Like a good chunk of the nation, none of the four NHL players who participated in CBSSports.com’s Bracket Challenge have a team left in contention.
That means Sharks center Joe Pavelski (37 correct, 59 points) earns the bragging rights no matter what happens later this week in Houston. He finished eighth among the 35 celebrity participants through the second weekend of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Teammate Dany Heatley (34 correct, 55 points) in 12th overall and Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is 30th (32 correct, 43 points). Columbus Blue Jackets winger R.J. Umberger (29 correct, 39 points) dropped a spot and is officially in the basement.
None of the 35 celebrity participants have the champion they selected left in the tournament.
NCIS:Los Angeles actor Eric Christian Olsen is in the lead with 39 games picked correctly and 69 points, four points ahead of second-place President Obama.
The top athlete is Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander with 38 right and 60 points.