Points Per Round
Round of 64 1 pt
Round of 32 2 pts
Sweet 16 3 pts
Elite 8 6 pts
Final Four 9 pts
Championship 11 pts

There are Four Play-In Games. We do not include these games in our pool.

Bonus Upset Scoring

(Extra points awarded for correctly picking an upset. Example: if you pick a 9 seed over a 4 seed in the Sweet 16, you would get 3 points for the round plus a bonus 1.5 pts for the upset for a total of 4.5 pts.)

Round of 64 0.5 pts
Round of 32 1 pt
Sweet 16 1.5 pts
Elite 8 1.5 pts
Final Four 2 pts
Championship 2 pts

Upset Scoring: To get points for the Upset Scoring, a player must correctly pick a team to win a certain game AND that team must win the game as an upset (regardless of who they play as long as they are seeded higher)


Alabama (#15 seed) over Kentucky (#7 seed) in a 3rd Round Game. With Upset Scoring, if Alabama beats the lower seeded team, then picking Alabama would net you 1 point for the 3rd Round pick plus 1 point for the Upset Scoring. Total would be three points just for that pick.

#5 Kearney State vs. #12 Minnesota State. If you pick Minnesota State in the second round, you get 1 point for the 2nd Round points and an Upset bonus of .5 points.

#4 Tennessee vs. #13 Delaware. You select Delaware and Tennessee wins, you earn zero points.

Determining the Winner

The bracket with the most points at the end is the winner. If there happens to be a tie for 1st, then it will be determined with tie-breakers in order of the following:

1.) Most total correct picks
2.) Most correct picks in Round of 64
3.) Most correct picks in the Round of 32
4.) Most correct combined picks in the latter rounds combined after Round of 32
5.) In the event a tie is forseen going into the championship game even after the previous four tie-breakers, all those involved in a tie for first will choose total points for the Championship game. Person closest wins.

Tie-breakers are only used for first place. If there is a tie for 2nd on, winnings are split.