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Bracket Challenge after round of 32

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Kerry Naylor
Olivia Hess leads the BluePrint NCAA poll after one week of tournament play.

After the first week of tournament play not a single perfect bracket still stands, but the BluePrint’s editor is at the top of the classroom leaderboard.

There were a total of 7 upsets throughout the first round, and in total 13 teams with the lower seed walked away with the win.

The current leader in the BluePrint Bracket Challenge is Olivia Hess, who has made 36 total correct picks through the first and second round earning her 49 points. Although she is in the lead her Auburn championship pick has been eliminated from the tournament. Connor Cobaugh and Anthony Caracciolo also picked Auburn to win it all which did not work out in their favor.

Out of the 7 brackets submitted the current standings are as follows:

  • 1st Olivia Hess – 49 pts – max pts 117 – Champion pick: Auburn
  • T2nd Jordan Hescox – 45 pts – max pts 157 – Champion pick: Purdue
  • T2nd Connor Cobaugh – 45pts – max pts 109 – Champion pick: Auburn
  • T4th Ethan Johnston – 44 pts – max pts 164 – Champion pick: Houston
  • T4th Anthony Caracciolo – 44 pts – max pts 108 – Champion pick: Auburn
  • T6th Chloe Brown – 41 pts – max pts 157 – Champion pick: UConn
  • T6th Zach Pier – 41 pts – max pts 137 – Champion pick: Houston

Each correct pick in the Sweet 16 is worth 4 points, the Elite 8 are worth 8 points each, the Final 4 are worth 16 points each, and Championship picks are worth 32 points.

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Ethan Johnston, Staff Writer
Ethan Johnston Grade 12 Years in BluePrint: 1 What you hope to do this year: Write sports stories. Outside activities: Golf Why did you take BluePrint: Heard it was fun from other people.

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