Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, May 22, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ivy League Geography) for Friday, May 22, 2020 (Season 36, Game 175):

This state borders 3 other states with Ivy League schools, but doesn’t have one itself

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Charles Cato, a management consultant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Charles Cato on Jeopardy!
Morgan Wilbanks, s physician from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Morgan Wilbanks on Jeopardy!
Shawn Buell, a civil engineer from Zachary, Louisiana (1-day total: $24,801)
Shawn Buell on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Vermont?


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Vermont, lacking an Ivy of its own, borders New Hampshire (Dartmouth), Massachusetts (Harvard), and New York (Columbia and Cornell). The other 4 Ivies are located in Connecticut (Yale), New Jersey (Princeton), Pennsylvania (Penn), and Rhode Island (Brown).

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Morgan $21,400
Shawn $10,200
Charles $8,200


Tonight’s results:
Charles $8,200 + $8,000 = $16,200 (What is Vermont?)
Shawn $10,200 – $6,201 = $3,999 (What is Connecticut?)
Morgan $21,400 – $0 = $21,400 (What is Connecticut?) (1-day total: $21,400)


Morgan Wilbanks, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 22, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Shawn $11,000
Charles $3,000
Morgan $2,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD FACTS $600 (clue #18)
Shawn 6000 +3000 (Morgan 1000 Charles 1800)
2) PHYSICS $1200 (clue #15)
Morgan 6600 +6600 (Shawn 9800 Charles 6600)
3) BROADWAY MUSICALS’ OPENING NUMBERS $1200 (clue #20)
Morgan 16000 +5000 (Shawn 8600 Charles 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 181


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.07 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Morgan $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Charles $8,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Shawn $7,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 6 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,200
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,600

Shawn Buell, career statistics:
41 correct, 8 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (40/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Morgan Wilbanks, career statistics:
18 correct, 6 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

Charles Cato, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Morgan Wilbanks, to win:
2 games: 68.102%
3: 46.379%
4: 31.585%
5: 21.510%
6: 14.649%
Avg. streak: 3.135 games.

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, May 22, 2020"

  1. This was a pretty easy FJ clue for me, having traveled through New England quite a lot over the last 20+ years.

    Though Vermont doesn’t have an Ivy of its own, you can literally walk less than a mile from the Dartmouth campus to Vermont (down the hill and across the bridge spanning the Connecticut River).

    • I used to forget whether Dartmouth was in New Hampshire or Vermont. It is also the only Ivy League school which is not a university.

      • Frank Smith | May 22, 2020 at 5:03 pm |

        That’s correct. Dartmouth is technically a “College.” My guess was Connecticut as well. Not a bad one, but I forgot Yale was there.

  2. John McCleary | May 22, 2020 at 11:26 am |

    Good job Morgan for the runaway!

  3. Bob Chang | May 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm |

    What a big turnaround from the J! round to the DJ! round for Morgan, from a distant 3rd with $2,600 to a runaway with $21,400. These two rounds certainly seem unrelated. But wish him well and we’ll see what tomorrow brings!

  4. Sorry, just got up and put egg on my face. Miscalculated, it WAS a runaway.
    Have a safe and great weekend everybody!

  5. Michael Schwartz | May 22, 2020 at 10:35 pm |

    If I didn’t know the question to the answer “Comedy Tonight” (Broadway Musicals’ Opening Numbers), I would quit watching Jeopardy! on the spot. I saw the Zero Mostel production on Broadway as a child, I have the OST LP of the same production and I also have the Blu-ray of the movie adaption.

  6. Matthew Yothers | June 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm |

    Wow, Morgan came out of nowhere, and ended up running away with it at the end of Double Jeopardy, and Shawn looked like he had that runaway, too after the Jeopardy Round, but at least he’s leaving with over $24,000.

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