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Final Scores – FOTB Bloggers Cup

Writer Method Round 4 Winners Round 4 Upsets Round 5 Winners (Final Four Teams) Round 5 Upsets Final Score
David SRS & Win Shares 3 1 / 4 1 1 / 1 59
Kai None 3 0 / 1 0 0 / 2 57
Marcus Team Names 2 0 / 1 0 0 / 3 48
Matt Bitterness 3 0 / 2 0 0 / 0 52
Sean 3PT/FT Percentage 3 3 / 6 0 0 / 1 55

The final tallies are in, and the overall winner for the first annual First Off The Bench NCAA Bloggers Cup is David, with a final score of 59.  This means that for the next year, he can claim that the advanced statistical metrics of SRS & Win Shares are the dominant method for deciding the winners of March Madness games. 

The fact that we’re able to claim a winner at this point in the tournament (no Final Four games have been played yet) is a poor reflection of our overall brackets.  This futility is consistent with brackets across the continent, but it’s still a disappointing outcome to have only 1 correct Final Four team selected out of 20 attempts from our writers.  That lone selection in David’s bracket, Kentucky, catapulted him into first place overall.  He has his Kentucky shirt and shorts ready to go for the semi-final game against UConn on Saturday at 8:45PM EST.

There really isn’t much analysis to be had for Rounds 4 and 5 in our selections.  Sean had a very strong Round 4, with 3 of his 6 upset predictions actually occurring.  When tallying them up, if one of our writers called an upset happening between two teams that both didn’t make it to that round, it still counted as a zero against the writer, meaning 3 for 6 was remarkably impressive.  Nice touch on the Butler call Sean.

This event has been fun for all of us, and we thank the people that have left us comments or thrown some trash talk our way.  See you next year for the next edition of the FOTB NCAA Bloggers Cup.

In the meantime, get ready for a lot more NBA and NHL analysis coming up on First Off The Bench, as the playoffs for the two leagues draw closer.  Or, perhaps just some more great exploratory articles on The Simpsons’ effect on real-life sporting events by Matt.

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