As we head into the championship game tonight, here are the updated leader boards for each category in our charity bracket contest [Name (Company, Charity) Points (Champ)]. Based on the champions each person picked, it looks like the standings will change dramatically tonight! Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the winners.

Best Original Bracket ($100 to the winner’s charity)

  1. Greg B (March of Dimes) 112 (Kentucky)
  2. Joyce B (March of Dimes) 108 (Kentucky)
  3. Lindsay Allen (Joy House) 106 (Kentucky)
  4. Joseph Ballard (PW, Compassion International) 104 (Kentucky)
  5. Nick Peterson (PW, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN) 101 (Kentucky)
  6. Colby Fleming (Pilot, United Way) 100 (Duke)
  7. Nancy Lenaghan (Young Williams Animal Shelter) 89 (Wisconsin)
  8. Josh Ballard (KCS, Lost Sheep Ministries) 89 (Kentucky)
  9. Doug Dale (Joy House) 88 (Arizona)
  10. Rebekah Malone (McArthur Sanders Real Estate, Thistle Farms) 88 (Kentucky)

Best Adjusted Bracket ($200, $100, and $50 respectively to the charities of the top 3)

  1. Greg B (March of Dimes) 114 (Kentucky)
  2. Joseph Ballard (PW, Compassion International) 111 (Kentucky)
  3. Joyce B (March of Dimes) 110 (Kentucky)
  4. Lindsay Allen (Joy House) 106 (Kentucky)
  5. Nick Peterson (PW, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN) 101 (Kentucky)
  6. Colby Fleming (Pilot, United Way) 100 (Duke)
  7. Josh Ballard (KCS, Lost Sheep Ministries) 95 (Kentucky)
  8. Kendra Birtsch (PW, The Jordan Hackett Foundation) 92 (Kentucky)
  9. Nancy Lenaghan (Young Williams Animal Shelter) 89 (Wisconsin)
  10. Doug Dale (Joy House) 88 (Arizona)
  11. Rebekah Malone (McArthur Sanders Real Estate, Thistle Farms) 88 (Kentucky)

Best Adjuster ($50 to the winner’s charity) – most points added by their adjustments

  1. Kendra Birtsch (PW, The Jordan Hackett Foundation) 18
  2. Susan Pershing (PW, East TN Children’s Hospital) 14
  3. Joseph Ballard (PW, Compassion International) 7
  4. Josh Ballard (KCS, Lost Sheep Ministries) 6

Interesting Notes:

No brackets had the correct matchup for the final. Only 10% of the brackets still have their champions alive. 62% of the brackets lost their champion Saturday night.

Ironically, none of the leaders in the running for “best adjuster” are adjusters.

Citing ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct Rule 1.2 regarding impartiality and avoiding even the appearance of impropriety, our scorekeeper has declared himself ineligible. Besides, he picked Kentucky to win it all.