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2011 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Final Four Update

It is down to the final four teams in the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament, and with it the final rankings in the TVNewser 2011 bracket challenge become a little clearer.

Considering that only two of more than 5.9 million brackets on ESPN.com had VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky in the Final Four, it is not surprising that none of our participants had them right either.

The bracket leader is Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu (74 points), who correctly picked UConn and Kentucky to make the Final Four. Chu is followed by “Early Show” executive producer David Friedman at #2 with 60 points, and CNBC’s Joe Kernen at #3 with 59 points. There is a two-way tie for fourth, with CBS’ Marysol Castro and CNBC’s Regina Gilgan both with 58 points.

It does not look like Chu can be caught, but there are still a few more games left to play. The rankings are after the jump.

Rank Team Name Score Champion
1 Dominic Chu 73 Kansas (139)
2 David Friedman 60 Pittsburgh (132)
3 Joe Kernen 59 Duke (150)
4 Marysol Castro 58 Kansas (147)
4 Regina Gilgan 58 Pittsburgh (116)
6 Becky Quick 55 Notre Dame (181)
7 John Melloy 54 North Carolina (150)
7 Jon Scott 54 Syracuse (177)
7 Sandra Smith 54 Ohio St. (128)
10 Gary Kaminsky 51 Ohio St. (168)
10 Jeff Glor 51 Kansas (140)
10 Michele Steele 51 Ohio St. (142)
10 Mitch Weitzner 51 Duke (141)
10 Rome Hartman 51 Duke (135)
15 chris wragge 50 Kansas (156)
16 Chris Sheridan 48 Syracuse (158)
16 Connell McShane 48 Duke (149)
16 Jon Banner 48 Kansas (72)
19 Ramona Schindelheim 47 Duke (165)
20 Sanford Cannold 46 Duke (126)
20 Shannon Bream 46 Duke (156)
22 matt quayle 45 Texas (140)
23 Alex Weprin 44 Michigan St. (147)
24 Ed Henry 43 Kansas (141)

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