After researching the teams, tracking the trends, considering the rankings, and crafting our brackets, the four Ferri engaged in a lengthy and hard-fought March Madness NCAA Tournament Bracket Competition. There were cheers. There were tears. There was A LOT of confusion about what we were doing, why we were doing it, and why, if Iowa continued to win, the Hawkeyes couldn't be found anywhere on our brackets. (Our Iowa Hawkeyes, despite convincingly beating more than one of Big 10 teams selected for the tournament, didn't receive an invitation to the Big Dance. The Hawkeyes did, however, receive an invitation to and finish in second place in the National Invitation Tournament.) There was fighting over highlighters. And there was a great deal of premature planning with regard to how the winner would spend his or her winner's day.
The tournament champion has been crowned (congratulations to Louisville on their victory, and congratulations to our Michigan Wolverines on a well-played game and a fantastic season) and the points have been tallied...here are the final results:
In 4th place, with 61 points, Will.
In 3rd place, with 80 points, Hallie.
In 2nd place, with 106 points, Tom.
And in 1st place, with 140 points, Erin.
I'm not gonna lie - it feels pretty good to have come out on top, especially by such a large margin. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to plan my perfect day.