Fifth Annual NCAA Bracket Pool

Note: This post sticky through 3/18.  Look below for newest posts.

Back by popular demand is the annual Coyote Blog NCAA Bracket Challenge.  Last year we had nearly 140 entries.  Yes, I know that many of you are bracketed out, but for those of you who are self-employed and don't have an office pool to join or who just can't get enough of turning in brackets, this pool is offered as my public service.

Everyone is welcome, so send the link to friends as well.  There is no charge to join in and I have chosen a service with the absolutely least intrusive log-in (name, email, password only) and no spam.  The only thing I ask is that, since my kids are participating, try to keep the team names and board chat fairly clean.

To join, go to and sign up, then enter your bracket.  This year, you may enter two different brackets if you wish.

Scoring is as follows:

Round 1 correct picks:  1 points
Round 2:  2
Round 3:  4
Round 4:  6
Round 5:  8
Round 6:  10

Special March Madness scoring bonus: If you correctly pick the underdog in any round (ie, the team with the higher number seed) to win, then you receive bonus points for that correct pick equal to the difference in the two team's seeds.  So don't be afraid to go for the long-shots!   The detailed rules are here.

Bracket entry appears to be open.  Online bracket entry closes Thursday, March 18th at 12:20pm EDT.  Be sure to get your brackets in early.  Anyone can play "” the more the better.  Each participant will be allows to submit up to two brackets.


  1. David Damore:

    So happy to see this again this year. Thank you Warren.

  2. Marc Gregerson:

    Just a lurker, but thought I would get in the pool this year.

  3. Mark Knoke:

    I submitted one bracket only slightly tinged by personal preferences and a second bracket wholly based on personal preferences.

    I hereby declare if my bracket #2 wins, I will never ever do another bracket again. The universe couldn't take it.

  4. Jim Furey:

    I'm back again this year to feel exceptional leaving the second round only to have my dreams dashed upon the rocks in the Sweet 16.

    Thanks Warren!

  5. The Dirty Mac:

    The government doesn't pick the winners and losers? Who would be interested in this stuff.

  6. Al:

    Sounds like Northern Iowa came to play, and Kentucky may have been too full of themselves to realize Northern Iowa wasn't going to roll over and play dead.