Update: 25th July Match 2 Poll has been closed and the brackets updated. New poll will appear on Monday.
Update: 17:15 Here is the latest stats update from Locke4God.
This is going to look skimpy, but quite frankly not much is going to happen as a consequence of todays' results. Almost everybody in the top 100 or so brackets picked today's match correctly. Now our current lonely leader did loose, and so that means in the current standings you will move up 1 point closer to the leaders, however our current leader wasn't even close to the lead in regards to MAX points anyway, so most of you were always going to pass him regardless. What's more important is that only 1 of the top 11 brackets in MAX points lost today, and only 2 of the top 36. So there's not a lot that's really going change in the overall standings.
MAX Point outlook from yesterday. Coming into the day yesterday we had 124 Brackets within 5 MAX points of the leaders. 27 of them lost yesterdays match, and 26 of those fell off the leaderboard. We're now down to 97 Brackets that currently sit within 5 of the lead, but as we pointed out yesterday, only 1 of the top 11 Lost, which means none of us got much closer to the lead. Today's results will give us the same outcome, but as you'll see the number of those close to the lead, did fall considerably with yesterday's result.
Those who correctly picked yesterdays match and remain at,,,
184 Points - passed 26 brackets yesterday
185 Points - passed 13 brackets
186 Points - Passed 6
187 Points - Passed just 3 Brackets, and,,,
188 Points - Passed just 1 Bracket to remain within 1 of the lead.
Today there are,,,,
4 - Brackets who retain a share of the lead with 189 MAX Points still available.
7 - Brackets with 188 available points
6 - with 187 points still possible
16 - that still could earn 186
28 - at 185 possible points, and,,,
35 - more brackets that remain within 5 Points at 184 MAX.
Once again today's results are going to trim only about 5 total brackets from this top group, as those at the top with 188 or 189 points have remained relatively unshaken in the 3rd Round so far. And since almost none of those come from the first or second group, your odds haven't improved much in the past 2 days. It looks to remain rather steady over the next few matches as well, but keep checking in. You never know when there will be a major upset.
Congratulations to The Man from Tallahassee for taking the first Qtr-Final places.
The Man from Tallahassee 1178 52%
Lockdown 1075 48%
* "FickleBitch" * is still our leader, but it's still anyone's game. How is your bracket fairing? How are your picks looking after today's polls. View Latest Brackets.
Later on Today our stats guru Locke4God will be presenting us with his stats analysis of the brackets and what it means for your chances of winning. We will update this post so keep checking back.
As always let us know in the comments who you voted for and why. You can also follow along in the Official Episode Cup Thread.
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