Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet 16 Contest (2013)

The NCAA tourney starts Thursday (play-in games won't count for this contest) and we're all looking at our brackets trying to determine who'll lose to Kansas.  [Isn't that what we all do this time of year?]

But in addition to 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 high scoring year for all of us, but Kyle ran away with it with a stellar 385 points.

If you want to play along, just post your list of of sixteen, in order, in the comments section (or email me) 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.

6 comments:

Bryan Champ said...

Louisville
Kansas
Miami
New Mexico
Michigan St.
Georgetown
Gonzaga
Indiana
Duke
Florida
Ohio St.
K-State
St. Louis
Michigan
Syracuse
UNLV

Anonymous said...

Richard Altic:

Kansas
Louisville
Wisconsin
Indiana
Ohio State
Marquette
Iowa State
Kansas State
Gonzaga
Duke
Michigan St
Miami FL
St Louis
Michigan
Arizona
Georgetown

coker310 said...

Chris Coker
16 Kansas
15 Syracuse
14 Ohio St
13 Louisville
12 Gonzaga
11 Indiana
10 Miami
9 Duke
8 Michigan
7 K-State
6 Georgetown
5 Michigan St
4 Florida
3 New Mexico
2 St. Louis
1 Butler

Anonymous said...

Zach Bolin

16. Louisville
15. KU
14. Indiana
13. NM
12. Florida
11. Gonzaga
10. Duke
9. Miami
8. Marquette
7. Ohio St
6. Georgetown
5. Michigan St
4. STL
3. Syracuse
2. Michigan
1. Wisconsin

backwards and upside down said...

Yes, it is a homer list. RCJH!

1. KU
2. Louisville
3. Miami
4. New Mexico
5. Indiana
6. Duke
7. Georgetown
8. Gonzaga
9. Syracuse
10. Michigan
11. Kansas State
12. St. Louis
13. Butler
14. Memphis
15. Iowa State
16. Minnesota

Mike Kirby said...

The previous list (backward and upside down) is from Mike Kirby. Don't ask.