Monday, March 29, 2010 –
The 2010 Meade TV March Madness challenge is over. Duke is the champion…..again! As I said last week, the outcome of the WVU/Duke semifinal would determine the winner. If WVU had one, several folks would have challenged for the top spot. But as things turned out, it was a runaway for Yosefi S. Congratulations! Yosefi wins a prize package courtesy of DFMWR! 96-team tournament a possibility next year, anyone can win so if you didn’t get in on it this year, the new college BKB season starts in about 6 months.
Monday, March 29, 2010 –
Can you say go Mountaineers? Folks that selected West Virginia to advance to the Elite 8 & Final 4 moved up dramatically in the rankings. Since Kansas and Syracuse pretty much made of mess of the lower half of the bracket the outcome of Saturday’s WVU vs. Duke game will pretty much decide this year’s victor. Here are the top 5 at this point with point totals and how many teams they have left in their bracket in parentheses: Yosefi S. made the biggest jump of the week coming way back from the middle of the pack to take first place with 74 points (2), last week’s leader Raul S. slips to 2nd with 70 (1), Doug W. sits at 3rd with 68 points (1), Sean L. 64 points (1), Brian R. 64 points (1), Mike T. 63 points (1), and Adrian G. (63) points (1).
Monday, March 22, 2010 –
First 2 rounds of the NCAA tourney are in, so let’s take a look at how the Meade TV March Madness Challenge is shaping up. I’m just going to talk about the current top 5 in the standings. There’s still room for the middle of the pack to move up, but this tournament hasn’t really gone according to script. Challenge veteran, Raul S. leads with 42 points, Lisa E. – 41, Sean L. – 40, Chris T. – 40, and Adrian G. – 39. So how will things shake out? All but one of those has Kentucky winning it all. As close as it is there are some differences in the brackets, some have Baylor getting to the Final 4. Only one has West Virginia going, big advantage there. Some other observations, Georgetown ruined many a bracket, but since 100% of the entries picked the Hoyas, no damage done. Pac-10 in a down year, got no respect from our field. Only 4 players chose either Cal or Wash to advance. However there is a bracket lurking further down the field that has Washington going to the championship game, that could be a huge difference maker. Another outlier, Xavier, only one of the brackets shows them advancing as far as the Elite 8. More later this week.
**Play the Meade TV NCAA Tournament Challenge. Download your bracket, fill it out and e-mail the EXCEL file back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes furnished by FMWR. These are the rules: you must be a DOD ID cardholder, you or your sponsor must be assigned to Ft. Meade, NSA, or the Reserve Center. The tiebreaker is the total score of the final game. Only one entry per email address. The point system is simple, one point for first round games, doubling thereafter, with the championship game being worth 32 points.
Here’s the link: http://www.box.net/shared/py8ly1s8mg
Don’t forget to include the championship game score in your e-mail, that’s the tiebreaker.
***Need help with your picks? Check out Jibber Jabber columnist Chad Jones’ selections: [blip.tv ?posts_id=3367358&dest=-1]