Although millions watched last night’s basketball game, all eyes in Albrecht’s Intermediate Accounting class were on the bracket contest. Ian Cochran is declared the winner.
Here are the final results:
Heading into the championship game, ProfAlbrecht was ranked in the 99th percentile nationally. Ian, tough, had his hopes riding on Kentucky, a popular favorite. When Kentucky won the game, Ian won the bracket contest.
I asked Ian a few questions to gain insight as to how he was able to so well.
How did the idea come about to have a bracket prediction contest for Intermediate Accounting?
Ian: We kicked around the idea for about 15 minutes after class and our competitive spirits as accountants kicked in. Long story short we agreed to create a pool.
To what do you owe your success? Were you able to predict any notable upsets?
Ian: My success can be attributed to countless hours in the film room. It’s an 11 month process. After I win this bracket contest I will start studying the incoming freshmen classes. As for upsets, I didn’t predict any big ones. I went with the consistent programs over Cinderella and her bridesmaids.
You seem to have pretty good camaraderie with the other students in class. Can you describe how well you all interact?
Ian: I would like to give a shout out to my fellow classmates for being such great sports in their losing. They know I will not let them hear the end of it.
You have your computer open every accounting class period. Are you just checking scores, or is there some learning purpose for it?
Ian: In class I focus in on amortization tables, the laws of leases, and of course the fundamentals of debits and credits. Plus, I’m confident with my picks that I don’t need to track scores. I leave that up to my classmates.
Are you surprised that the contest [came] down to you and Profalbrecht?
I am not surprised at all. I knew from day one that it would come down to the two of us.
Congratulations to Ian for winning the class contest. He beat fellow students Andrew, Andy and Brandon, in addition to his professor. Had Nate entered the contest, he reports he would have won with 1280 points.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht