gonzaga 2 Louisville 1 N. Carolina
kevinatilusa 4 | 1 Villanova 3 Florida St. 1 Kansas 2 Kentucky
LeoDaVinci 4 | 2 Duke 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina
N-Bomb 4 | 6 SMU 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina
ozzz2002 4 | 2 Duke 5 Notre Dame 3 Oregon 1 N. Carolina
srini701 4 | 1 Villanova 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina @
Sypher 4 | 2 Duke 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina #
terraorca 4 | 1 Villanova 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina @
themonarch 4 | 6 SMU 1 Gonzaga 9 Michigan St. 1 N. Carolina
toocool4u 4 | 1 Villanova 2 Arizona 5 Iowa St. 1 N. Carolina
yoyoandcigs 4 | 6 SMU 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina

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




For 15 years, this competition has run, and 14 of those have all had the possibility of a champion returning to his or her perch atop the leaderboard to reclaim the mantle of victory. However, none have been able to do so in all of this time. This years field features 16 tippers. Half of the field has won before: ElfTwinkle (2005), Howie72 (2007), illiniman14 (2010), N-Bomb (2011), George95 (2012), themonarch (2014), toocool4u (2015), and kevinatilusa (2016). They all laugh in the face of fate, while 8 others assume they will take home the crown this year, all of whom have played in this competition previously.

And what do you know, we have two rebels at the top of the leaderboard trying to shake things up. N-Bomb and George95 occupy the top 2 spots despite the fact theyve won this comp before! N-Bomb is out to a healthy 6-point lead, but his bracket does depend on a bit of a coup in order to hold together. He picked 1 North Carolina over 6 SMU, in a matchup I was sure at the time I wouldnt see again... and that held true until I saw yoyoandcigss bracket, which had the same title game and result. In fact, that was only one of two similar championship game results, along with Howie72 and srini701 sharing 1 Kansas over 2 Arizona.

George95 for his part has a more traditional matchup in the championship game, with 2 Kentucky over defending champion 1 Villanova. However, he does have a bit of an upset in the Final Four, with 4 West Virginia occupying one of those spots. He also has the highest max possible points (MPP) of 385, anchored by multiple double-digit seeds in the Sweet 16 and a 7 Saint Marys run to the Elite 8.

If those dont happen, then third place is had by one of those now-lucky few that havent won, gtho4. His highest seed in the Final Four is 2 Kentucky, so may be less prone to disappointment if favorites hold their ground (if they are in fact favorites over grossly-underseeded 10 Wichita State if they beat 7 Dayton). The next 3 spots are all held by returning champions Howie72, ElfTwinkle, and kevinatilusa. Despite the gap between last and first, there are no brackets out of contention because only one of us dg_dave has lost an Elite 8 pick.

The day was only highlighted by a few interesting games. The game of the day was 8 Northwestern making their NCAA Tournament debut against 9 Vanderbilt. Northwestern led most of the game, but Vanderbilt made a strong late-game comeback to take the lead inside a minute. Up 66-65, a Vanderbilt player fouled intentionally thinking they were behind, giving Northwestern two free throws, which they hit. Now down 1 with 14.6 seconds left, Vanderbilt had a chance for a last-second shot, and wasted it by dribbling behind the 3-point line before shooting a long, contested 3-pointer which went off the mark, giving the Wildcats their first tournament victory ever.

5 Notre Dame played a relatively tight game against 12 Princeton, but the Ivy Leaguers could not hit a late shot to make that final blow and fell 60-58. 5 Virginia found itself down big early to high-powered 12 UNC-Wilmington, but their vaunted defense kicked in and they went on a 16-1 run to end the first half. The Cavaliers would lead most of the second half, and while the lead tightened at times, they walked away with a 76-71 victory.

There were only two upsets on the day, only one of which was actually an upset in Vegas. 12 Middle Tennessee was actually a 1.5-point favorite over 5 Minnesota, and showed why that was the case, beating another Big Ten team in the first round (after taking down 2 Michigan State last year) 81-72. 11 Xavier was the only true upset in every sense, turning a 46-40 deficit into a 76-65 victory in the second half.

After a relatively tame day (and one where a bracket I made purely by coin flips outperformed me....), what might we see on day 2?



Edited by illiniman14 (Sat Mar 18 2017 11:28 AM)

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#1160781 - Fri Mar 17 2017 10:13 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
dg_dave Offline
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Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Looks like two have lost their finalist, and another has lost a Final Four pick with SMU's loss. Day two and the Madness has begun!
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1160825 - Sat Mar 18 2017 04:28 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9537
Loc: Timaru NZ
Now Villanova has said goodbye....

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#1160833 - Sat Mar 18 2017 07:32 PM Re: Results & Standings .. March Madness
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4966
Loc: Illinois�USA�����...

16 players lodged tips

March Madness Day 2
End of 1st Round

Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Thu-Fri
Sat-Sun
Satuday
Monday
Mar 16-17
Mar 18-19
Mar 23-24
Mar 25-26
April 3
April 4
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
65-66
91-73
93-73
87-65
100-62
58-78
72-84
93-77
92-91
78-63
103-64
77-71
75-61
97-80
58-64
79-70
0
16
4
16
16
8
9
16
13
16
16
7
12
16
12
16
0
48
28
32
16
72
99
48
91
32
16
56
72
48
120
32
5v11 Southern Methodist v Southern Cal
3v14 Baylor v New Mexico St.
7v10 South Carolina v Marquette
2v15 Duke v Troy
1v16 Kansas v UC-Davis
8v9 Miami (FL) v Michigan St.
6v11 Creighton v Rhode Island
3v14 Oregon v Iona
7v10 Michigan v Oklahoma St.
2v15 Louisville v Jacksonville St.
1v16 North Carolina v Texas Southern
8v9 Arkansas v Seton Hall
6v11 Cincinnati v Kansas St.
3v14 UCLA v Kent St.
7v10 Dayton v Wichita St.
2v15 Kentucky v. Northern Kentucky
Nobody
Everybody
N-Bomb gtho4 dg_dave ozzz2002
Everybody
Everybody


Everybody
themonarch ElfTwinkle Sypher
Everybody
Everybody

George95 toocool4u kevinatilusa dg_dave
Everybody
themonarch terraorca ozzz2002 Sypher
Everybody
193
810= 1003


Standings

LW TW | | |
----- ------ |LP| |----------------------
TW LW hi-lo picks pts pks pts | | mk mpt | winner loser
----- ----- ----- day 2 ----- | | |----------------------
1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 15 91 14 80 29 171|27| 56 311 | 1 N. Car. 6*SMU @
2 7 2-7 LeoDaVinci 13 73 14 82 27 155|31| 58 332 | 2 Duke 1 Kansas
3 8 8-8 srini701 13 72 14 82 27 154|30| 57 312 | 1 Kansas 2 Arizona #
4 4 4-4 Howie72 13 79 13 73 26 152|30| 56 321 | 1 Kansas 2 Arizona #
5 2 2-5 George95 14 85 12 65 26 150|29| 55 338 | 2 Kentucky 1 Villanova
5 3 3-5 gtho4 14 82 13 68 27 150|29| 56 313 | 1 Gonzaga 2 Kentucky
5 10 5-10 illiniman14 12 68 14 82 26 150|30| 56 317 | 1 Gonzaga 1 N. Car.
8 11 8-11 toocool4u 12 67 12 66 24 133|28| 52 298 | 2 Arizona 5 Iowa St.
9 9 9-9 yoyoandcigs 12 69 12 63 24 132|26| 50 272 | 1 N. Car. 6*SMU @
10 6 6-10 kevinatilusa 13 74 11 54 24 128|31| 55 299 | 1 Vnova 2 Kentucky
11 13 11-13 themonarch 11 62 12 63 23 125|25| 48 302 | 9 Mich. St 1 Gonzaga
12 5 5-12 ElfTwinkle 14 75 10 43 24 118|29| 53 263 | 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas
12 13 12-13 terraorca 13 66 11 50 24 116|29| 53 263 | 1 N. Car. 1 Arizona
14 15 14-15 dg_dave 11 56 11 52 22 108|27| 49 244 | 1 Kansas 1 Gonzaga
15 14 14-15 ozzz2002 12 57 11 48 23 105|28| 51 286 | 5 N. Dame 1. N. Car.
16 16 16-16 Sypher 11 49 09 32 20 81 |31| 51 238 | 2 Duke 1 N. Car.
193 810 | | |
perfect picks 16 102 32 202| | |
| | |

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 West Midwest South
live |-------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
dg_dave 4 | 2 Duke 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 2 Kentucky
ElfTwinkle 4 | 2 Duke 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina #
George95 4 | 1 Villanova 4 W. Virginia 2 Louisville 2 Kentucky
gtho4 4 | 1 Villanova 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 2 Kentucky
Howie72 4 | 2 Duke 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 3 UCLA
illiniman14 4 | 1 Villanova 1 Gonzaga 2 Louisville 1 N. Carolina
kevinatilusa 4 | 1 Villanova 3 Florida St. 1 Kansas 2 Kentucky
LeoDaVinci 4 | 2 Duke 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina
N-Bomb 3 | 6*SMU 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina
ozzz2002 4 | 2 Duke 5 Notre Dame 3 Oregon 1 N. Carolina
srini701 4 | 1 Villanova 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina @
Sypher 4 | 2 Duke 1 Gonzaga 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina #
terraorca 4 | 1 Villanova 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina @
themonarch 3 | 6*SMU 1 Gonzaga 9 Michigan St. 1 N. Carolina
toocool4u 4 | 1 Villanova 2 Arizona 5 Iowa St. 1 N. Carolina
yoyoandcigs 3 | 6*SMU 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 N. Carolina

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




Last year by day 2, all but two tippers had lost at least one championship game pick. This year, only two have lost a championship game pick, and one other has lost a Final Four pick. This is thanks to 6 SMU, who had a 10-point lead with 11:36 left, and saw it completely evaporate just over 4 minutes later. With 36 seconds left, 11 USC hit a 3-pointer to go up 66-65, and the teams traded missed free throws the remainder of the game making that the final score. N-Bomb and yoyoandcigs both lost their championship game loser, while themonarch had a Final Four pick go down.

Despite that result, N-Bomb holds a commanding lead over the rest of the field. Hes hoping that his early picks fuel him to be the first repeat winner, while his MPP is only 6th among everyone. The leader in that regard is George95, a similarity to last year when he hung out in the bottom half of the standings for most of the tournament but held unique picks that couldve brought him into the podium.

Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
Always the bridesmaid...

And maybe, just maybe, the bride this time. Or gold medal winner. LeoDaVinci stormed up from 7th into 2nd on the second day of action, and only barely sits behind George95 for 2nd in MPP. He also has the most active picks left among everyone, giving him more opportunities to bridge that 16-point gap between him and N-Bomb. Following closely behind is srini701, who came up from 8th into 3rd, picking the exact same results as LeoDaVinci today. The standings from 2nd to 5th include 6 tippers, and are separated by only 5 points.

We also have our first casualty, as Sypher, 90 points back from the lead, can only make up 63 the rest of the tournament on N-Bomb. You cant fault him for any picks along the way, as there has been a shortage of big upsets and those that did happen he went the other way. With all 4 Final Four picks remaining, he could certainly rise up the table in the meantime.

7 Michigan and 10 Oklahoma State played the best overall game of the day, lighting up the scoreboards with two of the best offenses in the country by the metrics. Neither team trailed by more than 7 at any point in the game, but Oklahoma State had their 7-point lead in the first half, while Michigan had theirs with 23 seconds left in the game. Despite that massive advantage, Oklahoma State hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left, got the rebound after a missed free throw, and made a layup with 12 seconds left. Michigan made their next 2 free throws, and was answered with another layup 3 seconds later. Two more free throws put the game out of reach, but a late 3-pointer made it seem closer than it was at 92-91 as Michigan continued their hot run.

The Big Ten rebounded after a fairly bad first day, shown in no small part by 9 Michigan State getting down early, but then throttling 8 Miami (FL) for the rest of the game. The Spartans finished the game as 78-58 victors. 11 Rhode Island were the big upsets of the day, beating 6 Creighton 84-72, and hopefully justifying my placement of their game in the NCAA Basketball comp, as disappointing as they may have been in the regular season. Finally, if you can even call it an upset, 6-point favorite 10 Wichita State beat 7 Dayton 64-58 in a very evenly-matched game between two good mid-majors.

Lets just say this write-up was written up late Saturday, so I have a feeling some bracket busting action will happen on day 3!

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