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March Madness Bracket Pools

The easiest way to run your Bracket Pool for the NCAA Tournament!

Simplify your life this year by letting RunYourPool.com manage your March Madness Bracket Pool for you. We take care of accumulating your members' picks for the field of 64 teams, updating the games, calculating the results, and generating easy-to-understand reports for your members.

Make 2023 the year you take your NCAA Bracket Pool to the next level! Get tips and tricks for filling out your bracket here.

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Bracket Pool Rules

This is the pool format most people are familiar with:

  • Members pick all 63 games of the NCAA tournament (15 games if you run a Sweet 16 pool).
  • Points are awarded for each winning pick.
  • Points values increase as the tournament progresses (points per round are configurable by the Pool Commissioner).
  • The winning team is the team with the most points at the end of the NCAA Tournament.

4 Simple Steps

Let us show you how easy we make running your March Madness 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 - Fill out brackets

Your pool members are provided with a bulletproof bracket submission form. No more incomplete or illegible brackets, and absolutely NO work for you, as the Pool commissioner, to do.

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.

NCAA Bracket Pool Samples

The following samples are just a few of the reports you'll see for your March Madness bracket pool.

Click to view more detailed samples:
Pick Sheet
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Prediction Overview
Additional reports include:

Member Groups

Frequently, pool commissioners want the ability to put members into different groupings or divisions. In an office pool, for example, it might be fun to have a contest between departments. Simply assign members to the correct departement (or whatever grouping works for your pool) and we'll track the statistics and standings of each individual group so you can compare them.

Do you have a different number of members in each group? No problem! We'll give you the group's average points so you can track it throughout the Tournament.

Member Group
Results Sample

Brand Your Pool

NCAA tournament pools are great promotional opportunities for your business. Whether targeting prospective clients, retaining existing clients, or just running an office pool, we now offer a way for you to enforce your company brand. It's ABSOLUTELY FREE to add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your Survivor pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Start Your Pool Today

No Upfront Fee or Obligation!

Start your March Madness NCAA Bracket pool with us today. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at support@runyourpool.com. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

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We've recently upgraded our pricing structure to introduce a free tier! You can view the new tier structure on our Pricing page.

Private Message Boards

Every NCAA Bracket pool hosted at RunYourPool.com includes a free, private message board. Your pool's message board, accessible only to your pool members, is a great way to communicate with members.

Frequently Asked Questions

"March Madness" is another name for the Division 1 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, 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.

A March Madness Bracket is a competition where players attempt to select the winning teams of each round of the NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament in March. Traditionally, players would fill out a paper bracket and hand it into a pool commissioner. In recent years, software like RunYourPool.com has digitized and streamlined the process for speed and ease.

Experts say that the odds of you crafting a perfect bracket in the NCAA Men's Division run from 1 in 120 billion to 1 in 9.2 quintillion, depending on how much you know about the teams, and about basketball. To put that in perspective, your odds of winning the lottery are significantly better, at 1 in 292 million.