Since I left you last, I had given my predictions for the Sweet Sixteen... Since then, the Florida Gators and Wisconsin Badgers have punched their tickets to the Final Four in Dallas! Florida grinded out a win against Dayton, and Wisconsin took down the Arizona Wildcats, making Florida the only remaining top seed in the tournament. If you picked the Cavaliers, Shockers or Wildcats to win, chances are your bracket isn't looking so good right now. But hey... It's not like anyone's still in the running for a billion!
The Badgers' win last night over 1 seed Arizona definitely impacted the overall standings. It's pretty apparent that a lot of the club golfers from Wisconsin benefitted from Bucky's victory. Check out how the individual standings looked prior to both of yesterday's games...
|T1 Dominic Ricasoli||Duquesne||740|
|T1 Kris Cummings||Ohio State||740|
|3 Luke Rhyner||Wisconsin||710|
|T4 Jason Koch||Ohio State||690|
|T4 Brad Buchberger||Central Washington||690|
|T6 Tom Cox||Wisconsin||670|
|T6 Tyler Piddington||Wisconsin||670|
|T8 Eric Prince||Kentucky||660|
|T8 Dave Pytel||Baylor||660|
|T8 Luke Stull||Michigan||660|
And check them out now...
|1 Dominic Ricasoli||Duquesne||900|
|2 Brad Buchberger||Central Washington||850|
|T3 Tom Cox||Wisconsin||830|
|T3 Tyler Piddington||Wisconsin||830|
|5 Kris Cummings||Ohio State||820|
|T6 Aaron Krueger||Wisconsin||810|
|T6 Bill Donovan||Missouri||810|
|8 Jacob Knudtson||Wisconsin||800|
|9 Luke Rhyner||Wisconsin||790|
|T10 Pete Howes||Michigan State||780|
|T10 Ben Leon||Georgia||780|
What a surge of cardinal and white! All of Wisconsin's scoring for the team competition made the top 10 individuals. Obviously this pushed them into first place overall. Dominic Ricasoli of Duquesne has managed to retain his position as the top individual, however.
Just like the individual standings, let's take a look at the team standings before and after yesterday's games...
|T1 Ohio State||3310|
|T5 Iowa State||2860|
|T5 Central Washington||2860|
|8 Boston College||2690|
|2 Ohio State||3750|
|6 Iowa State||3260|
|7 Boston College||3240|
|8 Central Washington||3180|
|9 NCCGA Leadership||3080|
I think it's safe to say that Ohio State's bracketologists weren't as confident in the Badgers' basketball team as Wisconsin's!
As for today's games... I've got:
You could say I've got state of Michigan fever... Have a good Sunday everyone!
** Kevin Fitzpatrick is a junior at Iowa State University. Follow him on Twitter! @KFitzy87