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NCAA.com | March 23, 2018

31 NCAA brackets correctly predicted the first 4 teams in the Elite 8

Michigan dominates from deep

Sister Jean, you are not alone. Only 31 brackets out of the millions entered in the Capital One Bracket Challenge game correctly predicted the first four teams to earn their spots in the Elite Eight: No. 11 Loyola Chicago, No. 9 Florida State, No. 9 Kansas State and No. 3 Michigan.

The best of those 31 brackets belongs to CHRISTINELY, who was 4-for-4 last night and has a chance to go 7-for-8 if Villanova, Kansas and Duke win tonight. Nice picking, CHRISTINELY:

This bracket also nailed the Final Four correctly if Loyola, Michigan, Villanova and Duke earn spots in San Antonio.

Credit is also due to the 6,860 brackets which did correctly forecast the Florida State vs. Michigan game and the 1,003 that correctly predicted the Loyola vs. Kansas State Elite 8 match-up. That game is the first No. 9 vs. 11 contest in the history of the tournament

The overall leader in the Bracket Challenge Game is KENPOMPOM. That's a clever name to go along with this well-picked bracket. There's a three-way tie for second between WhoWoreitbetter, tommm2018 and AMONEYGUY21. WhoWoreitbetter has the most points left among those three: 

No. 1 seed Kansas is the most popular pick in tonight's games. Of those that have Kansas in the Sweet 16, about 67% predict the Jayhawks will advance to the Elite 8. The next most popular are Villanova (65%), Purdue (51%) and Duke (44%).

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