Updated CougCenter NCAA tournament contest standings

Kevin C. Cox

Are you one of the people who has a chance to earn the fame that comes with winning a CougCenter NCAA tournament contest?

With the first of the two Final Four semifinal matchups set to tip off just after 3 p.m. PDT today, here's a look at how CougCenter's two contests -- the bracket challenge and author draft -- stand heading into the final three games of the NCAA tournament.

Bracket Challenge

Here's the current top 10:

Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Points Possible Pts
1 HighSchoolQuarterback 48 30 20 16 - Louisville 114 148
2 dflynnwsu 46 39 20 8 - Louisville 113 147
2 Johnson's Bracket 44 33 20 16 - Florida 113 126
4 Mark Sandritter 50 33 20 8 - Florida 111 124
5 91coug 48 30 15 16 - Louisville 109 143
6 jvanwsu 44 36 20 8 - Miami (FL) 108 108
7 wakefu 5 46 33 20 8 - Florida 107 120
7 It'satrap 46 33 20 8 - Louisville 107 141
7 Smiley Snacks Brack Attack 42 24 25 16 - Syracuse 107 141
7 Jeedf 46 30 15 16 - Michigan 107 154

Mark is carrying the flag for the authors. Thanks bud! Now, let's look at the possibilities. Here are the top 10 in order of potential:

Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Points Possible Pts
Jeedf 46 30 15 16 - Michigan 107 154
HighSchoolQuarterback 48 30 20 16 - Louisville 114 148
dflynnwsu 46 39 20 8 - Louisville 113 147
91coug 48 30 15 16 - Louisville 109 143
It'satrap 46 33 20 8 - Louisville 107 141
Smiley Snacks Brack Attack 42 24 25 16 - Syracuse 107 141
msgp501st 46 30 20 8 - Louisville 104 138
TrueCoug 42 33 20 8 - Louisville 103 137
natekelly425 46 30 15 8 - Michigan 99 133
From Way Downtown 46 30 15 8 - Louisville 99 133
Michael Preston 46 30 15 8 - Louisville 99 133
Orange Duck WSU 46 30 15 8 - Louisville 99 133

But since that's not quite specific enough for me, here's how the winners play out in each possible scenario:

  • Louisville win + Michigan win + Louisville champ or Louisville win + Syracuse win + Louisville champ: HighSchoolQuarterback
  • Louisville win + Michigan win + Michigan champ or Wichita State win + Michigan win + Michigan champ or Wichita State win + Michigan win + Wichita State champ: Jeedf
  • Louisville win + Syracuse win + Syracuse champ or Wichita State win + Syracuse win + Syracuse champ or Wichita State win + Syracuse win + Wichita State champ: Smiley Snacks Brack Attack

It's a three-horse race! Full standings here.

Author Draft Standings


Here, it's a two-horse race -- sort of.

Colo_2

Since I'm guaranteed to get at least four points, I will finish with 57 points minimum. If Wichita State wins the championship, Kyle will tie me. If Louisville wins it all, as expected, Craig still will be 15 points away from fourth place.

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