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How to Get a March Madness Brace

In the two weeks that 64 NCAA Division I men's basketball teams drop to just two, March Madness Pool attendees will move from "it's all fun and games" to brand new levels of despair and outrage. And the only thing that will prevent total chaos among staff, relatives and friends during the tournament is to follow the method agreed upon by the pool participants, so here is your guide on how to achieve a March Madness bracket because it is not one Joke to keep an eye on every point.

A pretty standard scoring system exists for March Madness pools, and there's nothing too complicated about the method. First, in each round of the tournament, all games receive the same number of points. So if you correctly pick 64 for the California v Hawaii game and 64 for the Colorado v Connecticut game, you get the same value for each.,

Next, the value of the points given for a correct pickup is increased with each subsequent round as guessing the winning team (in general) becomes more and more difficult as the tournament progresses. Most often, the point values ​​double with each round, which means that a correct selection in the Final Four will get 16 times the points you get from a good first-round selection.

There are a few different point value combinations you can use to follow this scoring system., Yahoo, CBS, Fox Sports, and all use the same scoring system: round 64 picks get one point, round 32 picks get two points, round sixteen picks get four Points, Elite Eights Picks receive eight points, Final Four Picks receive 16 points and the championship winner's choice of team receives 32 points. ESPN basically works with the same system, but starts with 10 points per correct selection and ends with 320 points for the championship game.,

You could of course go with a completely different point system. If the people in your pool agree that so much emphasis should not be placed on guessing the ultimate winner, you can start with one point per win in the first round and end with 10 points for a correct final round pick. Whichever system you choose, you'll be grateful for the structure that comes with calculating your own score as the NCAA teams work on theirs.