Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The 2022 OP64 Winner Is....

After the first half of the game, I thought the game was over and North Carolina would win. They were dominating, looked quick, and were playing defense to win the first half. That all changed in the second half and Kansas playing defense, looked quicker, and dominated the second half to win the Tournament Championship.
  • Final Score: Kansas 72, North Carolina 69 - 141 points
Winning our contest this year is Randy S Page. I see their name entered every year, with just a few entries each time. They had an incredible 68% pick rate! Second best was 65%
Congratulations Randy !!
1st - Randy S Page - (144 pts)
2nd - Harvey Harris - (143 pts, 62% pick percentage)
3rd - Jake - (143 pts, 60% pick percentage)
4th - Jerome Lewis - (140 pts)
5th - Pat K - (137 pts)
6th - William TJ - (136 pts, 161 tie breaker)
7th - AJ Wood - (136 pts pts, 110 tie breaker)
8th - Duvalst 18 - (134 pts)
9th - Duvalst 1 - (133 pts)
10th - Duvalst 3 - (132 pts)
Congratulations to all of the winners!
     ** Next Year's Pool Update
I pains me to say this, after 26 years of running this bracket contest, next year's contest is up in the air.
I use Turbo Tourney Software to run the office pool contest and incorporate the standings into my website. The coder of the software is retiring, and he sold his company to another office pool company. So the way I am able to run this tournament and add the standings to my website is done. This was the final year for that.
I certainly want to keep running this pool going forward, this is one of my hobbies and I enjoy doing this. I've looked at a few options for next year, but all of them require you to login to another website and we join a group pool together. I don't know if I can incorporate the standings into my website, but maybe that's no longer needed.
So, big changes for next year unfortunately. I hope you all come along for the next version, whatever form it takes. Maybe I call it quits too, I just don't know right now. 
If you have any office pool suggestions, or other pool sites you've used that you like and may work here, please drop me a message at

Friday, April 1, 2022

Championship Weekend Is Here

Basketball starts back up on Saturday, with the championship game concluding the tournament Monday night. They have their dream match up for Coach K, plus many more story lines to bring in viewers this year. Kansas, Villanova, Duke, North Carolina are the remaining teams. 

There are eight brackets in our office pool this year, that correctly selected three of the final four teams. Nobody predicted all four teams, but that doesn't happen that often, unless a lot of number one seeds make it this far. 

Saturday's Games

  • Villanova vs Kansas - 6:09 (CBS)
  • Duke vs North Carolina - 8:49 (TBS)

Monday's Game

  • Winner vs Winner - 9:00 (CBS)

** All times are US/Eastern

Thursday, March 24, 2022

And Then There Was Sixteen

For this years office pool, we have 366 pick sheets entered into the bracket contest. In 2021, we had 359. In 2019, there was 367. The Standings are current, with the links above to see where you rank.

With the second round of games ending last weekend, the Players Scenarios link is now live. This calculates your best and worst finish, plus lets you know who you need to root for to get your best finish.

The Sweet Sixteen round of games starts back up this evening. We have four games on Thursday, four games on Friday to complete the third round. 

Thursday's Games

  • Gonzaga vs Arkansas - 7:09 (CBS)
  • Villanova vs Michigan - 7:29 (TBS)
  • Duke vs Texas Tech - 9:39 (CBS)
  • Arizona vs Houston - 9:59 (TBS)

Friday's Games

  • Purdue vs St Peters - 7:09 (CBS)
  • Kansas vs Providence - 7:29 (TBS)
  • UCLA vs N Carolina - 9:39 (CBS)
  • Miami (FL) vs Iowa St - 9:59 (TBS)

** All times are US/Eastern

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Standings Updated After Round One

Greetings everyone! Thank you to everyone who submitted pick sheets this year. We ended up with 366 pick sheets in the 2022 bracket contest. The first round has ended, the standings are updated and I hope you caught the Baylor vs North Carolina game. Baylor was down by 25, came back to tie it up, but fell short in the overtime session. So, that means we have lost our first #1 seeded team of the tournament.

If you are new to this office pool, the standings update once per hour, on the hour, after games have completed.

If you have any questions, you can always email be at anytime. Enjoy this great weekend of basketball and good luck to everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2022

2022 OfficePool64 Bracket Challenge Begins

Entries are now being accepted for the 26th Bracket64 Challenge. If you are participating in this years contest, please have all your pick sheets submitted by tip-off of the first game on Thursday.

The pairings were announced just minutes ago and the 2022 Bracket64 Challenge is underway. Once again there are 68 teams selected in the official tournament bracket. However, we will start out contest when they are down to 64 teams. Our first game that matters this year is back to Thursday!! 

DEADLINE: March 17 @ 12:30 AM [ET]
ENTRY FEE: $0.00 per pick sheet

Bracket Notes
  • Make sure you hit the SUBMIT PICKS BUTTON at the bottom of the bracket page, or your picks will not be entered into the pool.
  • If you are submitting more than one bracket, please place a number after your name to make it unique, or it will overwrite your submitted pick sheet. Example: Timmy 1, Timmy 2, Timmy 3
Printable Office Pool Bracket

If you want to figure your bracket on paper first, like I always do, I have a printable bracket available in PDF format using Adobe Reader, plus a graphic version as well. The PDF version prints out bigger, I recommend to grab that one first. 


Thursday, February 3, 2022

2022 Tournament Schedule

Pre-Tournament Events
March 13: Teams Announced @ 5:00 PM [CST] on CBS
March 15-16: Four Play-In Games
March 17: Entry Deadline @ 11:30 AM [CST]

First Weekend Of The Tournament
March 17-18: Round One - 64 Teams
March 19-20: Round Two - 32 Teams

Second Weekend Of Games
March 24-25: Round Three - 16 Teams
March 26-27: Round Four - 8 Teams

Championship Weekend
April 2: Round Five - Semi-Finals - 4 Teams
April 4: Round Six - Championship - 2 Teams

NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Dates (2022).
Retrieved from https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness/schedule