March is here!!!!
We've got conference tournaments starting this week with the major conferences playing theirs next week. Selection Sunday is less than 2 weeks away...March 11th.
I'll be hosting a Tourney Pool again, this year. We had over 150 entries last year! If I remember correctly, we had VickFan and bluemist in it last year.
Everything will remain the same. The entry fee will still be $5 per entry. Scoring remains the same as well as prizes payouts:
1st Place - 70%
2nd Place - 15%
3rd Place - 10%
4th Place - 5%
TOTAL 100% of paid entries minus the $5 returned to the last place bracket.
Last place gets their entry fee returned. All prizes will be rounded to the nearest $5 with higher place getting priority if there needs to be adjustment.
I will post a follow up selection Sunday, after the brackets have been announced giving you the link to pool.
NOTE: For those of you who might not be aware, the NCAA has expanded the tournament field from 65 teams (with 1 play-in game) to 68 teams with, essentially, 4 play-in games to be called the "First Four"). The main difference is that the winner of these games will not necessarily end up as a 16 Seed. It could be that the winner of the game ends up entering the bracket as a 12 Seed, or a 10 seed. The region and the bracket line each game will play for won't be announced until the selection show. We'll handle these 4 games just as we handled the single play-in game in previous years...we'll ignore them. However, as noted above, the play-in winner may be seeded higher than the 16th seed.