With the perfect bracket long gone, the March Madness bracket challenge rolls on with the end of the second round nearing a close. For time consuming reasons (189 brackets!!!) the results are accurate through 24 of the 32 games on Friday evening. The best score out of 24 was three brackets with 20 correct games guessed. A majority of the brackets were in the 17-18 point range.
Each second round game was worth one point each. The four play-in games were not counted towards the total points and if the play-in winner was selected to defeat their second round opponent contestants were not penalized for choosing the wrong play-in winner (example: bracket chose Iowa to beat Tennessee in the play-in game and also to beat Massechusetts. Tennessee actually won the game but the contestant is awarded the point anyways. Lucky you).
There were 189 brackets in all with 66 choosing Florida as their national champion. Other champion picks were Michigan State (39), Arizona (19), Wichita State (14), Louisville (13), Duke (5), Syracuse (6), Michigan (6), and Virginia (5). There were 18 brackets who chose a different team to win it all.
20 (3): Todd Martinez, James Compton, Jen Krueckeberg.
19 (16): Jannaya Andrews (DDD Pro), Mervin Eicher, Kristina Nichols, Michael McGill, Mary Ripley, Mike "Fuzz" Meyer, Tonja Anweiler, Kathryn McGill, Don Carper, Tessa Spiegel, Jim Pollock, Hope Wellman, Lee Hoopingarner, Michael Ellenberger, Lori Miller, Barb Meyer.
18 (35): Joe Spaulding (DDD Pro), Erica Blackburn, Chelsea Kuhnle, Max Eichenauer, no name, Jim McGill, Lynn Ruble, Noah Macklin, Tim Spade, Steve Harvey, John Kenney, Ken Krause, Molly Carll, Austin Alanis, Phyllis Smith, Doug Anweiler, Brendan Gilbert, William Ehrsam, John Macklin, Ben Kahlert, Macey Spiegel, Craig H., Quenton Benya, no name, Karen Heller, Elam Eicher, Jen Gerber, Major Spiegel, Andrew Gerber, Sam Magnan, Jeremy Razo, Jason Manley, Todd Fisher, Eric Mann, Ralph Anweiler.
17 (57): Ron Storey (DDD Pro), J Swygart (DDD Pro), Mike Lamm (DDD Pro), Pat Kessler, Jason Spiegel, Rob Knefelkamp, Lucas Strickler, Kevin Ripley, Paul Mankey, Ian Gilbert, Donald Lengerich, Kyli Mankey, Helen Mankey, Gabriel Jones, Ryan Knefelkamp, Scott Macklin, Rich Fisher, Dave Emenhiser, Alan Miller, Randon Ripley, Beau Butcher, Teresa Flaugher, Barbara Sheets, Jim Vogelwede, Mike Kahlert, Garreth Harvey, Tim Zeser, Marge Harvey, Dennis McBarnes, Mary Nilsen, Martin Eicher, Scott Heller, Ed H., Sandra Canales, Nathan Harvey, Randy Scherer, Eunice Wynn, Jerry Eicher JR., Norman Bergman, Raymond Ehrsam, Tony Rekeweg, Jeff Strickler, Garrett Fuelling, JJ Everett, Ken Mankey, Ricardo Torres, Carolyn Marbaugh, Leon Byer, Wally Gregg, Adam Weaver, Mindy Knefelkamp, Jen Kahlert, Ed Hornick, Annie Meyer, Jon Zeser, Alexis Harvey, John Fuelling.
16 (36): Dylan Malone (DDD Pro), Jim Hopkins (DDD Pro), Ashley Thieme (DDD Pro), Darlene Zeitvogel, Stacie Knefelkamp, Deryll Fox, Laura Spade, Linda Wilson, Lawrence Bradburn, Allena Wilson, Patrick McBarnes, Mark Manley, Ashley Benya, Monica Schaefer, Ben Fawbush, Gavin Hisner, Phil Morgan, Peggy Fry, Zack Macklin, Joe Lose, Tim Wilson, Barry Malone, Steve Arnold, Stephen Hilty, Shawn Geyer, James Voglewede III, Dave Krueckberg, Matt Lose, Rhonda Kahlert, Gabbie Weaver, Tim Weaver, Matt Manley, Rita H., Tom Magnan, David Miller, Sam Meyer.
15. (20) : Donald Benjamin, Larry Raudenbush, Leah Vogelwede, Pat Hoopingartner, Andrew Schaefer, no name, Jane Selking, John Baker, Tim Fry, Kyne Slusher, Cindi Malone, Jerry Eicher, Margo Knefelkamp, Amy Weaver, Alex McGill, Greg Andrews, Jonathon Patterson, Martin Hilty, Jarred McGill, Adam Sauerwine.
14. (15) : Jim Fuelling, Alyson Spiegel, Isaiah Wellman, Daphne Wellman, Ty Mankey, Alexis Mankey, Jim Cummings, Gary Flaugher, Yvonne Raudenbush, Ashley Malone, Roger Manley, John Bollinger, Richard Marbaugh, Briona Moore, Emalese Fuelling.
13. (2) : Tonya Cornett, Addie Schaefer.
12 (3) : Linda Knittle, Pam Mohr, Peggy Hunter.
11 (1) : Melissa Bergman
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