Eugene Cho

ncaa hoopla results

Well, the Florida Gators repeats as national champions in men’s college basketball.  Several weeks ago, I put up a last minute NCAA Men’s Tournament Bracket and 22 folks signed up – from within Quest, Seattle, couple around the country, and 1 blog subscriber (& missionary) from Russia.  Who won?  You might be surprised…a dietician at Quest named Sandra E.  That’s right.  There were easily over 1.7 million participants in this Yahoo Tournament League and she placed in 118th place!

Here’s the top 5 in this league of 22 participants:

1 Sandra’s                         179 53 of 63          99th        118
2 California Golden Bears  158 44 of 63          97th        41976
3 Go Fighting Illini!             145 48 of 63         93rd        120564
4 PAC-10 Rules!                 121 48 of 63         79th        405962
5 Shouldn’t u be working? 103 44 of 63         64th        715658

Much kudos to Sandra – maybe (?) with a little assistance from her husband,  Brian Ehrhart who placed 10th in the league.  This is pretty amazing.  She finished in the 99th percentile – in 118th place!  Congratulations!  You get bragging rights and a cup of free coffee & a bag of great coffee beans from Q Cafe.  FWIW,  I finished a respectable 7th in the league but only in the 61st percentile – in 769,199th place.  

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5 Responses

  1. james says:

    that’s amazing.

  2. Blake says:

    No worries P.E.

    I only got 92 points, picking 37/63 for 50th and 991220

    Georgia Tech and UCLA losing screwed me. 😉

  3. brian says:

    That’s my girl! Alright Sandra! Wow 99th percent!

    And for the record – I had little to do with it. 🙂

  4. m@ says:

    Ohio State getting shut out of two national championships proves to me that God is real, and that He loves me dearly. 🙂

  5. Blake says:

    Poor Matt. So delusioned. I hope we can find help for you somewhere. 😉

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