Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NCAA Tournament Pool

Final Standings!!!

The University of Connecticut defeated the Kentucky Wildcats last night, and by picking the Huskies, J.C. Carralero is our champion.  He jumps from 4th to 1st place, making Barkley Sosa slide back to 2nd, Cesar Gonzalez moves to 3rd and Your Tournament Host finishes just out of the money in 4th.  Steve Usma gets his money back for finishing in last place.

I have been delinquent in getting the PayPal information out, because apparently it is much simpler than I thought.  If you are paying via PayPal - all you need is my e-mail address, sosalaw@yahoo.com.  Make sure you hit the friends and family selection so that PayPal will not take fees out of the total.

A great tournament everybody.  Would hope you all come back into the pool again next year!

Your Tournament Host!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NCAA Tournament Pool

NCAA TOURNAMENT POOL STANDINGS
Championship Monday

WOW - this tournament has definitely taken another unexpected turn as we lost another potential champion when overall number 1 seed and overwhelming favorite Florida lost to Connecticut.  In the other half, eighth seeded Kentucky beat 2 seed Wisconsin, meaning that we have the highest seeds to ever collectively play in the NCAA Championship game (15).  The picks of the day go to Barkley Sosa and JC Carralero, for selecting Kentucky and Connecticut respectively.  Although a few (very few) of the other entries had Kentucky or Connecticut, Barkley and JC put themselves right into the championship picture, especially since Barkley is now the tournament leader!  

For those of you STILL waiting for PayPal information - I am a complete idiot.  I have never used PayPal before, and I set up an account.  However, I do not know what information that I am supposed to give you to know into what account you should pay.  I have searched and searched, but apparently - as I said before - I am an idiot.  If someone can e-mail me at sosalaw@yahoo.com to let me know what information other than the e-mail address that I need to give you that will be greatly appreciated!

For now, Barkley leads, but JC has a chance to win with a Connecticut victory Monday night!

On to the standings:

1.  Barkley Sosa – 118
2. Cesar Gonzalez – 111
3. Pepe Sosa – 108
4. J.C. Carralero 1 – 107  UCONN
5. Jason Spuhler – 106
6. Karen Katz – 101
7. Jane Reynolds – 100
8. Brent Bellinger – 99
Robert Tanen – 99
10. Steffan Alexander – 96
11. Alvaro Gonzalez – 96
Ava Manon Gonzalez – 96
13. Jacey Fowler I – 95
Michael Litsey – 95
15. Meredith Tanen – 94
16. Cheryl Spuhler – 93
17. Adam Jorgensen – 92
Mango Merchant – 92
19. Colleen Hamilton 1 – 91
Marc Rodney – 91
21. Kim Bancsi I – 90
22. Erin Devlin – 89
Abigail Sosa – 89
24. Debbie Igdaloff Nieman – 88
Train Zimmerman – 88
26. Willa Fearrington 2 – 86
Carolyn Fowler – 86
Carolyn Fowler and Jane Reynolds – 86
29. Kyle Henderson 1 – 85
Greg Kummerlan – 85
31. Trouble Kroesen – 84
32. Megan Kossove – 83
Anthony LaPira – 83
              Ashley Poer 1 – 83
35. Albert Harper III – 82
Melissa Lazaerchick – 82
37. Kyle Henderson 2 – 81
Rich Samuels - 81
39. Jacey Fowler II – 80
        Hershey Zdrowak – 80
Keith Zdrowak – 80
42. Silas Nichols – 79
Hannah Sosa – 79
44. J.C. Carralero 2 – 78
Allison Parker I – 78
Jonathan Wasserman I – 78
47. Ashley Poer 2 – 77
George Walks 1 – 77
Katie Zdrowak – 77
50. Matt Hopps – 76
51. Kim  Bancsi 2 – 75
         Stacia Wilkaitis – 75
Michael Williams 3 – 75
54. Jack Henderson – 74
Kyle Henderson 3 – 74
Philip Kroesen – 74
Antonio Marinucci – 74
Allison Parker 2 – 74
Jonathan Wasserman 2 – 74
60. Willa Fearrington 1 – 73
Martha Kroesen – 73
62. Sam Lozier – 72
Matt Nemo Nieman – 72
64. Kingfish Parham – 69
65. Sean McInerney 2 – 68
Michael Williams 2 – 68
67. Bridget Talley –67
Ryan Whitten – 67
69. Hilary Kroesen – 66
Mac Kroesen – 66
Katie Butler Litsey – 66
72. Eric Inge – 65
Ty Leatherman – 65
Alex Sotelo –
75. Griffey Parker – 64
76. Arlene Hopps – 63
George Walks 3 – 63
78. Bill Lazarchick – 62
Colin White – 62
            Day Yi – 62
81. Sean McInerney 1 – 61
Sasha Moon –  61
Justin Yung – 61
84. Colleen Hamilton 2 – 60
George Walks 5 – 60
86. Hilary Grace – 59
87. Amy Zdrowak – 58
Joshua Zdrowak – 58
89. Chris Kroesen – 57
Michael Williams 1 – 57
91. J.C. Carralero 3 – 54
Tanya Fresneda – 54
Christina Pagdilao – 54
94. George Walks 4 – 52
95. Kristen Bolton – 51
96. George Walks 2 – 48
97. Steven Usma – 39

Monday, March 31, 2014

NCAA Tournament Pool

NCAA TOURNAMENT POOL STANDINGS
Onto the Final Four

We lost another potential champion when Connecticut beat Michigan State.  The second game was just as important as several people had Michigan in the Final Four and a few hand them in the championship game.

The top of the charts tightened up as 89 people in the pool failed to earn any points yesterday.  That leaves only 8 who gained ground on everyone else, including Barkley Sosa, who picked Kentucky for the Final Four, and is the highest bracket with both teams in her championship game left in the tournament.  Barkley was joined in selecting Kentucky by Pepe Sosa, Mango Merchant and Kyle Henderson 1.

Not to be outdone, Connecticut had exactly four entries that thought the Huskies could get this far:  JC Carralero 1, Steffan Alexander, JC Carralero 2 and Alex Sotelo.

The Sosa and Carralero brackets just picked their favorite teams (although they likely actually thought their favorite teams had enough talent to advance this far), so the picks of the day go to Mango Merchant, Kyle Henderson 1, Steffan Alexander and Alex Sotelo.

I do have to give some - but not much (and not pool related) - credit to Adam Jorgensen, who in December declared at lunch that the Big 10 would have 3 Final Four teams.  They didn't, but they did come awfully close.  Of course, Adam was referring at the time to Indiana and two out of Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State - so he wasn't that close.

Three of the four remaining teams are selected as potential champions, with nobody having Kentucky winning it all.  I will try, if I have time, to send out the final calculations of the final standings on the 8 different outcomes of the Final Four later in the week, so everybody will be 100% clear on where they stand.

For now, Cesar Gonzalez still leads, but the pack is charging up on him!

On to the standings:

1. Cesar Gonzalez – 111 Florida/Arizona
2. Barkley Sosa – 108  Florida/Kentucky
3. Jason Spuhler – 106  Florida/Louisville
4. Karen Katz – 101  Florida/Louisville
5. Jane Reynolds – 100  Iowa State/Wichita State
6. Brent Bellinger – 99  Michigan State/Louisville
Robert Tanen – 99  Louisville/Michigan State
8. Pepe Sosa – 98  Michigan State/Kentucky
9. J.C. Carralero 1 – 97  Connecticut/Louisville
10. Steffan Alexander – 96  Florida/Arizona
11. Alvaro Gonzalez – 96 Arizona/Florida
Ava Manon Gonzalez – 96 Florida/Arizona
13. Jacey Fowler I – 95  Michigan State/Louisville
Michael Litsey – 95  Florida/Louisville
15. Meredith Tanen – 94  Wichita State/Florida
16. Cheryl Spuhler – 93 Florida/Wisconsin
17. Adam Jorgensen – 92  Michigan State/Duke
Mango Merchant – 92  Michigan State/Baylor
19. Colleen Hamilton 1 – 91  Florida/Wichita State
Marc Rodney – 91  Florida/Louisville
21. Kim Bancsi I – 90  Michigan State/Louisville
22. Erin Devlin – 89  Florida/Arizona
Abigail Sosa – 89  Michigan State/Wichita State
24. Debbie Igdaloff Nieman – 88  Florida/Wisconsin
Train Zimmerman – 88  Arizona/Michigan State
26. Willa Fearrington 2 – 86  Florida/Louisville
Carolyn Fowler – 86  Florida/Louisville
Carolyn Fowler & Jane Reynolds – 86  Wichita State/Michigan State
29. Kyle Henderson 1 – 85  Arizona/North Carolina
Greg Kummerlan – 85  Florida/Arizona
31. Trouble Kroesen – 84  Wichita State/Florida
32. Megan Kossove – 83  Florida/Louisville
Anthony LaPira – 83  Arizona/Michigan State
        Ashley Poer 1 – 83  Michigan State/Louisville
35. Albert Harper III – 82  Michigan State/Louisville
Melissa Lazaerchick – 82  Florida/Michigan
37. Kyle Henderson 2 – 81 Louisville/Michigan State
Rich Samuels – 81  Villanova/Duke
39. Jacey Fowler II – 80  Florida/Michigan
        Hershey Zdrowak – 80  Kansas/Arizona
Keith Zdrowak – 80  Florida/Michigan
42. Silas Nichols – 79  Michigan State/Duke
Hannah Sosa – 79  Florida/Wisconsin
44. J.C. Carralero 2 – 78  Louisville/Kansas
Allison Parker I – 78  Michigan State/Louisville
Jonathan Wasserman I – 78  Florida/Arizona
47. Ashley Poer 2 – 77  Wichita State/Florida
George Walks 1 – 77  Arizona/Florida
Katie Zdrowak – 77  Louisville/Florida
50. Matt Hopps – 76  Florida/Arizona
51. Kim  Bancsi 2 – 75  Michigan State/Arizona
         Stacia Wilkaitis – 75  Florida/Wisconsin
Michael Williams 3 – 75  Arizona/Virginia
54. Jack Henderson – 74  Florida/Wisconsin
Kyle Henderson 3 – 74  Florida/Louisville
Philip Kroesen – 74  Wichita State/Florida
Antonio Marinucci – 74  Florida/Louisville
Allison Parker 2 – 74  Virginia/Duke
Jonathan Wasserman 2 – 74  Michigan State/Duke
60. Willa Fearrington 1 – 73  Louisville/Florida
Martha Kroesen – 73  Villanova/Michigan
62. Sam Lozier – 72  Wisconsin/Kansas
Matt Nemo Nieman – 72  Arizona/Florida
64. Kingfish Parham – 69  Florida/Duke
65. Sean McInerney 2 – 68  Michigan State/Louisville
Michael Williams 2 – 68  Arizona/UCLA
67. Bridget Talley –67  Florida/Arizona
Ryan Whitten – 67  Arizona/Villanova
69. Hilary Kroesen – 66  Arizona/Kansas
Mac Kroesen – 66  Virginia/Arizona
Katie Butler Litsey – 66  Florida/Creighton
72. Eric Inge – 65  Syracuse/Arizona
Ty Leatherman – 65  Duke/Florida
Alex Sotelo – 65  Louisville/Kansas
75. Griffey Parker – 64  Michigan State/Wichita State
76. Arlene Hopps – 63  Massachusetts/Syracuse
George Walks 3 – 63  Florida/Duke
78. Bill Lazarchick – 62 Florida/Louisville
Colin White – 62  Virginia/Wisconsin
        Day Yi – 62  Florida/Wisconsin
81. Sean McInerney 1 – 61 Florida/Louisville
Sasha Moon –  61 Michigan State/Arizona
Justin Yung – 61  Duke/Virginia
84. Colleen Hamilton 2 – 60  Wichita State/Florida
George Walks 5 – 60  Kansas/Duke
86. Hilary Grace – 59  Louisville/Iowa State
87. Amy Zdrowak – 58  Virginia/Creighton
Joshua Zdrowak – 58  Michigan State/Arizona
89. Chris Kroesen – 57  Louisville/Virginia
Michael Williams 1 – 57  Florida/Arizona
91. J.C. Carralero 3 – 54  Kansas/Louisville
Tanya Fresneda – 54  Florida/Michigan
Christina Pagdilao – 54  Duke/Virginia
94. George Walks 4 – 52 Florida/Michigan
95. Kristen Bolton – 51  Duke/Florida
96. George Walks 2 – 48  Virginia/Creighton
97. Steven Usma – 39  Duke/Villanova

Sunday, March 30, 2014

NCAA Tournament Standings

NCAA TOURNAMENT POOL STANDINGS
Elite 8 Day 1
Half of the final four is set as overall number 1 seed – and overwhelming pool favorite – Florida cruised past Dayton.  The same cannot be said about finals favorite and number 1 seed Arizona, which fell in overtime to 2 seed Wisconsin.  As Arizona was selected by some entries to win, we have lost another potential champion.  Current leader Cesar Gonzalez also had Arizona to win the entire tournament, so things are now really interesting at the top.  Especially since Jason Spuhler had both winners from yesterday to soar up the standings to second place.  The same is true for Karen Katz, who has risen to third place.

Really big games today, as all four teams involved have been selected by entries to be in the final game.

On to the standings:

1.         Cesar Gonzalez – 111 Florida/Arizona  1
2.         Jason Spuhler – 106  Florida/Louisville 3
3.         Karen Katz – 101  Florida/Louisville 3
4.         Jane Reynolds – 100  Iowa State/Wichita State 1
            Barkley Sosa – 100  Florida/Kentucky 2
6.         Brent Bellinger – 99  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Robert Tanen – 99  Louisville/Michigan State 3
8.         Alvaro Gonzalez – 96 Arizona/Florida 2
            Ava Manon Gonzalez – 96 Florida/Arizona 2
10.       Jacey Fowler I – 95  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Michael Litsey – 95  Florida/Louisville 2
12.       Meredith Tanen – 94  Wichita State/Florida 2
13.       Cheryl Spuhler – 93 Florida/Wisconsin  2
14.       Adam Jorgensen – 92  Michigan State/Duke 2
15.       Colleen Hamilton 1 – 91  Florida/Wichita State 1
            Marc Rodney – 91  Florida/Louisville 3
17.       Kim Bancsi I – 90  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Pepe Sosa – 90  Michigan State/Kentucky 3
19.       J.C. Carralero 1 – 89  Connecticut/Louisville 2
            Erin Devlin – 89  Florida/Arizona 1
            Abigail Sosa – 89  Michigan State/Wichita State 2
22.       Steffan Alexander – 88  Florida/Arizona 2
            Debbie Igdaloff Nieman – 88  Florida/Wisconsin 3
            Train Zimmerman – 88  Arizona/Michigan State 2
25.       Willa Fearrington 2 – 86  Florida/Louisville 1
            Carolyn Fowler – 86  Florida/Louisville 1
            Carolyn Fowler & Jane Reynolds – 86  Wichita State/Michigan State 2
28.       Greg Kummerlan – 85  Florida/Arizona 1
29.       Trouble Kroesen – 84  Wichita State/Florida 2
            Mango Merchant – 84  Michigan State/Baylor  3
31.       Megan Kossove – 83  Florida/Louisville 2
            Anthony LaPira – 83  Arizona/Michigan State 1
Ashley Poer 1 – 83  Michigan State/Louisville 2
34.       Albert Harper III – 82  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Melissa Lazaerchick – 82  Florida/Michigan 3
36.       Kyle Henderson 2 – 81 Louisville/Michigan State 1
            Rich Samuels – 81  Villanova/Duke 1
38.       Jacey Fowler II – 80  Florida/Michigan 2
Hershey Zdrowak – 80  Kansas/Arizona 0
            Keith Zdrowak – 80  Florida/Michigan 3
41.       Silas Nichols – 79  Michigan State/Duke 2
            Hannah Sosa – 79  Florida/Wisconsin 2
43.       Allison Parker I – 78  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Jonathan Wasserman I – 78  Florida/Arizona 3
45.       Kyle Henderson 1 – 77  Arizona/North Carolina 1
            Ashley Poer 2 – 77  Wichita State/Florida 3
            George Walks 1 – 77  Arizona/Florida 2
            Katie Zdrowak – 77  Louisville/Florida 2
49.       Matt Hopps – 76  Florida/Arizona 2
50.       Kim  Bancsi 2 – 75  Michigan State/Arizona 2
Stacia Wilkaitis – 75  Florida/Wisconsin 2
            Michael Williams 3 – 75  Arizona/Virginia 2
53.       Jack Henderson – 74  Florida/Wisconsin 2
            Kyle Henderson 3 – 74  Florida/Louisville 1
            Philip Kroesen – 74  Wichita State/Florida 1
            Antonio Marinucci – 74  Florida/Louisville 2
            Allison Parker 2 – 74  Virginia/Duke 1
            Jonathan Wasserman 2 – 74  Michigan State/Duke 2
59.       Willa Fearrington 1 – 73  Louisville/Florida 1
            Martha Kroesen – 73  Villanova/Michigan 2
61.       Sam Lozier – 72  Wisconsin/Kansas 2
            Matt Nemo Nieman – 72  Arizona/Florida 2
63.       J.C. Carralero 2 – 70  Louisville/Kansas 2
64.       Kingfish Parham – 69  Florida/Duke 2
65.       Sean McInerney 2 – 68  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Michael Williams 2 – 68  Arizona/UCLA 1
67.       Bridget Talley –67  Florida/Arizona 1
            Ryan Whitten – 67  Arizona/Villanova 1
69.       Hilary Kroesen – 66  Arizona/Kansas 1
            Mac Kroesen – 66  Virginia/Arizona 2
            Katie Butler Litsey – 66  Florida/Creighton 1
72.       Eric Inge – 65  Syracuse/Arizona  1
            Ty Leatherman – 65  Duke/Florida 1
74.       Griffey Parker – 64  Michigan State/Wichita State 1
75.       Arlene Hopps – 63  Massachusetts/Syracuse 1
            George Walks 3 – 63  Florida/Duke 1
77.       Bill Lazarchick – 62 Florida/Louisville 2
            Colin White – 62  Virginia/Wisconsin 1
Day Yi – 62  Florida/Wisconsin 2
80.       Sean McInerney 1 – 61 Florida/Louisville 2
            Sasha Moon –  61 Michigan State/Arizona 2
            Justin Yung – 61  Duke/Virginia 0
83.       Colleen Hamilton 2 – 60  Wichita State/Florida 1
            George Walks 5 – 60  Kansas/Duke 1
85.       Hilary Grace – 59  Louisville/Iowa State 0
86.       Amy Zdrowak – 58  Virginia/Creighton 0
            Joshua Zdrowak – 58  Michigan State/Arizona 1
88.       Chris Kroesen – 57  Louisville/Virginia 1
            Alex Sotelo – 57  Louisville/Kansas 1
            Michael Williams 1 – 57  Florida/Arizona 1
91.       J.C. Carralero 3 – 54  Kansas/Louisville 0
            Tanya Fresneda – 54  Florida/Michigan 2
            Christina Pagdilao – 54  Duke/Virginia 0
94.       George Walks 4 – 52  Florida/Michigan 2
95.       Kristen Bolton – 51  Duke/Florida 1
96.       George Walks 2 – 48  Virginia/Creighton 0

97.       Steven Usma – 39  Duke/Villanova 0

Saturday, March 29, 2014

NCAA Tournament Pool Standings

NCAA TOURNAMENT POOL STANDINGS
Sweet 16 Day 2


Last night’s basketball action was fantastic, and it had a dramatic effect on our pool.  Cesar Gonzalez still leads, but he lost two of his final four.  Jane Reynolds is hot on his heels, but she lost her champion and has zero of her final game choices left.  With 8 points per game today, and with lots of entries on both sides of the Arizona-Wisconsin matchup, today’s games could very well shake things up some more.

We lost three champions last night, with Virginia, Iowa State and Louisville all losing.  Given that lots of entrants selected either Michigan State or Michigan, and given that Kentucky is a traditional basketball blueblood, the picks of the day go to the five people that chose Connecticut into the Elite 8: Steffan Alexander, Robert Tanen, JC Carralero, Sam Lozier, and Alex Sotelo.  To be fair, JC did have Connecticut in multiple brackets, though.  I am sure that he is a bit bittersweet about his primary bracket, as besides Connecticut, he had two other games right.  His lone loss was Louisville, his champion.

Good luck tonight everybody.

On to the standings:

1.         Cesar Gonzalez – 103 Florida/Arizona  2
2.         Jane Reynolds – 92  Iowa State/Wichita State 1
            Barkley Sosa – 92  Florida/Kentucky 3
4.         Brent Bellinger – 91  Michigan State/Louisville 3
5.         Jason Spuhler – 90  Florida/Louisville 3
6.         Alvaro Gonzalez – 88 Arizona/Florida 3
            Ava Manon Gonzalez – 88 Florida/Arizona 3
8.         Jacey Fowler I – 87  Michigan State/Louisville 3
9.         Karen Katz – 85  Florida/Louisville 3
10.       Adam Jorgensen – 84  Michigan State/Duke 2
11.       Colleen Hamilton 1 – 83  Florida/Wichita State 2
            Anthony LaPira – 83  Arizona/Michigan State 2
            Robert Tanen – 83  Louisville/Michigan State 3
14.       Kim Bancsi I – 82  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Pepe Sosa – 82  Michigan State/Kentucky 3
16.       J.C. Carralero 1 – 81  Connecticut/Louisville 3
            Erin Devlin – 81  Florida/Arizona 2
            Kyle Henderson 2 – 81 Louisville/Michigan State 2
            Abigail Sosa – 81  Michigan State/Wichita State 3
20.       Steffan Alexander – 80  Florida/Arizona 3
            Hershey Zdrowak – 80  Kansas/Arizona 1
            Train Zimmerman – 80  Arizona/Michigan State 3
23.       Michael Litsey – 79  Florida/Louisville 2
24.       Willa Fearrington 2 – 78  Florida/Louisville 1
            Carolyn Fowler – 78  Florida/Louisville 2
            Carolyn Fowler & Jane Reynolds – 78  Wichita State/Michigan State 2
            Meredith Tanen – 78  Wichita State/Florida 2
28.       Kyle Henderson 1 – 77  Arizona/North Carolina 2
            Greg Kummerlan – 77  Florida/Arizona 2
            Cheryl Spuhler – 77 Florida/Wisconsin  2
31.       Trouble Kroesen – 76  Wichita State/Florida 2
            Mango Merchant – 76  Michigan State/Baylor  3
33.       Megan Kossove – 75  Florida/Louisville 2
Ashley Poer 1 – 75  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            Marc Rodney – 75  Florida/Louisville 3
36.       Albert Harper III – 74  Michigan State/Louisville 3
37.       Willa Fearrington 1 – 73  Louisville/Florida 2
            Rich Samuels – 73  Villanova/Duke 2
39.       Jacey Fowler II – 72  Florida/Michigan 2
            Debbie Igdaloff Nieman – 72  Florida/Wisconsin 3
            Keith Zdrowak – 72  Florida/Michigan 3
42.       Silas Nichols – 71  Michigan State/Duke 3
43.       Allison Parker I – 70  Michigan State/Louisville 2
            George Walks 1 – 70  Arizona/Florida  3
            Jonathan Wasserman I – 70  Florida/Arizona 4
46.       Katie Zdrowak – 69  Louisville/Florida 2
47.       Matt Hopps – 68  Florida/Arizona  3
            Michael Williams 2 – 68  Arizona/UCLA 2
49.       Kim  Bancsi 2 – 67  Michigan State/Arizona 3
            Ryan Whitten – 67  Arizona/Villanova 2
            Michael Williams 3 – 67  Arizona/Virginia 3
52.       Kyle Henderson 3 – 66  Florida/Louisville 2
            Hilary Kroesen – 66  Arizona/Kansas 2
            Philip Kroesen – 66  Wichita State/Florida 2
            Melissa Lazaerchick – 66  Florida/Michigan 3
            Antonio Marinucci – 66  Florida/Louisville 3
            Allison Parker 2 – 66  Virginia/Duke
            Jonathan Wasserman 2 – 66  Michigan State/Duke 3
59.       Eric Inge – 65  Syracuse/Arizona  2
            Martha Kroesen – 65  Villanova/Michigan 2
61.       Sam Lozier – 64  Wisconsin/Kansas 2
            Matt Nemo Nieman – 64  Arizona/Florida 3
            Griffey Parker – 64  Michigan State/Wichita State 2
64.       Hannah Sosa – 63  Florida/Wisconsin 2
            J.C. Carralero 2 – 62  Louisville/Kansas 2
66.       Kingfish Parham – 61  Florida/Duke 3
            Ashley Poer 2 – 61  Wichita State/Florida 3
            Justin Yung – 61  Duke/Virginia 1
69.       Sean McInerney 2 – 60  Michigan State/Louisville 3
70.       Hilary Grace – 59  Louisville/Iowa State 1
            Bridget Talley – 59  Florida/Arizona 2
Stacia Wilkaitis – 59  Florida/Wisconsin 2
73.       Jack Henderson – 58  Florida/Wisconsin 2
            Mac Kroesen – 58  Virginia/Arizona 3
            Katie Butler Litsey – 58  Florida/Creighton 1
            Amy Zdrowak – 58  Virginia/Creighton 1
            Joshua Zdrowak – 58  Michigan State/Arizona 2
78.       Ty Leatherman – 57  Duke/Florida 2
            Alex Sotelo – 57  Louisville/Kansas 1
80.       Arlene Hopps – 55  Massachusetts/Syracuse 1
            George Walks 3 – 55  Florida/Duke 1
82.       J.C. Carralero 3 – 54  Kansas/Louisville 1
            Bill Lazarchick – 54 Florida/Louisville 2
            Christina Pagdilao – 54  Duke/Virginia 1
            Colin White – 54  Virginia/Wisconsin 2
86.       Sean McInerney 1 – 53 Florida/Louisville 3
            Sasha Moon –  53 Michigan State/Arizona 3
88.       Colleen Hamilton 2 – 52  Wichita State/Florida 2
            George Walks 5 – 52  Kansas/Duke 1
90.       Chris Kroesen – 49  Louisville/Virginia 2
            Michael Williams 1 – 49  Florida/Arizona 2
92.       George Walks 2 – 48  Virginia/Creighton 0
            Tanya Fresneda – 46  Florida/Michigan 2
Day Yi – 46  Florida/Wisconsin 2
95.       George Walks 4 – 44   Florida/Michigan 3
96.       Kristen Bolton – 43  Duke/Florida 2

97.       Steven Usma – 39  Duke/Villanova 0

Friday, March 28, 2014

NCAA Tournament Pool Standings

NCAA TOURNAMENT POOL STANDINGS
Sweet 16 Day 1


We have a defending champion!!!!  Steve Usma has mathematically clinched last place.  This is quite possibly the earliest anyone has locked up a money finish in any NCAA Tournament Pool – EVER!!!  Steve is in last place and can only earn points if Virginia wins tonight.  Then, he is done. Since tonight’s game is worth 4 points, and since everyone within four points of him also has Virginia, he cannot jump anyone.  Congratulations Steve!

As for the picks of the day – nobody had Dayton, so nobody wins the pick of the day award.  A plurality of people in the pool had 2 games right (mostly Florida and Arizona).  If you picked two games right last night you held ground, if you had 3 games right you gained and if you only had 1 correct winner you lost ground. 

Cesar Gonzalez is still in first place, but we did have some movement at the top.  Today is a big differential day as there is a big split between those that have Michigan State and those that selected Virginia.  There is also a big split between entries that chose Kentucky and those that picked Louisville.  Nobody has Tennessee so if you chose Michigan you could gain some ground.

For explanations on the team names and numbers next to your entry name – see the previous post.

Good luck tonight everybody.

On to the standings:

1.         Cesar Gonzalez – 95 Florida/Arizona  4
2.         Jane Reynolds – 84  Iowa State/Wichita State 2
            Barkley Sosa – 84  Florida/Kentucky 4
4.         Brent Bellinger – 83  Michigan State/Louisville 4
5.         Jason Spuhler – 82  Florida/Louisville 4
6.         Alvaro Gonzalez – 80 Arizona/Florida 4
            Ava Manon Gonzalez – 80 Florida/Arizona 4
8.         Jacey Fowler I – 79  Michigan State/Louisville 4
            Anthony LaPira – 79  Arizona/Michigan State 3
10.       Erin Devlin – 77  Florida/Arizona 4
            Kyle Henderson 2 – 77  Louisville/Michigan State 3
            Karen Katz – 77  Florida/Louisville 4
            Greg Kummerlan – 77  Florida/Arizona 3
14.       Adam Jorgensen – 76  Michigan State/Duke 2
15.       Hershey Zdrowak – 76  Kansas/Arizona 2
16.       Colleen Hamilton 1 – 75  Florida/Wichita State 2
            Michael Litsey – 75  Florida/Louisville 4
18.       Kim Bancsi I – 74  Michigan State/Louisville 3
            Willa Fearrington 2 – 74  Florida/Louisville 3
            Carolyn Fowler – 74  Florida/Louisville 4
            Pepe Sosa – 74  Michigan State/Kentucky 3
            Meredith Tanen – 74  Wichita State/Florida 3
23.       Rich Samuels – 73  Villanova/Duke 2
            Abigail Sosa – 73  Michigan State/Wichita State 3
            Cheryl Spuhler – 73 Florida/Wisconsin  3
26.       Steffan Alexander – 72  Florida/Arizona 3
            Train Zimmerman – 72  Arizona/Michigan State 3
Megan Kossove – 72  Florida/Louisville 3
29.       Marc Rodney – 71  Florida/Louisville 4
            Robert Tanen – 71  Louisville/Michigan State 4
31.       Carolyn Fowler & Jane Reynolds – 70  Wichita State/Michigan State 2
            Albert Harper III – 70  Michigan State/Louisville 4
33.       J.C. Carralero 1 – 69  Connecticut/Louisville 3
            Willa Fearrington 1 – 69  Louisville/Florida 3
35.       Debbie Igdaloff Nieman – 68  Florida/Wisconsin 3
            Trouble Kroesen – 68  Wichita State/Florida 2
37.       Silas Nichols – 67  Michigan State/Duke 3
Ashley Poer 1 – 67  Michigan State/Louisville 3
39.       Philip Kroesen – 66  Wichita State/Florida 3
            Allison Parker I – 66  Michigan State/Louisville 3
            Allison Parker 2 – 66  Virginia/Duke 2
42.       Kyle Henderson 1 – 65  Arizona/North Carolina 2
            George Walks 1 – 65  Arizona/Florida  3
44.       Jacey Fowler II – 64  Florida/Michigan 3
45.       Matt Hopps – 64  Florida/Arizona  4
            Mango Merchant – 64  Michigan State/Baylor  3
47.       Michael Williams 2 – 64  Arizona/UCLA 2
            Keith Zdrowak – 64  Florida/Michigan 3
49.       Kim  Bancsi 2 – 63  Michigan State/Arizona 3
            Hannah Sosa – 63  Florida/Wisconsin 4
            Ryan Whitten – 63  Arizona/Villanova 2
            Michael Williams 3 – 63  Arizona/Virginia 4
53.       Kyle Henderson 3 – 62  Florida/Louisville 3
            Melissa Lazaerchick – 62  Florida/Michigan 4
            Jonathan Wasserman I – 62  Florida/Arizona 4
            Jonathan Wasserman 2 – 62  Michigan State/Duke 3
57.       Martha Kroesen – 61  Villanova/Michigan 2
            Justin Yung – 61  Duke/Virginia 2
            Katie Zdrowak – 61  Louisville/Florida 3
60.       Matt Nemo Nieman – 60  Arizona/Florida 3
            Griffey Parker – 60  Michigan State/Wichita State 2
62.       Bridget Talley – 59  Florida/Arizona 3
Stacia Wilkaitis – 59  Florida/Wisconsin 3
64.       Jack Henderson – 58  Florida/Wisconsin 4
            Hilary Kroesen – 58  Arizona/Kansas 3
            Katie Butler Litsey – 58  Florida/Creighton 2
            Antonio Marinucci – 58  Florida/Louisville 4
68.       Eric Inge – 57  Syracuse/Arizona  3
            Ashley Poer 2 – 57  Wichita State/Florida 3
70.       Sam Lozier – 56  Wisconsin/Kansas 3
            Sean McInerney 2 – 56  Michigan State/Louisville 4
72.       Hilary Grace – 55  Louisville/Iowa State 3
73.       J.C. Carralero 2 – 54  Louisville/Kansas 3
            Mac Kroesen – 54  Virginia/Arizona 4
            Amy Zdrowak – 54  Virginia/Creighton 2
            Joshua Zdrowak – 54  Michigan State/Arizona 2
77.       Ty Leatherman – 53  Duke/Florida 2
            Kingfish Parham – 53  Florida/Duke 3
            Alex Sotelo – 53  Louisville/Kansas 2
80.       George Walks 5 – 52  Kansas/Duke 2
81.       Arlene Hopps – 51  Massachusetts/Syracuse 1
            George Walks 3 – 51  Florida/Duke 2
83.       J.C. Carralero 3 – 50  Kansas/Louisville 3
            Bill Lazarchick – 50  Florida/Louisville 3
            Christina Pagdilao – 50  Duke/Virginia 2
            Colin White – 50  Virginia/Wisconsin 2
87.       Chris Kroesen – 49  Louisville/Virginia 4
            Sasha Moon –  49 Michigan State/Arizona 4
89.       Colleen Hamilton 2 – 48  Wichita State/Florida 3
Day Yi – 46  Florida/Wisconsin 4
91.       Sean McInerney 1 – 45 Florida/Louisville 4
            Michael Williams 1 – 45  Florida/Arizona 4
            George Walks 2 – 44  Virginia/Creighton 1
94.       Kristen Bolton – 43  Duke/Florida 2
95.       Tanya Fresneda – 42  Florida/Michigan 2
96.       George Walks 4 – 40  Florida/Michigan 4

97.       Steven Usma – 39  Duke/Villanova 0