Posts tagged ‘Kevin Spires’

Bracket Slaughter

Wow, did I ever stink it up with my brackets over the weekend.  Worst I have ever done, and it had nothing to do with missing the two 15-2 upsets (everybody missed those).  The only good news is that I am ahead of my son Nic.  My traditional bias against all schools Ohio definitely hurt me.

Anyway, congrats to those who were far more prescient:

Leaderboard after 48 games - See full standings
BracketRankPoints
Henry Chinaski188
Mick Langan280
Todd Ramsey380
Todd Ramsey480
Kevin Spires580
BracketRankPoints
Dan D.679
Martin Linhart #2774
Jimbeaux Evans #2873
Scott Strattner973
President Obama1072

I am not sure who does it, but we have a reader who faithfully enters the President's bracket into the pool each year, and I must say that Barack does seem to know his college hoops.

UPDATE:  Special congrats to Mike Langan, who due to the vagaries of the CoyoteBlog traditional scoring system is in second, but his bracket based on number of correct picks is actually in the top 50 of 88,000+ brackets at PickHoops.com.

NCAA Bracketology Winner

Our winner was Scott Strattner, congratulations!  It was a weird year, obviously.  Scott won despite getting only one team right out of the final four, though that was pretty much par for the course this year.  Here is the top 10:

Leaderboard after 63 games - See full standings
BracketRankPoints
strattner21120
Chris Smith2115
Kevin Spires #23107
Paul Dubuc492
Chuck Jones #2592
BracketRankPoints
Grant Smith #2691
strattner1790
Jimbeaux Evans #2889
Mark Horn / Barack Obama988
Alex Sylvester1088

I managed to come in 61st, or exactly in the middle.  That's actually pretty good since I only got 6 of the sweet-16 right.  I lost, though, to every other member of my family.

NCAA Bracket Challenge Update

Here is the top 10 in the bracket challenge after the first week.  Sadly, both of my brackets are in the bottom half.  Apparently, it is statistically impossible for me to do better than 15th place  (thank God for technology so that hope is dashed and I can no longer fool myself about my future chances).  Even worse, my son made the top 10.  More results here.

BracketRankPointsCorrect
Games
Upset
Risk %
Possible
Games
Kevin Spires #21983126.643
strattner22823527.848
Chuck Jones #23803515.446
Ron Coker4753520.348
Paul Dubuc5733715.846
Mark Horn / Barack Obama671395.451
Chris Smith7703230.945
Kevin Spires8683417.642
Grant Smith #29683146.341
Nic Meyer10673323.741

It is good to see the President take time out of his busy schedule to submit a bracket in our competition.