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Tournament Challenge Update

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Mar 28, 2011 6:20PM

2009_03_ncaa_bball.jpg Well, the weekend's play sure didn't play out as expected. By the time the Final Four was decided yesterday, all of the one and two seeds were sent home. Top seed Duke exited on Thursday and overall number one Ohio St. was eliminated on Friday in the Sweet Sixteen rounds. Two seeds Florida and North Carolina, as well as one seed Kansas were bounced in the Elite Eight. Meanwhile, Butler surprises by making the Final Four again and Virginia Commonwealth, an eleven seed who had to play into the field of 64, joins them. UConn and Kentucky round out the Final Four. Needless to say, the chaos has wrecked everybody's brackets! Of the six million entries in ESPN's Tournament Challenge, only two correctly picked the Final Four.

In the Chicagoist Tournament Challenge, c. figgins' BSY NATION entry is in first place with 750 points and a 99.6th percentile ranking in ESPN's entire field. Tied for second place are J. Grahn's jennifer-ann9 1 entry and a williams' haymaker with 740 points each. However, none of our top three have their champion pick left in the tourney, so it's wide open. In fact the highest ranked competitor who picked a team that still has a chance at winning the tournament is e. bouchard's 38th place ekbouche 1 entry, which picked Kentucky. We're sitting in 43rd place, but don't have a single team left so it's all down here for us.