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2019 BASKETBALL BRACKET CHALLENGE  FINAL STANDINGS


The 2019 Basketball Bracket Challenge saw Michael Carlton as the victor in what was a competitive and ever changing bracket pool. 

Katie Schwesman was the opening round leader with 161 points.   She and two other went 26-6 in the first round for the best pick percentages.  But by the end of the first weekend, John Neltner has claimed the top spot.  The opening weekend saw a lot of chalk among the top seeds, so only three final four picks from the top forty sheets had been lost.

A chalky opening weekend means really goods games the second weekend, and inevitably teams start to drop off of people's sheets.  John Neltner still led after the sweet sixteen, but his fate was sealed when his national champion North Carolina Tar Heels lost.  David Lamb slipped to the top spot heading into the final four.  But there had been a lot of carnage.  Only four sheets in the top twenty still held a surviving championship team.

Michael not only took the lead on semi-final night, but also clinched the tournament.  When Texas Tech knocked out Michigan State, there was nobody close within 25 points of Michael who had Virigina (the only surviving team left that anyone had picked).  Virginia did go on to win the title, and that did shuffle the prize money around. In all, only three people had picked Virginia to win the tournament.


Rank Team Name Score Correct Best Score Best Correct Champion South West East Midwest
1 Michael Carlton 278 46 278 46 Gonzaga Michigan State Gonzaga Virginia North Carolina
2 David Lamb (2) 271 47 271 47 Kentucky Michigan State Texas Tech Virginia Kentucky
3 David Lamb 269 44 269 44 Virginia Duke Texas Tech Virginia Kentucky
3 Michael Cutcher (2) 269 43 269 43 Virginia Duke Michigan Virginia Kentucky
5 Paul Keel  256 44 256 44 Duke Duke Gonzaga Virginia Kentucky
6 Amanda Woolums 251 42 251 42 Gonzaga Michigan State Gonzaga Virginia Kentucky
6 Dewey Gripshover 1 offline  251 44 251 44 Michigan St. Michigan State Michigan Virginia North Carolina
8 John Neltner 247 43 247 43 N. Carolina Duke Gonzaga Tennessee North Carolina
9 William Robins 243 44 243 44 Tennessee Michigan State Michigan Tennessee Kentucky
10 Jerry Hess 237 42 237 42 Duke Duke Texas Tech Virginia Kansas
11 Aaron Spencer 236 42 236 42 Duke Duke Florida Purdue Kentucky
11 Rob Amos  236 42 236 42 Duke Duke Michigan Tennessee North Carolina
13 Braden Knight 235 42 235 42 Duke Duke Michigan Virginia Kentucky
13 Katie Schwesman 235 40 235 40 Tennessee Michigan State Michigan Tennessee North Carolina
13 Michael Cutcher 235 41 235 41 Duke Duke Gonzaga Virginia North Carolina
13 The Collective (Reference Only) 235 45 235 45 Duke #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
17 brandon green 232 44 232 44 Kentucky Duke Gonzaga Wisconsin Kentucky
17 David Woolums 232 42 232 42 N. Carolina Duke Marquette Tennessee North Carolina
19 Robert Henry Hoskins 230 41 230 41 Michigan St. Michigan State Gonzaga Tennessee North Carolina
20 Dalonda Morris 229 42 229 42 Duke Duke Gonzaga Tennessee Kentucky
21 Mark Douyere (2) 228 43 228 43 N. Carolina Duke Gonzaga Virginia North Carolina
22 Tom Brisken 223 42 223 42 Kentucky Duke Gonzaga Virginia Kentucky
23 Michael Cutcher (3) 222 40 222 40 Gonzaga Michigan State Gonzaga Tennessee Kentucky
24 Susan Weldishofer (2) 221 40 221 40 Duke Duke Florida State Purdue Kentucky
25 Lee Becker 220 43 220 43 Kentucky Michigan State Gonzaga Purdue Kentucky
26 matt donahue 219 42 219 42 Duke Duke Florida State Tennessee North Carolina
27 ron winkler 217 42 217 42 Duke Duke Gonzaga Tennessee North Carolina
28 Brad Hamant 216 40 216 40 Duke Duke Michigan Virginia North Carolina
29 Kevin Reynolds (offline) 215 38 215 38 Duke Duke Michigan Virginia Kentucky
30 Donny Webber (2) 214 42 214 42 Kentucky Duke Gonzaga Virginia Kentucky
31 Susan Murch 210 41 210 41 Tennessee Duke Florida State Purdue North Carolina
32 Susan Murch (2) 209 34 209 34 Virginia VCU Gonzaga Virginia Iowa St
33 Amy Melone 207 41 207 41 Duke Duke Gonzaga Virginia North Carolina
33 Dewey Gripshover 2 offline  207 41 207 41 Kentucky Duke Gonzaga Villanova Kentucky
33 Steve Anneken 1 offline  207 38 207 38 N. Carolina Duke Florida State Purdue North Carolina
36 ALL FAVS (Reference Only) 205 41 205 41 Duke #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
37 Eric Eslnger 203 40 203 40 Duke Duke Michigan Virginia North Carolina
38 David Stube 199 38 199 38 Duke Duke Michigan Tennessee Kentucky
39 Ben Mouch (2) 198 41 198 41 Gonzaga Duke Gonzaga Tennessee North Carolina
39 Mark Douyere (3) 198 39 198 39 Duke Duke Michigan Virginia North Carolina
41 Ben Mouch 197 40 197 40 Duke Duke Michigan Tennessee North Carolina
42 Mark Douyere 194 39 194 39 Duke Duke Michigan Virginia North Carolina
42 Scott McPhail 194 38 194 38 N. Carolina Duke Michigan Virginia North Carolina
44 Scott Brigger 192 38 192 38 Duke Duke Florida State Tennessee North Carolina
45 Eric Eslnger (2) 190 38 190 38 Gonzaga Duke Gonzaga Tennessee Houston
46 Joe Frost 189 36 189 36 Michigan St. Michigan State Michigan Tennessee North Carolina
46 Susan Weldishofer (3) 189 35 189 35 N. Carolina Duke Florida State Villanova North Carolina
48 Gannon E 186 35 186 35 Tennessee Duke Florida State Tennessee Houston
49 Susan Weldishofer 162 32 162 32 Duke Duke Michigan Cincinnati North Carolina


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