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Offline Buck O.

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2018, 08:41:52 pm »
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh no idea how you got left out I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.

All the cool kids have 47 points.

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2018, 12:56:36 pm »
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh no idea how you got left out I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.

All the cool kids have 47 points.

47 Points!

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2018, 01:03:39 pm »
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh no idea how you got left out I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.

All the cool kids have 47 points.

47 Points!

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2018, 10:26:44 am »
What was the final tally here? Must have been some good scores with 3/4 of the consensus favorites making it to greensboro.

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2018, 10:32:30 am »
What was the final tally here? Must have been some good scores with 3/4 of the consensus favorites making it to greensboro.

Doing 'em today...don't hurry back, the weather is not pleasant.
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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2018, 11:11:56 am »
Final Tallies

Scoring notes: 1. Everyone got credit for Chicago and Tufts in the 1st Round even if they were 1st round byes. 2. For those who picked the correct finalists, you got (at least) 16 points for each...so if you picked Calvin to be champion you will still get 16 points for correctly having them in the Final. 3. The Bloots-Pelinho tiebreaker was top scorer in the tournament, and it was good that we had that, as you'll see in a moment. ;)

With that said...

Bloots 131 (West 6 goals)
pelinho 131 (Lopez 3 goals)
casualfan 125
D3grad 115
TwoLeftFeet 113
Shooter 110
Lord 108
D3soccerwatcher 105
Lastguy, Golden 96
Swibbles 93
Cardinal 90
Ty 88
EB, watchersontheball 86
Letthekidsplay 83
Buck 79
soccerisasport 77
MAF 76
Saint 73
Right 67
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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2018, 08:42:52 am »
Bloots, thanks for setting up the tournament challenge and tallying the scores. Well done to you for squeaking out the win over
Pelinho with the tie-breaker. Lastly, a shout out to casualfan for being the only one to pick Tufts over Calvin in the final. He overcame
a slow start in the first two rounds to almost win.

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2018, 11:33:54 am »
Bloots, thanks for setting up the tournament challenge and tallying the scores. Well done to you for squeaking out the win over
Pelinho with the tie-breaker. Lastly, a shout out to casualfan for being the only one to pick Tufts over Calvin in the final. He overcame
a slow start in the first two rounds to almost win.

For being a casual fan, I guess I know more than I thought  ;)

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2018, 03:19:47 pm »
Bloots, thanks for setting up the tournament challenge and tallying the scores. Well done to you for squeaking out the win over
Pelinho with the tie-breaker.

No problem, and thank you!

Lastly, a shout out to casualfan for being the only one to pick Tufts over Calvin in the final. He overcame
a slow start in the first two rounds to almost win.

Impressive indeed. The one thing I found really interesting -- even if obvious in hindsight -- when tabulating the scores is that having one or two teams in the Final 4 can more than make up for a lack of correct selections in the first few rounds. So if you got say 44 points up to the Sweet 16 -- which was below the mean of 6 for the first 2 rounds -- but you got two or three teams right into the Final 4 you could well make up that difference. FWIW, the average score after the first 2 rounds was 46, but the average after the four subsequent rounds was just a further 50 (so 96 in total)...casualfan got 41 points in the first 2 rounds (5 less than 46) but 84 in the subsequent four rounds (34 points higher than 50).
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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2018, 03:32:42 pm »
Maybe there needs to be a SoS type calculation to determine if you can advance after the first two rounds  ;D

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2018, 03:55:21 pm »
Maybe there needs to be a SoS type calculation to determine if you can advance after the first two rounds  ;D

Too much math! (I know, I just calculated the averages...)

(If you want to run next year's bracket be my guest. ;))
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