NCAA Pool Results: Round 1

Roderick Reber the Younger wrote in to say he was sorry he didn’t get a bracket in on time. He was stuck in Salt Lake City, he said. But maybe he was just scared of his dad who leads The Modern Spectator NCAA basketball pool after round one with 33 points. Reber the Elder (champion: OSU) picked 29 out of the 32 games correctly and had four of the five upsets right. Incredibly, he did all this despite picking Penn to beat Texas A&M.

My infant niece is somehow tied for second with Dominic, but I’m not sure we have T-shirts in her size. Then again, I’m her godfather. I’ll get her whatever she wants.

Congratulations go also to Dominic and Mike Riccio for having perfect right sides (East and South regions) of their brackets. They were both also part of the VCU club, who predicted the early demise of Duke – with Sean Murphy, Joey Litman, Brandon Silverstein, and Emily Richards.

Those of you at the bottom, don’t give up hope. They don’t call this March Madness for nothing. Besides, I’m giving out a T-shirt to the person with the lowest score.

Here are the scores (with a few exceptions). This spreadsheet also has number of upset points. Please let me know if I made a mistake.

Rod Reber 33
Sophia Kelley 31
Dominic C. 31
Sean Murphy 30
John Maggio 30
Mike Riccio 29
Dan O’Hara 29
Matthew McKown 28
Mike Ferrara 28
Serge Shea 28
Raymond 27
Stefan Tornquist 27
Hope Hall 27
Donna Kelley 27
Sarah Trigg 27
Statistical Genius 27
Brandon Silverstein 26
Evan Hughes 26
Ben Cosgrove 26
Ben Cramer 26
Brian Schwartz 25
Mike Stevens 25
Joe Kelley Jr 25
Emily Richards 24
Jason Warshof 24
John Grady 24
Victor DiNubile 24
Dina Basile 24
Joe Kelley III 24
William Berlind 24
Harper Langston 24
Ben Walton 24
Austin Kelley 23
Curtiss Hannum 23
Joey Litman 22
Clint Kakstys 22
Greg Dobbins 22
Joyce Merritt 22
Debra Harbin 21
Connie Reber 21
Mike Reber 21
Michael Devitt 21
Ralph Dunn 21
Jessica Cohen 20
Laura Kelley 20
Ben McGrath 20
Lillith Iversen 19
William Dantona 19
Barry Gardener 19
Meems (Michelle) Dantona 18
Michael O’Brien 18
Dan Houghton 17
Paul Owen 17
Elizabeth Perez 17
James Koerner 16
Steve McClure 16
Albert Vega 15
Doris Silver 14
Rob Cavalcante 14
Bob Rosenbaum 0
EJ Murphy 0
Theo Smith 0
Tyson Smith 0

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