Complete Terminology And Rules
Technicalities -
· ENTRY FEE
is $10.00 USD (Please see below!)
Official Rules:
General Rules:
- Rule 1.1: For each of the 63 games in the
tournament, you must predict a winner.
- Rule 1.2: For purposes of this pool, the
"play-in" game where two teams play for the chance to earn a 16 seed does not
count. If you are "brave" enough to choose either of those teams to beat
the #1 seed they are assigned should they win, you can just pick both teams for
as far into the tournament as you think they will go...don't waste your pick
though, no #16 seed has ever beaten a #1...ever.
- Rule 1.3: You need to pick a combined total score (over/under) for
the championship game. The purpose of this pick is to be used as a
tiebreaker. No pick will count as 0.
- Rule 1.4: You may play more than one sheet, and you are welcome to
invite others to play also.
- Rule 1.5: All entries are due no later than
12:00 noon on Thursday March 19th, 2009.
Monetary Rules:
- Rule 2.1: Entry fee is $10.00 USD. Of this,
$5.00 USD will contribute to the payout fund and $5.00 USD will contribute
to the Samuel Henry Kotlarz Trust Fund.
- Rule 2.2: By entering this pool, you are
legally agreeing that 50% of your entry fee is to be used as a donation to
the trust fund.
- Rule 2.3: Prizes will be paid out as follows:
- Rule 2.3.1: 1st place will receive 50% of total money collected.
- Rule 2.3.2: 2nd place will receive 20% of total money collected.
- Rule 2.3.3: 3rd place will receive 15% of total money collected.
- Rule 2.3.4: 4th place will receive 10% of total money collected.
- Rule 2.3.5: 5th place will receive 5% of total money collected.
- Rule 2.4: TIES: In the event that two or more people
are still tied after the
tiebreaker is applied
for a position that pays a prize, the following scenarios will be
enforced.
- Rule 2.4.1: If Two
people tie for first place – They will split evenly
the sum of 1st and 2nd prize, the next
highest score will receive the 3rd place prize.
- Rule 2.4.2: If Three people tie for first place
– They
will split evenly the sum of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
prizes, the next
highest score will receive the 4th place prize.
- Rule 2.4.3: If Four people tie for first place
– They
will split evenly the sum of 1st, 2nd,
3rd, and 4th prize, the next highest score will
receive the 5th place
prize.
- Rule 2.4.4: If Five or more
people tie for first place – They will split evenly
the sum of 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th prizes, the next highest score will
receive no prize.
- Rule 2.4.5: If Two
people tie for second place – They will split evenly
the sum of 2nd and 3rd prize, the next
highest score will receive the 4th place prize.
- Rule 2.4.6: If Three people tie for second place –
They will split evenly the sum of 2nd, 3rd prize
and 4th prize, the next
highest score will receive the 5th place prize.
- Rule 2.4.7: If Four or more people tie for second place – They will split evenly the sum of
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th
prize, the next highest score will
receive no prize.
- Rule 2.4.8: If Two
people tie for third place – They will split evenly
the sum of 3rd and 4th prize, the next
highest score will receive the 5th place prize.
- Rule 2.4.9: If Three or more people tie for third place – They will split evenly the sum of
3rd, 4th, and 5th
prize, the next highest score will
receive no prize.
- Rule 2.4.10: If Two
or more people tie for fourth place – They will split
evenly the sum of 4th and 5th
prize, the next
highest score will receive the no prize.
- Rule 2.4.11: If Two or more people tie for fifth place – They will split evenly the sum of
5th prize, the next highest score will
receive the no prize.
Scoring Rules:
- Rule 3.1: Points will be assigned as follows:
- Rule 3.1.1: For 1st-round games, for a total of
32 games, each game predicted correctly
will receive 1 point.
- Rule 3.1.2: For 2nd-round games, for a total of
16 games, each game predicted correctly
will receive 2 points.
- Rule 3.1.3: For 3rd-round "Sweet Sixteen" games, for a total of
8 games, each game predicted correctly will
receive 4 points.
- Rule 3.1.4: For the 4th-round "Elite Eight" games, for a total of
4 games, each game predicted correctly will
receive 8 points.
- Rule 3.1.5: For 5th-round "Final-Four" games, for a total of
2 games, each game predicted correctly will
receive 15 points.
- Rule 3.1.6: For the Championship game, for a total of
1 game, each game predicted correctly will
receive 25 points.
Abbreviation Guide:
For purposes of this pool, the following abbreviations will be used
to refer to the teams in the tournament:
ABRV |
Team |
Mascot |
AKR |
Akron |
Zips |
ASMS |
Alabama St / Morehead St |
Hornets / Eagles |
AMER |
American |
Eagles |
AZ |
Arizona |
Wildcats |
AZST |
Arizona St |
Sun Devils |
BING |
Binghamton |
Bearcats |
BOS |
Boston College |
Eagles |
BYU |
Bringham Young |
Cougars |
BUT |
Butler |
Bulldogs |
CALN |
Cal St Northridge |
Matadors |
CAL |
California |
Golden Bears |
CHAT |
Chattanooga |
Mocs |
CLEM |
Clemson |
Tigers |
CLEV |
Cleveland |
Vikings |
CONN |
Connecticut |
Huskies |
CORN |
Cornell |
Big Red |
DAYT |
Dayton |
Flyers |
DUKE |
Duke |
Blue Devils |
ETEN |
East Tennessee St |
Buccaneers |
FLST |
Florida St |
Seminoles |
GONZ |
Gonzaga |
Bulldogs |
ILL |
Illinois |
Fighting Illini |
KAN |
Kansas |
Jayhawks |
LOU |
Louisville |
Cardinals |
LSU |
Louisianna State |
Tigers |
MARQ |
Marquette |
Golden Eagles |
MARY |
University of Maryland |
Terrapins |
MEM |
Memphis |
Tigers |
MICH |
Michigan |
Wolverines |
MCST |
Michigan St |
Spartans |
MINN |
Minnesota |
Golden Gophers |
MST |
Mississippi St |
Bulldogs |
MISO |
Missouri |
Tigers |
MORG |
Morgan St |
Bears |
UNC |
North Carolina |
Tarheels |
ND |
North Dakota State |
Bison |
NIA |
Northern Iowa |
Panthers |
OHIO |
Ohio State |
Buckeyes |
OKLA |
Oklahoma |
Sooners |
OKST |
Oklahoma St |
Cowboys |
PITT |
Pittsburgh |
Panthers |
PORT |
Portland |
Vikings |
PURD |
Purdue |
Boilermakers |
RAD |
Radford |
Highlanders |
ROBM |
Robert Morris |
Colonials |
SIEN |
Siena |
Saints |
STAU |
Stephen F Austin |
Lumberjacks |
SYR |
Syracuse |
Orange |
TEM |
Temple |
Owls |
TENN |
Tennessee |
Volunteers |
TEX |
Texas |
Longhorns |
TXAM |
Texas A&M |
Aggies |
UCLA |
University of California at Los Angeles |
Bruins |
USC |
University of Southern California |
Trojans |
UTAH |
Utah |
Utes |
UTST |
Utah St |
Aggies |
VCU |
Virginia Commonwealth |
Rams |
VILL |
Villanova |
Wildcats |
WAKE |
Wake Forest |
Demon Deacons |
WASH |
Washington |
Huskies |
WVA |
West Virginia |
Mountaineers |
WKEN |
Western Kentucky |
Hilltoppers |
WISC |
Wisconsin |
Badgers |
XAV |
Xavier |
Musketeers |