Let's see how the pundits are faring with their brackets so far. We are scoring 28 experts from ESPN, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, and CBS Sports this year, throwing in President Obama for good fun.
Our scoring system assumes you placed $1 Futures bets on each bracket slot at Vegas Moneyline odds based on the pundit's picks. Here are the rankings for the first two rounds: the Hit Rate represents the % of picks that were correct, while the Yield is the average payout of those picks.
Here is how the pundits did collectively with their Sweet 16 predictions. No one had Stanford, while only Pete Gillen, Brad Evans, and Jeff Goodman had Tennessee. Overall, the pundits have done quite well so far, with the majority returning a positive yield as well as outperforming "Chalk" (always picking the higher seeds). Luke Winn of SI leads the pack, followed by Dennis Dodd of CBS; they were the only two experts to have Dayton in the Sweet 16. Luke Winn had the best first-round hit rate (28/32), while Brad Evans was 13/16 with his Sweet 16 picks, including Tennessee.
We will update the rankings as we proceed throughout the tournament.
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