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A Numbers Game: College Basketball Tournament Bracket Hacks

NUMBERS GAME COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKET HACKS KNOW YOUR POOL Many bracket pools have different scoring systems, from points for wins, bonuses in later rounds, and points based on the seeding of winning teams. 2 WORK BACKWARDS Pick the national champion first, then work backwards to the second round. If you add up all the seeds in the second to the last round, you don't want to go above 14. A WINNING PEDIGREE 14 Only 4 times in the last 15 years has the ampion 15 nation won their conference tournament. 23 out of 24 champions have been seeded #3 on higher. 16 23 4 CINDERELLA'S SHOE DOESN'T ALWAYS FIT Only 7 #14-16 seeds have won tournament games in the last 14 years. .CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT YEARS 5 HOME AWAY FROM HOME Teams seeded lower than #4 often play much closer to home than their higher-seeded competition. Give these teams a bost. HOME PLAY THE LOTTERY 9 of the past II champions have had at least I professional basketball lottery pick on the roster. 7 A SURE BET At least one #12 seed has toppled a #5 seed in 22 of the last 24 years. .CONFERENCE TOURNAVENT YEAS GUARD AGAINST DEFEAT Teams with the best guard play have a leg up on the competition. MISSING IN ACTION They are a great team, but is their best player out? Pay attention to injuries and suspensions. 10 A BEAUTIFUL MIND Ken Pomeroy suggests using the log5 methodology for determining matchups. Win%, x (1- Win%) Win%, (Win%, x (1- Win%,) ((I – Win%,) x Win%,) GO ROGUE 88CUE Throw caution to the wind and pick your bracket solely on whose mascot would win in a battle. What could go wrong? BILLION DOLLAR BRAGGING RIGHTS Put these hacks to the test by entering the Quicken'Loans Billion $ Bracket CHALLENGE YAHOO! WITH SPORTS Pick a perfect bracket, win a billion dollars!* BROUGHT TO YOU BY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Quicken Loans Engineered to Amaze GHERGICH&. Co. NMLS #3030 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18 or older & legal resident of 50 U.S/DC (ather eligiblity limitations apply). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Enter: 3/3/14-3/20/14 (100 am EDT), or until 15 milion entrants complete the Official Rules registration process. I entry/person. *$I Bilion prize payable in 40 annual equal installments or ane-time payment of $500 million, mathematical odds: k9,223.372.036.854775.808. 20 first prizes ef $IO0.000, odds depend on numberiquality of entries. Official rules at Sponser: Ouicken Loans Inc. Not spensered by NCAA.

A Numbers Game: College Basketball Tournament Bracket Hacks

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College basketball tournaments can create mortal enemies out of the best of friends. From crazy upsets to unfair calls, tournament time can be crazy. If you’re involved in creating brackets for coll...


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