All chalk?

So… we head into the second day of the Elite Eight facing the still-active possibility of all four #1 seeds making the Final Four for the first time ever. Last year, that prospect still existed at the start of the Elite Eight’s first day, but #2-seed UCLA’s win over #1-seed Kansas on Saturday night guaranteed that it wouldn’t happen. Now, after tonight’s wins by #1 seeds UCLA and North Carolina, only #2 Texas (vs. #1 Memphis) and #10 Davidson (vs. #1 Kansas) stand in the way of the all-chalk Final Four.

Pool update shortly.

UPDATE: Ryan Morgan still leads the 13th annual Living Room Times men’s basketball pool presented by the UCLA Bruins, but he’ll be eliminated if #1-seeded Memphis beats #2 Texas tomorrow.

For now, 12 contestants — Morgan, Mark Gardner, Joseph Hiegel, Chris Mulvey, Keith Evans, Lisa Velte, Chuck Wessell, Alex Whitfield, Shari Long, Steve Hartranft, Amy Greca and Robert Dokes — are still alive to win the pool.

But Morgan, Gardner and Hartranft would be eliminated by a Memphis win, while Evans would be eliminated if Memphis wins and Davidson beats Kansas. On the other hand, Hiegel, Mulvey, Whitfield, Long and Greca would be eliminated by a Texas win; Velte would be eliminated if either Texas or Kansas wins; Dokes would be eliminated if either Texas or Davidson wins; and Wessell would be eliminated if Davidson wins, regardless of the Memphis-Texas outcome.

If both of the #1 seeds, Memphis and Kansas, win tomorrow, the pool will be as wide-open as is mathematically possible heading into the Final Four, with eight scenarios remaining and a different winner in each of them!

After the jump, complete standings and additional scenario information.


Here’s the full list of contestants who are still alive, the number of the remaining scenarios they’d win (out of 32); and the description of their potential winning scenarios:

Ryan Morgan (6) – Wins if Texas either wins the championship or loses to the Kansas/Davidson winner in the title game

Mark Gardner (5) – Wins if Texas wins tomorrow, and either a) UNC wins the championship or b) UCLA beats Davidson in the title game

Joseph Hiegel (3) – Wins if Memphis wins tomorrow and either UNC or Davidson beats UCLA in the title game

Chris Mulvey (3) – Wins if Memphis beats UNC in the title game; ties with Amy Greca if Memphis beats Davidson in the title game

Keith Evans (3) – Wins if UCLA beats the Kansas/Davidson winner in title game, unless Memphis and Davidson win tomorrow

Lisa Velte (2) – Wins if Memphis and Davidson win tomorrow, and UCLA wins the championship

Chuck Wessell (2) – Wins if Kansas beats UCLA in the title game

Alex Whitfield (2) – Wins if the Kansas/Davidson winner beats Memphis in the title game

Shari Long (2) – Wins if UNC beats Memphis in the title game

Steve Hartranft (2) – Wins if Texas wins tomorrow and UCLA beats UNC in the title game

Amy Greca (2) – Wins if Memphis beats Kansas in the title game; ties with Chris Mulvey if Memphis beats Davidson in the title game

Robert Dokes (1) – Wins if Memphis and Kansas win tomorrow and UCLA beats UNC in the title game

CURRENT STANDINGS (thru 58 games)
13th annual men’s NCAA pool presented by the UCLA Bruins

1. Ryan Morgan – 301
2. Mark Gardner – 299
3. Alex Whitfield – 297
3. Khalil Aboukhaled – 297
5. Joseph Hiegel – 295
6. Chuck Wessell – 294
7. Lisa Velte – 289
8. Jason Rogers – 287
8. Robert Dokes – 287
10. Keith Evans – 285
10. Jeff Morrison – 285
10. Ken Inadomi – 285
13. Kevin Hauschulz – 284
13. Dan Port – 284
15. Shari Long – 282
15. Jeff Belisle – 282
15. Conor Sullivan – 282
15. Chris Mulvey – 282
15. Steve Hartranft – 282
15. Amy Greca – 282
15. Ernesto Lopez – 282
22. Weston Cross – 280
23. Bill Reece – 279
23. Danielle Thomsen – 279
23. Russell Caplin – 279
26. Jeffrey Ferguson – 278
26. Jennifer Elam – 278
26. Mike Deeds – 278
29. Dave Whelan – 277
29. James Devine – 277
29. Scott Robertson – 277
29. Jeff Dickens – 277
–. *ALL FAVORITES BRACKET* – 277
33. Rick Boeckler – 275
33. Jay Eysol – 275
33. Matt Scarborough – 275
36. Bridget Saviola – 274
36. Dean Thornton – 274
38. Matt Kagan – 273
39. Jeff Vaca – 272
39. Danny Pilz – 272
39. Rachel Wetherill – 272
42. Tom Caputi – 270
42. Jeremy Gist – 270
42. Nathan Evangelista – 270
42. Gary Kirby – 270
42. Tony Gjolaj – 270
42. Joe Resper – 270
42. Derek McDonald – 270
49. Gary Atkinson – 269
49. Matthew Thomsen – 269
51. Charles Susano – 268
51. Dave Martins – 268
51. Abby Smagula – 268
54. Andrew Hunter – 267
54. Jeff Cultrera – 267
56. Lauren Taylor – 266
57. Eric Soskin – 265
57. Ken Stern – 265
57. Kay Torg – 265
57. Joe Swiderski – 265
57. Brian Rogers – 265
57. Joshua Carpenter – 265
–. *AGGREGATE PICKS BRACKET* – 265
63. Justin Vale – 264
64. Cam McLachlan – 263
64. Scott Paine – 263
64. Ryan McBride – 263
64. Jeff Freeze – 263
68. David Mathues – 262
68. Nick Surmacz – 262
68. Liz Janelle – 262
68. John Chung – 262
68. Amir Sadaghiani – 262
73. Emily Wood – 260
73. Ted Zak – 260
73. Dennis Chow – 260
73. Ginny Zak – 260
73. Christopher Drewry – 260
73. Joshua Krause – 260
73. Logan Pugh – 260
73. Patrick Cullen – 260
81. Akash Patel – 258
81. Willie Wheaten – 258
81. Ben Eng – 258
81. Jon Benski – 258
81. Gordon Strickland – 258
86. Tyler Condon – 257
86. Kristy McCray – 257
88. Sharon Lee – 256
88. Gerry deSimas – 256
88. Joel Thrift – 256
88. Greg Plank – 256
88. Esteban Coca – 256
93. Peter Timbrell – 255
93. Jackie Wilson – 255
93. Paul Lucht – 255
93. Trent Kelso – 255
93. Mark Saviola – 255
93. Tom Greca – 255
93. Drew Smith – 255
100. Dave Roberts – 254
100. Denise Reidy – 254
102. Michael Tran – 253
102. Ryan Dalidowitz – 253
102. Patrick Roach – 253
102. Keith DeMonstoy – 253
106. Leanna Loomer – 252
106. Larry Caplin – 252
108. Michael Hale – 251
109. Andrew Long – 250
109. Sean Sullivan – 250
109. Brian Kiolbasa – 250
109. Cath Doo – 250
109. Jay Johnson – 250
109. Pat Gonzales – 250
109. Quvondo Johnson – 250
109. Stephen Copenhaver – 250
109. Pat Caplin – 250
118. Duane Homan – 249
119. Melanie Peralta – 248
119. Dan Dinunzio – 248
119. Brian Dupuis – 248
119. Brian Neudorff – 248
123. Jim Wall – 247
124. Matt Higgins – 246
124. Rachel Luberda – 246
124. Rick Garnett – 246
124. Randy Styles – 246
124. Barry McGinnis – 246
129. Kelly Strutz – 245
129. Bea Duque Long – 245
129. Jon Schoenwetter – 245
129. Johanna Cummings – 245
129. Marlene Saviola – 245
134. Blake Hanson – 244
134. Kevin Curran – 244
134. Ken Wagner – 244
137. Chris Aemisegger – 243
137. Mike Marchand – 243
137. Joey Perucki – 243
137. Jessica Fortuna – 243
137. Roger Snyder – 243
137. Lauren Moy-Kim – 243
143. Scott Loomer – 242
143. Kevin Pilz – 242
143. Jeff Sklar – 242
143. Soren Hammerschmidt – 242
147. Greg Shtraks – 241
147. Jake Burke – 241
147. Colleen Duggan – 241
147. Matt Wiser – 241
147. Jaime Duque – 241
147. Hannah McLaughlin – 241
153. Dmytro Aponte – 240
153. Colin Son – 240
153. Ian Drayton – 240
153. Mark Jordon – 240
153. Crys Dalangin – 240
153. Steve Leys – 240
–. *BARACK OBAMA’S BRACKET* – 240
159. Tom K. – 239
160. James McGinnis – 238
160. Jeremy Kwock – 238
160. Darby Shaw – 238
160. Jenna Auriemma – 238
164. Cody Groeber – 236
164. Frank Rooney – 236
164. Greg Kagan – 236
167. Brian Newbold – 235
167. Michael Rosenkrantz – 235
169. Brandon Minich – 234
170. Beth Milewski – 233
171. Chai Park – 232
172. Trisha Neudorff – 229
173. Eric Gobel – 228
173. Jessica Cowans – 228
173. Steve Koppitsch – 228
176. Tristin Thomsen – 227
176. Jay Schwartz – 227
178. Jon Caplin – 226
178. Bill Pancoast – 226
178. Diane Krause – 226
–. *JOHN MCCAIN’S BRACKET* – 226
181. Keith Stefanczyk – 225
181. Joe McDade – 225
183. Michael Walsh – 224
183. Oanh Tran – 224
183. Meredith Steffen – 224
186. Phillip Price – 223
186. Mike Wiser – 223
186. Adam De Guire – 223
189. Robin Crocker – 222
190. Carol LaPlante – 221
190. Kristin West – 221
190. Stacey Dubois – 221
193. Antonia Namnath – 220
194. Lauren Davis – 219
194. F. X. McGahee – 219
196. Katrina Lewonczyk – 218
196. Neil Waechter – 218
196. Bob Lutts – 218
196. Rosalie Town – 218
196. Rob Atherton – 218
196. Jim Hu – 218
202. Steve Duvernay – 216
202. Brian Nicholson – 216
202. Nick Genco – 216
205. Kristen Wall – 213
205. Marty West – 213
205. Becky Loy – 213
208. David Kreutz – 211
209. Sandy Berman – 209
210. Chris Evans – 208
210. Scott Schmidt – 208
210. Andrew Hiller – 208
213. Don LaPlante – 207
213. Josh Rubin – 207
215. M.T. Swanson – 206
215. Kristy LaPlante – 206
215. Brendan Loy – 206
218. George Heidkamp – 204
219. Carolyn Blessing – 203
220. A.J. St. John – 201
221. Katherine Kirkpatrick – 198
221. Joanna Rubin – 198
223. Ian Auzenne – 196
223. Chris Bravo – 196
223. Mike Dagen – 196
226. Joe Loy – 195
226. Brenden Roche – 195
228. Todd Stigliano – 194
229. Benjamin Rumery – 189
229. Andrew Leyden – 189
229. Neil Rampal – 189
232. Susie Ogden – 187
233. Shireen Garcia – 186
234. Jessica Osborne – 182
234. Courtney Tawresey – 182
236. Yvette Webster – 181
237. Jen Ham – 174
238. Bonnie Stone – 173
239. Toby, Sasha and Butter Zak Loy – 162
240. Barbara Cross – 158
241. Loyette Loy – 134

3 Responses to “All chalk?”

  1. NDLauren says:

    In hockey news, ND just beat MSU 3-1 to head to the Frozen Four for the 1st time in school history!!!

  2. John says:

    Brendan, check out “Jackson’s Rink” at NDNation for some good info that deserves dissemination. Among other things, ND students should rally tonight at the JACC to honor the hockey team.

  3. Ken says:

    Heh…not only could there be an all #1 final four for the men…but the women still could end up the same way. Now that would be something to have all 8 #1s in the final fours!!