NCAA Men Pick’em Contest Final Results

by Andrew Mering 7

March 25th, 2017 College, News

2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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JumboSwimmer has won the NCAA men’s pick’em contest. He was led by the second best score on the all important last day (the last day is most important because it’s when the big points for the team picks are awarded). He ended with 289 points to beat QQQ…QQ by 1 point (it’s actually 23 Q’s, but I’m not putting all those in the middle of a sentence). Yesterday’s leader, tomato, fell to 8th place as his 123 points today only ranked 106th. The highest score on the last day came from Glogo who had 157. Glogo was aided by correctly picking teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9.

As the overall winner, JumboSwimmer receives:

  • SwimSwam Magazine Subscription
  • FINIS Snapback Hat
  • Exclusive FINIS Fifth Stroke T-Shirt
  • FINIS Onyx Technical Racing Suit

As the daily winner, Glogo receives:

  • SwimSwam Magazine Subscription
  • FINIS Snapback Hat
  • Exclusive FINIS Fifth Stroke T-Shirt

Thanks to FINIS for sponsoring the contest.

In a true rarity Ryan Murphy was picked by every single entry to win the 200 back (Katie Ledecky wasn’t picked by everyone in any of her events in the women’s competition). It was therefore surprising that he actually trailed at the 150 mark to John Shebat who only 7.3% picked 2nd.

There were a few other surprises. Dylan Carter, 4th in the 100 free, was picked in the top 4 by only 2% of entries. Mauro Castillo Luna, 3rd in the 200 breast, was picked in the top 4 by only 1 person. 77.7% of people had Joseph Schooling in their top 4 in the 200 fly. He was 37th this morning. Texas was not picked by a majority to win the 400 free relay. Only 39.7% had them winning. Florida at 43.3% was actually the most popular pick. USC, who was 3rd, appeared in only 1.1% of picks.

The biggest surprise in the team competition was USC who was 6th. Only 2.4% of entries had them 6th or higher.

Top 20 Overall

JumboSwimmer 1 289 68 66 39 67 3 156
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 2 288 34 70 24 69 7 149
Glogo 3 283 55 67 224 59 2 157
rlotreck 4 277 84 65 88 64 9 148
Nat 5 275.5 34 70 140 61.5 13 144
Harrisongu 6 273.5 277 55 98 63.5 4 155
tomato 6 273.5 15 74 9 73.5 89 126
jrig98 8 271 206 58 30 68 11 145
KnightSwimz 9 270.5 30 71 44 66.5 44 133
tmaida98 10 270 25 72 334 56 16 142
usrpt21 11 269.5 206 58 3 79.5 50 132
Friuti 12 269 176 60 189 60 7 149
DMacNCheez 13 267 25 72 88 64 52 131
Lokermotion 14 265.5 68 66 306 56.5 14 143
DINO 15 265 481 48 52 66 6 151
cxnnxxng 16 264.5 3 78 340 55.5 52 131
Andrew5466 17 264 11 76 152 61 81 127
Aballz 18 263 117 63 24 69 52 131
mikebottomdoesn’tlikeXman 19 262.5 84 65 76 64.5 44 133
pianoback 20 261.5 34 70 165 60.5 52 131
pianoback 20 261.5 557 45 340 55.5 1 161

Top 20 Day 4

Day 4 Rank Day 4 Score
pianoback 1 161
Glogo 2 157
JumboSwimmer 3 156
Harrisongu 4 155
RG59 5 152
DINO 6 151
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 7 149
Friuti 7 149
rlotreck 9 148
iLikePsych 10 146
jrig98 11 145
SinkorSwim 11 145
Nat 13 144
Lokermotion 14 143
completelyconquered 14 143
tmaida98 16 142
AlecBison 16 142
scohen 16 142
Tommy 19 141
Joe 19 141

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Friuti

Man, nailing the top 5 really carried me on this last day, 11th overall! Don’t know if I can ever top that again.

tomato

Wow picking the teams correctly can nullify screwing up all the individuals. And vice versa :'(

Bakstroke

Onii-Chan we need you!

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