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VUSports Pick 'Em Contest Standings

Here are the latest standings in the VUSports 2016-17 'Nova Basketball Pick 'Em Contest ...

Below are the latest standings in the VUSports 2016-17 'Nova Basketball Pick 'Em Contest (through the Cats win at Seton Hall on Saturday).  When the team goes 26-2 to start a season, it isn't surprising that the contestants who simply picked Villanova to win every game would find themselves tied atop the Pick 'Em contest standings.  That is exactly what happened this season.  The contest will come down to the tie-breakers (see more detail on that below).

Goose2429

250

METALFACE5

250

PacCoast

250

Nebelung

250

Hackettr123

250

thebench19801983

250

therealNova73

250

ace

250

gocat88

250

NovavoN

250

jimvucats

250

DaleDoback8516

248

mike33

246

BGB15

238

baboo101

238

whitechocolate1

238

AvalonFal

238

NOVA75

238

chipper11

238

Bruiser2007

238

DoctorZ68

238

nova68

238

VNovaCat

238

novapoppy2

238

Lbcnova

238

Hnrg

236

Nova9876

236

novaturbo

236

Brady

236

Novabill57

236

NovaFan1219

236

djrun96

236

HoyaKiller1

236

Patmcc86

236

meatman22

228

barrister1

228

MVP15

228

ak3883

228

Shep1005

228

abigailo

226

novacrew

226

1JK74

226

centraljerseycat

226

vu68z

226

NovaGer

226

PlaySomeD75

226

meatman22

226

lot8b

226

nova82

226

BlackDog49

226

EricWatkins

226

NovaKMMA

226

SirMic

226

Ltvu

226

TheBig00

226

Stage5Clinger

226

steve_vu9196

226

vu1985

226

Mack311

226

chimpat

226

Mc921

226

Novalaw

226

Tomdudes

226

TheSumpter4

226

onin2to

224

mpwalsh8

224

Squancat

224

gfecteau

224

Nova69

216

Kmiller14

216

Supernova

216

RobNaugle

216

Marty1227

216

rtronce54

216

frog hollow

216

Cathill

214

NCNOVA90

214

ticklemejake

214

Kevbraz1

214

cats8516j

214

mcbruce15

214

VUMAC

214

NovaBillK

214

tjc3844

214

1jaxcat

214

ToTchuisi

214

Pango522

214

Lowry45

214

vnovacats

214

bigwoofer

214

VURebound

214

Ruzzard

214

nova97

214

glock92

214

Valmont

214

thebigsmoove

214

mack311

214

Cravengersonllc

214

Eagleye5

214

Dawg94

214

Mosby2

214

AJEich14

214

TimDNova90

214

Groz

214

emjv78

212

kef98

212

Strykeman

206

CheapFoul

206

etown10000

204

NovaRoc

204

archmadness8516

204

Shammer74

204

66Nova

204

EdMcM

204

norcalvu10

204

CuzIWasBornToBe

204

marv21

202

WildinCT

202

vnova8516

202

west65

202

kloebs21

202

Vnova24

202

RJRRocketman

192

novanation1188

192

Nova1974

192

nardibynature

190

Lad16

190

So, how will the tie-breaker come into play?

First off, why can we predict it will come down to the tie-breaker.  There are only 3 contestants that predicted losses in either of the next two games.  Those three contestants are too far behind to catch up by virtue of predicting those losses.  26% of the entries predict Villanova losing at Georgetown in the last game of the regular season.  None of the people who predicted that loss are within ten points of the leader - so the best any of them can do is to finish tied for 12th behind the 11 contestants that predicted Villanova to win every game.

In essence, the Pick 'Em comes down to which of the 11 contestants tied for the lead comes nearest to guessing the leading scorer and his scoring average/PPG.

Josh Hart currently leads the Wildcats in scoring 18.8 PPG

Here are the rankings of the 11 remaining contestants with a shot at winning this based on how close they are to guessing the tie-breaker:

PacCoast

Hart

17.0

Nebelung

Hart

17.0

Hackettr123

Hart

16.8

therealNova73

Hart

15.7

ace

Hart

15.5

gocat88

Hart

15.5

NovavoN

Hart

15.5

jimvucats

Hart

14.3

Goose2429

Jenkins

17.8

METALFACE5

Jenkins

17.1

thebench19801983

Jenkins

16.4

Yes, looking at that list, it is highly likely that the final tie-breaker will come down to who submitted their entry first.  More on that later.

Also, keep in mind there are 1st and 2nd place prizes for both subscribers and non-subscribers.


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