2022 RamNation Bracket Contest Sponsored by SCHEELS

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gRAMS10 holds on to win the championship! Ramalackin and Andrew Cuomo tie for second

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4/4/22–The Kansas Jayhawks made a stunning second-half comeback Monday night and ultimately edged North Carolina 72-69 in a see-saw battle to win the National Championship game. The win capped the 2021-22 college basketball season and wrapped up this year’s RamNation Bracket Contest, presented by SCHEELS.

gRAMS10 went into the Final Four weekend with a one-game lead over the next-closest competitors — Ramalackin and AndrewCuomo — with just one team remaining on his bracket that made it to the Final Four. That team was Kansas, and while gRAMS10 picked Duke to win it all, the Kansas win over Villanova in the semifinal game gave gRAMS10 one more point to his win total and a little bit of a cushion heading into the championship game. Turns out he didn’t even need the cushion, as neither of Ramalackin or AndrewCuomo’s remaining teams notched a win in the Final Four, and gRAMS10 pulled away to win the RamNation Bracket Contest. He finished with 41 points, while Ramalackin and AndrewCuomo tied for second place at 39 points. 

Thus, gRAMS10, a long-time RamNationer and contest participant, earns the $200 gift card to SCHEELS, along with a filled growler with the beer of his choice from Mighty River Brewing Company. Ramalackin and Andrew Cuomo each earned their own filled growlers from Mighty River. Congratulations to all three of you! (We’ll be in touch with each of you in the next few days to let you know how to collect your winnings!)

It was an exciting race at the top of the standings. Ramalambadingdong has to be disappointed, though, as he went into the weekend just one point out of second place, with two participants remaining in his Final Four, but failed to notch a win and garner any more points. He finished in a tie for fourth place with RAM Texas and AshlynPRam, the latter of which had THREE teams remaining in her Final Four. She managed to earn only one more point in the final three games of the tournament. RAM Texas’ fourth-place finish was made possible by a late surge thanks to being just one of 13 contestants to have Kansas winning it all.   

Those contestants who finished just outside the top three, along with the rest of the top 10, won’t go away empty handed. They all have earned a free beer taster flight from Mighty River Brewing Company. (We’ll be in touch in the next few days with your certificate.) The top 10 finished like this (using the National Championship game total points tiebreaker to break a five-way tie of contestants who had 37 points):

1)  gRAMS10 (41 points)
2) Andrew Cuomo (39)
3) Ramalackin (39)
4) RAM Texas (38)
5) Ramalambadingdong (38)
6) AshlynPRam (38)
7) jeppsonr (37)
8) durwardram (37)
9) GibbonJockey (37)
10) montanaram

Condolences go out to AggieRamTx who took dead last, with just 22 correct picks in 67 games. But, you can always come back strong next year! We thank you all for playing and spending your days on RamNation. 

Thanks to SCHEELS for another year of sponsorship in this contest, as well as Mighty River Brewing Company for their prize contributions. Don’t forget, when you’re in the market for new CSU gear, please visit SCHEELS, who has been a great RamNation.com partner for the past few years and made this contest possible. And when you’re thirsty for some of the best beer in Northern Colorado, stop by Mighty River Brewing Company!


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2021 Results

Ramalambadingdong surges to the title on the strength of Baylor’s Championship win

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Ramalambadingdong won the championship, the shopping spree to SCHEELS, as well as a free growler filled with the beer of his choice at Mighty River Brewing Company. Color2 and pccoit finished second and third and won a filled growler from Mighty River Brewing Company. The rest of the top 10, who all won free beer taster flights from Mighty River Brewing Company, was as follows:

  1. Ramalambadingdong (40 points)
  2. color2 (40)
  3. pccoit (40)
  4. TheFastForester (39)
  5. RamU23-3 (39)
  6. jjeppson (38)
  7. row19gopher (38)
  8. montanaram (38)
  9. Ramalambadingdong2 (37)
  10. FCRam2 (37)

For additional results, please check the 2021 contest home page.


2019 Results

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:

  1. ktap7 (47)
  2. bcongleton (46)
  3. Rebelram (46)
  4. TheRealCSURamFan (46)
  5. RamStraight (45)
  6. tylergordon14 (45)
  7. Alpe (45)
  8. PeanutstheBulldog (45)
  9. jcl508 (44)
  10. sacRAMento (44)

For additional results, please check the 2019 contest home page.

 2018 Results

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:

  2. gRAMS10
  3. Carnero
  4. russell80220
  5. row19gopher
  6. CSGon
  7. JBla
  8. thosedernramz
  9. 72kram
  10. EvaJ

For full results, please check the 2018 contest home page.

2017 Results

Big Horned Sheep wins the title!

The top three winners: 

  1. Big Horned Sheep (145 points)
  2. Pau2000 (143)
  3. brett (127)

For full results, please check the 2017 contest home page.

2016 Results

The top three winners:

  1. Oswego ram
  2. Pau2000
  3. Yoderram

For full results, please check the 2016 contest home page.

2015 Results

The top three winners:

  1. Zjb58 (127 points)
  2. Rock n Ram (126)
  3. Hot In Cleveland (123)

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