With a full day of individual events now wrapped up at the 2016 Women’s NCAA Championships, it’s time to take a look at the leaderboard of our annual Pick ‘Em Contest.
After two days of action (counting Wednesday night’s 800 free relay as night 1), it’s Pianoback in the lead with 83 points. Pianoback had a great start to the meet, correctly picking winners in 5 of 6 swimming events thus far. He also correctly predicted the entire top 4 in the 800 free relay, the top 3 in the 400 medley relay and the top 3 in the individual 500 free.
The Current Top 5
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The max score at this point would be 114. A day 2 that stuck relatively close to seeds has quite a few entrants in the 70s and 80s. The top seed held her place in the 500 free and 200 IM yesterday, and 2 of the 3 relay titles have also gone to the highest-seeded team coming into the meet.
Especially predictable in hindsight was the 500 free, where the top 4 finishers were the top 4 incoming seeds – in the exact same order.
Day 3 should be a make-or-break day for the Pick ‘Em Contest. Based on our early analysis of the picks, tonight’s finals will feature two of the races with the most agreed-upon winners (the 100 fly with Kelsi Worrell and 400 IM with Ella Eastin) but also the two races with the least consensus on predicted winners (the 100 back and 200 free).