HighSchoolQuarterback wins the CougCenter bracket challenge

USA TODAY Sports

Among the many people who picked Louisville, he/she (hey, we don't know!) did enough in the early rounds to eke out a victory by a solitary point.

The NCAA tournament came to an end on Monday, but I've been slammed this week with other responsibilities, so I'm a little late on posting these final results. Congratulations to HighSchoolQuarterback, who won the CougCenter bracket challenge by just one point thanks to correctly picking two of the Final Four teams - a feat accomplished by just five of the 97 entries.

HighSchoolQuarterback, you are now immortalized on our Contest Champions page.

Bracket challenge top 10

Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Points
1 HighSchoolQuarterback 48 30 20 16 13 21 (Louisville) 148
2 dflynnwsu 46 39 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 147
3 91coug 48 30 15 16 13 21 (Louisville) 143
4 It'satrap 46 33 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 141
5 msgp501st 46 30 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 138
6 TrueCoug 42 33 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 137
7 Orange Duck WSU 46 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 133
8 Michael Preston 46 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 133
9 From Way Downtown 46 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 133
10 Jeedf 46 30 15 16 26 0 (Michigan) 133

I'd like to personally thank Michael Preston for finishing in the top 10 to uphold the honor of all of us CougCenter authors.

Author draft results

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Hooray! I win! Suck it, Sherwood.

Full bracket challenge standings

Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Points
1 HighSchoolQuarterback 48 30 20 16 13 21 (Louisville) 148
2 dflynnwsu 46 39 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 147
3 91coug 48 30 15 16 13 21 (Louisville) 143
4 It'satrap 46 33 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 141
5 msgp501st 46 30 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 138
6 TrueCoug 42 33 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 137
7 Orange Duck WSU 46 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 133
8 Michael Preston 46 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 133
9 From Way Downtown 46 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 133
10 Jeedf 46 30 15 16 26 0 (Michigan) 133
11 Eramm 42 33 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 132
12 le support excellente 42 33 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 132
13 coug2828 46 33 10 8 13 21 (Louisville) 131
14 Klokkins 44 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 131
15 pf_flyer's Bracket 38 30 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 130
16 Birdmills 46 27 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 130
17 hollyweirdcoug 42 30 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 129
18 Rogs2 40 27 20 8 13 21 (Louisville) 129
19 SpectreFCO 44 27 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 128
20 Johnson's Bracket 44 33 20 16 13 0 (Florida) 126
21 Ryan's Bracket 46 27 10 8 13 21 (Louisville) 125
22 Mark Sandritter 50 33 20 8 13 0 (Florida) 124
23 King Bracket Go Cougs 42 24 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 123
24 Black Dynamite 44 24 10 8 13 21 (Louisville) 120
25 wakefu 5 46 33 20 8 13 0 (Florida) 120
26 sdcoug09 40 27 10 8 13 21 (Louisville) 119
27 AustinCoug 38 24 15 8 13 21 (Louisville) 119
28 Grady Clapp Buffalo Wild Wings 44 33 20 8 13 0 (Indiana) 118
29 DemonDes 40 30 5 8 13 21 (Louisville) 117
30 Jeff Nusser 50 30 15 8 13 0 (Indiana) 116
31 Darren's Dandy Bracket 38 30 5 8 13 21 (Louisville) 115
32 Danny Brackatocious 44 33 15 8 13 0 (Indiana) 113
33 cleefrank 46 30 15 8 13 0 (Kansas) 112
34 Fractal 46 30 15 8 13 0 (Florida) 112
35 natekelly425 46 30 15 8 13 0 (Michigan) 112
36 snakecoug88 42 33 15 8 13 0 (Florida) 111
37 Philkid3 40 30 20 8 13 0 (Indiana) 111
38 pberish 42 27 20 8 13 0 (No Pick) 110
39 t-line_coug 46 33 10 8 13 0 (Miami (FL)) 110
40 T. Provenzo 40 33 15 8 13 0 (Miami (FL)) 109
41 jvanwsu 44 36 20 8 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 108
42 Smiley Snacks Brack Attack 42 24 25 16 0 0 (Syracuse) 107
43 WinTheDay 38 33 15 8 13 0 (Kansas) 107
44 Rowsmasterflex 44 27 15 8 13 0 (Kansas) 107
45 Powers 40 30 15 8 13 0 (Indiana) 106
46 EZ Crew's Excellent Bracket 52 36 10 8 0 0 (Gonzaga) 106
47 BleedCrimson 40 30 15 8 13 0 (Indiana) 106
48 ChrisGTE 46 36 15 8 0 0 (Indiana) 105
49 Cougofthenorth 40 36 20 8 0 0 (Indiana) 104
50 Coug999 42 33 20 8 0 0 (Florida) 103
51 cougar troll 44 30 20 8 0 0 (Indiana) 102
52 NW Pirate fan 44 30 20 8 0 0 (Gonzaga) 102
53 Big Wood 48 33 20 0 0 0 (Indiana) 101
54 WYWSALO 46 33 20 0 0 0 (Gonzaga) 99
55 Cougs can't dance 40 27 10 8 13 0 (Indiana) 98
56 Aaron Whiteman 42 33 15 8 0 0 (Indiana) 98
57 WSUScottie 40 27 10 8 13 0 (Miami (FL)) 98
58 Pullmaniac 42 36 20 0 0 0 (Duke) 98
59 WazzuCoug21 46 27 15 8 0 0 (Gonzaga) 96
60 LundgaardK's Bracket 46 30 20 0 0 0 (Indiana) 96
61 SpazBall 38 30 20 8 0 0 (Gonzaga) 96
62 goocugs1977 42 21 10 8 13 0 (Indiana) 94
63 Brian Anderson 44 24 5 8 13 0 (Indiana) 94
64 olypencoug 42 33 10 8 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 93
65 dfrai05 40 24 20 8 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 92
66 02coug Bracket 44 33 15 0 0 0 (Indiana) 92
67 LeaveItToWeaver 38 27 5 8 13 0 (Miami (FL)) 91
68 jackswift 48 33 10 0 0 0 (Indiana) 91
69 Brett Gleason 44 36 10 0 0 0 (Indiana) 90
70 coug123 42 30 10 8 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 90
71 nja1281 46 27 15 0 0 0 (Indiana) 88
72 wsu4life 46 27 15 0 0 0 (Indiana) 88
73 wsucoug86's Swell Bracket 48 30 10 0 0 0 (Kansas) 88
74 PrimmTime11 42 30 15 0 0 0 (Kansas) 87
75 forte40 44 27 15 0 0 0 (Duke) 86
76 Jeff Collier 44 27 15 0 0 0 (Ohio St.) 86
77 Kevin J's Bracket 38 33 15 0 0 0 (Gonzaga) 86
78 Knights of Apollo 36 27 15 8 0 0 (Indiana) 86
79 Kleene's Best Bracket 44 27 15 0 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 86
80 jeremyb91 46 30 10 0 0 0 (Indiana) 86
81 Schote's Cougs 48 27 10 0 0 0 (Indiana) 85
82 Ryan's Reasonable Bracket 42 33 10 0 0 0 (Kansas) 85
83 D-Low would Go 40 30 15 0 0 0 (Kansas) 85
84 slabsides 46 27 10 0 0 0 (Michigan St.) 83
85 Fire Bone & Hire Walton 42 21 10 8 0 0 (Gonzaga) 81
86 Ryan Whitehead 48 27 5 0 0 0 (Gonzaga) 80
87 johnnycougar 46 24 10 0 0 0 (Duke) 80
88 Logan's Legendary Bracket 38 27 15 0 0 0 (Indiana) 80
89 Tymartin3 38 24 15 0 0 0 (Indiana) 77
90 cougbuddy 48 24 5 0 0 0 (Michigan St.) 77
91 RightPaw's Bracket of Doom 44 27 5 0 0 0 (N.C. State) 76
92 couginthepink 48 18 10 0 0 0 (Florida) 76
93 shel_roz 34 18 15 8 0 0 (Ohio St.) 75
94 Cougfan45 44 24 5 0 0 0 (Georgetown) 73
95 lunchbox's Bold Bracket 36 18 15 0 0 0 (Duke) 69
96 DrJohan 44 18 5 0 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 67
97 HitKing69 40 12 10 0 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 62
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