2018 Women’s NCAA Championships Pick’em: Final Results


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How everyone did

Tonight’s session followed people’s expectations pretty closely. Even the upsets were minor ones. This was a change from the first three days (day 1/2, day 3) which, outside of the event winners, saw lots of unexpected swimmers crack the top 4.

Katie Ledecky fulfilled everyone’s expectations, winning the mile as the unanimous pick of contest entries. The rest of the race was basically chalk the next 3 most popular picks, Ally McHugh, Hannah Moore, and Megan Byrnes, placed 3-2-4.

In the 200 back, favorite of 98%, Kathleen Baker dominated, and three of the next four most popular picks made up the rest of the top 4. Janet Hu (45% picked for 2nd), who was 8th, was a popular pick that didn’t pan out.

The 100 free saw the most popular picks to win (Simone Manuel, 86% picked 1st) get 2nd (Mallory Comerford, 53% 2nd), and get 3rd (Abbey Weitzeil,  48% 3rd) all pan out. Erika Brown, a popular choice for 4th (53%) was 6th. 4th was Siobhan Haughey who appeared in only 14% of top 4s.

In the 200 breast Lilly King won, as expected by 89% of entries. Again 3 of the most popular 4 picks came through. Sydney Pickrem, who was 3rd, was the most popular choice for second, and Bethany Galat, who was 2nd, was the top choice for 3rd. Miranda Tucker beat out reader preferred Anna Belousova. Belousova ended up 6th.

The final individual swimming event of the meet was again, chalk. Ella Eastin (picked 1st by 99%) won going away over the favorite’s for the next two spots Katie Drabot (48% picked 2nd), and Louise Hansson (39% 3rd). Katie McLaughlin was a slight upset for 4th beating more popular pick Megan Kingsley who was 5th.

Readers did well predicting the team race as well. The most picked team in each of the first 5 places got that place. The first upset was Texas who ended up 6th.

The full breakdown of everyone’s picks


The overall contest winner was CraigH with 291 points. They beat out SwimSwam’s Lauren Neidigh who was 2nd with 289 points,US Kiwi 3rd with 288 points, and SwimStalker 4th with 279 points. Congratulations to all. If you want to see your final ranking, check out the entry spreadsheet which is sorted on final score.

The high score for the day was SwimSwam’s Lauren Neidigh with 184. However since she’s ineligible to win, the daily winner was MikeyBLovesBlueClouds who was second with 177 and Terry was 3rd with 176.

Name Total Days 1&2 Day 3 Day 4
1 CraigH 291 70 50 171
2 Lauren Neidigh 289 56 49 184
3 US Kiwi 288 71 72 145
4 SwimStalker 279 67 51 161
5 kbland18 278 66 47 165
6 H2O 276 69 38 169
7 AvidSwimFan 275 50 66 159
7 mca22 275 59 56 160
9 tnp101 271 66 62 143
10 Lilmoop 270 42 63 165

Day 4 Scores

Name Day 4 Points
1 Lauren Neidigh 184
2 MikeyBLovesBlueClouds 177
3 Terry 176
4 brownswammer17 175
5 Sami 173
6 CraigH 171
6 CTJumbo 171
8 H2O 169
8 SilentObserver 169
10 dakotalynn 166
10 KaterTot 166

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But did LH pick UMBC in men’s bball last night? Kind of like picking against KL in the mile


except ledecky actually won lol

40 Flat

I got 177 too (my name is 40 flat for the contest)


proudest achievement: correctly predicted top 4 for 200 fly.

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