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Come one, come all, come get your bracket beaten by The Great Zomboni:

https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/11838/invitation?key=9b13b0a695e777a9&soc_trk=lnk

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2007 DakotaPhx

2008 EERSandBROWNS

2009 T. Couch

2010 Beanpot

2013 Greg

2014 MLD Woody

2015 Jeff (F Tucky)

2016 Beanpot

2017 mjp28

2018 Michael (Bigelow80)

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I'm already there...

Shining up my coin Sunday morning.

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I’m in

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Saturday night live, still time to get in. Selection Sunday March 17, 2019 at 6 pm on CBS.

■ 2019 NCAA MARCH MADNESS ■ Tue, Mar 19, 2019 – Mon, Apr 8, 2019

 

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Well 8 BIG TEN teams have made the big dance with Michigan and Michigan State as #2 seeds.

Good luck everyone!  ;)

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And the winner is ******* MaDness---time still ticking till tip off..your up next

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On 3/17/2019 at 6:03 PM, mjp28 said:

Well 8 BIG TEN teams have made the big dance with Michigan and Michigan State as #2 seeds.

Good luck everyone!  ;)

Back at ya...

Not sure how the Buckeyes made it. Is their stud that finished the season suspended going to play?

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I think I will get every game right this year.

Z

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18 hours ago, Zombo said:

I think I will get every game right this year.

Z

Well 161-1 isn't that bad.......slight edit for the numbers 191-1 on points or 62-1 on picks, so many numbers so little time to proof read. :lol:

.........meanwhile Tommy and mjp 2-0 baby! 

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somebody want to tell Murray St to play like a 12 seed :o...   

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17 minutes ago, gumby73 said:

somebody want to tell Murray St to play like a 12 seed :o...   

Yeah thank goodness I had MARQ one and done. March Madness living up to it's name.  :):(

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5-12's always produce the most "upsets".

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Here's the breakdown of our group's picks to win it all...

  • Duke - 6
  • Gonzaga - 4
  • MSU - 2
  • UNC - 2

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5 hours ago, Tour2ma said:

5-12's always produce the most "upsets".

Ah yes fun with numbers one of my boring hobbies:

Data from the past 34 NCAA Tournaments. The information below is from 1985 through 2018. The first year there were 64 teams in the tournament was 1985. The data shows the record of each seed in the first round of every tournament.

A few Fun Facts:

* In 2018 #1 Seed Virginia lost to #16 UMBC, this was the first and only time a #1 seed lost to a #16 Seed.

* All four #1 seeds have only advanced to the final four 1 time <---- wow, only once? :huh:

* The lowest seed to win a championship was a #8 Seed

* A #5 seed has never won the championship <---- huh? That's wierd. :blink:

The table below shows the records for each pairing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. We analyzed data from 34 tournaments, and there are 4 matchups per tournament, per seeded pair(1 for each region), for a total of 136 games for each seed.

#1 Seed vs #16 Seed - 135-1 - 99.26% Winning Percentage #1 Seed

#2 Seed vs #15 Seed - 128-8 - 94.12% Winning Percentage #2 Seed

#3 Seed vs #14 Seed - 115-21 - 84.56% Winning Percentage #3 Seed

#4 Seed vs #13 Seed - 108-28 - 79.41% Winning Percentage #4 Seed

#5 Seed vs #12 Seed - 89-47 - 65.44% Winning Percentage #5 Seed <---- the big jump -but- 5, 6, 7 all pretty close.

#6 Seed vs #11 Seed - 85-51 - 62.5% Winning Percentage #6 Seed

#7 Seed vs #10 Seed - 84-52 - 61.76% Winning Percentage #7 Seed

#8 Seed vs #9 Seed - 69-67 - 50.74% Winning Percentage #8 Seed

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Day 1 recap, no big leaders and nobody blown out.....yet. Plus the BIG points are still weeks away Day 2 should be fun also.

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4 hours ago, mjp28 said:

#4 Seed vs #13 Seed - 108-28 - 79.41% Winning Percentage #4 Seed

#5 Seed vs #12 Seed - 89-47 - 65.44% Winning Percentage #5 Seed <---- the big jump -but- 5, 6, 7 all pretty close.

And it is the gap that defines the 5-12 as being the upset match up.

 

Interesting that the 8-9 match is basically a coin flip... just as it should be.

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17 hours ago, gumby73 said:

somebody want to tell Murray St to play like a 12 seed :o...   

That was the only real upset of the first day.   There were a couple of  10s over 7s  (Minnesota and Florida, I think), but a 10 over a 7 isn't a big deal.  New Mexico St. had a chance, but a winning shot at the buzzer missed.

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8 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Ah yes fun with numbers one of my boring hobbies:

Data from the past 34 NCAA Tournaments. The information below is from 1985 through 2018. The first year there were 64 teams in the tournament was 1985. The data shows the record of each seed in the first round of every tournament.

A few Fun Facts:

* In 2018 #1 Seed Virginia lost to #16 UMBC, this was the first and only time a #1 seed lost to a #16 Seed.

* All four #1 seeds have only advanced to the final four 1 time <---- wow, only once? :huh:

* The lowest seed to win a championship was a #8 Seed

* A #5 seed has never won the championship <---- huh? That's wierd. :blink:

The table below shows the records for each pairing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. We analyzed data from 34 tournaments, and there are 4 matchups per tournament, per seeded pair(1 for each region), for a total of 136 games for each seed.

#1 Seed vs #16 Seed - 135-1 - 99.26% Winning Percentage #1 Seed

#2 Seed vs #15 Seed - 128-8 - 94.12% Winning Percentage #2 Seed

#3 Seed vs #14 Seed - 115-21 - 84.56% Winning Percentage #3 Seed

#4 Seed vs #13 Seed - 108-28 - 79.41% Winning Percentage #4 Seed

#5 Seed vs #12 Seed - 89-47 - 65.44% Winning Percentage #5 Seed <---- the big jump -but- 5, 6, 7 all pretty close.

#6 Seed vs #11 Seed - 85-51 - 62.5% Winning Percentage #6 Seed

#7 Seed vs #10 Seed - 84-52 - 61.76% Winning Percentage #7 Seed

#8 Seed vs #9 Seed - 69-67 - 50.74% Winning Percentage #8 Seed

Do you have the data on what the lowest seeds went the farthest. 

E.g.  back in 1986 my Cleveland State Vikings went to the sweet 16 as a #14 seed I believe.   Has any seed that low or lower ever done better?

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I found the answer to my question:

15 seeds[edit]

There has only been one 15-seed that won its second-round game.

Year Winner Loser Score
2013 Florida Gulf Coast (7) San Diego State 81–71

14 seeds[edit]

There have been two 14-seeds to win their second-round games. Both were against 6 seeds.

Year Winner Loser Score
1997 Chattanooga (6) Illinois 75–63
1986 Cleveland State (6) St. Joseph's 75–69

 

So, my Vikings are only 1 of 3  15/14 seeds to make the  Sweet 16.

The Vikings coulda/shoulda made it to the Elite 8....but they played Navy with David Robinson in the 3rd round....and the refs allowed Robinson to commit about  50 fouls without calling them.

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27 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

 


There have been two 14-seeds to win their second-round games. Both were against 6 seeds.14 seeds[edit]


So, my Vikings are only 1 of 3  15/14 seeds to make the  Sweet 16.

The Vikings coulda/shoulda made it to the Elite 8....but they played Navy with David Robinson in the 3rd round....and the refs allowed Robinson to commit about  50 fouls without calling them.

I remember that, quite exciting CSU vs my NAVY Middies and the Admiral big David Robinson who carried that team.......decent pro too.

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1 hour ago, mjp28 said:

I remember that, quite exciting CSU vs my NAVY Middies and the Admiral big David Robinson who carried that team.......decent pro too.

Sure, he was a huge man and a great player....but it also helps when the refs don't call fouls on you that you commit.  He went over the back of the somewhat smaller Cleveland State players on every rebound and never got called.  Like I said, his "push off" quota in that game was about 50-100.

(and why are they "your" Navy Middies?)  Did you attend the Naval Academy?

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Another  10-7 "upset"..if you want to call it that.   Iowa over Cincinnati.    (I think the Big Ten has won every game so far).   Also a 9 over an 8....Oklahoma over Ole Miss....but that is not an upset.  The upset is that  OK blasted them by  95-72...not the tight matchup expected from an 8/9 game.

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#1 seed Virginia in trouble again to a 16 seed.    Gardner-Webb ahead of them at halftime 36-30. 

Biggest upset so far just happened:

#13 UC-Irvine beats #4 Kansas St.

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