The College World Series is not quite over, but my contest is. Cubsfan731 filled out a nearly perfect bracket and, no matter who wins the actual CWS, Justin brings home first place here. In case you thought that you might still have a shot at second, that spot is locked down too. Ryan, aka Orioles Magic, filled out a good enough bracket and picked enough teams to make the Series that he finished in second.
The way I score the bracket is that game three is worth two points, game 6/7 is worth three points, picking the champ is worth three points, and picking how many games they will win it in is worth an additional point. All other games are worth one point. That is a total of 22 points, plus another 9 points that could have been earned for picking the eight teams in the CWS.
Through games 6/7, cubsfan earned 16 points (he was wrong on two one point games). He had 3 bonus points from the first phase and that puts him at 19 points. He picked Florida to win and if they win it in three games, he would finish with 23 points.
Ryan picked up 10 points on his bracket and 6 from the first phase and he too picked Florida to win (but in two games). So, he could finish with 20 points. But, since he and cubsfan both picked Florida, there is no way that he will be able to gain any ground on first.
Third place is still up for grabs, but there is no prize for third. I will post the final standings on Thursday as well as the rest of the prizes. Congratulations Ryan and Justin and thanks to all who played along. I hope you had a good time with it.
Here is the best prize that I was able to bring back from Omaha.