April 8, 2015 -- The Pool is over!!  Herweck and Rowe in December picked Duke to win it all.    

 

 

 

Original

 

Regrouped

 

 

 

 

Unweighted

$$$

Weighted

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Weighted

$$$

Sleepers

$$$

1st

John Magee (22)

205.80

Mike Nilles (1)

240.10

Tom Kutz

205.80

Pete Lawrence (34)

171.5

2nd

Tom Kutz (2)

137.20

Matt Kutz (14)

205.80

Greg Ochojski

171.5

Greg Nilles tie (24)

102.9

3rd

Pete Lawrence (1)

68.6

Scott Balsley (28)

171.5

Steve Mitrisin

137.20

Doug Rowe tie (33)

68.6

4th

Krista Kutz by 1 pt

0

Dennis Plummer (25)

137.20

John Hayashi -tie

34.30

Chuck Schierer by 2 pt

0

5th

 

 

Rich Eijima (45)

102.9

Pete Lawrence -tie

34.30

 

 

 Number in ( ) above is their ranking in first standings.  Only 3 winners were in money back then. Note 7 people in 20th place or higher!!!  That shows that the weekly reports are pretty much for entertainment only.  Nothing is real until March.

 

7 of the 8 pre-season pools I published in November had Kentucky, Wisconsin and Duke in the Final Four.  SLAM Magazine had Duke #1.  Athlon Magazine had Michigan State the highest at #14.

 

Correct ORIGINAL teams in Sweet Sixteen:      Tiebreaker will be 1) correct champ, then 2) most in top 2, then 3) most in top 4, then 4) split. Day, M Nilles, and Scott Balsley tied with 11.  All had Kentucky as champ.  Day had 0 other Final Four teams = out.  Balsley had Duke #2 and edges Nilles.  Balsley gets 171.50 and Mike Nilles get 102.90.  Unfortunately, Boots Day with 11 correct teams earns $0 in pool.  And of the four people who had 10 correct teams, only one of them cashes a check.

 

Most Correct ORIGINAL Teams in the Final Four:     16 people had 3 teams (none had Michigan State).  All had Kentucky as champ.  Tiebreaker is 1. Correct Champ, 2. Correct runner-up, and then split.  I made a mistake when I said 16 tie.  Two people had Wisconsin as runner-up and they split $102.90 Greg Ochojoski and Matt Kutz each get $51.45.

 

Eventual Champ Hal Herweck and Doug Rowe both had Duke as champion.  Both Hal and Doug had identical points on each of the other three final four teams.  Each get $51.45.     

 

Four Division Champions Scott Balsley, Kevin Williams, Mike Nilles and Rich Eijima.  $68.60 each.  

 

Prior money winners this year:   

1st Pacesetter:      John Hayashi $68.6;  Second Pacesetter   John Schiman 68.60

Most Correct Teams as of Seedings:   Scott Balsley $68.60

Weighted Points as of Seedings:    Mike Lowenbaum $171.5  Tim Durkin $102.90  John Magee $68.60

 

2015 Winners  0 first time winners;  18 different winners; only 5 of all-time top 20 win money this year

Balsley, Sct

480

Kutz, Matt

257

Plummer

137

Schiman, John

69

Kutz, Tom

343

Nilles, Greg

189

Rowe

137

Williams

69

Nilles, Mike

309

Ochojoski

189

Durkin, Tim

103

Herweck

51

Magee

274

Lowenbaum

172

Mitrisin

103

 

 

Lawrence

274

Eijima

172

Hayashi

103

 

 

 

33 year summary Top 40 (plus 2):  Plummer passes 2500; me >2000; Hayashi expands lead; Magee passes Mathias for 5th

Hayashi

3579

Lawrence, Pt

2468

Kutz,J

2172

Mitrisin

1589

Larry & Pete

1334

Jones

1147

Kraft

3350

Nilles,G

2442

Gatto

2034

Durkin,T

1546

Ruberto

1253

Balsley

1132

Pickett

3260

Weir,M

2389

Sterling

1964

Mindel

1504

Rowe

1209

Sugg

1114

Kutz,B

2909

Weir,G

2365

Day

1898

Bovitz

1443

Eijima

1197

Durkin, R

1111

Magee

2785

Reilly

2346

Nilles,M

1788

Doseck

1380

Ochojski

1190

Rogers Jr

1090

Mathias

2647

Kutz,T

2199

Sully/Kuch

1702

Williams, K

1378

Weir, T

1156

Sattler

1047

Plummer

2576

Shisler,S

2176

Hamilton,B

1638

Chieco

1341

Lawrence,Pl

1151

Visconti

1044

 

I anticipate doing this again next year.  Look for something in the mail right after Thanksgiving.  Check the website also. If your address changes or email address changes, let me know. Email address is jtkutz51@yahoo.com.   If you have any thoughts about improving the pool, drop me a line.  Keep in mind: the primary premise of the pool is to go on record in December with who you think will win in March.