DDD Beat the Pros Bracket Stat Madness!

Staff Writer

   The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament kicks off today starting at noon. The full standings for round one of the DDD Beat the Pros Bracket Challenge will be up Saturday morning but until then, sink your teeth into some stats about the 129 brackets turned in for this competition! 

 

Most Nat'l Championship Picks:

1. Michigan State  42 brackets (32.5%)
1. Kansas:             42 (32.5%)
3. No. Carolina      14 (10.8%)
4. Indiana                7 (5.4%)
5. Virginia                5
6. Purdue                4
7. Oregon                3
7. Oklahoma           3
9. Duke                   2
9. Arizona               2
10. One (1) each for Villanova, Kentucky, Miami, Notre Dame, and Hawaii
 
 
Championship Picks by Seeding:
 
#1 Seeds (KAN, UNC, ORE, VIR)       64 (49.6%)
 
#2 Seeds (VIL, OK, XAV, MSU)           46 (35.6%)
 
#3 Seeds (MIA, TA&M, WVU, Utah)     1 (0.7%)
 
#4 Seeds (CAL, Duke, UK, ISU)           3 (2.3%)
 
#5 Seeds (MD, BAY, IU, PUR)              11 (8.5%)
 
#5 < Seeds                                              4 (3.1%)
 
 
Most Times Picked in the Final Four:
 
1. Kansas                                               101 brackets (78.2%)
2. Michigan State                                      98 (75.9%)
3. North Carolina                                      66 (55.1%)
4. Oklahoma                                             61 (47.3%)
5. Virginia                                                  18       
6. Indiana                                                  14
7. Duke                                                     13
8. Purdue                                                   9
      
 
Most Popular Nat'l Championship match-up: 
 
1. Kansas vs Michigan State                47 times
 
2. Kansas vs North Carolina                24 times
 
 

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