If you're looking for a new type of pool to run for the college basketball tournament this March, a Pick X Pool for the NCAA Tournament is a fun format to try. Picking the best teams is a lot more challenging than it may seem. Pick too many high seeds and your point total will be too low. Pick too many Cinderella teams and they might blow your chances.

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Pick X Pool Rules

  • The Pool Commissioner configures how many teams members pick.
  • Members pick any NCAA teams out of the field of 64. No other picks are made during the tournament.
  • Every time one of a member's teams wins, that member is awarded the number of points equal to the team's seed number.
  • The same NCAA teams can be picked by more than one member.
  • The winning team is the team with the most points at the end of the NCAA Tournament.

Basketball Pick X Samples

The following samples are just a few of the reports you'll see for your Pick X pool.

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Prediction Summary

4 Simple Steps

Let us show you how easy we make running your College Basketball Tournament pool:

Step 1 - Setup your pool

In less than 5 minutes, you provide us with all the information we need to run your pool for you. Supply us with your contact information, a pool password, and your customized pool settings.

Step 2 - Invite your pool members

After setting up your pool, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from runyourpool.com. This email contains a pre-formatted section that you can simply forward to the people that you'd like to join your pool. It contains a link and all the information they need to join.

Step 3 - Assign NCAA teams to your members

Your pool members now pick 'X' number of teams from the field of 64.

Step 4 - Enjoy the Tournament!

We take over from there. Your pool standings and all other reports are updated in near real-time as games conclude.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is an invite-only 68-team competition played annually across four separate geographic locations separated as West, East, MidWest and South. The tournament, which traditionally starts in mid-March and ends in early April, features both college conference winners and at-large bids in a seed system.

NCAA Basketball Pick X is a pool format in which the pool commissioner specifies a specific amount of teams that every participant will select. For each win of a team selected, participants will be awarded the amount of points of that team's seed, generally encouraging entrants to pick upsets. At the end of the tournament, the entry with the most points is the champion.