March Madness Update

By Chris Allen

This year’s March Madness tournament had a crazy first week, with a record number of upsets. This was the first year a 16 seed (UMBC) has ever beat a number 1 seed (Virginia) by a score of 74-54!

Other notable upsets include Marshal (13) beating Wichita St (4), Syracuse (11) beating Michigan St (3), Texas A&M (7) beating UNC (2), FSU (9) beating Xavier (1), and all top 4 seeds from the South Region losing!

8 of our top 10 brackets have had their champion already eliminated, and the majority of the people in the top 25 have less than 2 teams left in their Final 4!

A couple of people could see movement up the leaderboards in the following week. Heeba Chergui, Timothy Guchigi, and Adam Kirsch are all candidates that have at least 3 teams and a champion in their final 4 left, and have a strong shot at winning.

Here are the current rankings after week 1 of March Madness

  1. Victoria Watson – 44
  2. Catina Jones – 42
  3. Justin Mofield – 42 – senior
  4. Grace Shelton – 42 – junior
  5. Lyndsey Webster – 42 – sophomore
  6. Ray Palma – 41 – junior
  7. Junko Takahashi – 41 – senior
  8. Benjamin Yeyeodu – 41 – junior
  9. Steve Artley – 39
  10. Coach Greene – 39
  11. Evan Hexter – 39 – freshman
  12. Adam Kirsch – 39 – freshman
  13. Chris Meglin – 39
  14. Andre Nguyen – 39 – senior
  15. Matthee Summerson – 39 – freshman
  16. Heeba Chergui – 38 – senior
  17. Charles Berghausen – 37 – senior
  18. Craig Carlson – 37
  19. Steve Foster – 37
  20. Joe Laird – 37 – junior
  21. Keshawn Mathews – 37 – junior
  22. Will McClintock – 37 – sophomore
  23. Brittany Chambers – 36
  24. Abigail Shelton – 36 – junior
  25. Coach Strickland – 36
  26. Garrett Whisnant – 36 – senior
  27. Mr. Nevola – 35
  28. Eric Long – 35
  29. Chris Allen – 34 – junior
  30. Jacob Bowers – 34 – junior
  31. Diamond Gregory – 34 – sophomore
  32. Leo Kaiser-Potter – 34 – sophomore
  33. Mr. C – 33
  34. Thomas La W – 33 – senior
  35. Timothy Guchigi – 32 – senior
  36. David Kozak – 32 – sophomore
  37. Charles Nichols – 31 – sophomore
  38. Brian Aimerich – 30 – junior
  39. Taylor Healy – 30 – sophomore
  40. Elliot Kuehn – 30 – sophomore
  41. Noah Mofield – 30 – sophomore
  42. Mr. Wilson – 29
  43. Levi Price – 28 – sophomore
  44. Felix Braun – 26 – junior
  45. Dakarai Horton – 24 – freshman
  46. Mr. Potter – 24
  47. Jaquan Williams – 20 freshman

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