March Madness Bracket Challenges: Are There Any Perfect Brackets Left?

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
Perfect March Madness Brackets

We are headed into the Sweet 16, which begs a question. Are there any perfect brackets left? Many March Madness betting fans have seen their brackets fail in the first weekend of the tournament. Let’s take a look at nationwide bracket challenges. Has anyone managed to stay perfect heading into the Sweet 16 schedule on Thursday and Friday?

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Bracket Challenge Updates

Many outlets hosted challenges for perfect brackets that gave fans hope of winning big prizes. For the majority of brackets, fans were eliminated during day one of the tournament. Let’s see how the remaining brackets have fared.

ESPN Tournament Challenge

ESPN’s bracket challenge results show there are now zero perfect brackets remaining. A majority of the brackets ended after the first game of the first round, when Mississippi State lost 69-51 to Michigan State. Bracket Challenge

The NCAA saw their remaining perfect brackets busted before the Sweet 16. None remain.


Yahoo reported zero perfect brackets remaining after the first round of the tournament. So, none were even alive for the second round on Saturday and Sunday, despite so many favorites advancing to the Sweet 16.

BracketS Busted By The Numbers

It’s not just that no perfect brackets remain, but most didn’t even survive Thursday’s 16 games. The official March Madness account on X posted only 0.00038% of brackets survived the first day. This was approximately 2,100 brackets from more than 31 million entries.

Only one bracket remained after No. 13 Yale upset No. 4 Auburn, but that remaining bracket busted after No. 8 Utah State’s victory over No. 9 TCU. The odds of getting a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion (yes, that is the real odds). March Madness betting fans had an impossible task of trying to keep their brackets perfect.

More Bracket Challenges

Even with all the brackets busted, fans can still continue with more bracket challenges. There are second chance bracket challenges available for the Sweet 16 and onward. Second chance bracket challenges. Fans can join the Big Hoops Staking Challenge here at The fun is not over when it comes to March Madness betting.

We’ve also gathered how the best advanced college basketball analytics sites would fill out second-chance bracket picks.