If you’re a regular at filling out NCAA March Madness brackets, then you know how impossible it is to fill out a perfect bracket. You’re lucky to get 50% of your bracket right most years. I always love filling out my NCAA brackets, and I’ve actually won in different pools over the years, so I like to think I’m pretty good at it- but not this year.
With the tournament having just kicked off, only about .00096% of brackets are still perfect. According to NCAA.com, of the more than 20 million entries on ESPN, Yahoo, CBS and Men’s Bracket Challenge Game, just 192 brackets are still perfect.
The tournament has already brought lots of upsets. Day one kicked off with No. 11 Michigan beating No. 6 Colorado State, which killed some brackets. Then, No. 12 Richmond pulled off a win over No. 5 Iowa. That hit more brackets. Next, No. 12 New Mexico State towered over No. 5 UConn.
Then, just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for your bracket, No. 15 Saint Peter beat No. 2 Kentucky in a dramatic overtime game. Sure, seeing an underdog win is always thrilling, but not so great for your bracket.
If your bracket makes you feel bad, just remember that you have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot than correctly picking every game’s outcome in the NCAA tournament. So, you’re in good company.