Here’s Who’s Leading the TVNewser Bracket Challenge Heading Into the Final Four

By A.J. Katz Comment

It comes down to today. The NCAA Final Four as Loyola takes on Michigan, followed by Kansas v. Villanova. The action starts tonight around 6 p.m. ET on TBS.

But what you want to know is who’s leading the 2018 TVNewser Bracket Challenge?

It’s Sunday Today host and MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist. Just behind is 2 HLN Morning Express host Robin Meade. Willie has Villanova to win the championship, while Meade has Michigan winning it all.

Rounding out the top 5 NBC News svp of editorial Janelle Rodriguez, NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander, and CNN Early Start co-host Dave Briggs. Briggs, who previously worked at Fox News and NBC Sports, held first place going into Final Four Weekend in our 2017 Bracket Challenge.

Here’s a look at the field:

STANDINGS
RANK TEAM NAME SCORE CORRECT BEST SCORE BEST CORRECT CHAMPION
1 Willie Geist 73 38 121 40 Villanova (148)
2 Robin Meade 71 35 135 38 Michigan (132)
3 Janelle Rodriguez 68 36 116 38 Kansas (103)
3 Peter Alexander 68 37 68 37 Virginia (145)
5 Dave Briggs 67 37 115 39 Villanova (136)
6 David Westin 66 33 130 36 Michigan (137)
6 Lisa Desjardins 66 31 114 33 Kansas (102)
6 Todd Piro 66 35 82 36 Virginia (157)
9 Coy Wire 65 35 113 37 Kansas (137)
9 Mike Bettes 65 33 65 33 Virginia (153)
11 A.J. Katz (TVNewser) 64 35 112 37 Villanova (158)
12 Kasie Hunt 63 35 111 37 Michigan (155)
13 Matt Quayle 62 33 78 34 Virginia (145)
13 Sara Eisen 62 36 62 36 Virginia (136)
15 Jeffrey McCracken 61 33 61 33 Michigan St. (152)
15 Tyler Mathisen 61 36 61 36 Virginia (128)
17 Blake Burman 60 34 108 36 Michigan (150)
17 Lynn Smith 60 33 76 34 Virginia (117)
19 Dominic Chu 59 37 107 39 Villanova (129)
19 Harris Faulkner 59 33 107 35 Kansas (150)
19 Jessica Golden 59 31 107 33 Villanova (136)
22 Ana Cabrera 58 35 58 35 Duke (144)
22 Andrew Sorkin 58 35 106 37 Villanova (133)
22 hari sreenivasan 58 35 106 37 Villanova (135)
22 Judy Woodruff 58 33 58 33 Duke (136)
22 Michael Rancilio 58 35 106 37 Villanova (158)
22 Peter Doocy 58 30 106 32 Villanova (151)
22 Todd Bonin 58 34 106 36 Villanova (135)
29 Becky Quick 57 31 73 32 Xavier (142)
29 Tom Keene 57 34 57 34 Purdue (136)
31 Hallie Jackson 56 36 104 38 Villanova (163)
32 Craig Melvin 55 32 71 33 Virginia (143)
32 Dylan Dreyer 55 34 71 35 Nevada (191)
34 bob van dillen 54 33 70 34 N. Carolina (132)
34 Joe Kernen 54 32 54 32 Xavier (137)
34 kevin corke 54 34 102 36 Villanova (147)
37 Brian Sullivan 53 31 101 33 Villanova (161)
37 J Kelly 53 32 53 32 Virginia (136)
37 sandy cannold 53 32 53 32 Michigan St. (152)
40 Brian Steel 51 30 67 31 N. Carolina (144)
41 Liz Claman 50 33 98 35 Villanova (120)
42 Anne Tironi 49 30 49 30 Michigan St. (156)
42 Scarlet Fu 49 31 97 33 Kansas (164)
44 Alex Wilson 43 32 43 32 Virginia (159)
45 Melody Taylor 41 29 41 29 N. Carolina (146)
46 Matt Rosoff 40 26 88 28 Villanova (165)
47 gerri willis 27 23 27 23 N. Carolina (160)

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