The NCAA tourney starts Thursday (play-in games won't count for this contest) and people everywhere are filling out their brackets.
But instead of filling out a bracket, try my "Sweet 16" contest we've been playing the last few years. Instead of predicting
almost 70 games, we pick the best sixteen teams in the tournament and
rank them best to worst. The best team will get 16 points for each win,
the second team will get 15 points and so on until you get to the
16th team which gets one point per win. If you put them in the correct
order, your maximum score would be 477 points.
Last year was a train wreck for me, coming in last, while Bryan C. won again. None of us were very close, though, with several upsets last year.
If you want to play along, just post your list of of sixteen, in order, in the comments section and I'll keep a running tally as we go along. The cutoff is Thursday morning.
Oh, and what does the winner get? As always, the satisfaction of a job well done.