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How to play:
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Register
Complete the registration form to obtain your Username & Password.

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Bracket Prediction
Submit your Bracket Prediction for all (63) games in the Men's College Basketball Tournament between Sunday 3/17/24 & Thursday 3/21/24 at Noon ET.
The (4) play-in games on Tuesday 3/19/24 & Wednesday 3/20/24 are byes.
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Leader Board
Visit our Leader Board throughout the tournament to monitor your results & standings.

Help Topics
How do Postponed/Cancelled Games Affect Scoring?
How Do I "Submit" My Picks?
Why Am I Not Showing On the Leader Board?
I Am A Winner, Now What?
Tie Breaker Explanation
 
General Issues
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How do Postponed/Cancelled Games Affect Scoring?

 
A cancelled game is one that will not be played in a reasonable timeframe like the other games on the original picks sheet.
ie. If a game was originally supposed to be played in week 1, but, gets moved to week 12, then it is considered "cancelled" for week 1.
 
A postponed game is one where the start time is changed, but, is still played in a reasonable timeframe like the other games. ie. the same "week".
The scheduled start time for postponed games will be changed on the picks page. It is up to each player to make a pick before the new start time. If the rescheduled start time affects that week's tie breaker then the rescheduled game will be used as the tie breaker. ie. If the rescheduled game starts after the original last game of the week and your pool has that as the tie breaker, then the rescheduled game will be used as the tie breaker.

Cancelled Games for Pickem-style pools


Pickem scores for cancelled games: 

Everyone gets a win, for cancelled games, no matter who they picked, as long as they made a pick.  
The game will NOT be locked prior to its originally scheduled start time.  So, everyone has a fair chance to make a pick.

People in pools with ranking type scoring methods will get credit for a win and receive their ranking points, 
as long as they made a pick with a ranking. 
        
    

Cancelled Games for Survivor / Streak style pools


Survivor / Streak scores for cancelled games: 

Once an official announcement has been made that a game is cancelled, that game will be "locked" to prevent any more survivor/streak picks being made.
Anyone who picks either of those 2 teams will get a win.

    

 

How Do I "Submit" My Picks?

Submit picks by clicking the "Save Picks" button, on the "make picks" page. "Submitting picks" is the same as "saving picks." When you click "Save Picks" - your picks are automatically submitted.

 

Why Am I Not Showing On the Leader Board?

The leader board only shows the top 1000 scores. It sorts by score, then screen name.

If you don't have at least as many points as the last person on the leader board and your screen name is not alphabetically before the last person on the leader board, then your score will not show on the leader board.

If your leader board has a filter on the last column, like "favorite location," that filter pulls from the top 500 who are on the leader board. So, if you are not in the top 500 you will not show on the leader board, not even for your favorite location.

 

I Am A Winner, Now What?

Please consult the official rules for guidance on winner notification. If you won for a particular location, in a larger pool, please contact that location.

 

Pickem Tie Breaker Explanation

For "Pickem-style" pools:
  • Each week pick the total cumulative points you think will be scored during the last game.
  • If you don't submit a tie-breaker prediction, the system will assign you a prediction of zero points.
  • The system will track the difference between your prediction and the outcome of the designated game.
  • Your tie breaker point differences for each week will be added together throughout the season.
  • The person with the lower tie-breaker point difference will be used to break any ties at the end of the contest.

 
For "Bracket-style" pools:
  • If you don't submit a tie-breaker prediction, the system will assign you a prediction of zero points.
  • The system will track the difference between your prediction and the outcome of the designated game.
  • The person with the lower tie-breaker point difference will be used to break any ties at the end of the contest.

 
For pools without a tie breaker:
  • If people are tied for a particular week, the person who submitted their picks last will sort lower than others. Ie. it is better to submit your picks earlier than to submit your picks later.
  • For "season-long" standings, since there is no tie breaker, anyone tied will be sorted alphabetically. Which does not mean that any one person is better than another. It means they are tied. So, if this happens, we recommend either splitting the prize between them (if possible). Or, put their names into a hat and randomly pick the prize winner from the names in the hat.

 

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