Here are the updated leader boards for each category in our charity bracket contest. All prize money goes to charity.

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

  • Doug Dawson (PW, March of Dimes) 97 (Kentucky)
  • Greg B (March of Dimes) 96 (Kentucky)
  • Joyce B (March of Dimes) 92 (Kentucky)
  • Lindsay Allen (Joy House) 90 (Kentucky)
  • Joseph Ballard (PW, Compassion International) 88 (Kentucky)
  • Ryan Malone (PW, Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary) 86 (Kentucky)
  • Nick Peterson (PW, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN) 85 (Kentucky)
  • Colby Fleming (Pilot, United Way) 84 (Duke)
  • Vicki Atnip (Otter Creek Church) 76 (Kentucky)
  • Tammy Murray (Summit, YMCA SafePlace) 75 (Kentucky)

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

  • Doug Dawson (PW, March of Dimes) 111 (Kentucky)
  • Greg B (March of Dimes) 98(Kentucky)
  • Joseph Ballard (PW, Compassion International) 95 (Kentucky)
  • Joyce B (March of Dimes) 94 (Kentucky)
  • Lindsay Allen (Joy House) 90 (Kentucky)
  • Ryan Malone (PW, Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary) 86 (Kentucky)
  • Nick Peterson (PSW, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN) 85 (Kentucky)
  • Colby Fleming (Pilot, United Way) 84 (Duke)
  • Josh Ballard (KCS, Lost Sheep Ministries) 79 (Kentucky)
  • Tammy Murray (Summit, YMCA SafePlace) 77 (Kentucky)

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

  • Doug Dawson (PW, March of Dimes) 14
  • Susan Pershing (PW, East TN Children’s Hospital) 14
  • Joseph Ballard (PW, Compassion International) 7
  • Josh Ballard (KCS, Lost Sheep Ministries) 6
  • (several people tied with 2 points)

Interesting Notes:

Only 1 original bracket had Michigan State in the final four. No one’s original bracket had all 4 of the final four teams, but 2 original brackets were just a missed free throw away from having all 4. One adjusted bracket had all 4.

One original bracket had a perfect Midwest region, and 1 original bracket only missed 1 point in the West region. On the other end of the spectrum, some original brackets have no teams left.

Let us know if you notice any scoring errors. Frankly, the scorekeeping looks a little questionable. We are considering changing the rules next year to make the scorekeeper ineligible!

Last but certainly not least, hundreds of dollars are going to charity as a result of your participation in this contest! Thank you!