1. How does the contest work?
2. When is the deadline to enter my picks?
3. Are there prizes?
4. If the tournament has already started can I still play?
5. How does the scoring work?
6. How are ties broken?
7. Why doesn't my password work?
8. How soon is the bracket updated?
9. Where can I find the official rules for this contest?
10. How do Private Groups work?
11. How do I join a Private Group?
12. How do I create a Private Group?
13. How do I manage a Private Group?
14. To whom do I direct scoring disputes and other questions not answered on this page?
How does the contest work?
Just pick the entire bracket before the cutoff time.
When is the deadline to enter my picks?
You can pick the winner right up the cutoff time.
Are there prizes?
Yes! See all prizes.
If the tournament has already started can I still play?
How does the scoring work?
Each match is worth points depending on the round. Round 1 is worth 2 points each, Round 2 is worth 4 points,
Round 3 is worth 8 points, Round 4 is worth 16 points, Round 5 is worth 32 points, and Round 6 is worth 64 points
How are ties broken?
--- For an individual round ---
The computer takes all the fans who are tied and orders them randomly.
--- For the overall winner ---
Fans answer a tie-breaker question for the last round.
The computer then takes all the fans tied and then checks to see how accurately they answered the tie-breaker question.
If there are still ties the computer orders the fans randomly.
Why doesn't my password work?
If you're having trouble logging in try our login help page.
How soon are the matches updated?
Depends. Generally that day.
Where can I find the official rules for this contest?
How do Private Groups work?
Private Groups are a way for you to play along with a group of co-workers, friends, family, etc.
Once you are logged in, in the upper left is a link to "My Private Groups".
If you click on that you can see
that you can join up to three private groups and create/manage one as well. A
private group can have up to 50 people in it.
How do I join a Private Group?
Someone must first invite you to join their Private Group. If they do you'll
receive an email with the instructions on how to join.
How do I create a Private Group?
Once you are logged in, in the upper left click on the "My Private Groups" link.
Toward the bottom click on a link that says "Create a Private Group". You'll be
asked to enter a group name, a password, and to confirm your password. The next
page allows you to enter the email addresses for friends, co-workers, family, etc.
that you'd like to play along with you. An email will be sent out with
instructions on how to join your group.
How do I manage a Private Group?
Assuming you are logged in and you've already created a Private Group, in the
upper left click on the "My Private Groups" link. Then click on the group you've
created toward the bottom of the page. This will take you to the homepage that
shows the scores for everyone in your group along with "Trash Talk". Trash Talk
is a message board where you can post messages that only members in your group
can see. Along the top of the page are links to "Email the Group", "Change
Password", "Invite Members", and "Remove Members". In order, these links allow
you to send a quick email to everyone in your group, change your group password,
invite new people to join your group, and to remove members from your group
(or to add them back).
To whom do I direct scoring disputes and other questions not answered on this page?
You can send a comment on our feedback page.