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March Madness Office Pools
March Madness Bracket Pool
A fan favorite for years, Create your league now!
March Madness bracket pools have been fan favorites for time immemorial. At OfficePoolStop.com, we are the premier free March Madness pool host on the internet, offering a top notch bracketeering experience with a huge number features. We also offer tracking of player league fees and prizes with notification features for players. We support both the traditional 64 team tournament bracket, or you can start your bracket with the Sweet 16 teams. Start your FREE March Madness bracket league now, or check out and join our free March Madness Pools tournament!
For our traditional bracket pools, before the start of the NCAA March Madness tournament you pick the winners of each round, all the way through the NCAA basketball championship game. You get points for each win per round. The point value for each round is configurable by the manager, typically where more points are earned for later rounds. See our blog article on how to score a March Madness bracket.
March Madness Pick X Pool
For our Pick X pool, each player picks 'x' number of teams before the start of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Each time their team wins, they get the seed value for their team. The manager can also optionally configure additional points earned per round, and/or bonus points for underdog wins. For more details click here, or start your free Pick X Pool now!
March Madness RANKEM Pool
The March Madness Rankem pool is where each player picks 'n' teams and ranks them with a weight from 1 to 'n' before the tournament starts (the manger configures 'n' number of teams to pick). Each time a selected team wins the player earns the weights they assigned to that team. You can learn more here, or jump right in and create your free March Madness Rankem Pool now!
Player features for our March Madness Office Pools include:
- Online March Madness bracket that is easy to fill out. You can edit your bracket up to the league deadline and its easy to print.
- Hover over a team on your bracket to see their win-loss record and national ranking.
- Several QuickPick options (highest seeds, user favorites, etc) that will generate picks for all the basketball games with one click.
- In-depth standings that include win-loss record, strength of victory, bonus points, total points, best possible points, and prizes won.
- Comprehensive, life-long stats on your league and your individual performance,
including possible inclusion in the Hall of Fame and Hall of Lame.
- League stats page that includes player with most underdog wins, best seed differential, best strength of victory, most popular teams picked to reach final four, etc.
- Personal profile with image, interests, nickname, etc, and access to league's own private forum for smack talk.
- Create and use clones to fill out multiple pick sheets without having to create separate accounts (clones must be enabled by the manager).
- Email reminder to submit tournament bracket picks before the league's deadline.
- Your March Madness bracket picks are safe in our extremely secure database.
- You can always check your pool's bracket scoring on its League Settings page.
The office pool manager has many configuration options, including:
- Specifying the number of points earned per round.
- Specifying bonus points equal to the seed value, and/or picking underdogs.
- Specifying final prize amounts for 1st through 4th place, best winning %, best overall Strength of Victory, and best championship game tie-breaker.
- Two custom prizes, where you name the prize and set the winner when
appropriate (for example, "most underdog wins").
- Optional tie-breaker on the total points scored in the NCAA Championship Game. You can optionally choose to have your players enter the finals game winners score and losers score.
- Tie-breaker configuration to determine winner when players are tied. For example, the manager can configure best winning %, then best Strength of Victory as the tie-breaker.
- Ability to customize the March Madness Bracket Pool Rules page for your league.
- Tracking of player league fees paid in and prizes paid out, per-player note annotation (e.g. "player paid cash on March 5th"), and optional notification to the player when they log in to the site if they have a balance due.
- Allow your players to create up to 16 clones to use to fill out separate pick sheets to increase their chances of winning.
- Premium service that allows you to accept credit card payments for your league fees into your own bank account (requires free PayPal business account).