Like many of the teams in the playoffs, the ThisWeekSPORTS.com predictions panel sure stepped up its game in the opening round.

Neil Thompson and Jarrod Ulrey each went 15-0. Five others -- Ryan Baker, Steve Blackledge, Frank DiRenna, Patrick Dolan and Scott Hummel -- went 14-1.

Ulrey now is back in a tie with Dolan atop the leaderboard, with Thompson two games back.

It also is worth noting that all 15 members of the panel posted at least 10 wins.

Enjoy the regional semifinals!

Standings

Patrick Dolan: 14-1 last week; 125-40 overall

Jarrod Ulrey: 15-0; 125-40

Neil Thompson: 15-0; 123-42

Lee Cochran: 13-2; 120-45

Eric Frantz: 13-2; 119-46

Andy Resnik: 13-2; 117-48

Steve Blackledge: 14-1; 116-49

Ryan Baker: 14-1; 114-51

Dave Purpura: 12-3; 114-51

Jeff Stevenson: 13-2; 114-51

Frank DiRenna: 14-1; 112-53

Scott Hennen: 11-4; 111-54

Brad Emerine: 13-2; 110-55

Scott Hummel: 14-1; 108-57

John Hulkenberg: 10-5; 103-62