Studenny leads the pack after weekend
- Sandy Post - Sports
READER CONTEST - Top-10 contestants are separated by just 20 total points
Doug Studenny of Gresham is the leader in The Outlook/Sandy Post March Madness bracket contest with 230 points over the opening rounds of the tournament. He was one of just two players to correctly predict No. 11-seed Virginia Commonwealth's surprising run to the Sweet 16.
Bob Riddle is just two points back after going a perfect 12-0 in the West bracket, relying heavily on favorites to pick up points, while also picking Arizona's minor upset over Texas. However, he saw his champion Pittsburgh go down in the second round. Kelly Gernhart was the only contestant to predict Pittsburgh's demise, as Butler was the first to take out a No. 1 seed this year. She is also the highest ranking player to still have her Final Four in tact.
In all, the top-10 is separated by less than 20 total points, giving everyone a chance heading into this week's matchups.
Contestants made No. 12 Utah State a popular upset pick in the first round only to see the Aggies fall by five to Kansas State. Meanwhile, Kathleen Studenny was the only player to guess No. 13 Morehead's first-round win over Louisville - the biggest upset in this year's bracket.
• The full leaderboard (top-10) is listed in the March 23 editions of The Outlook and Sandy Post.