You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

Published on March 19th, 2018

The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament began with 64 teams, neatly organized by people and computers in rank by their ability, and then all hell broke loose. As past Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp once said, “That’s why they play the game.”

With the number one and two seeds knocked out of the left side of the bracket, suddenly Michigan (3) and Kentucky (5) are favorites in the South and West regions, while order remains on the right side as Villanova (1) and Kansas (1) still stand tall in the East and Midwest.

But of even greater importance is the ranking in Scuttleball, the tournament pool where sailors go to ball. Steve Lovendahl sits on top, having predicted the elimination of top seed Xavier and the rise of Loyola-Chicago, while seeing Gonzaga and Kansas as the finalists on April 2. Current results.

For those sailors that just can’t ball, US Sailing assembled 16 of the most popular sailing regattas in the U.S. and seeded the events in a tournament bracket. Called the Greatest American Sailing Regatta, advancement is based on voting and the first round ends March 21.

The match ups are World Cup Series Miami vs ILYA Championship, Annapolis NOOD vs St. Pete NOOD, Transpac vs Bacardi Cup, Chicago Mac vs NYYC Annual Regatta, Charleston RW vs Texas Youth RW, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta vs Long Beach RW, Newport Bermuda vs Figawi, and Block Island RW vs Rolex Big Boat Series.

To vote… click here.

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