Bracket Challenge heads into the Sweet 16
After the first week of the NCAA tournament, it has been one of the most topsy-turvy competitions in recent memory as upstarts like Dayton, Tennessee, and Stanford look to make their name, and perennial powerhouses have made shocking early exits like Kansas, Duke, Syracuse, and number one seed Wichita State.
In the DDD competition, it has not been a good year to be a "DDD Pro" as only Jannaya Andrews (43) and Ron Storey (42) are in the 40s after three complete rounds. As for the readers' pool, James Compton (51) leads the pack as the only bracket with 50 points, while Leon Byer and Don Carper are just behind with 48s.
The Sweet 16 round is Thursday and Friday with each game counting as three points. The Elite Eight round will count as four points a game, while the Final Four games will be five points apiece. The National Championship earns brackets a whopping 10 points. Here are the results up to date.
51. James Compton
48 (2): Leon Byer, Don Carper.
47 (4): Todd Martinez, Max Eichenauer, Austin Alanis, Jason Spiegel.
46 (11): Ricardo Torres, John Fuelling, John Baker, Mary Ripley, Mike (Fuzz) Meyer, Jim Pollock, Lee Hoopingarner, Jim McGill, John Macklin, Beau Butcher, Dennis McBarnes.
45 (16): Nathan Harvey, Alexis Harvey, Steve Geyer, Michael McGill, Kathryn McGill, Tessa Spiegel, Lori Miller, Steve Harvey, Ken Krause, William Ehrsam, Ben Kahlert, Major Spiegel, Barbara Sheets, Gareth Harvey, Marge Harvey, Mary Nilsen.
44 (11): Wally Gregg, Jen Kahlert, Patrick McBarnes, Tonja Anweiler, Phyllis Smith, Macey Spiegel, Karen Heller, Todd Fisher, Eric Mann, Ian Gilbert, Martin K. Eicher.
43 (24): Jannaya Andrews (DDD Pro), Barry Malone, Sandra Canales, Scott Allen Heller, Ron Manley, Ed Hornick, Annie Meyer, Allena Wilson, Gavin Hisner, Phil Morgan, Zack Macklin, Pat Hoopingarner, Jen Krueckeberg, Michael Ellenberger, John Kenney, Molly Carll, Doug Anweiler, Brendan Gilbert, Elam K. Eicher, Justin Manley, Lucas Strickler, Randon Ripley, Teresa Flaugher, Tim Zeser.
42 (21): Ron Storey (DDD Pro), Randy Scherer, Tony Rekeweg, Jeff Strickler, Adam Weaver, Lawrence Bradburn, Gabbie Weaver, Tim Weaver, Margo Knefelkamp, Jarred McGill, Mervin Eicher, (no name), Lynn Ruble, Quenton Benya, Rob Knefelkamp, Paul Mankey, Gabriel Jones, Ryan Knefelkamp, Dave Emenhiser, Jim Voglewede, Mike Kahlert.
41 (20): Rich Fisher, Kevin Ripley, Jeremy Razo, Sam Magnan, Andrew Gerber, (no name), Chelsea Kuhnle, Isaiah Wellman, Yvonne Raudenbush, Greg Andrews, Jonathon Patterson, Donald Benjamin, James Voglewede III, Rhonda Kahlert, Tim Wilson, Stephen S. Hilty, Linda Wilson, Eunice Wynn, Jerry K. Eicher.
40 (19): Ralph D. Anweiler, Pat Kessler, Barb Meyer, Tonya Cornett, Adam Sauerwine, Roger Manley, Amy Weaver, Martin Hilty, Kyle Slusher, (no name), Larry Raudenbush, Leah Voglewede, Matt Lose, Steve Arnold, Mark Manley, Ben Fawbush, Laura Spade, Garrett Fuelling, JJ Everett.
39 (15): Jim Hopkins (DDD Pro), Helen Mankey, Donald Lengerich, Emalese Fuelling, Alyson Spiegel, Cindi Malone, Richard Marbaugh, Matt Manley, Tom Magnan, David Miller, Sam Meyer, Peggy Fry, Ashley Benya, Jon Zeser, Raymond Ehrsam.
38 (8): Tim Spade, Erica Blackburn, Kristina Nichols, Jim Cummings, Gary Flaugher, Alex McGill, Mindy Knefelkamp, Ed H.
37 (14): Mike Lamm (DDD Pro), Alan Miller, Scott Macklin, Craig H., Noah Macklin, Hope Wellman, Addie Schaefer, Daphne Wellman, Cash McCardwell, Jerry S. Eicher, Rita H., Joe Lose, Darlene Zeitvogel, Carolyn Marbaugh.
36 (7): Joe Spaulding (DDD Pro), J Swygart (DDD Pro), Jen Gerber, Peggy Hunter, Andrew Schaefer, Monica Schaefer, Deryll Fox.
35 (7): Dylan Malone (DDD Pro), Ashley Thieme (DDD Pro), Kyli Mankey, Brianna Moore, Jim Fuelling, Jane Selking, Stacie Knefelkamp.
34 (4): Ty Mankey, Tim Fry, Dave Krueckeberg, Norman Bergman.
33 (2): Linda Knittle, Alexis Mankey.
31: Ashley Malone.
27: John Bollinger.
25: Pam Mohr, Melissa Bergman.