Millions of brackets were entered into the Capital One Bracket Challenge Game this year, but after Villanova’s win in the title game, only one took home the crown.

That bracket would be Che 3. Take a look:

The bracket picked 51 of 63 games correctly, for a pick percentage of 80.95.

One thing jumps out right away from that picture —the bracket only got one game wrong in the entirety of the bottom half (the West and South regions). That game would be 7-seed Texas A&M’s 86-65 upset over 2-seed UNC.

However, like 99.88 percent of all BCG brackets, ‘Che 3’ did not predict Loyola’s magical run to the Final Four, making it the first since 2013 to win the BCG without predicting a perfect Final Four.

Here’s a breakdown of the winning bracket every year since 2011:




2018 27 24 24 24 32 32 163
2017 28 26 24 32 32 32 174
2016 25 22 28 32 32 32 171
2015 25 30 28 32 32 32 179
2014 25 22 24 32 32 32 167
2013 22 24 28 24 32 32 162
2012 23 24 28 24 32 32 175
2011 25 20 20 16 32 32 145

View the entire Bracket Challenge Game leaderboard.

Daniel Wilco has worked at the AJC, Sports Illustrated, and SEC Country. His writing has also appeared on, Men’s Health, and The Cauldron.

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