Welcome to the 2021 RamNation Bracket Contest, sponsored by SCHEELS!
Ramalambadingdong surges to the title on the strength of Baylor’s Championship win
Updated 4/6/21–Only 12 brackets in the entire contest had Baylor as the National Champion. And of those only Ramalambadingdong was in a position to surge into the lead come the Final Four weekend. Sure enough, Baylor was the dominant team Monday night, winning the title, and allowing Ramalambadingdong to jump into a three-way tie for first place with color2 and pccoit, both of whom sat near the top of the leaderboard for much of the tournament, and both of whom had Gonzaga winning it all.
The three tied at 40 total points after all games were played, so it came down to the tiebreaker of total points in the National Championship game, which was 156. Ramalambadingdong’s guess of 155 points was better than color2’s guess of 158, so he won the title, while color2 took second. Pccoit guessed 150 points and finished in third place.
Ramalambadingdong wins the $250 shopping spree to SCHEELS, as well as s free growler filled with the beer of his choice at Mighty River Brewing Company. Color2 and pccoit each win a filled growler from Mighty River Brewing Company. (All finalists, please email us at [email protected] to arrange collecting your prizes! We will try to get in touch with you via the PoolHost system, but if you don’t hear from us, you must email me so we can get you your prizes!)
But the rest of the top 10 also gets free beer — a free beer taster flight from Mighty River Brewing Company. Here’s how the top 10 finished up:
- Ramalambadingdong (40 points)
- color2 (40)
- pccoit (40)
- TheFastForester (39)
- RamU23-3 (39)
- jjeppson (38)
- row19gopher (38)
- montanaram (38)
- Ramalambadingdong2 (37)
- FCRam2 (37)
We thank everybody for playing and we thank our sponsors — SCHEELS for our grand prize, and Mighty River Brewing Company for all the free beer. When you’re in the market for new CSU gear or sporting goods, please visit SCHEELS, and when you’re thirsty for the best craft beers in town, stop by Mighty River Brewing Company! Thank you!
ktap7 wins the title!
The two contestants who came out of the gates the hottest on the first Thursday/Friday of the NCAA Tournament led nearly wire to wire and finished first and second, respectively in the final standings of the RamNation March Madness Contest, sponsored by Rams Book Store. Ktap7 and bcongleton both recorded an amazing 27 points in the Round of 64 and stayed near the top of the leaderboard for the duration, despite having no teams in the Final Four. In the end, ktap7 won the title with 47 total points. He wins the $100 store credit to Rams Book Store.
Bcongleton finished one point behind at 46 — tied with Rebelram and TheRealCSURamFan — but officially took the runner-up spot thanks to his tiebreaker guess of 157 total points in the National Championship game (actual total was 162). He earns the $50 store credit to Rams Book Store. Rebelram guessed 148, while TheRealCSURamFan guessed 142, and thus, Rebelram took the third place spot and the $25 store credit. Had Texas Tech pulled out the victory in the National Championship, Rebelram would have been our champ.
The top 10 standings looked like this:
- ktap7 (47)
- bcongleton (46)
- Rebelram (46)
- TheRealCSURamFan (46)
- RamStraight (45)
- tylergordon14 (45)
- Alpe (45)
- PeanutstheBulldog (45)
- jcl508 (44)
- sacRAMento (44)
For additional results, please check the 2019 contest home page.
DRZRAM wins the title!
DRZRAM edged the field with 42 total contest points to pull out the title. He held on thanks to his one Final Four team, Michigan, playing in the National Championship game, as well as the strength of his early rounds. He collected 24 points (out of a possible 32) in the Round of 64, 10 points in the Round of 32, 4 points in the Sweet 16, and 3 in the Elite Eight.
He edged gRAMS10 and Carnero, who tied at 41 points, with gRAMS10 officially taking the runner-up spot thanks to his spot-on tiebreaker score of 141 total points in the National Championship game.
The final Top 10 looked like this:
For full results, please check the 2018 contest home page.
Big Horned Sheep wins the title!
The top three winners:
- Big Horned Sheep (145 points)
- Pau2000 (143)
- brett (127)
For full results, please check the 2017 contest home page.
The top three winners:
- Oswego ram
For full results, please check the 2016 contest home page.
The top three winners:
- Zjb58 (127 points)
- Rock n Ram (126)
- Hot In Cleveland (123)