2020 College Championship – Finalists

We’re down to 3; it’s time for the finals in this year’s College Championship!

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Monday, April 13, 2020:


Tyler Combs on Jeopardy!
Tyler Combs

Senior, Indiana University
Greenfield, Indiana
47 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,000
1st: 58.027% of the time.
2nd: 30.174% of the time.
3rd: 11.799% of the time.

Nibir Sarma on Jeopardy!
Nibir Sarma

Sophomore, University of Minnesota
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
39 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,100
1st: 37.300% of the time.
2nd: 49.968% of the time.
3rd: 12.733% of the time.

Xiaoke Ying on Jeopardy!
Xiaoke Ying

Sophomore, University of Southern California
Arcadia, California
23 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
19.82% in first on buzzer (22/111)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,300
1st: 4.674% of the time.
2nd: 19.858% of the time.
3rd: 75.468% of the time.
Andy’s Thoughts: Tyler is the definite favorite here, though Nibir or Xiaoke could pull things off if things break their way (or Xiaoke finds her buzzer mojo). Note that if Tyler does not win, the winner would become only the fifth wild card to win a College Championship (and the first since Monica Thieu in Season 28).

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1 Comment on "2020 College Championship – Finalists"

  1. Jeopardy’s tournament lingo is unique:
    – the “quarterfinals” showcases 5 games, not 4
    – the “semifinals” has 3 elimination games, not 2
    – the Finals features 3 contestants!

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