Aesthetical

03-21-2014, 12:58 PM

Would you have enough time and is it worth $1 billion?

Maybe if you organize a team of like 100 to submit brackets and divide it?

Maybe if you organize a team of like 100 to submit brackets and divide it?

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Aesthetical

03-21-2014, 12:58 PM

Would you have enough time and is it worth $1 billion?

Maybe if you organize a team of like 100 to submit brackets and divide it?

Maybe if you organize a team of like 100 to submit brackets and divide it?

NorrinRadd12

03-21-2014, 01:00 PM

We actually talked about in math class today. It's over 9 billion.

ODuck91

03-21-2014, 01:01 PM

Statistically speaking, the odds of getting a perfect NCAA tournament bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. That's 9.2 quintillion is 9.2 billion written 1 billion times. If everyone on earth filled out 100 brackets, it would theoretically take 13 million years to get a perfect bracket.

Aesthetical

03-21-2014, 01:02 PM

Statistically speaking, the odds of getting a perfect NCAA tournament bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. That's 9.2 quintillion is 9.2 billion written 1 billion times. If everyone on earth filled out 100 brackets, it would theoretically take 13 million years to get a perfect bracket.

u wot m8?

u wot m8?

Reptarr

03-21-2014, 01:04 PM

Statistically speaking, the odds of getting a perfect NCAA tournament bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. That's 9.2 quintillion is 9.2 billion written 1 billion times. If everyone on earth filled out 100 brackets, it would theoretically take 13 million years to get a perfect bracket.

Yea but that's if you just randomly guess. If you fill one out intelligently (don't have 16 seeds beating 1 seeds etc.) it is more like 1 in 128 billion.

Yea but that's if you just randomly guess. If you fill one out intelligently (don't have 16 seeds beating 1 seeds etc.) it is more like 1 in 128 billion.

roko79

03-21-2014, 01:14 PM

Yea but that's if you just randomly guess. If you fill one out intelligently (don't have 16 seeds beating 1 seeds etc.) it is more like 1 in 128 billion.

Well then that's nothing

Well then that's nothing

CompleXion

03-21-2014, 01:21 PM

63 games, assuming both teams have an equal 50-50 chance of winning, so 2^63 total different brackets outcomes. Odds alot better when you factor in strategy and knowledge of who is supposed to be better than who.

CurryTech777

03-21-2014, 01:23 PM

32 teams and 2 choices

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

iMakeItRain100s

03-21-2014, 01:23 PM

Yea but that's if you just randomly guess. If you fill one out intelligently (don't have 16 seeds beating 1 seeds etc.) it is more like 1 in 128 billion.

But what if you had a 14 seed beating a 3 seed?

But what if you had a 14 seed beating a 3 seed?

Aesthetical

03-21-2014, 01:24 PM

32 teams and 2 choices

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

Not sure if srs

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

Not sure if srs

CompleXion

03-21-2014, 01:25 PM

32 teams and 2 choices

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

BRB we all billionaires now

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

BRB we all billionaires now

krogtaar

03-21-2014, 01:32 PM

32 teams and 2 choices

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

this...lol at suckers that didn't fill out all 64 different brackets and guarantee they win 1 billion

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

this...lol at suckers that didn't fill out all 64 different brackets and guarantee they win 1 billion

SubwaySub

03-21-2014, 01:32 PM

32 teams and 2 choices

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

Fck why didn't I just do this!

so 64 different options

not that bad actually. i mean i dont really have much friends so i guess i can do all 64 myself. maybe next year

Fck why didn't I just do this!

SuperHippo

03-21-2014, 01:32 PM

why not just create a computer program that would create every possible bracket

HumptyBrah

03-21-2014, 01:43 PM

why not just create a computer program that would create every possible bracket

How long do you suppose it would take to register 9 quintillion brackets with ESPN or whoever is giving away the money?

How long do you suppose it would take to register 9 quintillion brackets with ESPN or whoever is giving away the money?

BiggyPharma

03-21-2014, 01:46 PM

Picking a perfect bracket is easier/harder depending on the year. Back in 2008 all four number one seeds made the final four, and it was pretty apparent that those 4 teams were head and shoulders above everyone else in their region. For that year it would have been much easier to fill out a perfect bracket than this year where 8-12 seeds are very competitive with pretty much everyone.

SubwaySub

03-21-2014, 01:51 PM

Picking a perfect bracket is easier/harder depending on the year. Back in 2008 all four number one seeds made the final four, and it was pretty apparent that those 4 teams were head and shoulders above everyone else in their region. For that year it would have been much easier to fill out a perfect bracket than this year where 8-12 seeds are very competitive with pretty much everyone.

That doesn't really make it any easier. Maybe your final four is easier to hit, but there's still pretty much endless combinations of ways to get to that final four.

That doesn't really make it any easier. Maybe your final four is easier to hit, but there's still pretty much endless combinations of ways to get to that final four.

HumptyBrah

03-21-2014, 01:53 PM

I don't care enough to check the math, but does it boggle anyone else's mind that 68 teams can produce over 9 quintillion different combinations? u wot?

BiggyPharma

03-21-2014, 02:06 PM

That doesn't really make it any easier. Maybe your final four is easier to hit, but there's still pretty much endless combinations of ways to get to that final four.

How does knowing the out come of 16 games not make it easier?

How does knowing the out come of 16 games not make it easier?

SubwaySub

03-21-2014, 02:48 PM

How does knowing the out come of 16 games not make it easier?

Because even if you know that the final 4 will be comprised of the #1 seed's the way the get there still has millions of combinations. There's 14 different teams that are playing against eachother, in more unpredictable matchups. To get all picks right for those 14 teams is still very unlikely. It's like finding a needle in a haystack, and saying it's easier if you take away five strings of hay. It is easier, but barely.

Because even if you know that the final 4 will be comprised of the #1 seed's the way the get there still has millions of combinations. There's 14 different teams that are playing against eachother, in more unpredictable matchups. To get all picks right for those 14 teams is still very unlikely. It's like finding a needle in a haystack, and saying it's easier if you take away five strings of hay. It is easier, but barely.

XFactah416

03-21-2014, 02:56 PM

Unless you have around 128 million cell phone numbers to use as well.. good luck jeff.

Warren Buffet's thing required you to input your cell.

I also don't think any phaggot who submits more than 1 bracket should be even considered in the running for "perfect" bracket or even good bracket. You don't get to say that you actually called an upset if 9 of your 10 other brackets didn't have the game.

Warren Buffet's thing required you to input your cell.

I also don't think any phaggot who submits more than 1 bracket should be even considered in the running for "perfect" bracket or even good bracket. You don't get to say that you actually called an upset if 9 of your 10 other brackets didn't have the game.

iamgenus

03-21-2014, 02:58 PM

Because even if you know that the final 4 will be comprised of the #1 seed's the way the get there still has millions of combinations. There's 14 different teams that are playing against eachother, in more unpredictable matchups. To get all picks right for those 14 teams is still very unlikely. It's like finding a needle in a haystack, and saying it's easier if you take away five strings of hay. It is easier, but barely.

His point is it does make it easier.

Your point should be...it makes it easier but still fuking almost impossible.

His point is it does make it easier.

Your point should be...it makes it easier but still fuking almost impossible.

theACEofSPADES

03-21-2014, 03:01 PM

According to CNN there's 16 brackets that are still perfect

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/21/news/companies/ncaa-brackets-billion-dollars/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/21/news/companies/ncaa-brackets-billion-dollars/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

HayZues Christi

03-21-2014, 03:06 PM

I don't care enough to check the math, but does it boggle anyone else's mind that 68 teams can produce over 9 quintillion different combinations? u wot?

68 teams plus multiple rounds...

its like the powerball lottery, but you had to get all the number 5 times in a row.

68 teams plus multiple rounds...

its like the powerball lottery, but you had to get all the number 5 times in a row.

diq

03-21-2014, 03:06 PM

Yea but that's if you just randomly guess. If you fill one out intelligently (don't have 16 seeds beating 1 seeds etc.) it is more like 1 in 128 billion.

But upsets happen.

But upsets happen.

isp

03-21-2014, 03:08 PM

According to CNN there's 16 brackets that are still perfect

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/21/news/companies/ncaa-brackets-billion-dollars/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

I wonder if Buffet offered to buy out their bracket entries for 100k a piece if they'd take it. I bet most would.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/21/news/companies/ncaa-brackets-billion-dollars/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

I wonder if Buffet offered to buy out their bracket entries for 100k a piece if they'd take it. I bet most would.

Briisk

03-21-2014, 03:10 PM

According to CNN there's 16 brackets that are still perfect

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/21/news/companies/ncaa-brackets-billion-dollars/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Theres actually only 6 now, because the 10 others picked UMass over Tennessee. Everyone remaining has KU over Eastern Kentucky, and its a 3/3 split for Gonzaga or OK. So in a little bit, there will be 3 people left.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/21/news/companies/ncaa-brackets-billion-dollars/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Theres actually only 6 now, because the 10 others picked UMass over Tennessee. Everyone remaining has KU over Eastern Kentucky, and its a 3/3 split for Gonzaga or OK. So in a little bit, there will be 3 people left.

BiggyPharma

03-21-2014, 03:10 PM

I think more people would have had perfect brackets by now if the media didn't hype up the lower seeds, and make it seem like the favorite is such a lock for early round games. Everyone makes a huge deal over a 12 seed beating a 5 when in reality it is a toss-up most of the time.

isp

03-21-2014, 03:26 PM

Theres actually only 6 now, because the 10 others picked UMass over Tennessee. Everyone remaining has KU over Eastern Kentucky, and its a 3/3 split for Gonzaga or OK. So in a little bit, there will be 3 people left.

Where do you look at their brackets? When there's only one guy left I'm going to be pulling for him so hard. Lol.

Where do you look at their brackets? When there's only one guy left I'm going to be pulling for him so hard. Lol.

Briisk

03-21-2014, 03:30 PM

Where do you look at their brackets? When there's only one guy left I'm going to be pulling for him so hard. Lol.

The leaderboards in the yahoo billion dollar bracket.

The leaderboards in the yahoo billion dollar bracket.

jassako

03-21-2014, 03:32 PM

Where do you look at their brackets? When there's only one guy left I'm going to be pulling for him so hard. Lol.

https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/quickenloansbracket/group/all/standings

https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/quickenloansbracket/group/all/standings