Here’s the best bracket the NCAA says it’s ever seen through 40 games.
There are no more perfect brackets. None to be found, anyway.
The NCAA says that across all major sports sites, no perfect brackets remain as of the 40th game in the NCAA Tournament (No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 5 Iowa State on Saturday night).
The bracket that stayed perfect the longest was the following one on Yahoo! Sports. It correctly picked the first 39 games of the NCAA Tournament but had ISU beating Purdue.
The bracket’s Final Four: Wisconsin, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky.
The NCAA says this bracket is the best they have ever seen through 39 games.
The record-setting bracket, entered in Yahoo’s bracket game, was the only bracket to make it past 37 games unscathed, and managed to reach 39 straight correct picks before Iowa State fell short of a comeback against Purdue and handed the bracket its first loss of the tournament.
For reference, the odds of flipping a coin and having it land on heads 39 times in a row is 1 in 549,755,813,888.
Before this year, the longest verified online bracket streak we’ve found to start the tournament was 36 games from 2014. Last year, the longest perfect bracket tracked busted after 25 straight correct picks.
The bracket, entitled “Dario’s Delinquents,” is no longer the best bracket on Yahoo. It’s currently tied for 13th.
Here’s the current top bracket, which has only incorrectly picked one game – Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee.
You can view Yahoo’s full leaderboard here.