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2017 NCAA Tournament: Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge First and Second Round Update

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With the first weekend of tournament play completed, let’s see who’s winning the BN Bracket Challenge so far.

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Is your bracket busted yet? After going a perfect 16-for-16 on Thursday, mine took a big nose dive on Saturday when Villanova, my pick for national champion, lost.

This year, the Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge has 115 members playing. There were a few more, but the individuals who failed to make any picks at all have been removed from the contest.

Now, that the first weekend of tournament action is over, let’s take a look to see where everyone stands.

Leading the way after the first two rounds is OCgirl with 53 points. Unfortunately for her, her national champion lost yesterday too when Duke lost to South Carolina. But, she can still score 117 possible points and stranger things have happened.

In second place, we have Nate, who has been a model of consistency so far, earning 26 of 32 points in each round so far for a total of 52. His champ, Kentucky, is alive and kicking until at least Friday night when they play the Bruins.

And, in third with 51 points, we have Cesar who has picked UCLA to win it all.

He is not, however, the person who can score the most possible points. That honor goes to Mike who also has UCLA. Mike can score a maximum of 170 at this point.

Here’s the full leaderboard:

2017 Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge, Update #1

Rank Owner Bracket Round 1 Round 2 Sweet 16 Elite Eight National Semis Finals Points Possible Pts
Rank Owner Bracket Round 1 Round 2 Sweet 16 Elite Eight National Semis Finals Points Possible Pts
1 OCgirl Hoops There It Is! (UCLA11) 29 24 - - - Duke 53 117
2 Nate My Terrific Bracket 26 26 - - - Kentucky 52 136
3 Cesar Gaucho-Bruin 29 22 - - - UCLA 51 147
4 Jeff Jeff's Bracket 28 22 - - - UCLA 50 146
4 Doug Schneider Doug Schneider's Bracket 26 24 - - - UCLA 50 162
6 Matthew Hanging Banners 29 20 - - - Villanova 49 117
6 Anthony AVTWVI 27 22 - - - Arizona 49 157
6 Kiwi Kiwi's Definitive Bracket 27 22 - - - UCLA 49 141
6 steve Laguna Bruin 27 22 - - - UCLA 49 145
6 Tremaine Fly's Unmatched Bracket 25 24 - - - UCLA 49 145
6 Austin My Legendary Bracket 25 24 - - - UCLA 49 149
6 Aaron the (alternative) facts Ma'am 27 22 - - - UCLA 49 145
6 Oscar It's Like We Hate Winning 27 22 - - - UCLA 49 125
6 Kyle Bruin-Fever 29 20 - - - UCLA 49 165
15 Julia Julia's Bold Bracket 26 22 - - - No Pick 48 92
15 Kiks Kiks's Superb Bracket 26 22 - - - Gonzaga 48 148
15 My Bracket 26 22 - - - UCLA 48 144
15 Joe P15 *The Ghost of John Wooden 28 20 - - - Villanova 48 112
15 Simon My First-Rate Bracket 28 20 - - - Kansas 48 156
15 Dylan Dylan's Br-uin-acket 26 22 - - - UCLA 48 144
15 David Tokyo Bruin 28 20 - - - UCLA 48 128
15 My Bracket 26 22 - - - Duke 48 108
15 Rene V MurrietaBruin 28 20 - - - UCLA 48 136
15 Matt Matt's Magnificent Bracket 26 22 - - - Arizona 48 156
25 will will's Awe-Inspiring Bracket 25 22 - - - UCLA 47 167
25 Juan For The Win! 27 20 - - - UCLA 47 147
25 Dejannay Dejannay's Dandy Bracket 25 22 - - - UCLA 47 159
25 Teage Son of Thunder 27 20 - - - UCLA 47 155
25 Russ Russ's Rad Bracket 25 22 - - - Villanova 47 107
25 Aaron Aaron's Astonishing Bracket 25 22 - - - UCLA 47 143
25 EMS EMS bracket 25 22 - - - No Pick 47 115
25 Chris LavarBall>Jordan 25 22 - - - Arizona 47 155
25 - Seth's Fine Bracket 25 22 - - - Villanova 47 107
25 29th The Spirit of Saint Bruin 25 22 - - - UCLA 47 143
25 Uclaluv TJ & Zo Thank you! 29 18 - - - Villanova 47 99
25 doug 72BRUIN 27 20 - - - UCLA 47 155
25 Jofo Jofo's Brilliant Bracket 27 20 - - - Kansas 47 155
38 jsbruinfan jsbruinfan 28 18 - - - UCLA 46 138
38 Jeff GoBruins24 24 22 - - - UCLA 46 142
38 Humberto Humberto's Awesome Bracket 26 20 - - - UCLA 46 142
38 Mike NardBruin 24 22 - - - UCLA 46 170
38 James Ponce Bruinballer 26 20 - - - Arizona 46 158
38 Mike bill walton lover 28 18 - - - UCLA 46 130
38 John T John T's Official Bracket 28 18 - - - UCLA 46 154
38 John From Chino Hills 26 20 - - - UCLA 46 126
38 DuaneT BigBallerBrand 26 20 - - - UCLA 46 158
38 BOUNCE All I Do Is BruWIN 28 18 - - - UCLA 46 130
38 casey o cjbruin 26 20 - - - N. Carolina 46 142
38 Dan Dan's Definitive Bracket 26 20 - - - UCLA 46 154
38 Dusty Lavar's 1-on-1 Game 24 22 - - - UCLA 46 158
51 Terry Shepley's picks 23 22 - - - Arizona 45 157
51 harald 67UCLA 27 18 - - - UCLA 45 157
51 Omeed BruinsMD12 Bracket 27 18 - - - Duke 45 105
51 Avi Avi's Amazing Bracket 27 18 - - - Villanova 45 109
51 David DS Dazzling Bracket 25 20 - - - UCLA 45 141
51 gg Hometown Hero Bracket 27 18 - - - Louisville 45 97
51 Kyle My Groovy Bracket 27 18 - - - Kansas 45 133
51 Filmicisland FUSCUCLA1 29 16 - - - UCLA 45 121
51 Timmy TimTimTaRoo 25 20 - - - UCLA 45 141
60 grady s My Glorious Bracket 24 20 - - - Kansas 44 152
60 Kris My Fantastic Bracket 24 20 - - - UCLA 44 128
60 Vincent Lonzo Ball is my Homeboy 26 18 - - - UCLA 44 136
60 expatjourno Worst bracket EVER 26 18 - - - UCLA 44 124
60 Douglas Douglas's Definitive Bracket 26 18 - - - Arizona 44 156
60 Steven My Agreeable Bracket 24 20 - - - UCLA 44 144
60 Fly0nwa11 Gen2Bruin's Bracket 24 20 - - - UCLA 44 140
60 Jerry Y'all are playing for 2nd 26 18 - - - UCLA 44 128
60 slanty ¬ ¬ slanty ¬ ¬'s Swell Bracket 26 18 - - - Kansas 44 156
60 Svedish Chef Svedish Chef 22 22 - - - UCLA 44 160
60 John L Balls Deep 26 18 - - - UCLA 44 156
60 Jim Bumgardner Colonel Jim 24 20 - - - Louisville 44 108
60 1988 My Neat Bracket 24 20 - - - UCLA 44 124
60 Gabriela Lose a Ball Gain a Ball 26 18 - - - N. Carolina 44 136
60 Mark Mark's Bracket 22 22 - - - Villanova 44 112
60 West Coast Power 26 18 - - - UCLA 44 160
60 PAULT PAULT's Phenomenal Bracket 28 16 - - - UCLA 44 136
77 Santiago Shocking Choices 23 20 - - - Duke 43 103
77 Bennett Wulff Pack 27 16 - - - UCLA 43 139
77 L. BBB - Big Baller Bruins 23 20 - - - UCLA 43 147
77 Eu My Fascinating Bracket 25 18 - - - UCLA 43 123
77 Doug Doug's Dandy Bracket 27 16 - - - UCLA 43 143
77 jamie LovingTheAlfords 25 18 - - - N. Carolina 43 131
77 Tim P Junkrat's bracket 25 18 - - - UCLA 43 127
77 Stephen bruWINS 25 18 - - - UCLA 43 131
77 Vicarious1 Vicarious1's Unreal Bracket 25 18 - - - UCLA 43 155
86 Zach Lion and the Lamb 26 16 - - - N. Carolina 42 134
86 Ed Dunkle Ed Dunkle's Expert Bracket 24 18 - - - Florida St. 42 90
86 Samuel Burculian 24 18 - - - UCLA 42 138
86 David seventiesbruin picks 26 16 - - - UCLA 42 134
86 gbruin Metalingus 26 16 - - - N. Carolina 42 118
86 Ron Link's Picks 26 16 - - - Arizona 42 150
86 Scott Cheeto all the way 28 14 - - - Kansas 42 146
86 Sun UCLA BruWins 24 18 - - - UCLA 42 134
86 Anony KSBruin's 24 18 - - - UCLA 42 150
86 Troy Bill Walton's twin 24 18 - - - UCLA 42 154
96 Andrew Snorkeldorf 25 16 - - - UCLA 41 137
96 Adrien QuestFor12 25 16 - - - UCLA 41 129
96 Steve Steve's Genius Bracket 25 16 - - - Arizona 41 149
96 Nick NYC Bruin 25 16 - - - UCLA 41 141
96 Alec 4.8 Seconds 23 18 - - - UCLA 41 133
96 Navikha VCK's Bruins #1 23 18 - - - N. Carolina 41 133
96 Elihu Elihu's Sensational Bracket 23 18 - - - Villanova 41 105
96 Cam @Morrisoncrying's Bracket 25 16 - - - Arizona 41 121
104 Ira Sky Hook lives 26 14 - - - Arizona 40 148
104 Steve Steve's Super Bracket 26 14 - - - UCLA 40 132
104 Brian Lavar was right! 24 16 - - - UCLA 40 132
104 mark Just a CPA picking teams 22 18 - - - UCLA 40 132
104 Seahawcla LOLJustSC 24 16 - - - Gonzaga 40 148
104 Eric Eric's Expert Bracket 26 14 - - - UCLA 40 132
110 DEE DEE's Definitive Bracket 21 18 - - - UCLA 39 151
110 Robert McNown to Farmer 25 14 - - - N. Carolina 39 139
110 dave the answer key 23 16 - - - UCLA 39 147
113 FRANK My Optimal Bracket 19 16 - - - UCLA 35 143
114 V V's Victorious Bracket 22 12 - - - UCLA 34 126
115 Arcjec Arcjec's Genius Bracket 3 2 - - - No Pick 5 5

Good luck next weekend, everyone!


Go Bruins!