Total points will be accumulated in brackets for each correct

game in each round. Scoring is as follows.

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Round 2 Round of 3 Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final Four Championship
1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 5 Points 7 Points 10 Points
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[framed_box height=”120″ bgColor=”#f15a29″ textColor=”#ffffff”] The Play-In games ( I REFUSE TO CALL IT ROUND 1) do not count towards your final score.  For those who pick a team and enter a bracket before the Tuesday night games you will not be penalized.  If the team you picked loses in the playin game you will play with the winning team to the same point in which you had the losing team.  For further explanation view your bracket and you should see there is no loss of points due the Play-In Games. [/framed_box] 

BONUS POINTS will accumulate with each upset correctly picked.  Ties will be broken by the highest number of total bonus stars in the tournament.   After that ties will be broken by highest number of correct picks.  After that we will work back towards the first round.  The person who scored the most points in the championship round, if a tie then the final four round, if a tie then the elite 8 round, etc.  If ties are still present, the closest to the total score for the final game will be used.


For each upset, every higher seed that beats a lower seed, you will earn a star based on the size of the upset.   The points accumulate as your stars accumulate.


1 – 2 stars = 0 points

3 – 8 Stars = 1 point

9 – 14 Stars = 2 points

15 – 20 Stars = 3 points

21 – 26 Stars = 4 points

27 – 32 Stars = 5 points

33 -38 Stars = 6 points

39 -44 Stars = 7 points

45 -50 Stars = 8 points



 Example: 9th seed beats 8th seed  =  1 STAR *

9 – 8 = 1    find difference


Example:13th seed beats 7th seed  =   6 STARS *

13 – 7 = 6       find difference


Example:16th seed beats 1 seed  =   15 STARS *

16 – 1 = 15      find difference



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