Only hit 8/16 of the Sweet Sixteen. K-State, Louisville, and Pitt all hurt.
OT: How's your bracket?
It looks like a West Virginian couch (ie: on fire).
Thanks a million, Pitt and Louisville. I thought I was hating on the Big East enough as it was. You sure showed me.
ie. Charlie Sheen's crotch
I've got 10 of them but 7 of them come from the left side of the bracket. I was looking good til Pitt and Notre Dame died. Purdue losing didn't help either. This is the 2nd year in a row I officially hate the Big East.
On the upside I picked Richmond as my 12-5 upset and a sleeper to the 16!
It's always a good feeling when you pick a big upset accurately.
I picked Northern Iowa to beat Kansas last year, so I don't feel like a total chump for picking mostly higher seeds this year.
Yeah, I was feeling good until Notre Dame lost. Had them against TSDS in the NC game. :(
All but FLst, VCU, Richmond, Butler and Marquette. I had Pitt in the final four, but a lot of people in my group at least had them in the elite 8, so it didn't really hurt me too much.
I'd say I'm in reasonably good shape, but this next weekend is going to be make or brake for my bracket as I had SDSU making it through, which no one else has.
Mainly messing up in the SW and picking Pitt and Cuse.
I had Syracuse and Notre Dame losing in the second round, but to different teams. Already have 2 final four teams out (texas and pitt). Glad I didn't wager more than a few dollars this year.
Texas in the final four was a very bad idea. I was about 90% sure they wouldn't get to the sweet 16 after their late season losses to bubble teams.
Not as bad as having texas in the final. I figured theyre good defence would be able to win some close games. damn. ND Purdue and Pitt losing didnt help either. and BYU and wisconsin winning isnt helping me either damn.
I bought into the Big East hype, and got burned for it.
The left side of my bracket looks very pretty, the right side...not so much. Still have 6/8, and 4/4 alive though.
All those red blotches on my bracket make it look like a CSI crime scene. But the first round doesn't count cause I picked all my friends and the rest is Louisville.
9. It's on fire.
Never again Big East.
Only half of them and lost three of my four Final Four teams (Pitt, Cuse and Texas) this weekend. What a trainwreck.
I won my office pool last year, so I'm in the black for the next 2-3 years anyway, but I need kansas to win it all, anything else and I'm out
I got 9,
Oh Lie Oh State, Kentucky, UNC, Duke, UCONN, SDSU, Kansas, BYU, Florida,
I did terrible in the Southwest.
I only have 10/16 left, but most importantly, I have 7/8 left and my entire final 4. ND is the only team that has really boned me. I have learned my lesson on Pitt the past couple of years to not run them past the second round, and had Wisconsin beating them anyway. ND is this year's lesson.
I have also seen why James Boeheim has only been to a couple of Final Fours in his 1000 years of coaching Syracuse as well, and will continue to aplly their failures to future brackets.
^ Its Jim Boeheim
Are you being serious? I realize he is often goes by Jim.
The bracket I play only lists 16 teams, so you have to pick the sweet 16 before the tournament even starts. I lost Xavier, Oakland, and Old Dominion because I was picking them to upset Syracuse, Texas, and Pittsburgh respectively but I don't think I'll get hurt since many people had picked the favorites.
Everyone picked Louisville. Notre Dame and Purdue Hurt, but I've got my final 4 and 7 of my elite 8 alive.
So, to answer 10/16 still going strong.
I'll never go chalk or pick BE teams to go far into the tournament ever again.
Would have gotten you 10 of the 16. Though the best course this year would have been to copy Obama, who's 39 of 48.
Just 9. And 3 of my Elite 8 teams are gone (ND, Cuse, and Pitt).
I have only 7 of 16. And the three teams you listed I had in my final four. I always tell myself not to pick big east teams, but I never listen. This year it burned me big time...
Just 9 here too. I got OSU, UK, UNC, Duke, Arizona, SDSU, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Florida right. I picked Syracuse, Cincinatti, Lousville, Purdue, ND, Pitt, and St Johns.
In other words, Fuck you Big East.
But the right side of my bracket is already done right up to the final. I have no more games left to be played on that half. My left side is going much better since I've only gotten 2 games wrong on that half.
That being said was hoping for Syracuse to knock out tOSU. Hoping Marquette is up to the task.
Marquette (or Syracuse had they won) play UNC next not OSU. Or were you assuming either would beat UNC and thinking ahead already?
I'm 8/16 in the sweet 16. The West is good, missing only Texas. My Southwest bracket is a mess.
I have 7/8 still alive for the elite 8, though (why I had faith in *gag* notre dame I'll never know). I stil have osu, unc, duke, uconn, byu (yes, the fighting jimmers will beat florida!), wisco, and kansas still viable.
Can you believe either VCU or Fla St could make the elite 8???
I've got 10/16, but was a heartbeat from being a dominating 12/16, with the Michigan and Pitt losses. I had Michigan in the Elite Eight, and honestly thought we would beat Duke, not just a homer pick. Having Michigan coupled with my picks of Richmond and Marquette would have been huge, but Pitt was my national champ, so I took a big hit. Now, I root for obscurity.
I made a bracket purely based on KenPom ratings. I've got 10/16 and am at the 99%ile on Yahoo. That'll probably decline, but following KenPom might be a good strategy for the first round or two.
But I'm tracking it too. Actually doing a little better than me, But Kenpom has a lot riding on SDS and BYU, and Syracuse losing hurt them. And obviously the National Champ will make or break it.
I'm currently at 11/16. Missed on Marquette, Butler, FSU, VCU, and Richmond. At the moment I'm on the top of my pool, but I think I'm going to take a pretty precipitous tumble by the time the Final Four rolls around (damn you Pitt! *shakes fist vainly towards the sky*).
Had spring break last week. Was in Daytona. Picked while drunk. Picked ND... damn...
10/16. I had FSU beating ND, and I was 1 goofy red-head 3 pointer away from Kansas State being in.
Does anybody notice that conferences that are not very highly rated during the regular season end up doing well in the tourney?
Example: This year, Big East and Big10 were supposed to be the power conferences. Big East - 3 teams out of 16. Big10: 2 teams out of 16. Meanwhile, the ACC which was supposed to be crappy has 3 teams and the Mighty Colonial Athletic has 2 teams as well.
Last year, the Pac10 was God awful with only 1 bid who ended up in the Sweet16. A few years back (2005), when the ACC was the deepest in the country and the Big10 was awful....the Big10 ended up having 2 teams in the FF and most of the ACC flamed out rather quickly (despite UNC winning it all). It seems to me that a tough conference burns teams out through the course of the regular season.
Top 10 out of 311 in the mgoblog group.
9 outta 16
but only 3 elite 8 teams left for me (OSU, Duke and SDSU)
OSU, Duke, Kansas and FL...........would have gladly given up my brackets for the upset win against Duke yesterday.........MI played well.
Incorrectly picked Syracuse, Purdue, Pitt and St. John's. Doing way better than I expected since I had all four of those in the elite 8.
plus my final four still intact. Took heavy damage on Sunday.
Same here. Have OSU, Duke, BYU, and Kansas in the Final Four
11/16, but I've already lost half of my Final Four (Pitt and ND).
On the plus side I did get Richmond right.
9/16. But my Final Four is still intact, so I'm happy.
I'm much better at picking who is going to lose than who is going to win. I saw teams like Pitt getting upset, but not as early and not to the same teams that I predicted.
that is all.
Biffed on Syracuse (which is ok, I had NC beating them), Texas (damn goofy end of game is costing me the pool lead), Louisville, Purdue, and ND (which isn't all bad, since Kansas is my champ), Pitt and KSU (NOW Wisconsin starts to score). All but Pitt and Purdue are left in my 8, 3 Final Four teams, and both Championship Game teams. I didn't really want to pick Pitt, but couldn't see who would come out of the SE, so I went with the best odds. (Man, I wish Michigan was the 8 seed in THAT region). I could really see any of the top 8 seeds make it, and not only not be shocked, but not even be mildly surprised. And I guess I'm rooting for the #8 at this point. Though OSU has looked the best so far.
Glad I didn't invest highly in the Big East. I have 9/16, but am damn close to having 12.
I'll never buy into a Pitt or Notre Dame team until I am shown otherwise. Same goes for Texas. If you don't think coaching plays into tournament success, look at these three programs that are talented as hell every year but always come up short in pivotal situations in big games.
7 of 16 teams are still playing. Should've gotten Washington if Washington played smarter at the end of the game against UNC. Texas on a weird 5 sec call by the ref. Sparty for failing once again. Fell victim to Belmont's hype but didn't put too much faith on Wisconsin. Pitt for failing once again. ND for failing just like the rest of the Big East. Purdue for falling victim to a hot VCU. Morehead State for not showing up against Richmond.
You mean the bracket where I had four Big Ten teams meeting in the final four? Yeah.
my bracket is toast, but I'd rather lose 15 bucks than EVER sway on my dedicated hatred of Duke and Ohio State.
11/16!! I got Arizona right! I'm currently 99.1 percentile on espn
Well before Sat I was doing phenomenal but since I had Pitt winning it all the stupidiest foul I have ever seen on basketball court did not help me whatsoever. I still have 9 teams in the 16 but Im done.
My best pick so far was Marquette over Syracuse. I'm in a pool with a lot of Cuse fans though so it was logical for me to pick against them.
10/16. Tied for first place. It's all about BYU winning their matchup for me.
I only have 8/16. The Big East also screwed me over.
Not so hot...