Perhaps “GoU!NU!!!” should be hired by Chris Collins. Anyone in the top percentile of the overall ESPN pool at this point should be getting props for knowing something the rest of us don’t. The LTP Tourney Pool leader is slightly ahead of the pack with a phenomenal 410 point total and is in the 99.9th percentile in the entire ESPN pool in a crazy March Madness opening weekend. However, if Saturday is any indication of what Sunday may bring, the leader of our leader board may be fleeting. Actually, perhaps more impressive is the current favorite to win the pool, “rco3rd 1”, who is in second place with 400 points and an amazing 1360 possible points remaining. Rco3rd is in the 99.5 percentile of all ESPN brackets.
Yours truly is in 106th place with only 330 points. Somehow, I’m clinging to the fact my Final Four is still in tact (Florida, MSU, Wichita State, Michigan) as reason for hope. [Eds. note: PRR is in a tie for second]
Here’s a look at the current top ten. It’s important to note “PPR”, or possible points remaining, as well as the national champion pick. For example, the very last entrant in the top ten is in big trouble having picked Syracuse to win it all.
The Big Ten, aside from Ohio State, is faring pretty darn well. Michigan State staved off a massive comeback from Harvard to advance to the Sweet 16 again. Michigan looked very, very good in dominating Texas and is making me look smart with my Final Four pick. Wisconsin showed what a home court advantage can do in a game with an amazing comeback against Oregon. Buckle up folks, and may your Final Four stay in one piece.