Ha, check it out!
Using the default ESPN scoring, the battle for 1st place is down to TeamRankings.com (if WVU beats Duke), Yet Another Basketball Blog (if Duke wins the whole thing), and myself (if Duke loses in the title game). As I mentioned in the intro post, I think the default scoring weights the last few rounds too heavily. Here are the standings if you go to the opposite extreme, and give only 1 point per game, no matter what round:
Looks like I want to see a Butler over Duke final – not coincidentally, that’s also what I’m rooting for in my real-life pools. Sometimes I trust the numbers too much…
I’ll of course be back next week with a final standings update.