Posts Tagged ‘college basketball’

Bracket – 1st Weekend Carnage

Wow what a first weekend in the tournament. Lots of upsets, including my beloved Lobos going down on Saturday to a better (at least on this day) Washington team. My bracket, as well as about half of the nation, could be on its way to a sinking ship as Kansas fell to Northern Iowa in the upset of the tournament. However, I do still have 7 of 8 Elite Eight teams in, so I might end up being OK. I’m 2nd in the pools I’m participating in, so I have it set up pretty good if things fall my way. I’ll be rooting hard against Syracuse and Kentucky, though. Here’s how my bracket looks after the carnage.

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My Bracket Picks

So after all my bracket predictions were done and the actual brackets announced, I calculated my Paymon score. For those of you not familiar with this, the Paymon score is a calculation of bracket efficiency. Here’s how they score it:

3 points for every team you correctly place in the field
2 points for every team you correctly seed
1 point for every team you seed within +/- 1 of their actual seed.

The Bracket Matrix (http://bracketproject.50webs.com/matrix.htm) computes these Paymon scores for many of the reputable bracket sites across the web. This year, the leading bracket had a Paymon score of 322 (65 teams, 33 correctly seeded, 61 within +/- 1 of their seed). My Paymon score this year was a mighty fine 316 (63 teams, 36 correctly seeded, 55 within +/- 1 of their seed), which would be good for 8th on the Bracket Matrix out of 83 brackets! This means I would’ve beaten the likes of ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, CBS College Sports and CollegeRPI.com’s Jerry Palm, Yahoo! Rivals.com’s Mike Hugenin, Bracketology 101 (considered widely to be one of the best bracket sites out there), and even The Bracket Project, who creates the matrix.

Anyway, guess I should submit for next year to be included in the matrix. We’ll see how that goes. Anyway, now comes selecting the actual bracket, and picking the winner. I’ve spent the morning calculating, and below is how my bracket looks this year. What do you all think? If you have a comment, or just want to trash-talk, leave a comment!

2010 NCAA Prediction Bracket – Feb. 26

2010 NCAA Prediction Bracket – Feb. 24

Had some time, so I did another version of the bracket this morning. What do you all think?

2010 NCAA Prediction Bracket – Feb. 22

So this blog is supposed to be my place for pretty much anything and everything I’m thinking, feeling or doing at the time. I’m a member of The Lobo Lair, being a huge UNM basketball fan now, and something I’ve done for my own fun as well as to try to spread the love on that forum is to create an NCAA prediction bracket. This is round 2. I apologize for the small font, but if you click on the picture, you can see a blown-up version. Enjoy!