Here at OfficePoolStop.com we are always looking for new bracket tournament pool ideas to offer our users. We currently provide four March Madness pool formats to choose from. We have your traditional 64-team Bracket pool, a March Madness Pick X pool, a March Madness Rankem pool, and a Sweet 16 Bracket pool.
March Madness 64-Team Bracket Pool
Our 64-team tournament bracket pool provides players an easy pick sheet to submit their bracket. This includes a ‘quick picks’ feature that allows players to quickly fill their bracket with a single click and then make adjustments from there. The player has the following quick-pick options:
The office pool manager has numerous options for their league, including the following scoring options:
What separates us from other bracket pool providers, aside from being free to use, is our depth of features and tools available for the office pool manager. Probably the biggest hassle for running an office pool league is collecting money for those leagues that pay the winner. We provide a section for the manager to alleviate this! In our Player Accounts section, the office pool manager can keep track of all their player ‘s fees, such as who has paid in, who has been paid out, prizes won, etc. A handy popup note is also available for each player to log things such as “received check on Feb 2”. One premium feature we offer that makes life even easier is a way to setup credit card processing so that players can pay your league fee online. All that is needed is for the manager to set up a free PayPal business account, then a few steps to link the account to our website.
March Madness Pick-X Pool
Our March Madness PickX Pool is where players pick a certain number of teams, and each time that team wins the player earns the seed points for that team. For example, if one of the player’s teams is the top seed, they only get 1 point each time the team wins. If they pick as one of their teams the lowest seed for a region, they would earn 16 points each time that team won. So your odds are better to score points the lower the seeded team you pick, but the reward for picking correctly is less. The key is to identify and pick a good team that is undervalued in the bracket as a higher seed.
The office pool manager for a Pick X league can configure the number of teams each player can pick from the field of 64 teams. The default is 8 teams which is the most common used by March Madness league managers. The office pool manager can also configure various additional scoring options such as bonus points for underdog wins.
March Madness Rankem Pool
Our March Madness Rankem pool lets players rank a certain number of teams as configured by the league manager. So for a league configured to rank 16 teams, each player would place a weight from 1 to 16 on any 16 teams from the 64-bracket field of teams. Each time a team wins, the player gets points equal to the weight value they placed on that team. So the obvious strategy is to weight teams that you think will go far into the tournament with the higher weights. You would place 16 on the team you think will win the NCAA 64-team bracket, and place a 1 on the team you think is the least likely to advance of the 16 teams you decided to weight in the first place to advance in the bracket tournament.
If you want to further customize your pool, you can try our renowned bracket maker and experiment with different configurations. In this case you’ll need to manage every aspect including team names, game scores, winner advancement, etc. If necessary, you can even run a double-elimination tournament.
If you have March Madness Pool ideas, please contact us and let us know the details! We are always looking for ways to improve the website for all of our pool managers and players!