The 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)|
|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)|
||55||Wichita St. (141)|
||49||North Carolina (84-79)|
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