How Did the Bracket Simulators do?

For the 2021 tournament, we added two new simulator variants. For each of 2021 through 2024, we sampled one million brackets from each of the variants. The best scores from each variant were:

2024 Tournament:

To put these scores in perspective, the best score from the 2024 ESPN Tournament Challenge was 1780 out of 22.6 million brackets submitted, and the bottom of the ESPN leaderboard (top 50) scored 1640.

2023 Tournament:

To put these scores in perspective, the best score from the 2023 ESPN Tournament Challenge was 1600 out of 20.1 million brackets submitted, and the bottom of the ESPN leaderboard (top 100) scored 1460.

2022 Tournament:

To put these scores in perspective, the best score from the 2022 ESPN Tournament Challenge was 1710 out of 17.3 million brackets submitted, and the bottom of the ESPN leaderboard (top 100) scored 1590.

2021 Tournament:

To put these scores in perspective, the best score from the 2021 ESPN Tournament Challenge was 1690 out of 16.2 million brackets submitted, and the bottom of the ESPN leaderboard (top 100) scored 1590.

 

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