Bracket Battle Pick’em Contest: Week 2 Leaderboard

Bonjour Brilliant Beautiful Building Bracket Battle Best Buddies,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “B”)

As many of you know, the third edition of the Bracket Battle is back this summer. This time it’s to determine the most desired building in our Springfield’s. However, this time, we have an added pick’em contest to go along with the Bracket Battle and the Addicts have been kind enough to provide a prize of $10 USD gift card (or equivalent) to one winner from the United States and one International winner.

While it’s too late to enter the contest now, the original contest post with rules can be found here.

A quick recap of the contest:

  • Basically everyone who entered made their 63 picks for who will win the 63 head-to-head matchups.
  • Every correct Round 1 (weeks 1-4) matchup is worth 1 point.
  • Every correct Round 2 (weeks 5-6) matchup is worth 2 points.
  • Every correct Round 3 (week 7) matchup is worth 4 points.
  • Every correct Round 4 (week 8) matchup is worth 10 points.
  • Every correct Round 5 (week 9) matchup is worth 20 points.
  • And correctly predicting the winner in Round 6 (week 10) is worth 40 points.
  • The two people (1 from US, 1 international) with the most points at the end of the Bracket Battle each win a prize.

So who entered?

278 people entered the contest, plus we have four picks that are not eligible for prizes: Namely from our three Addicts and I also made my picks.

We received 179 contest entries from USA; 28 from Canada; 21 from UK (I included those who entered England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as UK); 9 from Australia; 5 from Germany and the Netherlands; 4 from Spain; 3 from Ireland; 2 from Austria, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, Slovakia, South Africa, and Sweden; and 1 entry apiece from Brazil, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Macedonia, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, and Thailand.

But we’re all Addicts and the picks we made must all be the same, right?


All 282 entries had a unique combination of 63 picks winning their matchups (i.e. not even including the tiebreaker). Granted there are 1,329,227,995,784,920,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique entries that could have been made, but I thought there might be some consensus amongst Addicts. 40 of the 64 buildings were picked as winner of the title of the most desired building.

So how am I doing so far?

Here is the Leaderboard after Week 2, sorted by points then alphabetically by name:

While there are no longer any perfect Brackets left, congrats to Eser S and Kevin W who have 15 of a maximum 16 points.

So who picked who in Week 2?

#2 seed Murder House (57% – 779 votes) defeated #7 Brockman Mansion (43% – 591 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 87 people (30.9%) who picked the upset to not get the point.

#2 Snuggler’s Cove (64% – 851 votes) defeated #7 Aphrodite Inn (36% – 484 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 106 people (37.6%) who picked the upset to miss out on the point.

#2 13 Euclid Street (51% – 682 votes) barely beat #7 Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls (49% – 655 votes) in the Bracket Battle, resulting in the most damage as 211 people (74.8%) who picked the upset missed out on the point, with only 71 people (25.2%) getting the point.

#2 City Zoo (55% – 743 votes) defeated #7 Marine World (45% – 598 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 102 people (36.2%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets.

#2 The Jazz Hole (74% – 992 votes) defeated #7 One Night Stan’s (26% – 350 votes) in the Bracket Battle, resulting in 214 people (75.9%) getting a point for correctly picking the favourite.

#2 The Pretzel Wagon (68% – 897 votes) defeated #7 Taj Mah-All-You-Can-Eat (32% – 431 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 141 people (50.0%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets while the other 141 people (50.0%) picked up the point.

#2 Martial Arts Academy (60% – 798 votes) defeated #7 All Creatures Great and Cheap (40% – 526 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 138 people (48.9%) who picked the upset to miss out on the point.

#7 Pillow Factory (61% – 811 votes) upset #2 Springfield Laundromat (39% – 518votes) in the Bracket Battle, resulting in 132 people (46.8%) who picked the favourite not getting the point.

Well that’s it for this weeks pick’em contest leaderboard recap. Don’t forget to vote on the Week 3 Bracket Battle matchups here. Voting is open until noon eastern this Thursday. And be sure to come back this Friday evening for the week 4 matchups to go live.

How is your Bracket going? What did you do right and what did you do wrong? Are you doing better than the Addicts? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you!

12 responses to “Bracket Battle Pick’em Contest: Week 2 Leaderboard

  1. You lot tend to have completely different opinions to me so the bracket was really tricky, usually picking the one that I didn’t want! Seems to be kinda working so far but it’s early days and the big points are still to come…

  2. I don’t see my name 😩 still fun though. Thanks for the hard work!

  3. Guess my entry never went through :/

  4. You’re doing a great job with this, Safi! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  5. Whooo hooooo top Brit *clutches at straws!* 😄😀🇬🇧

  6. Only two wrong so far – I guess there is still a chance. Not that I remember which ones I picked… I can only hope I will still vote for the same ones in the upcoming polls, at least as long as the ones I liked are still in the running. 🙂

  7. Sad that I’m not higher up in the points but I’m sorta surprised I’m doing as well as I am. Way to go to those at the top of the points standing!

  8. Woohoo, tied for 1st!

  9. Ohh how I have fallen this week. Had 7 points in week 1 and only picked up an additional 4 points this week.
    I also don’t remember who I picked.

    At least I’m beating the not-so-cranky-old man.

  10. I have no idea how my bracket is doing cause I don’t remember who I picked…though I am in the scrum in 77th place, so something must be going a little right.

    As we move into the later rounds, will it be possible to post a text version of the table so that we can find our name a little bit easier? Does the spreadsheet also calculate a possible points available?

    • My spreadsheet does calculate maximum possible points available and other advanced analytics. However, I thought when we get to the later Rounds, it might announce the winner before I get the opportunity to do so in the final winner announcement post on Tuesday September 5th (tentative date).

      As for a text version, I’ll try to start adding that to the current JPG version in Round 3.

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