It took over 900 votes, but the underdogs nearly swept the Augusta Region, with only #8 Messalonskee surviving. They are now the highest seed remaining.
So that’s a mess.
The score of the higher seed is the target % that the underdog had to beat. So, in order to beat Bangor, Winslow needed to get 55% of the vote. They got 80%.
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.