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2012 TVNewser Bracket Challenge ‘Final Four’ Update

And then there were four. Teams that is. The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is nearing its conclusion, with only four teams left vying for the championship.

With the end in sight, it is a good time to check in our TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Joe Kernen has held on to the top spot, although the competition is fierce. Randi Kaye, Brooke Baldwin, Liz MacDonald and Kyra Phillips are all right behind him, with a number of others still within striking distance.

In last place at the moment, regrettably, is your TVNewser editor. This is what happens when you go to a Division III school.

Update: On “Squawk Box” this morning, Kernen noted that he was in first place in the TVNewser challenge, and took issue with me for not posting an update late last week.

WATCH (6:30 in):

The Final Four games will be played next weekend, with the championship set for April 2.

The full rankings, after the jump.

Rank Name Score Champ (Final score)
1 Joe Kernen 82 Ohio St. (130)
2 Randi Kaye 81 Syracuse (155)
3 Brooke Baldwin 80 North Carolina (165)
3 Liz MacDonald 80 Kentucky (139)
5 Kyra Phillips 79 Kentucky (120)
6 Harris Faulkner 76 Kansas (162)
7 Brian Sullivan 75 Kentucky (141)
8 Janelle Rodriguez 73 Kentucky (147)
8 John Antonio 73 North Carolina (104)
8 Stephanie Ruhle 73 Kansas (129)
11 Rich Edson 72 Syracuse (175)
12 Matt Quayle 70 North Carolina (138)
13 Rome Hartman 69 Duke (127)
14 Cory Johnson 68 North Carolina (156)
14 Regina Gilgan 68 Georgetown (114)
16 Sandy Cannold 67 Kentucky (140)
17 Alex Korson 64 North Carolina (147)
17 Becky Quick 64 Florida St. (172)
17 Suzanne Malveaux 64 Kentucky (96)
20 Don Lemon 62 Duke (125)
20 John Roberts 62 North Carolina (196)
20 Willie Geist 62 Kentucky (142)
23 Steve Friedman 60 Michigan St. (137)
24 KC Sullivan 59 Kentucky (127)
25 Dominic Chu 58 Kentucky (123)
26 Carol Costello 57 Ohio St. (130)
27 Fredricka Whitfield 55 Vanderbilt (148)
28 Bill Wolff 54 North Carolina (151)
28 John Melloy 54 North Carolina (148)
30 Alex Weprin 52 Duke (122)
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