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Register For The Bracket Challenge

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 0 comments
If you would like to participate in the 2017 OfficePool64 Bracket Challenge, leave your email address below, click the 'Subscribe' button. You will be notified when the contest begins.

On March 12, after the pairings are announced, you will receive your first email letting you know you can return to this website to submit your pick sheets. You will receive one additional "Last Call" reminder on March 15, about 18 hours before the first game tips off and the contest begins.

If you do not see the confirmation email in your inbox, check your junk mail folder, that's where my test email ended up.

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2017 Conference Tournaments

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Friday, February 3, 2017 0 comments
Before the pairings are announced from the selected 68 teams on Sunday, March 12, there are 32 teams that will earn an automatic bid via their conference tournament or by winning the regular season outright. Here is a list of all 32 conferences with tournament dates. When the winner is determined, I'll update this post with the teams receiving automatic bid in place of the tournament dates.

ConferenceWinner [Record]
AACMarch 9-12
ACCMarch 7-1
American EastMarch 1, 6, 11
Atlantic SunFeb 27, March 2 & 5
Atlantic 10March 8-12
Big EastMarch 8-11
Big SkyMarch 7, 9-11
Big SouthFeb 28, March 2-5
Big TenMarch 8-12
Big 12March 8-11
Big WestMarch 9-11
ColonialMarch 3-6
Conference USAMarch 8-11
Horizon LeagueMarch 3-7
Ivy LeagueMarch 11-12
MAACMarch 2-6
MACMarch 6, 9-12
MEACMarch 6-11
Missouri ValleyMarch 2-5
Mountain WestMarch 8-11
NortheastMarch 1, 4, 7
Ohio ValleyMarch 1-4
Pac 12March 8-11
PatriotFeb 28, March 2, 5, 8
SECMarch 8-12
SouthernMarch 3-6
SouthlandMarch 8-11
SummitMarch 4-7
Sun BeltMarch 8, 10-12
SWACMarch 8, 10-11
WACMarch 9-11
West CoastMarch 3-7

NCAA Division I Men's Conference Tournament Dates (2017). Retrieved from http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/schedules/conference-tournament

2017 Tournament Schedule

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 0 comments
Pre-Tournament Events
March 12: Teams Announced @ 6:00 PM [EST] on CBS
March 14-15: Four Play-In Games
March 16: Entry Deadline @ 12:30 PM [EST]

First Week Of Games
March 16-17: Round One - 64 Teams
March 18-29: Round Two - 32 Teams

Second Weekend Of Games
March 23-24: Round Three - 16 Teams
March 25-26: Round Four - 8 Teams

Final Weekend Of Games
April 1: Round Five - Semi-Finals - 4 Teams
April 3: Round Six - Championship - 2 Teams

NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Dates (2017). Retrieved from 

We Have A Winner And A Champion

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Monday, April 4, 2016 0 comments
Wow. What a great game tonight by Villanova and North Carolina. It kept me on the edge of my seat and hooting and hollering as the last few shots dropped into their nets. Such an enjoyable game this was to watch versus the semi-final blowouts. Villanova's shooting percentage was just lights out and the difference in the tournament.

Congratulations goes out to: Clint Magness. He correctly picked the winner of the tournament, the runner up, two out of four of the final four teams and six out of the final eight teams. Very well done!

The top five brackets are as follows:

1. Clint Magness
2. Tridi 1
3. Jeff "Maxxxxxxx" Maxwell
4. Kelly Mooberry 1
5. Cory Vogel

I hope you had a fun tournament the past four weeks and enjoyed as much basketball as you could watch. We will see you next season for our 21st year.

Then There Were Four

Posted by Steve Cuddihy On Monday, March 28, 2016 0 comments
We have completed two weekends of games. We have lost 60 of 64 teams and our down to the last four remaining teams, Villanova, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Syracuse. We had all four number 1 seeds to start the round with eight teams remaining, but we lost three out of the four. From what the experts claimed, none of the Number 1 seeds were all that convincing, but with all of them making it to the field of eight, I believe the committee got it correct. Though I always like it when the favorites drop out early, it really shakes up our standings.

With our Office Pool standings, we have exactly eight tournament scenarios remaining. They are as follows:

If Villanova beats North Carolina
If North Carolina beats Villanova
If Villanova beats Syracuse
If Syracuse beats Villanova
If Oklahoma beats North Carolina
If North Carolina beats Oklahoma
If Oklahoma beats Syracuse
If Syracuse beats Oklahoma

Out of 407 submitted pick sheets, how many correctly picked....

Four out of the last four teams: 0
Three our of the last four teams: 11 sheets
North Carolina: 246 sheets
Oklahoma: 177
Villanova: 48
Syracuse: 2