Apr 1, 2024 - Sports

Axios Phoenix bracket update

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The Final Four is set and Cathy G. is leading the Axios Phoenix bracket challenge.

By the numbers: Cathy leads the 58 entries with 860 points.

  • Sean N., who led after the first two rounds, is in second place with 840 points.

Yes, but: Cathy and Sean both picked North Carolina to win it all, but the Tar Heels lost in the Sweet 16, so a lot of other entries whose champions are still alive can overtake them.

  • There are still 24 entries that can win more points than either of them, all of which have either UConn or Purdue as their champions.

Zoom in: A lot of people picked both UConn and Purdue, but no one got more than two Final Four picks correct.

  • Jessica gets bragging rights for being the only person who picked Alabama.
  • Unsurprisingly, no one picked 11-seed NC State.
  • Jeremy got only one Final Four team right, but it was Purdue, so his champion is still alive.
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