NCAA March Madness 2021 – Non-Bracket Challenge

FINAL RESULTS

Baylor used a frantically aggressive defense and outstanding 3 point shooting to win their 1st National Title.

The pool results are as follows: 1st – Chancestradamus 175 pts ($155), 2nd – Zoom 161 pts ($93) and 3rd – Paulie Walnuts 159 pts ($62).    I am still chasing down the last 4 deadbeats, but payment will be on the way.

Final Results:

    Points Rem. Champion Total Points
1 Chancestradamus 175 1 #1 Baylor 163
2 Zoom 161 1 #1 Gonzaga 156
3 paulie walnuts 159 1 #1 Baylor 141
4 Nostradumbass 156 1 #1 Gonzaga 179
5 Gold Chiefs 141 1 #1 Gonzaga 141
6 JimmyV83 139 1 #2 Alabama 154
7 Ivanhoe 135 0 #1 Gonzaga 145
7 MSU Golf 135 1 #1 Gonzaga 137
9 Lippy 134 1 #1 Gonzaga 170
10 Lamar Powell 133 1 #1 Gonzaga 140
11 WILLS-MOMS-RACKET 131 1 #2 Alabama 134
12 Bill Schuetz 125 1 #1 Gonzaga 143
13 COOLTURBAN 1 124 0 #1 Gonzaga 148
14 micktastic 107 1 #1 Gonzaga 157
15 WILL.I.AM 106 0 #1 Illinois 160
15 BarryMcockiner 106 1 #1 Illinois 145
15 Big Red 1 106 1 #1 Illinois 155
18 Mark’s Madness 105 1 #1 Illinois 150
19 Jaws 100 0 #1 Illinois 138
20 Air Jordan 2.0 95 1 #1 Baylor 171
21 COOLTURBAN 2 94 0 #1 Illinois 152
21 Tube Galore 94 0 #2 Iowa 162
23 Dribbling Seaman 89 0 #1 Illinois 159
24 Pete Poppe 87 0 #1 Gonzaga 124
25 Blaze 84 0 #1 Illinois 160
26 Dana Davidson 78 0 #1 Michigan 110
27 The Pickers 70 0 #1 Gonzaga 181
28 Hitman 68 0 #1 Gonzaga 160
29 Rosco 63 0 #1 Illinois 140
30 Big Red 2 53 1 #1 Baylor 156
31 Air Jordan 41 0 #1 Illinois 171

Here are the final team scores for the pool:

  Wins Points Earned
#11 UCLA 4 60
#12 Oregon State 3 48
#15 Oral Roberts 2 38
#6 USC 3 30
#11 Syracuse 2 30
#1 Baylor 5 30
#1 Gonzaga 5 25
#2 Houston 4 24
#8 Loyola-Chicago 2 24
#7 Oregon 2 22
#3 Arkansas 3 21
#5 Creighton 2 18
#5 Villanova 2 18
#14 Abilene Christian 1 18
#13 Ohio 1 17
#13 North Texas 1 17
#4 Florida State 2 16
#1 Michigan 3 15
#10 Maryland 1 14
#10 Rutgers 1 14
#9 Wisconsin 1 13
#2 Alabama 2 12
#8 Oklahoma 1 12
#8 LSU 1 12
#7 Florida SEC 1 11
#6 Texas Tech 1 10
#5 Colorado 1 9
#4 Oklahoma State 1 8
#3 Kansas 1 7
#3 West Virginia 1 7
#2 Iowa 1 6
#1 Illinois 1 5
#2 Ohio State 0 0
#3 Texas 0 0
#4 Virginia 0 0
#4 Purdue 0 0
#5 Tennessee 0 0
#6 BYU 0 0
#6 San Diego State 0 0
#7 UConn 0 0
#7 Clemson 0 0
#8 North Carolina 0 0
#9 Missouri 0 0
#9 St. Bonaventure 0 0
#9 Georgia Tech 0 0
#10 VCU 0 0
#10 Virginia Tech 0 0
#11 Drake 0 0
#11 Utah State 0 0
#12 UC Santa Barbara 0 0
#12 Georgetown 0 0
#12 Winthrop 0 0
#13 UNC Greensboro 0 0
#13 Liberty Atlantic Sun 0 0
#14 Eastern Washington 0 0
#14 Colgate 0 0
#14 Morehead State 0 0
#15 Grand Canyon 0 0
#15 Iona 0 0
#15 Cleveland State 0 0
#16 Norfolk State 0 0
#16 Texas Southern 0 0
#16 Hartford 0 0
#16 Drexel Colonial 0 0

Round 5

Sorry for the delayed update.  Just drove back from Tampa last night.   Anyways, the Final that everyone wants to see if set for tonight with undefeated Gonzaga facing Baylor.  I am not sure this can top Saturday night’s game but it should be good.  

The final standings will not change regardless of who wins tonight.   Chancestradamus wins 1st with Zoom in 2nd and Paulie Walnuts is in 3rd.   

The bottom of this article will be all 64 teams and the points they earned during the tournament.

   

Points

Rem.

Champion

Total Points

1

Chancestradamus

170

2

#1 Baylor

163

2

Zoom

156

2

#1 Gonzaga

156

3

paulie walnuts

154

2

#1 Baylor

141

4

Nostradumbass

151

2

#1 Gonzaga

179

5

Gold Chiefs

136

2

#1 Gonzaga

141

6

Ivanhoe

135

1

#1 Gonzaga

145

7

JimmyV83

134

2

#2 Alabama

154

8

MSU Golf

130

2

#1 Gonzaga

137

9

Lippy

129

2

#1 Gonzaga

170

10

Lamar Powell

128

2

#1 Gonzaga

140

11

WILLS-MOMS-RACKET

126

2

#2 Alabama

134

12

COOLTURBAN 1

124

1

#1 Gonzaga

148

13

Bill Schuetz

120

2

#1 Gonzaga

143

14

WILL.I.AM

106

1

#1 Illinois

160

15

micktastic

102

1

#1 Gonzaga

157

16

BarryMcockiner

101

1

#1 Illinois

145

16

Big Red 1

101

1

#1 Illinois

155

18

Mark’s Madness

100

1

#1 Illinois

150

18

Jaws

100

1

#1 Illinois

138

20

COOLTURBAN 2

94

1

#1 Illinois

152

20

Tube Galore

94

0

#2 Iowa

162

22

Air Jordan 2.0

90

1

#1 Baylor

171

23

Dribbling Seaman

89

1

#1 Illinois

159

24

Pete Poppe

87

1

#1 Gonzaga

124

25

Blaze

84

1

#1 Illinois

160

26

Dana Davidson

78

0

#1 Michigan

110

27

The Pickers

70

1

#1 Gonzaga

181

28

Hitman

68

0

#1 Gonzaga

160

29

Rosco

63

1

#1 Illinois

140

30

Big Red 2

53

1

#1 Baylor

156

31

Air Jordan

41

0

#1 Illinois

171

Points earned by Team:
  Wins Points Earned
#11 UCLA 4 60
#12 Oregon State 3 48
#15 Oral Roberts 2 38
#6 USC 3 30
#11 Syracuse 2 30
#1 Gonzaga 5 25
#1 Baylor 5 25
#2 Houston 4 24
#8 Loyola-Chicago 2 24
#7 Oregon 2 22
#3 Arkansas 3 21
#5 Creighton 2 18
#5 Villanova 2 18
#14 Abilene Christian 1 18
#13 Ohio 1 17
#13 North Texas 1 17
#4 Florida State 2 16
#1 Michigan 3 15
#10 Maryland 1 14
#10 Rutgers 1 14
#9 Wisconsin 1 13
#2 Alabama 2 12
#8 Oklahoma 1 12
#8 LSU 1 12
#7 Florida SEC 1 11
#6 Texas Tech 1 10
#5 Colorado 1 9
#4 Oklahoma State 1 8
#3 Kansas 1 7
#3 West Virginia 1 7
#2 Iowa 1 6
#1 Illinois 1 5
#2 Ohio State 0 0
#3 Texas 0 0
#4 Virginia 0 0
#4 Purdue 0 0
#5 Tennessee 0 0
#6 BYU 0 0
#6 San Diego State 0 0
#7 UConn 0 0
#7 Clemson 0 0
#8 North Carolina 0 0
#9 Missouri 0 0
#9 St. Bonaventure 0 0
#9 Georgia Tech 0 0
#10 VCU 0 0
#10 Virginia Tech 0 0
#11 Drake 0 0
#11 Utah State 0 0
#12 UC Santa Barbara 0 0
#12 Georgetown 0 0
#12 Winthrop 0 0
#13 UNC Greensboro 0 0
#13 Liberty Atlantic Sun 0 0
#14 Eastern Washington 0 0
#14 Colgate 0 0
#14 Morehead State 0 0
#15 Grand Canyon 0 0
#15 Iona 0 0
#15 Cleveland State 0 0
#16 Norfolk State 0 0
#16 Texas Southern 0 0
#16 Hartford 0 0
#16 Drexel Colonial 0 0

 

Round 4 – FINAL

The Final Four is set and one team (UCLA) was also in the First Four.    After 4 rounds, 1st place is held by Chancestradamus, in 2nd is Nostradumbass and in 3rd is Zoom.

    Points Rem. Champion Total Points
1 Chancestradamus 140 4 #1 Baylor 163
2 Nostradumbass 136 4 #1 Gonzaga 179
3 Zoom 126 3 #1 Gonzaga 156
4 Ivanhoe 125 2 #1 Gonzaga 145
5 paulie walnuts 124 3 #1 Baylor 141
6 Gold Chiefs 121 4 #1 Gonzaga 141
7 JimmyV83 119 4 #2 Alabama 154
8 MSU Golf 115 3 #1 Gonzaga 137
9 COOLTURBAN 1 114 2 #1 Gonzaga 148
9 Lippy 114 2 #1 Gonzaga 170
11 Lamar Powell 113 3 #1 Gonzaga 140
12 WILLS-MOMS-RACKET 111 3 #2 Alabama 134
13 Bill Schuetz 105 3 #1 Gonzaga 143
14 micktastic 97 1 #1 Gonzaga 157
15 WILL.I.AM 96 2 #1 Illinois 160
15 BarryMcockiner 96 1 #1 Illinois 145
15 Big Red 1 96 1 #1 Illinois 155
18 Mark’s Madness 95 2 #1 Illinois 150
19 Tube Galore 94 0 #2 Iowa 162
20 Jaws 90 1 #1 Illinois 138
21 Air Jordan 2.0 85 2 #1 Baylor 171
22 COOLTURBAN 2 84 2 #1 Illinois 152
23 Dribbling Seaman 79 1 #1 Illinois 159
24 Dana Davidson 78 1 #1 Michigan 110
25 Pete Poppe 77 1 #1 Gonzaga 124
26 Blaze 74 2 #1 Illinois 160
27 Hitman 68 1 #1 Gonzaga 160
28 The Pickers 60 1 #1 Gonzaga 181
29 Rosco 53 1 #1 Illinois 140
29 Big Red 2 53 1 #1 Baylor 156
31 Air Jordan 41 0 #1 Illinois 171

 

Round 3 – FINAL

After 3 rounds we still have some double digit seeds left.  #12 Oregon State who will face #2 Houston tonight and #11 UCLA who upset #2 Alabama in OT to face #1 Michigan.

The leaderboard has changed once again as Nostradumbass holds first but 2nd is now occupied by Zoom and Paulie Walnuts has moved up to 3rd.

    Points Rem. Champion Total Points
1 Nostradumbass 131 5 #1 Gonzaga 179
2 Zoom 127 3 #1 Gonzaga 156
3 paulie walnuts 125 4 #1 Baylor 141
4 Chancestradamus 123 4 #1 Baylor 163
5 Gold Chiefs 122 5 #1 Gonzaga 141
6 MSU Golf 116 3 #1 Gonzaga 137
7 Lippy 115 3 #1 Gonzaga 170
8 Ivanhoe 113 3 #1 Gonzaga 145
9 COOLTURBAN 1 108 3 #1 Gonzaga 148
9 JimmyV83 108 4 #2 Alabama 154
9 Lamar Powell 108 3 #1 Gonzaga 140
12 WILL.I.AM 102 2 #1 Illinois 160
13 WILLS-MOMS-RACKET 100 3 #2 Alabama 134
14 micktastic 98 2 #1 Gonzaga 157
15 Jaws 96 1 #1 Illinois 138
16 Bill Schuetz 94 3 #1 Gonzaga 143
16 Tube Galore 94 2 #2 Iowa 162
18 BarryMcockiner 91 1 #1 Illinois 145
18 Big Red 1 91 2 #1 Illinois 155
20 Mark’s Madness 84 3 #1 Illinois 150
21 Pete Poppe 83 2 #1 Gonzaga 124
22 Air Jordan 2.0 80 3 #1 Baylor 171
22 Blaze 80 2 #1 Illinois 160
24 Dribbling Seaman 79 2 #1 Illinois 159
25 COOLTURBAN 2 78 2 #1 Illinois 152
25 Dana Davidson 78 1 #1 Michigan 110
27 Hitman 74 1 #1 Gonzaga 160
28 The Pickers 66 1 #1 Gonzaga 181
29 Rosco 59 1 #1 Illinois 140
29 Big Red 2 59 1 #1 Baylor 156
31 Air Jordan 47 0 #1 Illinois 171

Round 3 – Day 1

It’s a leadership change at the top as Nostradumbass is now in first with 111 followed closely by defending champion, Lippy with 110 and in 3rd is Ivanhoe with 108.

Round 2 – Final Results

It’s looking more like Gonzaga is going to continue to roll and the PAC-12 has been doing incredible with both LA universities making it to the Sweet 16.   The Big 10 has only Michigan left after 2 rounds.  

Ivanhoe holds the lead at 101 points followed closely by Nostradumbass at 99 and Chancestradamus at 98.

 

Round 2 – Day 3 Results

Sunday was filled with big upsets, from Loyola Chicago over Illinois, to Oregon State over Oklahoma State to what’s most unlikely as all, Oral Roberts not only beating #2 Ohio State but also taking out #7 Florida.

Ivanhoe now tops the standings with 87 points and 7 teams remaining, followed by Lamar Powell with 83 points and 5 teams remaining.  In 3rd is a tie between Chancestradamus with 6 teams left and Barry Mcockiner with 3 teams left, each with 78 points.

Round 1 – Day 2 Results

Abilene Christian was the big story of Day 2 as Ivanhoe takes over 1st place at 65 points.

Round of 64 – Day 1 Results

The Big 10 had some major disappointments and major upsets as #2 Ohio State loses to #15 Oral Roberts and #4 Purdue loses to #13 North Texas.  

Barry Mcockiner jumps out to an early lead with only half of the games played for this round.

Here We Go – First Round Underway Now

We have 31 players ($310 total) so the prizes are going to be 1st – $155,  2nd- $93 and 3rd – $62.   All updates after each day of play will be posted here.   I am posting the picks here now, but from here on out, I will be posting scores and teams remaining.  You can always scroll down to the this post if you want to see who picked what.  

Here are the picks for each player:

 

Register for the 2021 Competition

Registration for this year’s competition is now open. As always, it’s $10 per entry and prizes are paid out for 1st (50%), 2nd (30%) and 3rd (20%) place finishers.

Rules / Scoring

  • Players must pick 10 teams, pick the tournament winner and total points in the Championship Game.
  • Teams are assigned points for each win based on their seeding (#1-#16) +4. For example, a team ranked #3 in their region gets 7 points for each win.
  • The first tiebreaker is correctly choosing the National Champions the second tiebreaker is the total points in Championship Game. All ties beyond that will lead to equal distribution of prizes for the tied players. For example if there is a two way tie for first both players get 40% of the total pot.

2019 Final Results

1st – Lippy, 2nd – Mark’s Madness, 3rd – Air Jordan

Round 4 Final – Michigan State Upsets Duke

Updated, Monday, April 1st, 9:40 PM

After Round 4, the top two spots have been decided as both Lippy (198 points) and Mark’s Madness (195 points) have locked up 1st and 2nd respectively as they both have all four teams left. Air Jordan 2 with 189 points has locked up 3rd with Auburn winning on Sunday.

Round 4 Sunday Morning Update

Updated, Sunday, March 31st, 10:02 AM

Good morning from Siesta Key, Florida. I apologize for the delay in updates.

Two teams have punched their tickets to the Final Four. Texas Tech and Virginia. Our top 3 in the pool are Lippy (183 points and all 6 teams remaining), Mark’s Madness (180 points and all 6 teams remaining) and Air Jordan 2 (174 points and 5 teams remaining). The top two spots are locked in. Jawz can bypass Air Jordan with Virginia winning the title and Auburn losing today.

Round 2 Final

Updated, Monday, March 25th, 12:26 AM

After Round 2, the Gibraltar Jordan’s own the top 3 spots. (fix?? uh no, I emailed the picks before the first game).. SpartyOn and SpartyOn 2.0 will most likely flame out as the number of teams remaining for both entries are much lower than other contenders such as Air Jordan 2, Lippy and Mark’s Madness.

We’ll see how it works out starting next Thursday.

Updated, Sunday, March 24th, 12:04 AM

Round 1 Update FINAL

Updated, Saturday, March 23rd, 12:15 AM

Round 1 is in the books and as usual, lots of surprises and #12’s over #5’s. Currently, the leader after Round 1 is SpartyOn who hit on 3 of his 4 #12 picks. His 93 points is followed closely by CreaseKing31 at 91 and SpartyOn 2.0 at 88. Dana Davidson who has been at the top of the standings the last two years is in 4th at 78 points but only has 6 teams remaining.

Looking at everyone’s picks, there seems to be a new trend where some players are confusing total points in the Championship Game with their zip codes.

Here are the current standings:

 

Prizes for the top 3 places (50% for first, 30% for 2nd and 20% for 3rd). We have 34 entries so the prize breakdown is:

1st – $170, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $70

 

Below are everyone’s picks. I will clean it up tonight after the games: