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Post-Sweet 16 SGP “Market Madness” Update

Post-Sweet 16 SGP "Market Madness" Update

Coming off an exciting Sweet 16 weekend in the 2021 NCAA tourney, we’re back with a Sports Gambling Podcast “Market Madness” update.

As a refresher, our show hosts/contestants began “Market Madness” with a fictional $300 to invest on teams for weekend one. By rule, they had to select at least one team from five categories of #1 seeds, #2-5 seeds, #6-9 seeds, #10-12 seeds, and #13-16 seeds.

They could invest in single or multiple shares (no more than three) of as many teams as possible provided that they stayed under the fictitious $300 cap. Teams scored two points in each win that weekend and also added points based on their margin of victory in each win.

That meant that their surviving teams’ “value” would grow for their portfolio. Then, contestants had the chance to discard teams that lost and then, re-use the original purchased price of those teams to re-invest in teams still alive. (Example: Selling a share of Illinois gave you $30 back to spend).

This, while staying under the now increased $400 spending cap for weekend two.

So, here were the standings at the end of weekend one:

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Market Madness Leaderboard Through First Weekend

“Wolo and Stats” afternoon show on “Sports56 WHBQ” radio in Memphis   774 points

  • (Gonzaga x3, Baylor x3, Bama, FSU x2, OK St, USC, VA Tech, Ohio U x2)

Vince Ferrara, host, “99.1 FM, The Sports Animal” in Knoxville, TN    675 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Illinois x2, Baylor, Bama x2, Iowa, Ark, FSU, LSU, SD St, Winthrop x2, Ohio x 2)

Steve Carney, StPete9.com and “Under the Orange Roof” podcast   654 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Michigan x2, Baylor x2, Illinois x2, Ark, TX Tch, G’town, Rutgers, Iona)

Chris Dobbertean “Blogging the Bracket.com”    604 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Baylor, Illinois, Tenn, Bama, Ohio St, Texas, FL, LSU, USC, Rut, Winthrop, ‘Cuse, UCSB, Ohio U, N. TX)

Jason Powers “Powers on Sports” podcast   583 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Illinois x2, Texas, Bama, FSU x2, Ohio St, UNC, USC, Oregon, VA Tech, Rut, Ohio U, UCSB)

T.J. Rives “3 Dog Thursday” podcast   583 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Illinois x2, Bama x2, Ohio St x2, Ok St, Hou, Oregon, UNC, G’town, OR St, Liberty, Morehead St)

Colby Dant “The College Experiecne” podcast    579 points

  • (Baylor, Gonzaga x2, WVU, Bama, Oregon x2, UConn, TX Tech, SD St, G’town, Colgate x2, Ohio U. x3)

Thomas Bridges “The Jones Report” podcast  564 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Illinois x2, Texas, FSU x2, Bama, Ohio St, UNC, USC, Rut, VA Tech, UCSB x2, Ohio)

Tyler Jones “The Jones Report” podcast   550 points

  • (Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, Bama, Texas, Kansas, OK St, Ohio St, Iowa, FSU, Oregon, LSU, SD St, OR St, G’town, Colgate)

Gary Segars “Winning Cures Everything” podcast   528 points

  • (Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, Bama, Houston, Iowa, Texas, SD St, BYU, USC, UConn, Loyola-Chi, LSU, Utah St, Winthrop, UCSB, Ohio, Colgate)

Marquis Johns “Big Fight Weekend” podcast    523 points

  • (Michigan x3, Baylor, Gonzaga, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon x2, Maryland, Liberty x 2)

Sean Green “Sports Gambling Podcast”     461 points

  • (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio St, Villanova, Texas, Houston, WVU, TX Tech, Loyola-Chi, LSU, UNC, Oregon, Mich St, ‘Cuse, VA Tech, UCSB, Colgate, Iona, Oral Roberts, Mt. St Mary’s, Drexel)

DeShaun Tate, “Tates Take…where basketball lives” podcast   442 points

  • (Gonzaga x 2, Illinois, Purdue x2, FSU, Iowa, Houston, Texas, SD St, UConn, TX Tech, Drake, G’town, Ohio x2, Iona, Liberty)

Ryan Kramer “Sports Gambling Podcast”  441 points

  • (Gonzaga x2, Illinois, Purdue x2, Texas, Kansas St, OK St, Oregon x2, UConn x2, VA Tech, UCSB, Oregon St, Ohio U x2, Grand Canyon x2)

And then….

New Market Madness Team Values for the Sweet 16/Elite 8 

Gonzaga  $93

Baylor $71

USC $69

Michigan  $58

Houston $58

Villanova $57

Alabama $56

UCLA  $53

FSU $52

Loyola-Chi. $43

Arkansas $43

So, our contestants “discarded” their losing teams and re-invested staying under the $400. And, here is the new leaderboard headed into the beginning of Elite 8 action on Monday night,

Market Madness Leaderboard Through Sweet 16 Sunday

“WOLO N STATS” (Arkansas, Loyola-Chicago, Oral Roberts added) 1513

STEVE CARNEY (Gonzaga, Michigan, Loyola-Chicago added) 1460

CHRIS DOBBERTEAN (Michigan, USC, Baylor, Loyola-Chicago added) 1260

VINCE FERRARA (Gonzaga, Baylor, Loyola-Chicago, Syracuse added) 1241

COLBY DANT (Arkansas x2, Loyola-Chicago, Syracuse added) 1107

GARY SEGARS (Gonzaga, Baylor, Alabama added) 1095

MARQUIS JOHNS (Houston, Arkansas, Loyola-Chicago, Oregon) 1091

THOMAS BRIDGES (Gonzaga, Baylor, Loyola-Chicago, Alabama, Oral Roberts added) 1082

TYLER JONES (Gonzaga, Baylor, Alabama, Loyola-Chicago added) 1001

JASON POWERS (Baylor, Alabama, Loyola-Chicago, Syracuse x2 added) 986

TJ RIVES (Baylor, Michigan, Alabama, Loyola-Chicago, Syracuse added) 979

RYAN KRAMER (Michigan x2, Arkansas, Loyola-Chicago, Oral Roberts added) 929

DESHAUN TATE (Baylor, Houston, FSU, Loyola-Chicago, Syracuse) 914

SEAN GREEN (Michigan x2, Loyola-Chicago, Syracuse x2 added) 779

We’ll have another update on the leaderboard coming on Wednesday after the completion of the next four games!

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