For newer players, reading the results table is very easy. The number on the far left is the player's current position. As the tournament progresses, the numbers immediately to the right show that player's position in previous rounds. Careful scrutiny of these numbers will suggest which contestants will be hard to beat (because they made a big move up), or are losing ground and dropping out of contention. Each player's assignment for each surviving team is posted in the corresponding cell. TLY (Tally) is the raw score total for that round. BNS (Bonus) is the additional award for accurately predicting advancing teams. As the top seeds fall, there will be fewer and fewer entries with their Final Four intact.
Ryan Rozycki has extended his Round 1 lead to 46 points. With all of the #1 seeds now eliminated, I doubt there is a viable contender to displace him. The race now seems to be for second place. Ryan is the only player with his 64 and 63 teams still intact, and I'd be very surprised if there is a player close enough to overtake him. By the end of Sunday's games, I will be able to verify what I'm already quite sure is going to be the case. The top eight places will make the overall awards.
I believe this is the first time in Wimpy's March Madness' 37 year history that not a single #1, #2, or #3 seed has made it to the Final Four. We have had years where most of the favorites were knocked out, and when that happens, most players end up locked into their previous positions. Although I haven't officially run the numbers, I feel confident in predicting that Ryan Rozycki will win the 2023 Wimpy's March Madness Competition. Not a single entry predicted even TWO of the Final Four, but with ONE correct, and the only subtotal over 200, Ryan easily wins the 2023 Final Four Prize of $150. Clearly, there will be no Final Two prize this year. While it has been an exciting tournament, for most of you the mystery is over, and unless you have some Wimpy Squares, most of the interest as well. Before you completely give up on 2023, you may want to take one more moment to check out the numbers Ryan put on some of this year's Dark Horses, and show some respect for one hell of an entry.
As we normally do at this time of the tournament, let's look
at some of the major upsets and how our players fared:
Penn St over Texas A&M? Pittsburgh over Iowa St?
Ron Fogel 61 Roorab 51
Cheri Bjerkan, John Kowal, Ellen Wiebe 49
Mike Russo II 57 William Lippert & King of the Dogs 48
Miami (Fl) over Indiana? Furman over Virginia ?
Larry Rothenberg 61 Michael Boik 54
Dave Koelper 2 & Jeff Gaut 59 Terry Reddington 2 52
Jeff Seremak 2, Mike Russo Matt Hensing 51
& Jerry Vandermolen, 58
Creighton over Baylor??
Michigan State over Marquette?
Ryan Rozycki & Larry Rothenberg 63 Joe Joo & The Guv 59
LNC 62 Cheri Bjerkan 58
Doug Scott, Michael Boik 2, Matt Scott, K Adams, Adam Justus, & David Ingles II 57
& Michael Jacobus 61
Arkansas over Kansas??
Princeton over Arizona??
Devin Warnken 58 Gerry Sexton 29
Dan Lamb & KSOTTO 51 Dan Kelly 27
Jason Beam & Jeff Seremak 2 49 Paul Astorino 26
F.D.U. over Purdue???
Diego State over Alabama???
Scott Meyer 30 Dave Anderson 58
Jack Hinnendael 21 Rich Shive 2 & Luke Jaffe 57
Gerry Sexton 17 Rich Shive 1 & Brian Gerke 55
It never fails to amaze that there are so many people out there than can predict these upsets with such confidence! Let's move on to the standings.