We’ve wrapped up the second round and we move to the third round, which–and I can’t stress this enough–is NOT the Sweet Sixteen. That’s because “Sweet Sixteen” is a registered trademark of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (they have a deal with the NCAA).
The Bangor Regional, which was a bloodbath in the first round, went chalk in the second round (go figure), and so we have a strange collection of teams left.
The score of the higher seed is the target % that the underdog had to beat. So, in order to beat Machias, Old Town needed to get 57% of the vote. They got 32%.
If you don’t want your team to suffer the same fate as Caribou, you gotta vote.
If you missed the details of Maine Madness, they’re here.
In order to pull off an upset, you need to exceed the favorite’s likelihood of winning. So, if the favorite is 60% to win, you need to get 60% of the vote to beat them. We’ve flattened that out so 80% is pretty much the limit and we’ll reveal the target % after the vote is finalized, but you can get a pretty good idea by the point spread. The number in [ brackets ] is not the target number. That’s the Stax Index that indicates how exciting the game should be. Don’t try to stall your way to a W.