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Duke Versus Butler Championship

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Monday, April 5, 2010 0 comments
Oh my....what a Championship game that was tonight. The biggest lead of the night was 6 points, and it was very early in the game. It came down to the final shot of the game with Duke winning over Butler, 61-59. The Blue Devils win their first championship since 2001 when they won in Minneapolis over Arizona.

With that, our TOP TEN pick sheets have been finalized. Congratulations goes out to Justin Mangold, he is the 2010 Office Pool Contest winner! Justin correctly picked 71% pick of the games, incidentally, the best in the pool. Congratulations Justin.



Top Ten Pick Sheets for the 2010 contest....
  1. Justin Mangold - 160 points
  2. Zach Phillips - 158 points
  3. Bill 2 - 152 points
  4. Al May - 145 points
  5. Jonathan Howell - 145 points
  6. BadWater214 - 144 points
  7. Graham Gamel - 144 points
  8. jencanten - 144 points
  9. John Godfrey - 143 points
  10. Jennifer Cuddihy 1 - 142 points

The pool is now closed....see you in 2011



We Are Down To Four Teams

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Sunday, March 28, 2010 0 comments
Well, it's been a very fun and entertaining tournament to watch this year. Sadly, there are only four teams left with three games to play. #5 Michigan State will face #5 Butler and #1 Duke will face #2 Wake Forest, with the winners of course meeting up in the Championship round.

With that, only eight tournament scenarios remain which will determine the winner for the 2010 Office Pool contest. To my surprise, one of my pick sheets is near the top of the standings in a few of the remaining scenarios. My test picks, which I do to make sure everything is setup correctly before I send out the email blast inviting everyone to fill out their pick sheet.

  1. If Michigan State beats West Virginia
  2. If West Virginia beats Michigan State
  3. If Michigan State beats Duke
  4. If Duke beats Michigan State
  5. If Butler beats West Virginia
  6. If West Virginia beats Butler
  7. If Butler beats Duke
  8. If Duke beats Butler

Round 4 Game Results (Sat-Sun)

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KEY: Not played - [number of entries selected] - Advanced - Eliminated

MIDWEST Region
5 - Michigan State [16]6 - Tennessee [3]

WEST Region
2 - Kansas State [144]5 - Butler [10]

EAST Region
1 - Kentucky [342]2 - West Virginia [132]

SOUTH Region
1 - Duke [268]3 - Baylor [72]

Round 4 Game Results (Sat-Sun)

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KEY: Not played - [number of entries selected] - Advanced - Eliminated MIDWEST Region
5 - Michigan State [16]6 - Tennessee [3]
WEST Region
2 - Kansas State [144]5 - Butler [10]
EAST Region
1 - Kentucky [342]2 - West Virginia [132]
SOUTH Region
1 - Duke [268]3 - Baylor [72]

Round 3 Game Results (Thur-Fri)

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Friday, March 26, 2010 0 comments
KEY: Not played - [number of entries selected] - Advanced - Eliminated

MIDWEST Region
2 - Ohio State [318] 6 - Tennessee [25]
5 - Michigan State [22] 9 - Northern Iowa [1]

WEST Region
1 - Syracuse [456] 5 - Butler [34]
2 - Kansas State [318] 6 - Xavier [32]

EAST Region
1 - Kentucky [466] 12 - Cornell [12]
2 - West Virginia [369] 11 - Washington [13]

SOUTH Region
1 - Duke [401] 4 - Purdue [37]
3 - Baylor [183] 10 - Saint Marys (Ca.) [6]

Butler Knocks The Orange Out

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Thursday, March 25, 2010 0 comments
First it was Northern Iowa handing Kansas Jayhawks their exit papers. Kansas was the first number one seed to be eliminated from the 2010 tournament. Tonight, Butler Bulldogs extend their winning streak to 23 games and dislodge the Syracuse Orange, the second number one seed to have an early exit. Bulldogs, moving on to found four and will play on Saturday. 34 submitted pick sheets correctly picked this game correct.

The next number one seed, Cornell versus Kentucky. With Cornell winning the Ivy League Conference the past three years, this gives them tons of experience going into tonights game. Could Kentucky be the third number one seed to have an early exit?

The Pool - A March Madness Sketch

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 0 comments

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Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Saturday, March 20, 2010 0 comments
KEY: Not played - [number of entries selected] - Advanced - Eliminated
MIDWEST Region
NCAA® March Madness on Demand®
1 - Kansas [543] 9 - Northern Iowa [4]
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2 - Ohio State [492] 10 - Georgia Tech [21]
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4 - Maryland [245] 5 - Michigan State [281]
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6 - Tennessee [97] 14 - Ohio [3]
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WEST Region
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1 - Syracuse [508] 8 - Gonzaga [4]
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2 - Kansas State [458] 7 - BYU [71]
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3 - Pittsburgh [366] 6 - Xavier [143]
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5 - Butler [242] 13 - Murry State [43]
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EAST Region
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1 - Kentucky [530] 12 - Wake Forest [2]
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2 - West Virginia [504] 10 - Missouri [20]
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3 - New Mexico [330] 11 - Washington [51]
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4 - Wisconsin [297] 12 - Cornell [66]
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SOUTH Region
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1 - Duke [483] 8 - California [5]
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2 - Villanova [478] 10 - Saint Marys (Ca.) [17]
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3 - Baylor [406] 11 - Old Dominion [19]
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4 - Purdue [173] 5 - Texas A&M [275] Watch Now

Round 2 Game Results (Sat-Sun)

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KEY: Not played - [number of entries selected] - Advanced - Eliminated

MIDWEST Region
1 - Kansas [543] 9 - Northern Iowa [4]
2 - Ohio State [492] 10 - Georgia Tech [21]
4 - Maryland [245] 5 - Michigan State [281]
6 - Tennessee [97] 14 - Ohio [3]

WEST Region
1 - Syracuse [508] 8 - Gonzaga [31]
2 - Kansas State [458] 7 - BYU [71]
3 - Pittsburgh [366] 6 - Xavier [143]
5 - Butler [242] 13 - Murry State [43]

EAST Region
1 - Kentucky [530] 12 - Wake Forest [2]
2 - West Virginia [504] 10 - Missouri [20]
3 - New Mexico [330] 11 - Washington [51]
4 - Wisconsin [297] 12 - Cornell [66]

SOUTH Region
1 - Duke [483] 8 - California [5]
2 - Villanova [478] 10 - Saint Marys (Ca.) [17]
3 - Baylor [406] 11 - Old Dominion [19]
4 - Purdue [173] 5 - Texas A&M [275]

Round 1 Recap

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On 0 comments
In all, there was ten lower ranked seeds advancing into the round two games. The biggest shocker was 14 seed, Ohio Bobcats knocking off number three seed Georgetown. I'm sure that hurt a lot of brackets, and always not a good thing on the first day of the tournament. The good news is, nearly everyone had Georgetown winning. The question is, how many rounds did you have them winning determines how bad their loss hurt your bracket.

With 564 entries submitted into this office pool, only four of those bracket sheets had Georgetown winning in the Championship round. 16 bracket sheets selected Ohio Bobcats as the winning team. One question enters my mind, how many of those 16 entries thought this was the Ohio State Buckeyes team from the Big Ten? Or are the Ohio Bobcats just that good?

Bring on the round two games....

Round 1 Complete Results (Thur-Fri)

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A quick look at what teams advanced, per region, and what teams were eliminated.

KEY: Not played - Advanced - Eliminated

MIDWEST Region
1 - Kansas 16 - Lehigh
2 - Ohio State 15 - UC Santa Barbra
3 - Georgetown 14 - Ohio
4 - Maryland 13 - Houston
5 - Michigan State 12 - New Mexico State
6 - Tennessee 11 - San Diego State
7 - Oklahoma State 10 - Georgia Tech
8 - UNLV 9 - Northern Iowa
WEST Region
1 - Syracuse 16 - Vermont
2 - Kansas State 15 - North Texas
3 - Pittsburgh 14 - Oakland
4 - Vanderbilt 13 - Murry State
5 - Butler 12 - UTEP
6 - Xavier 11 - Minnesota
7 - BYU 10 - Florida
8 - Gonzaga 9 - Florida State
EAST Region
1 - Kentucky 16 - East Tennessee State
2 - West Virginia 15 - Morgan State
3 - New Mexico 14 - Montana
4 - Wisconsin 13 - Wofford
5 - Temple 12 - Cornell
6 - Marquette 11 - Washington
7 - Clemson 10 - Missouri
8 - Texas 9 - Wake Forest
SOUTH Region
1 - Duke 16 - Play-In-Game
2 - Villanova 15 - Robert Morris
3 - Baylor 14 - Sam Houston State
4 - Purdue 13 - Siena
5 - Texas A&M 12 - Utah State
6 - Notre Dame 11 - Old Dominion
7 - Richmond 10 - Saint Marys
8 - California 9 - Louisville

2010 Office Pool 64 Contest Is Live

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Sunday, March 14, 2010 0 comments




Make sure you hit the SUBMIT PICKS button at the bottom of the page or your picks will not be entered into the pool.

Deadline: Tip-Off, March 18 @ 12:30 PM [EST]
Entry Fee: $0.00

NOTE: When entering multiple times, please place a number after your name to make it unique [or it will over write you last submitted picks] For example: Timmy 1, Timmy 2, Timmy 3

Viewable And Printable 2010 Brackets

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Pre-Register For 2010 Office Pool Contest

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Sunday, March 7, 2010 0 comments




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If you would like to pre-register for this years office pool contest, you can do so on the registration page. An email will be sent out once the pairings are announced.

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2010 Office Pool Returns

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On 0 comments
Returning for our 14th year, OfficePool64.com is currently updating the site for the current year. I've redesigned the website with a new layout and colors. I'll be purging the outdated links to update them with the 2010 links throughout the week, just in time for Selection Sunday on March 14.

Key Tournament Dates courtesy of NCAA Sports

Pre-Tournament Events
March 14 - Selection Sunday @ 5:00 CST on CBS
March 16 - Opening Round game [play in game]

First Weekend Of Games
March 18-19: Round One Games
March 20-21: Round Two Games

Second Weekend Of Games
March 25-26: Round Three Games
March 27-28: Round Four Games

Final Weekend Of Games
April 3: Round Five, Semi-Finals
April 5: Round Six, Championship Game

2010 Automatic Bids - Conference Tournaments

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Conference Winners-Dates [record]
ACC March 11-14
American East Vermont Catamounts [25-9]
Atlantic Sun E. Tennessee State Buccaneers [20-14]
Atlantic 10 March 9, 12-14
Big East West Virginia Mountaineers [27-6]
Big Sky Montana Grizzlies [22-9]
Big South Winthrop Eagles [19-13]
Big Ten March 11-14
Big 12 Kansas Jayhawks [32-2]
Big West Santa Barbara Gauchos [20-9]
Colonial Old Dominion Monarchs [26-8]
Conference USA Houston Cougars [19-15]
Horizon Butler Bulldogs[28-4]
Ivy League Cornell Big Red [27-4]
MAAC Sienna Saints [27-6]
MAC Ohio Bobcats [21-14]
MEAC Morgan State Bears [27-9]
Missouri Valley Northern Iowa Panthers [28-4]
Mountain West March 10-13
Northeast Robert Morris Colonials [23-11]
Ohio Valley Murry State Racers [30-4]
Pac-10 Washington Huskies [24-9]
Patriot Lehigh Mountain Hawks [22-10]
SEC March 11-14
Southern Wofford Terriers [26-8]
Southland San Diego State Aztecs [25-8]
Summit Oakland Golden Grizzlies [26-8]
Sun Belt North Texas Mean Green [24-8]
SWAC Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions [17-15]
WAC New Mexico State Aggies [22-11]
West Coast St Mary's Gaels [26-5]