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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Tournament Challenge update: It's ugly

By staff

Kentucky's win over No. 1 overall seed Ohio State, as well as a victory by No. 11 seed VCU, means no bracket picked the entire Elite Eight and just 89 brackets (out of 5.9 million) got seven of eight right.

While 16 percent of entries did pick Kentucky to reach the Elite Eight, 78.6 percent had Ohio State making it that far and 25.9 percent had the Buckeyes winning it all -- the most popular pick in Tournament Challenge. The most popular pick to win it all now is Kansas, the champion on 23.7 percent of brackets.

In addition to the 89 people who got seven of eight correct, just 5,447 (0.09 percent) of brackets got six of eight correct. A total of 160,888 brackets had none of the Elite Eight correct. Altogether, 4.94 million brackets (83.4 percent) have three or fewer teams correct in the Elite Eight.

The current leader got seven of eight Elite Eight teams (missing only Butler). This bracket has North Carolina winning it all.

East Region
Southwest Region
The Elite Eight

Percentage of brackets picking each Elite Eight team to reach different levels of the tournament (percent in Final Four/in title game/winning it all): Most popular title-game matchups still in play:
Picks for national champion still in play:
Most picked combination to reach the Final Four of the remaining teams:
President Barack Obama's bracket:
Notable Brackets: