Saturday, March 10, 2007

Part 3 - Tips To Win Your Office Pool

PLEASE NOTE: I'm not claiming to be any expert of any kind, but I'm continuing on with my tips on winning your office pool. I've never won my office pool in the 10+ years I've been doing this, but I have come very close, and finished very close to the bottom. Use these tips I've thought of, discovered, read about, and a bit of dumb luck at your own risk.

  • Don't pick a team from the Big Sky, MEAC and Southland to win a first-round game. They're winless in the Division I playoffs since the field was expanded to at least 52 teams in 1983.
  • Don't pick an at-large team with a losing conference record to get beyond the second round.
  • Two of your Final Four picks should be teams that didn't finish atop their regular-season conference standings.
  • Don't be too concerned about a regular-season defeat against a conference rival with a losing league record.
  • Don't pick a team to reach the Final Four if it lost in the first round of a postseason conference tournament.
Part 1 - How to win your office pool
Part 2 - How to win your office pool
Pre-register for the 2007 office pool


  1. Goodthing you did your research on the Big Sky Conference in the First Round, you may want to read this so you sound like you have your facts straight.

    1995 - Weber State defeated Michigan State in the First Round, only to lose to Georgetown in the final second in the second round,
    Big Sky Conference.
    1999 - Weber State Defeated North Carolina in the First Round, again
    Big Sky Conference.

    Yes, I went to Weber State, there is at least 12 of us ... lol.


  2. What? You didn't read my disclaimer? I never said I was an expert....some of these tips are my own, some I've collected....the tip on the Big Sky Conference was a tip I collected. :D

    I wanna see your picks in my pool this year with Webber winning more than the first round.