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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: ‘Final Four’ Preview

Final FourThe NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s “Final Four” will be played tomorrow in Texas, as the one-seeded Florida Gators take on the seven-seeded Connecticut Huskies, while the two-seeded Wisconsin Badgers square off against the eight-seeded Kentucky Wildcats.

Meanwhile, the 2014 TVNewser bracket challenge is razor thin atop the leaderboard. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is currently in first place in our challenge consisting of 43 on-air and behind-the-scenes TV news pros, with Florida as his predicted winner.

“Being from Nebraska, I’m sure that I have never before cheered for any Florida team,” Myers tells TVNewser. “But, GO GATORS! It would be ‘Awesome baby,’” stealing a phrase from legendary ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale.

Fox News copy editor Martin Hill trails Myers by one point. Hill tells TVNewser Myers has an unfair advantage.

“Since he has led the NCAA pool all the way, and he is a professional weather forecaster, I think it’s obvious Chad has some sort of psychic connection to the future. Is that really fair?”

We’ll update you on which TV newser is atop the leaderboard after Saturday’s action. A reminder of the current standings after the jump.

Rank Name Score Champ (Final score)
1 Chad Myers 77 Florida (100)
2 Martin Hill 76 Michigan St. (141)
3 Betsy Fischer 72 Michigan St. (144)
4 Bill Karins 72 Virginia (133)
5 Brian Steel 71 Florida (150)
5 Todd Bonin 71 Duke (121)
7 Carol Costello 70 Florida (97)
7 Dominic Chu 70 Florida (129)
7 Rich Edson 70 Florida (170)
7 Steve Friedman 70 Michigan St. (63-59)
7 Tyler Mathisen 70 Louisville (152)
12 Gio Benitez 69 Florida (155)
12 Joe Kernen 69 Florida (135)
12 Matt Miller 69 Michigan St. (159)
12 Ty West 69 Florida (153)
16 Brooke Baldwin 68 Michigan St. (132)
16 Don Lemon 68 Wichita St. (141)
18 Brian Sullivan 66 Florida (153)
19 Carl Leibowitz 64 Florida (144)
19 Erin McPike 64 Wichita St. (155)
21 Rick Leventhal 63 Florida (80-74)
22 Gary Shreier 62 Florida (138)
22 Gregg Bracco 62 Florida (78)
22 Martha MacCallum 62 Villanova (120)
22 Matt Quayle 62 Wichita St. (140)
22
Sandy Cannold
62 Florida (134)
22 Touré
62 Florida (63-58)
28 Janelle Rodriguez 60 Michigan St. (85)
28 Joe Johns 60 Louisville (72-68)
28 Shannan Siemens 60 Louisville (123)
31 Becky Quick 59 Florida (129)
31 Jake Novak 59 Louisville (171)
31 Rick Klein 59 Michigan St. (66-59)
35 Greg Hand 58 Florida (129)
35 Jordan Chariton 58 Michigan St. (118)
37 Chris Licht
55 Florida(123)
37 Paul McNamara
55 Wichita St. (141)
39 Steve Kornacki
54 Florida (147)
40 Bill Wolff
53 Florida (140)
41 Steve Doocy
50 Villanova (181)
42 Norah O’Donnell
49 North Carolina (84-79)
43 Rob Kirkpatrick
48 UL-Lafayette (141)
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