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2017 NCAA Tournament: Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge Sweet 16 and Elite Eight Update

With the second weekend of tournament play now finished, let’s see who’s winning the BN Bracket Challenge.

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After two full weekends and four rounds in the 2017 Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge, we have a tie for first place between Kyle and OCGirl. If it were only them, Kyle will likely finish ahead because he can still earn another 16 points in the National Semis this coming weekend while OCGirl has maxxed out her points.

But, this isn’t a two-person competition.

Kiks is sitting in third place with 80 points and has Gonzaga winning the title. That means that Kiks can earn as many as 144 points. So, it looks like Kiks will beat out both Kyle and OCGirl. In fact, with 144 possible points, Kiks is the player with the highest potential score at this point.

Rounding out the top five is Russ and Cesar who are tied for fourth with 75 points each, but like Kyle and OCGirl, Russ can still earn some more points, while Cesar’s bracket is officially busted. Don’t feel bad, Cesar. You’ve got me and my 68 points beat.

I’ve added a new feature to the complete table. It’s now sortable and searchable. So, you can sort to see who else had the same pick for the National Champion or how many possible points players can get. Or, you can just search the table to see how you’re doing.

2017 Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge, Update #2

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 Kyle Bruin-Fever 29 20 16 16 - UCLA 81 97
1 OCgirl Hoops There It Is! (UCLA11) 29 24 20 8 - Duke 81 81
3 Kiks Kiks's Superb Bracket 26 22 16 16 - Gonzaga 80 144
4 Russ Russ's Rad Bracket 25 22 12 16 - Villanova 75 91
4 Cesar Gaucho-Bruin 29 22 8 16 - UCLA 75 75
6 casey o cjbruin 26 20 20 8 - N. Carolina 74 122
7 steve Laguna Bruin 27 22 16 8 - UCLA 73 73
8 slanty ¬ ¬ slanty ¬ ¬'s Swell Bracket 26 18 20 8 - Kansas 72 72
8 Matt Matt's Magnificent Bracket 26 22 16 8 - Arizona 72 72
10 Dejannay Dejannay's Dandy Bracket 25 22 16 8 - UCLA 71 87
10 - Seth's Fine Bracket 25 22 16 8 - Villanova 71 71
12 Ron Link's Picks 26 16 12 16 - Arizona 70 86
12 Doug Schneider Doug Schneider's Bracket 26 24 12 8 - UCLA 70 86
14 Anthony AVTWVI 27 22 12 8 - Arizona 69 85
14 Terry Shepley's picks 23 22 16 8 - Arizona 69 85
14 Austin Bruins all the way baby 25 24 12 8 - UCLA 69 69
14 David DS Dazzling Bracket 25 20 16 8 - UCLA 69 69
14 Timmy TimTimTaRoo 25 20 16 8 - UCLA 69 69
19 Julia Julia's Bold Bracket 26 22 12 8 - No Pick 68 68
19 Joe P15 *The Ghost of John Wooden 28 20 20 - - Villanova 68 68
19 Svedish Chef Svedish Chef 22 22 16 8 - UCLA 68 68
19 Gabriela Lose a Ball Gain a Ball 26 18 16 8 - N. Carolina 68 116
19 My Bracket 26 22 12 8 - Duke 68 68
19 Seahawcla LOLJustSC 24 16 12 16 - Gonzaga 68 116
25 EMS EMS bracket 25 22 12 8 - No Pick 67 83
26 Jeff Jeff's Bracket 28 22 16 - - UCLA 66 66
26 Troy Bill Walton's twin 24 18 16 8 - UCLA 66 82
28 Matthew Hanging Banners 29 20 16 - - Villanova 65 65
28 Avi Avi's Amazing Bracket 27 18 12 8 - Villanova 65 65
28 Aaron the (alternative) facts Ma'am 27 22 16 - - UCLA 65 65
28 Elihu Elihu's Sensational Bracket 23 18 16 8 - Villanova 65 65
32 grady s My Glorious Bracket 24 20 12 8 - Kansas 64 64
32 Vincent Lonzo Ball is my Homeboy 26 18 12 8 - UCLA 64 64
32 Nate My Terrific Bracket 26 26 12 - - Kentucky 64 64
32 Dylan Dylan's Br-uin-acket 26 22 8 8 - UCLA 64 64
36 will will's Awe-Inspiring Bracket 25 22 16 - - UCLA 63 63
36 Teage Son of Thunder 27 20 8 8 - UCLA 63 63
36 Aaron Aaron's Astonishing Bracket 25 22 16 - - UCLA 63 63
36 Chris LavarBall>Jordan 25 22 16 - - Arizona 63 63
36 29th The Spirit of Saint Bruin 25 22 16 - - UCLA 63 63
36 jamie LovingTheAlfords 25 18 12 8 - N. Carolina 63 111
36 Tim P Junkrat's bracket 25 18 12 8 - UCLA 63 63
43 Zach Lion and the Lamb 26 16 12 8 - N. Carolina 62 110
43 Humberto Humberto's Awesome Bracket 26 20 16 - - UCLA 62 62
43 James Ponce Bruinballer 26 20 16 - - Arizona 62 62
43 gbruin Metalingus 26 16 12 8 - N. Carolina 62 110
43 DuaneT BigBallerBrand 26 20 16 - - UCLA 62 62
43 Sun UCLA BruWins 24 18 12 8 - UCLA 62 62
43 Dusty Lavar's 1-on-1 Game 24 22 16 - - UCLA 62 62
50 harald 67UCLA 27 18 16 - - UCLA 61 61
50 Tremaine Fly's Unmatched Bracket 25 24 12 - - UCLA 61 61
50 Steve Steve's Genius Bracket 25 16 12 8 - Arizona 61 77
50 Nick NYC Bruin 25 16 12 8 - UCLA 61 77
50 Navikha VCK's Bruins #1 23 18 12 8 - N. Carolina 61 109
50 Kyle My Groovy Bracket 27 18 8 8 - Kansas 61 61
56 Douglas Douglas's Definitive Bracket 26 18 16 - - Arizona 60 60
56 Bruin15 26 22 12 - - UCLA 60 60
56 Brian Lavar was right! 24 16 12 8 - UCLA 60 60
56 Simon My First-Rate Bracket 28 20 12 - - Kansas 60 60
56 West Coast Power 26 18 16 - - UCLA 60 60
61 DEE DEE's Definitive Bracket 21 18 12 8 - UCLA 59 59
61 Santiago Shocking Choices 23 20 8 8 - Duke 59 59
61 Uclaluv TJ & Zo Thank you! 29 18 12 - - Villanova 59 59
61 Robert McNown to Farmer 25 14 12 8 - N. Carolina 59 107
61 doug 72BRUIN 27 20 12 - - UCLA 59 59
61 Jofo Jofo's Brilliant Bracket 27 20 12 - - Kansas 59 59
67 jsbruinfan jsbruinfan 28 18 12 - - UCLA 58 58
67 Mike NardBruin 24 22 12 - - UCLA 58 58
67 Mike bill walton lover 28 18 12 - - UCLA 58 58
67 John T John T's Official Bracket 28 18 12 - - UCLA 58 58
67 Dan Dan's Definitive Bracket 26 20 12 - - UCLA 58 58
72 Andrew Snorkeldorf 25 16 16 - - UCLA 57 57
72 Omeed BruinsMD12 Bracket 27 18 12 - - Duke 57 57
72 Oscar It's Like We Hate Winning 27 22 8 - - UCLA 57 57
75 Ira Sky Hook lives 26 14 8 8 - Arizona 56 72
75 Steven My Agreeable Bracket 24 20 12 - - UCLA 56 56
75 John L Balls Deep 26 18 12 - - UCLA 56 56
75 Jim Bumgardner Colonel Jim 24 20 12 - - Louisville 56 56
75 David Tokyo Bruin 28 20 8 - - UCLA 56 56
75 PAULT PAULT's Phenomenal Bracket 28 16 12 - - UCLA 56 56
81 Juan For The Win! 27 20 8 - - UCLA 55 55
81 Eu My Fascinating Bracket 25 18 12 - - UCLA 55 55
81 Vicarious1 Vicarious1's Unreal Bracket 25 18 12 - - UCLA 55 55
84 Ed Dunkle Ed Dunkle's Expert Bracket 24 18 12 - - Florida St. 54 54
84 Jeff GoBruins24 24 22 8 - - UCLA 54 54
84 John From Chino Hills 26 20 8 - - UCLA 54 54
84 V V's Victorious Bracket 22 12 12 8 - UCLA 54 54
84 Scott Cheeto all the way 28 14 12 - - Kansas 54 54
84 BOUNCE All I Do Is BruWIN 28 18 8 - - UCLA 54 54
84 Anony KSBruin's 24 18 12 - - UCLA 54 54
91 Kiwi Kiwi's Definitive Bracket 27 22 4 - - UCLA 53 53
91 Alec 4.8 Seconds 23 18 12 - - UCLA 53 53
91 gg Hometown Hero Bracket 27 18 8 - - Louisville 53 53
94 Kris My Fantastic Bracket 24 20 8 - - UCLA 52 52
94 Fly0nwa11 Gen2Bruin's Bracket 24 20 8 - - UCLA 52 52
94 mark Just a CPA picking teams 22 18 12 - - UCLA 52 52
94 1988 My Neat Bracket 24 20 8 - - UCLA 52 52
94 Rene V MurrietaBruin 28 20 4 - - UCLA 52 52
94 Eric Eric's Expert Bracket 26 14 12 - - UCLA 52 52
100 Doug Doug's Dandy Bracket 27 16 8 - - UCLA 51 51
100 Stephen bruWINS 25 18 8 - - UCLA 51 51
100 dave the answer key 23 16 12 - - UCLA 51 51
103 Adrien QuestFor12 25 16 8 - - UCLA 49 49
103 Cam @Morrisoncrying's Bracket 25 16 8 - - Arizona 49 49
103 Filmicisland FUSCUCLA1 29 16 4 - - UCLA 49 49
106 expatjourno Worst bracket EVER 26 18 4 - - UCLA 48 48
106 Jerry Y'all are playing for 2nd 26 18 4 - - UCLA 48 48
108 Bennett Wulff Pack 27 16 4 - - UCLA 47 47
108 L. BBB - Big Baller Bruins 23 20 4 - - UCLA 47 47
110 Samuel Burculian 24 18 4 - - UCLA 46 46
110 David seventiesbruin picks 26 16 4 - - UCLA 46 46
112 Mark Mark's Bracket 22 22 - - - Villanova 44 44
113 FRANK My Optimal Bracket 19 16 8 - - UCLA 43 43
114 Steve Steve's Super Bracket 26 14 - - - UCLA 40 40
115 Arcjec Arcjec's Genius Bracket 3 2 - - - No Pick 5 5

We’ll update this again next Monday in advance of the National Championship game on Monday night.


Go Bruins!