Monday, April 4, 2016

We Have A Winner And A Champion

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.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Then There Were Four

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Second Weekend Of Games Begins

We start back up tonight with four games on the schedule. It also looks like we are down to two TV stations as well, CBS and TBS.

Thursday, March 24 Tournament Schedule (all times Eastern)

7:10 #3 Miami-FL vs #2 Villanova
9:40 #5 Maryland vs #1 Kansas

7:37 #3 Texas A&M vs #2 Oklahoma
10:07 #4 Duke vs #1 Oregon

Friday, March 25 Tournament Schedule (all times Eastern)

7:10 #4 Iowa State vs #1 Virginia
9:40 #11 Gonzaga vs #10 Syracuse

7:27 #7 Wisconsin vs #6 Notre Dame
9:57 #5 Indiana vs #1 North Carolina

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

First Week Of Games Is Completed

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Northern Iowa vs Texas A&M finish on Sunday evening. I, and I would imagine I'm not alone, wrote the game off as a victory to UNI. When I realized what was happening, I had missed ten of the twelve points that were scored with 44 seconds to go. I frantically turned the game back on with 3.8 seconds. Texas A&M has the UNI player trapped in the corner, he attempts to bounce it off the leg of his opponent, but instead it bounces right to the hands of one of the two guarding him. He then jumps to the basket, scores, game tied.

Wow. I missed the greatest comeback I've heard about in a while. I can't imagine all of the people in the stadium that had left the game to beat the traffic. To find out what they missed by leaving early is a story they will tell for quite some time. Or perhaps they will say there were there the entire time.

Well, we are two rounds into this years bracket contest. I always love it when there are plenty of upsets and this year did not disappoint. I'm unsure how many still can earn points from the last four teams remaining in their brackets, but I'd guess the number is quite low.

To see where your bracket stands, click this Current Standings Link.

The current Top Five brackets

1. Romeny Shelepak
2. KeLmeleon
3. Lindsey Lynch
4. Frank Amarante 2
5. No Bucks

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Let The Games Begin

Just a quick blog post to let everyone know the site is finally up and running correctly. I had clicked the option to only update the current standings one time per day starting at 1:00 PM. Oops. It is now set to update once per hour, on the hour after results have been established.

I've also imported the additional pick sheets that were submitted this morning, so everyone is now included. You can also view your bracket, and anyone else's bracket that you'd like to take a look at.

If you're new to the Bracket64 Challenge, the current standings can always be found on the right column of this website under 'Current Standings'. From there the menu of everything office pool related can be found.

We have a long ways to go, as I write, the last game of Thursday night hasn't begun yet. Some exciting games so far as usual, though I do miss the days when CBS would auto-switch between the games that were ending. Now I have to manually do this or have a game on my TV running, plus one on my phone. Maybe I don't miss it after all.

Time to enjoy the games this weekend....

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 Office Pool Bracket Contest Has Begun

Deadline: Tip-Off, March 17 @ 12:30 PM [EST]
Entry Fee: $0.00

Make sure you hit the SUBMIT PICKS button at the bottom of the page or your picks will not be entered into the pool.

NOTE: When entering multiple times, please place a number after your name to make it unique [or it will over write you last submitted picks] For example: Timmy 1, Timmy 2, Timmy 3

2016 Tournament Office Pool Brackets
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Office Pool Printable Bracket

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2016 Tournament Schedule

Pre-Tournament Events
March 13 - Selection Sunday @ 5:00 CST on CBS

First Week Of Games
March 15-16: 4 Play-In Games
March 17-18: Round One Games
March 19-20: Round Two Games

Second Weekend Of Games
March 24-25: Round Three Games
March 26-27: Round Four Games

Final Weekend Of Games
April 2: Round Five - Semi-Finals
April 4: Round Six - Championship Game

NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Dates (2016). Retrieved from

Automatic Bids - Conference Tournaments

Before the pairings are announced from the selected 68 teams on Sunday, March 16, 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.

Conference Winner [Record]
AAC Connecticut Huskies (24-10)
ACC North Carolina Tar Heals (27-6)
American East Stony Brook Seawolves (26-6)
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (20-13)
Atlantic 10 St Joseph's Hawks (27-7)
Big East Seton Hall Pirates (25-8)
Big Sky Weber State Wildcats (26-8)
Big South NC Asheville Bulldogs (22-11)
Big Ten Michigan State Spartans (29-5)
Big 12 Kansas Jayhawks (30-4)
Big West Hawaii Warriors (27-5)
Colonial UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (25-7)
Conference USA Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-9)
Horizon League Green Bay Phoenix (23-12)
Ivy League Yale Bulldogs (22-6)
MAACIona Gaels (22-10)
MAC Buffalo Bulls (20-14)
MEAC Hampton Pirates (21-10)
Missouri Valley Northern Iowa Panthers (22-12)
Mountain West Fresno State Bulldogs (25-9)
Northeast Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (18-14)
Ohio Valley Austin Peay Governors (18-17)
Pac 12 Oregon Ducks (28-6)
Patriot Holy Cross Crusaders (14-19)
SEC Kentucky Wildcats (26-8)
Southern Chattanooga Mocs (29-6)
Southland Steven F Austin Lumberjacks (27-5)
Summit South Dakota State Jackrabbits (26-7)
Sun Belt Little Rock Trojans (29-4)
SWAC Southern U Jaguars (22-12)
WAC Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (24-8)
West Coast Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-7)

NCAA Division I Men's Conference Tournament Dates (2016). Retrieved from