As many of us prepare to watch the NCAA final tonight and look at the ruins of our brackets, back on Selection Sunday, what were our odds of picking a perfect bracket?
Your chance of picking perfectly all 63 games was 1 in 35.4 billion, according to the Book Of Odds (www.bookofodds.com) and Erik Holm writing in the Monday, March 26 Wall Street Journal at Section C, page 3. Holm adds that a company that has being insuring contest prizes for picking a perfect NCAA bracket for more than a decade says 59 right picks is the most it has ever seen.
This year high seeded teams did better than last year, but it was not a good one for those who picked number 1 seeds to make the Final Four or Duke to win it all (probably just me). While a Kentucky versus Kansas final is hardly a shocking match up, probably it was yet another good year to be in the business of receiving insurance premiums for insuring the prize in contests for picking the perfect bracket.