Victories by 11-seeds Virginia Commonwealth (over Purdue) and Marquette (over Syracuse) and 10-seed Florida State (over Notre Dame) on Sunday really shook up the Tournament Challenge brackets.
There are no brackets with a perfect Sweet 16. The number was down to three after VCU's win, and those final three were done after Marquette beat Syracuse.
However, of 5.9 million brackets filled out, there is one bracket with 15 of the Sweet 16 intact, and there are 107 brackets with 14 of 16 correct. Perhaps not surprisingly, the one with 15 of 16 is tied for first place in Tournament Challenge. The only miss on that bracket was West Virginia. (The other bracket tied for first place went 31-1 in the first round, then missed the Florida State, VCU and Richmond games in the Southwest.)
How many brackets had VCU in the Sweet 16? That would be 2.4 percent. As for Marquette, 6.2 percent had faith in the Golden Eagles.
A whopping 0.4 percent (22,434 brackets) had Marquette and VCU in the Sweet 16. That percentage is reduced to 0.1 percent (5,652) when you add Florida State to the mix. And about half that number (2,753) correctly tabbed all four of the double-digit seeds in the Sweet 16 (Marquette, VCU, FSU, Richmond).
Two teams from the city of Richmond, Va., are in the regional semifinals. There were 25,308 brackets (0.4 percent) that nailed that. Wonder how many live within the Richmond city limits?
Notes on Florida State's upset of Notre Dame:
5.6 percent of brackets had Florida State in the Sweet 16.
Notre Dame was the seventh-most-popular pick to win it all (3.5 percent) and fifth-most-popular to reach the title game (11.3 percent).
18,950 brackets have the Florida State-VCU matchup.
2,811 brackets correctly had all four teams coming out of the stunning Southwest bracket (Kansas, Florida State, VCU, Richmond).
How many got all four correct in the other regions? In the Southeast, 0.7 percent; in the West, 17.6 percent and in the East, 2.9 percent.
President Obama's bracket
The president went 5-3 again on Sunday (missing on VCU, Marquette and Florida State). He has 10 of his Sweet 16 teams alive, six of his Elite Eight (no Pitt or Purdue), three of his Final Four (Kansas, Duke, Ohio State) and both of his title game participants (Kansas, Ohio State).
Obama is in the 99.9th percentile of the game, and his 490 points rank him 7,549th overall.
President Obama: 490 points, 99.9 percentile
Colin Cowherd: 440 points, 91.0 percentile
Dick Vitale: 410 points, 68.9 percentile
Mike Greenberg: 410 points, 68.9 percentile
Michael Wilbon: 400 points, 58.4 percentile
Mike Golic: 380 points, 20.2 percentile
Tony Kornheiser: 380 points, 20.2 percentile
Matthew Berry: 340 points, 10.5 percentile -- had Pittsburgh winning it all
Bill Simmons: 350 points, 15.0 percentile
Michelle Beadle: 310 points, 3.6 percentile -- has just one Final Four team left (Ohio State as champs), lost Texas, Notre Dame, St. John's
Most popular title game picks still in play
Ohio State vs. Kansas: 20.4 percent
Duke vs. Kansas: 13.7 percent
Connecticut vs. Kansas: 4.5 percent
North Carolina vs. Kansas: 3.1 percent
San Diego State vs. Kansas: 1.7 percent
Ohio State vs. Florida: 1.6 percent
Top picks for national champion still in play
Ohio State: 25.9 percent
Kansas: 23.7 percent
Duke: 16.0 percent
Connecticut: 4.7 percent
North Carolina: 4.0 percent
Kentucky: 1.8 percent
San Diego State: 1.8 percent
Florida: 1.3 percent