Through 48 of the 63 NCAA tournaments in 2019, there is only one perfect bracket in all major online bracelet games: "Center Road" of our Bracket Challenge Challenge game.
As you reach Sweet 16 without any hindrance, "" Center Road "already has the longest set of correct brackets we've seen, breaking our report of 39 games that happened in 2017 (explaining why we're so sure about that
This is the fourth year we've traced tens of millions of brackets from the biggest online brackets in the country, including our game with challenging values ESPN, CBS, Yahoo, Fox, and Sports Illustrated to see when the last ideal braces are stopped [1
Usually this tracking ends on Friday, and sometimes – if we're lucky – Saturday, this year it will last until at least the second Thursday of the tournament when the games take back with Sweet 16 and game No. 49.
For reference, if each game is a coin throw, the chances of predicting 48 in a row are 1 at 281,474,976,710,656.
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In the next round, Center Road becomes a chalk . Here is the next eight photos:
| Date / Time
| 28/28 at 19:09
|| (Gonzaga against (4) ] 28/28 at 19:29
|| (2) Tennessee v (3) Purdy
| 28/28 at 21:39
|| (2) Michigan
| 28/28 at 21:57
|| (1) Virginia v (12) Oregon
| 3/29 at 19:09 
|| Michigan State
| 29.03 at 19:29
|| (1) UNC vs. (5) Auburn
| 3/29 at 21:39
|| (1) Дюк срещу (4) Вирджиния Техник
|| against  Houston  Kentucky
This will give us four seeds and four seeds in the Eighth Eighth, which never happened in the 34-year history of the tournament. But then, nobody has ever selected 48 games perfectly in the history of the tournament (for which we know), so why not?
Read below to see our play game tracker to see exactly how we've come from tens of millions of staples to one.
The Perfect NCAA Bracket
Sunday, 24 March
Recall: What a Day. We started the day with just two perfect braces. They had exactly the same predictions except: Texas Tech vs. Buffalo. "Center Road," the bracket in our Bracket Challenge Challenge game, correctly predicted Red Reders and thus became the last last left bracket. Four games later, after Oregon defeated UC Irvine, "Center Road" was still flawed 48-for-48, a funny feat. The tour starts again on Thursday with Sweet 16. How long can Center Road survive? The unthinkable, 63-for-63 is now only 15 games. Stay tuned. UC Irvine went 14-0 to take the lead over Oregon in the second half, but Ducks were late and fired for double. digit gain. With this game, Center Road became the first group to ever take 48 games that were perfect for Sweet 16.
11:06 PM: Ohio kept close to Houston for the first half but Cougars pulled victory to move to Sweet 16 and forward "Center Road" to 47 correct shots in a row.
9:57 PM: 1-seed Virginia had a much easier time in the second round, knocking Oklahoma with 9 seeds. Road Center also called it. We are now in the right 46 strokes.
9:09 PM: 4-seed Virginia technology dropped out of the 12-seed Liberty, just as the Center Road predicted. The bracket is still perfect in 45 games.
8:28 PM: Then there was one. Texas Tech blew the six Buffalo seeds, which was the only game today in which the two parentheses were different. With this result, Yahoo's "Court Stormers" dropped out of the race, leaving Center Center as the ultimate perfect bracket in the world. Four more games in front of Sweet 16.
7:34 PM: Wow. In perhaps the best game of the tournament, the 1-seed Duke only survived the 9-seed UCF. As a result, both staples are still alive in 43 games. UNC ran past Washington 81-59 to get to Sweet 16 and pushed the two clamps to 42 correct spikes in a row. Next, Duke vs. UCF. The two remaining brackets had their worst time, as Iowa gathered from a deficit of 25 points to force the first overtime for the tournament in 2019. But Tennessee recovered in extra time to win the 83-77 victory, and both staples survived the first game of the day.
1:20 PM: We've added a table above with the choice of each bracket for the rest. the second round. They look good to get started, as Tennessee led Iowa with 21 in half in the first game of the day. They have the same pictures until the end of 18: 10h. Between Buffalo and Texas Tech.  All three of their first choices are better seed squads.
Recap: Of tens of millions of braces introduced into online games, two have remained perfect in 40 games. This year, the best we had ever seen was 39 consecutive games. Both perfect brackets have the same three spades to launch on Sunday: Tennessee, UNC and Duke. The first game they disagree with is the fourth part of the day: Buffalo vs. Texas Tech. Will they survive so far? Connor could not miss Kansas, but one of the three remaining brackets missed that choice. And this ends Day 3 of the tournament. Two perfect brackets remain. Purduu defeated the defending national champions in Vilanova, who also killed another group in the group. But the three perfect staples that remain are tied to our record of 39 games in a row. Two of these three have Connor, one with Kansas. So we will see at least one of these three survive at night.
10:05 PM: We can safely say that we will have at least one clip up to 40 correct pictures and will remain perfect until tomorrow. Purdyu leads Vilyanova with 30 points in the second half. Three of the last four brackets have Boilermakers. Both of them chose Connor in the last match of the day, and one chose Kansas.
10:02 PM: The 2-nd Michigan had no problems with the 10-seed Minnesota, another game in which all four brackets were matched. So we still have four perfect staples left in 38 games.
9:26 PM: Gonzaga passed along the 9-seeded Beilore, resulting in all the ideal brackets being called. Still sitting in four perfect braces, now in 37 games.
8:09 PM: Two clamps had selected 35 games correctly before wrongly predicting the 12-seed Murray State to defeat Florida. This leaves us with four ideal brackets after 36 games. Rotate the recording now.
All six of the remaining brackets chose the 2-seeded Michigan to defeat Florida with 10 seeds, and all six were right. There is no change in the total after this.
5:08 PM: Fletcher Magee did not make a single 3-pointer as Wofford came out a little less than Kentucky. Only one of the other parentheses was the Terriers, so now we have reached six ideal brackets.
2:30 PM: The first round of the second round again reduced the number of perfect braces as the 3-seed LSU beat the 6 Maryland with the final shot, 69-67. Now we are only seven.
we had approximately 60,000 ideal parentheses. Now, in two days and 32 games, there are only 15 perfect staples left in all major games. On Saturday, there are eight more matches and a chance for some of these 15 brackets to record a record of 40 regular spades. Here we will keep you informed of the progress of all of them. The first Saturday match saw 6-seeded Maryland against the 3-seed LSU at noon, ET. I'll see you then.
9:56 PM: With 28 games under our belt, we can safely say that there are under 100 perfect braces left in the big online brackets. Currently, Bracket Challenge has 4, ESPN has 48, Yahoo has 8, and Sports Illustrated and Fox have 0. CBS has not reported or updated their ranking after the 24th game (four games before), but we know they stay at least a handful of perfect braces. So realistically, we look somewhere between 60 and 70 perfect braces.
9:48 PM: Liberty won his first NCAA tournament victory (the third 12-5 tournament violation) and we remained under 100 perfect brackets.
- 00:33 AM: Four Seed Virgin Technology held St. Louis with 13 seeds. This brought out two more of our 17 braces, so we're sitting in 15 for the second round:
- CBS: 1
- Sports: 0
- Fox: 0 
UCF with 9 seeds did not have problems with the 8-seed VCU, and the 11-seed plant in Ohio, upset Iowa 6-seed. These games were fairly evenly divided among our perfect brackets. After 31 matches, we have only 17 ideal brackets.
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UNC in the first half moved against the 16-seed Iona, but gathered on a large scale. Surprisingly, one of the 66 bands who chose the 28 games correctly also won this game. So we have up to 65 full parentheses.
- 10:05 PM: We have 66 complete parentheses left in all major online games.
- BCG: 4
- SI: 0
- Fox: 0  ESPN: 48
9:14 PM: Sion Williamson made his debut in the NCAA tournament, while Duke dominated North Dakota. Houston also deals with 14-seed Georgia, 84-55. Not surprisingly, none of these games has had a great effect on the total number of perfect brackets. We are still looking for a few hundreds in all games
9:06 PM: Yahoo's ranking is up-to-date through 25 games and only 36 of the 3 million parentheses are still perfect.
9: 00 PM: 9-seed Washington removed the 8-junta Utah 78-61, which almost cut our perfect braces by half. We have now dropped to 0.001%.
7:11 PM: ESPN also dropped to only 0.002% in 24 games. Fox Sports has only two, and Sports Illustrated is tapped. We probably will not know sums for CBS and Yahoo until they are under 50. 12-seed Oregon dominated the Wisconsin 5-seed in the second half. The number of perfect braces is getting thinner. We currently have only 0.002%.
6:30 PM: Buffalo held the 11 seeds of Arizona, taking us slightly to only 0.005% in 23 games. ESPN reported its first figures for the day and they are to only 0.01 percent. Virginia took its first victory against 16 seeds since 2016 in returning to Gardner Webb. Only a few of our perfect braces did not choose the cavalry. We still have 0.008% through 22 games.
4:58 PM: Tennesse held the 15 seeds of Colgate, which flew just a few brackets at the beginning of our corps. We are still at the level of 0.008% in 21 games. UC Irvine, 13-seed, pulled out the biggest disappointment of the tournament so far, taking down the 4 levels in Kansas. There really was a number of perfect brackets. We are only up to 0.008% of our millions of brackets.
3:40 PM: Texas Tech have taken care of the North Kentucky North, and the needle barely moves. Still at 0.08% in our brackets. Oklahoma 9-seed choke 8-seed Ole Miss 95-72, leaving us with 0.08% brackets, still perfect in 18 games.
2:29 PM: The first game on Friday – the return of Iowa against Cincinnati – cut our group of perfect brackets by half, and after 17 games we are only at 0.13%.
12:19 PM Yahoo's first report is in: Only 0.2% from their braces survived the first round. From what we can say, this is approximately 7,000 perfect Yahoo parentheses.
ESPN reports that only 0.25% staples remain perfect in their game after the first round of action. The first match of the NCAA 2019 tournament – the Minnesota victory with 10 seeds over the 7th Louisville – reduced the total number of perfect brackets from 100% to 31%. And the count continued to fall. Murray's 12-seed victory over 5-seed Markets rose from 12.8% to 4.9%, and Wofford's seven-seed victory over the 10-seed Seton Hall fell below 1% for the first time. Finally, in the first 16 games of the tournament, we finished with only 0.26% of the million staples that were perfect. The main group of Sports Illustrated had only 23 full halves, ESPN was under 2%, and Yahoo and CBS did not report any figures. We will get a much better idea of the total when we get some more games in our belt today on Day 2. Stay tuned. Purdue beats Old Dominion in the last match of
12:01 AM: Michigan went through Montana and Baylor took off Siracusa, leaving our number of perfect braces only 0.27 %. Wofford saw that Fletcher Magee had become the leader in all times of Division I after taking down Seton Hall and saw that the total number of perfect brackets sinks below 1% for the first time this year. Only 0.77% of our brackets are still perfect in 13 games. Villanova survived fear of Saint Mary, but that was not surprising for our perfect hull, which is at 2.35%.
9:38 PM: ESPN reports that they are up to 2.3% The perfect staples left in 10 games. This does not include the Gonzaga-Fairly Dickinson score, but we can assume that the needle has not been moved much.
9:30 PM: Gonzaga blew up the last 16-seeded Farley Dickinson, and our brackets barely noticed, sitting at 2.85% through 11 games.
9:14 PM: Kentucky took Abilene Cristian as Florida cut off Nevada's end. While BCG's users were pretty confident in Kentucky, the Florida-Nevada game was fairly evenly divided. As a result, we are only up to 2.86% of our staples, which are still perfect.
8:44 PM: The first ESPN report is in, and they only have 5% The perfect brackets remain in the first eight games. Ja Morant and Murray State made the yearly 12-5 disappointment, and the perfect stack of shots fell to 4.9% in eight games. 19659042] 6:24 PM: Kansas had no problem with the Northeast, but the result had a slight effect. With seven games, only 12.8% of the brackets are still perfect. Belmondt was chosen to win 28% of all brackets – more than all 11 seeds other than Ohio. The Bruins even had the ball with a chance to win at the end of the match, but they came short. This dropped to 13.5%. The Michigan state saw flashes in 2016 – when the Spartans with 2 seeds lost to 15th Middle Tennesse – against the 15-seeded Bradley, but managed to get the victory. This has barely shifted the dial to our number of perfect braces, which are now at 18.6%.
4:25 PM : The Florida State took down Vermont and took our total percentage of perfect staples slightly to 18.9% the first four games
3:55 PM: Auburn barely survived by the disappointment of the 12-seed New Mexico, but 5% of our brackets have still lost their perfect status. This takes us up to 20.7% of all BCG staples that remain perfect.
2:50 PM: Take only the first two games of the tournament – where 10 Minnesota seeds and 3-seed LSU win – get rid of almost three quarters of our perfect braces. Only 25.6% of the brackets remain perfect in our Bracket Challenge Challenge game. We will not be able to track other important games until we get to a smaller number, but we will continue to check and update this post throughout the tournament.
Before 2017, the longest ideal group we had tracked was 36, according to Yahoo! Sports. In 2014, Brad Binder walked 36-in-36 to start the tournament.
In 2016, the longest of all was 25 matches to start the tournament. This is well under (and verified) the best of the 2015 tournament when one of the ESPN players online took the first 34 games correctly, according to the story of ESPN senior writer Darren Rovelle. ESPN said in 2016 that his 2015 category was the best start for a tournament that had a record for 18 years of its game. Yahoo! The sport announced last year that Binder's bracket is the only way in which there is a perfect bracket that enters the second round in its 18+ years of game hosting. In 2017, Yahoo! reported 37 perfect first round brackets
So 39 is the record we went before this year. With more than three decades online and paper clips through which it is sifted – the current format has existed since 1985 – and with approximately between 60 and 100 million parentheses being filled each year, the chances are that someone somewhere has done better It is even more difficult to fix an official record than the fact that online gaming has only recently begun record-keeping.
We could not find verified parentheses that are ideal for Sweet 16 (up to 48 games). There was a widely reported case of bracket that was perfect in two rounds in 2010, but there was no way to check the authenticity of the bracket. Last season, no bracket continued in the first round as the historic 16-family UMBC was a historic violation of the top-seed Virginia dropped every category that managed to remain perfect in the first 28 matches of the tournament . Prior to this game there were 25 staples that were still perfect, but all chose Virginia to beat UMBC.
2017: The 2017 tournament showed the longest ideal bracket we had seen at that time, which continued 39 games before getting the wrong choice. Тази скоба беше единствената в десетки милиони скоби, които проследихме, за да се справим с 37 игри, но когато 5-семената Айова загубиха до 4-семената Purdue 80-76 в 40-ата игра на турнира, перфектният му ход беше
2016: Преди три години беше най-краткият пробег, който видяхме, откакто започнахме да проследяваме, когато последната перфектна скоба продължи само 25 правилни пика, преди 7-зимния Уисконсин да свали 10-седловината Питсбърг в първата.
КАК МОЖЕ ДА СЕ ИЗПОЛЗВА
И така, какви са шансовете за перфектна скоба? Ами, популярният отговор е 1 на 9.2 кинтилиона, число толкова немислимо голямо, че е практически невъзможно да се разбере напълно. Но това предполага, че имате 50-50 коефициента, за да получите правилна игра, което очевидно не е така.
През последните осем години, ние всъщност видяхме, че потребителите на Bracket Challenge Game получават около две трети от всички снимки. вярна. Използвайки този процент, сме изчислили шансовете средният потребител да получи перфектна скоба на 1 в 120.2 милиарда. Не е толкова смешно, колкото 1 в 9.2 quintillion, но все още доста слаби шансове. Ако сте попълнили уникална скоба на всяка секунда от всеки ден, ще ви трябват 3,813 години, за да попълните 120,2 милиарда скоби.
И все пак, тази година има толкова добър шанс, колкото и всеки, за да види първата перфектна скоба.
* Dan Jepperson и Mike Szahaj от NCAA Digital са допринесли за докладването на тази статия.