Bracket Battle Pick’em Contest: Week 7 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?

WRONG!!!

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 7 and with the end of Round 3, sorted by points then alphabetically by name:

Congrats to Amy B (UK) who leapfrogs over our very own Alissa (Addict) and Nida (Pakistan) for sole possession of first place. After the end of Round 3, Amy B has 76 of a maximum 96 points.

Another special shout out to Amy B (UK), Nicholas (UK), Steven N (Canada), Justd56 (USA), and Francis S (Canada) who had the best Round; as all five correctly predicted 6 of the 8 Conference Champions to earn 24 points in Round 3!

 

So who picked who in Week 7?

#3 seed Troy McClure’s House (73% – 994 votes) defeated #5 Lenny’s House (27% – 367 votes) to earn the title of most desired house/mansion building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 84 people (30%) who picked Troy McClure’s House from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 2 loser Murder House with 44 picks (16%), Round 1 loser Birthplace of Matt Groening with 42 picks (15%), and Round 2 loser Bouvier House with 38 picks (13%).

#1 Moe’s Apartment (71% – 942 votes) defeated #2 Snuggler’s Cove (29% – 384 votes) to earn the title of most desired apartment/hotel building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 135 people (48%) who picked Moe’s Apartment from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 2 loser Bates Motel with 53 picks (19%), Round 2 loser Ye Olde Off-Ramp Inn with 43 picks (15%), and Round 1 loser Aphrodite Inn with 17 picks (6%).

#1 Springfield University (81% – 1,075 votes) destroyed #3 Springfield Police Academy (19% – 260 votes) to earn the title of most desired academic/museum building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 120 people (42%) who picked Springfield University from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 2 loser Krusty’s Clown College with 82 picks (29%), Round 1 loser Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls with 31 picks (11%), and Round 3 conference runner-up Springfield Police Academy with 16 picks (6%).

#6 Mt. Splashmore (57% – 750 votes) upset #1 Praiseland (43% – 574 votes) to earn the title of most desired attraction/landmark building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 67 people (24%) who picked Mt. Splashmore from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 3 conference runner-up Praiseland with 89 picks (31%), Round 2 loser City Zoo with 36 picks (13%), and tied with 25 picks (9%) were Round 1 rivals – winner Springfield Speedway and loser Springfield Mystery Spot.

#3 CBGB (51% – 661 votes) barely beat #5 Moe’s Express (49% – 639) to earn the title of most desired bar/club building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 8 people (3%) who picked CBGB from the get-go to get the four points AND LOOK LIKE GENIUSES. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 2 winner and Round 3 disqualified building The Jazz Hole with 103 picks (36%) [That’s right, only 1/3 of people picked The Jazz Hole to win this conference], Round 1 disqualified building The League of Extra-Horny Gentlemen with 60 picks (21%), and Round 3 conference runner-up Moe’s Express with 30 picks (11%) squeaking into the next 3 runner-ups ahead of Joe’s Tavern with 29 and P.F. Wangs with 28.

#2 The Pretzel Wagon (58% – 766 votes) upset #1 The Slaughterhouse (42% – 544 votes) to earn the title of most desired restaurant building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 50 people (18%) who picked The Pretzel Wagon from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 3 conference runner-up The Slaughterhouse with 83 picks (30%), Round 2 loser Kentucky Fried Panda with 49 picks (17%), and Round 2 loser Krusty Fried Chicken with 31 picks (11%).

#1 I Can’t Believe It’s A Law Firm (73% – 957 votes) defeated #3 Happy Sailor Tattoo Parlor (27% – 353 votes) to earn the title of most desired Springfield Mall building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 113 people (40%) who picked I Can’t Believe It’s A Law Firm from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 3 conference runner-up The Happy Sailor Tattoo Parlor with 40 picks (14%), Round 2 loser The Creamatorium with 29 picks (10%), and Round 1 loser Eye Caramba with 26 picks (9%).

#3 Box Factory (78% – 1,027 votes) defeated #5 KrustyCo Sweat Shop (22% – 289 votes) to earn the title of most desired business/factory building in the Bracket Battle, allowing the 57 people (20%) who picked Box Factory from the get-go to get the four points. The three most incorrectly predicted conference winners were Round 3 conference runner-up KrustyCo Sweat Shop with 81 picks (29%), Round 1 loser The Springfield Shopper with 33 picks (12%), and Round 2 loser Pillow Factory with 27 picks (9%).

 

All 64 buildings were predicted by at least two people to win their respective conferences. The three buildings least predicted to win their respective conference were 13 Euclid Street Mensa Headquarters predicted by just 5 people, Museum of Flight predicted by just 3 people, and Quantity Inn predicted by just 2 people.

 

Well that’s it for this weeks pick’em contest leaderboard recap. With Round 4 correct predictions being worth 10 points each, don’t forget to vote on the Week 8 Bracket Battle matchups here. Voting is open until noon eastern this Thursday. And be sure to come back this Friday evening for Round 5 when the Week 9 matchups 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? Did doubling points help or hinder you? You know we love hearing from you!

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9 responses to “Bracket Battle Pick’em Contest: Week 7 Leaderboard

  1. I really hope I am who I think I am! I’ve had a really crappy day and this has cheered me up!

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  2. The further we go on, the more devastating one wrong pick can be – I am not holding by breath… Still doing way better than I expected at this point. The next goal is to beat Alissa 😉

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  3. I believe my bracket had CBGB in it not quite sure IDR who I had winning my bracket lol. But at least my ranking went up though from tied 178 to tied 136. way better than I thought I would do.

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  4. How’s my bracket doing? At least I am still beating Patric.

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  5. Did better than I thought! 🙂

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  6. I failed miserably in the bracket battle. Alissa well done! What are next week’s lotto numbers?

    It’s probably been mentioned but I scanned recent replies and didn’t find it. How can Leon Kompowsky.. aka Michael not have a Moonwalk job. I wasn’t expecting Lisa’s it’s your birthday tune. However the absence of a Moonwalk job stunned me EA.

    P.s. geoffy = Jeffy lol

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