Regardless of whether you know anything about college basketball or not, chances are you filled out a NCAA Tournament Bracket. The story is, those who know the least about college basketball tend to do the best. So let’s put that theory to the test. How would the BVTSB staff matchup against ESPN College Basketball Experts?
We are using the scoring system of 1-2-4-8-16-32, skipping the First Four games. Besides the listed point totals for each bracket, we have the Final Four listed for each ESPN and BVTSB staffer. Each college basketball expert is listed in orange. As you will notice, just because someone is a college basketball expert doesn’t mean that person does the best in the NCAA Tournament – quite the contrary.
The first image will list 20 select ESPN staffers, in order of point total, with the second listing all BVTSB staffers with their order of point total. The third image is the combined ranking of BVTSB and ESPN staffers.
The ESPN staffers got the best of the BVTSB staffers, by Legally Maize, BUCKEYES for LIFE, M Go Roo, and Cleveland 4 Life had strong showings. LA Times writer Bill Plaschke finished in first, nailing all Final Four teams. Maize in Spartyland finished the best of the BVTSB experts, while Jay Bilas was the best of all college basketball experts.
See you again in November when college basketball starts up again!
ESPN Staff Rankings
BVTSB Staff Rankings
Combined Staff Rankings