Using the 16 team NCAA Tournament Bracket, choose who you think will win each game all the way to the championship.
Points will be awarded for each correct pick according to the point structure below.
Additional points will be awarded for the seed number of the winning teams you choose
Each correct pick in the Sweet 16: 4 points
Each correct pick in the Elite 8: 8 points
Each correct pick in the Final Four: 16 points
Correct Pick in the Championship Game: 32 points
The seed of the winning team is added to your point total. Since anyone can pick the higher ranking teams and do relatively well, a twist has been added to reward those that pick upset winners.
#10 seed wins in Elite 8 Round: If you choose #10 seed, you receive 18 points for that correct pick.
(10 (seed) + 8 (correct pick in Elite 8) = 18 points)
You must get the pick correct in order to get the bonus points
The winner is the entry that accumulates the most points according to their correct picks, and additional points will become the March Madness Sweet 16 champion. (It is not the most correct picks but the most points accumulated)
If there is a tie, the player who selects the total score of the championship game closest (high or low) will be the winner. If there is still a tie, payout will be split by the number of entries tied
To increase your chances of winning, you may play as many times as you wish. Each entry will be scored separately.
You will need to signup before you can make selections online. Click "signup" at the top of this page to get to the signup page.
PLAYED LAST YEAR?: If you played last year, please be looking for an email from the commish with instructions on how to renew your entries for the upcoming season. If you wish to use a different account than last year, you will need to signup as a new player.
If you wish to play in both the Full Bracket pool and the Sweet 16 pool, you only need to sign up once.
1.) Check/Money order by mail: These payments should be sent in the mail at least 7 days before the tournament starts to ensure it is received before the signup deadline. There are incentives paying this way, described in the Payment page you are taken to after signup.
2.) Online Payment: How to pay this way will also be provided in the confirmation email you receive after signing up.
ALREADY HAVE AN OPS ACCOUNT?: Even if you have an account with them, please use our signup pages, but enter your existing login credentials you have at OPS. This will ensure all your pools will stay together under your existing account.
Once added, you can login anytime using the "Login" link at the top right of any page at Prime Fantasy Sports. Just choose the "March Madness" login option.
NOTE: If you signup for the pool, but do not pay your entry fee in some form before the deadline, your entries will be removed for non payment, regardless of how well you are doing in the pool. This is standard procedure for all pools we run to ensure the integrity of the pool. Please make sure you get your payment in early to avoid this.
Selections for match-ups from the Sweet 16 all the way to the championship are due prior to the tip off of the first regularly scheduled game on Sweet 16 Thursday (March 28th). Once the deadline has passed for that game, your picks are locked in for the remainder of the tournament.
PICKS POSTED BY COMMISH: If you need help making your selections or are having computer problems, please contact the commish with your selection before the deadline and he will make them for you.
WHEN ARE SELECTIONS POSTED: Selections are posted shortly after the deadline to make selections passes.
WHEN ARE RESULTS POSTED: Results are posted shortly after the conclusion of each game.