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ESPN Sets Record With 5.9 Million Brackets For March Madness

‘National Bracket' picks Kansas, Ohio State, Duke, Pitt final four
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ESPN.com saw a record 5.9 million brackets submitted for their annual Men's Tournament Challenge, up 24% from last year's 4.8 million.

In
the ‘National Bracket,' which shows the percentage of people who picked
each winner, the majority of fans picked a final four of Kansas, Ohio
State, Duke, and Pittsburgh. Almost 26% went on to pick Ohio State as the
eventual National Champion. A breakdown of how many times each team was
selected to win
in each round can be found on their website.

At one point ESPN.com saw 5,180 brackets submitted per minute, or 86 per second.

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