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My email address for the NCAA Contest is
(Note: Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and in our updates we will truncate your address for security.)

I am entering the following contest with this entry (Choose one or both; you can come back and enter the other contest after completing the first one, or select "Both Contests" to enter this bracket for both contests):

Regular Points Contest
Seeded Points Contest
Use this entry for Both Contests

(Select "Both Contests" and we will use this entry for both the Regular and the Seeded Points Contests)

Regular Points Contest =1-2-3-5-7-10 points per round.
Seeded Points contest gets you the points based on that team's seeds, times a round multiplier, as explained below.

After entering your selections below, come back and press the "Send My NCAA Selections" button above.

After pressing the "SEND MY NCAA SELECTIONS" button, if you see a message that "Required data is missing," it is because you failed to input your emailaddress or one or more games. Please review your selections to make certain that you picked a winner for EVERY game.

NCAA TOURNAMENT CONTEST RULES & DIRECTIONS:

1. There is no fee to enter. There is no prize.

2. Scroll down to each of the four regions and click on a winner for each game. When you click on your selection, your choice turns BLACK or BLUE. On some browsers, a "default selection" will already appear in BLUE. You MUST change this default or the highlighted selection will be registered for you.

3. After selecting winners in the 15 games in each of the 4 regions, go to the bottom of the screen and click on your choice for the two national semi-final games and the national championship. The Tuesday night "Play-In Game" will be a "field" selection. If you choose the #16 play-in winner in any game, you are taking either team.

4. Click on the SEND MY NCAA SELECTIONS button above when you have selected winners in each of the regional set of games, and the three Final Four games at the bottom.

5. Entries must be sent by tip-off on Thursday (around noon). You can make changes anytime up to tip-off on Thursday. Your latest entry will count. You may send multiple entries.

6. If you fail to make an entry in a particular game, The Sports Bar will fill in your entry based on logic, or flip a coin, if logic is not obvious. For example, you picked Cornell to win the tournament, but you left out a winner for Cornell's first round game. We will assume you wanted to pick Cornell to win the first round. If that logic does not obviously work, The Sports Bar will flip a coin and fill in your selection. Please check your own selections to be certain that you filled in a winner for each and every game!

7. You can enter more than once, just use a different email address for each entry, or give me a fake email name. But use a different name. Your "real" email adddress will receive the daily updates.

8. You agree to receive email updates from me during the tournament, and other tournament-related reminders as needed. I will not spam nor sell the list, nor use your email name for any other reason. I will only use it to send you contest results.

POINTS:
Your points will be based upon the REGULAR rules unless you tell me otherwise. You may send an entry for each points method for each email address. But use a different email name (or a fake name) if you want to enter more than once in each points system. Your "real" email adddress will receive the daily updates.
Regular Points Contest (1-2-3-5-7-10)

1 point for each win in the first round
2 points for 2nd round (each Sweet Sixteen team you pick)
3 points for 3rd round
5 points for 4th round (for each Final Four team)
7 points for 5th round (the two Saturday Final Four games)
10 points for 6th round (National Champion)
Seeded Points Contest

1 point if your selection is the #1 seed and they win.
2 points if your selection is the #2 seed and they win.
3 points if your selection is the #3 seed and they win.
......etc....
16 points if your selection is the #16 seed and they win.

Officially, I will multiply the Seeded Points each round. Round 2 is worth 2x the points, Round 3 is worth 4x, Round 4 is 8x, Round 5 is 16x, Round 6 is 32x.



Explanation of Ratings and Rankings in our Team Table & Bracket:

Each region below includes a table with a thumbnail sketch of each teams rankings:

Won - Lost Record and Win Percentage

Last 10: The won-lost record over the last 10 games

AP Rank: The latest Associated Press Rankings, from 1 through the end (which will include all teams receiving votes, not just the top 25).

RPI: The unofficial Ratings Percentage Index as calculated by Jerry Palm's ratings at CBS Sports online.

SOS: The team's ranking of their Strength of Schedule, according to Yahoo Sports. The most difficult schedule is #1. The easiest schedule is #324.

Sagarin: USA Today's Rankings by Jeff Sagarin of USA Today. Conference: The conference in which the team plays.

Conf. Rank: The RPI ranking of the conference. The #1 conference (the Big 12) is the best conference, the #2 conference (the Big East) is the 2nd best conference, etc.




SOUTH TEAM TABLE & BRACKET

Seed Team Won Lost Pct. Last 10 AP
Rank
RPI
Rank
SOS
Rank
Sagarin
Rank
Conference Conf. Rank /
(# of teams in tourn.
from conference)
1 Virginia 31 2 .939 9-1 1 1 9 2 ACC 3 (9)
16 MD-Baltimore 21 10 .677 8-2
111 270 189 America East 23 (1)
8 Creighton 20 11 .645 4-6 39 44 50 21 Big East 2 (6)
9 Kansas St. 22 11 .667 6-4 35 53 66 41 Big 12 1 (7)
5 Kentucky 24 10 .706 6-4
10 5 14 SEC 4 (8)
12 Davidson 21 11 .656 8-2 45t 47 102 53 Atlantic 10 11 (3)
4 Arizona 27 7 .794 8-2 12 13 55 16 Pac 12 5 (3)
13 Buffalo 25 8 .758 8-2 36t 25 83 73 Metro Atlantic 18 (1)
6 Miami (FL) 22 9 .710 6-4 22 28 49 32 ACC 3 (9)
11 Loyola-Chicago 27 5 .844 10-0 27 22 126 62 Missouri Valley 8 (1)
3 Tennessee 25 8 .758 8-2 13 8 22 17 SEC 4 (8)
14 Wright St. 23 9 .719 8-2
99 234 133 Horizon 26 (1)
7 Nevada 27 7 .794 7-3
17 61 39 Mountain West 9 (2)
10 Texas 19 14 .576 4-6
51 19 29 Big 12 1 (7)
2 Cincinnati 30 4 .882 8-2 6 6 58 7 American Athletic 7 (3)
15 Georgia St. 22 10 .688 6-4
120 132 110 Sun Belt 21 (1)
South First Round South 2nd Round South Sweet Sixteen South Final 8
(Winner is a Final Four team)
Be certain to enter your National Semi-Final and National Championship Winner at the bottom














Be sure to go to the bottom to enter your Final Four and National Champion winners.

WEST TEAM TABLE & BRACKET

Seed Team Won Lost Pct. Last 10 AP
Rank
RPI
Rank
SOS
Rank
Sagarin
Rank
Conference Conf. Rank /
(# of teams in tourn.
from conference)
1 Xavier 28 5 .848 8-2 3 3 10 12 Big East 2 (6)
16 N.C. Central 16 15 .516 7-3
279 350 295 Mid-Eastern 31 (1)
16 Texas Southern 15 19 .441 8-2
222 288 242 SWAC 32 (1)
8 Missouri 19 12 .613 6-4 45t 43 31 43 SEC 4 (8)
9 Florida St. 20 11 .645 4-6 34 54 76 34 ACC 3 (9)
5 Ohio St. 24 8 .750 6-4 17 20 32 22 Big Ten 6 (4)
12 South Dakota St. 24 6 .800 9-1 40 37 162 81 Summit 17 (1)
4 Gonzaga 30 4 .882 10-0 8 21 124 10 West Coast 13 (1)
13 NC-Greensboro 24 7 .774 9-1
65 208 103 Southern 16 (1)
6 Houston 26 7 .788 9-1 21 18 88 20 American Athletic 7 (3)
11 San Diego St. 21 10 .677 9-1 44t 62 101 52 Mountain West 9 (2)
3 MIchigan 27 7 .794 9-1 7 12 54 11 Big Ten 6 (4)
14 Montana 24 7 .774 8-2
76 260 98 Big Sky 19 (1)
7 Texas A&M 20 12 .625 6-4 27 29 6 27 SEC 4 (8)
10 Providence 21 13 .618 5-5 30 32 18 55 Big East 2 (6)
2 North Carolina 25 10 .714 7-3 10 4 1 8 ACC 3 (9)
15 Lipscomb 20 9 .690 9-1
101 231 168 Atlantic Sun 30 (1)
West
First Round
West
2nd Round
West
Sweet Sixteen
West Final 8
(Winner is a Final Four team)
Be certain to enter your National Semi-Final and National Championship Winner at the bottom














Be sure to go to the bottom to enter your Final Four and National Champion winners.

EAST TEAM TABLE & BRACKET

Seed Team Won Lost Pct. Last 10 AP
Rank
RPI
Rank
SOS
Rank
Sagarin
Rank
Conference Conf. Rank /
(# of teams in tourn.
from conference)
1 Villanova 30 4 .882 8-2 2 2 13 1 Big East 2 (6)
16 LIU-Brooklyn 17 16 .515 7-3
232 313 256 Northeast 28 (1)
16 Radford 20 12 .625 7-3
128 250 191 Big South 25 (1)
8 Virginia Tech 21 11 .656 5-5 41 61 71 37 ACC 3 (9)
9 Alabama 19 15 .559 4-6
42 3 46 SEC 4 (8)
5 West Virginia 24 10 .706 6-4 15 27 43 9 Big 12 1 (7)
12 Murray St. 24 5 .828 10-0 42t 48 191 82 Ohio Valley 20 (1)
4 Wichita St. 25 7 .781 8-2 16 16 36 15 American Athletic 7 (3)
13 Marshall 23 10 .697 8-2
87 185 125 Conference USA 15 (1)
6 Florida 20 12 .625 5-5 23 46 24 18 SEC 4 (8)
11 St. Bonaventure 25 7 .781 9-1 33 24 90 60 Atlantic 10 11 (3)
11 UCLA 21 11 .656 6-4 36t 36 48 44 Pac 12 5 (3)
3 Texas Tech 25 7 .781 5-5 14 23 51 13 Big 12 1 (7)
14 S.F. Austin 24 6 .800 9-1
104 334 120 Southland 29 (1)
7 Arkansas 23 11 .676 7-3
30 37 31 SEC 4 (8)
10 Butler 20 13 .606 4-6 32 41 20 28 Big East 2 (6)
2 Purdue 28 6 .824 6-4 11 9 39 5 Big Ten 6 (4)
15 CS Fullerton 18 11 .621 8-2
131 215 171 Big West 22 (1)
East
First Round
East
2nd Round
East
Sweet Sixteen
East Final 8
(Winner is a Final Four team)
Be certain to enter your National Semi-Final and National Championship Winner at the bottom














Be sure to go to the bottom to enter your Final Four and National Champion winners.

MIDWEST TEAM TABLE & BRACKET

Seed Team Won Lost Pct. Last 10 AP
Rank
RPI
Rank
SOS
Rank
Sagarin
Rank
Conference Conf. Rank /
(# of teams in tourn.
from conference)
1 Kansas 27 7 .794 8-2 4 5 2 6 Big 12 1 (7)
16 Penn 23 8 .742 8-2
115 294 118 Ivy League 24 (1)
8 Seton Hall 21 11 .656 4-6 36t 31 23 26 Big East 2 (6)
9 North Carolina St. 21 11 .656 6-4
64 64 48 ACC 3 (9)
5 Clemson 23 9 .719 5-5 20 11 12 24 ACC 3 (9)
12 New Mexico St. 25 5 .833 8-2 31 35 182 67 WAC 14 (1)
4 Auburn 25 7 .781 5-5 19 15 41 33 SEC 4 (8)
13 Charleston 24 7 .774 9-1
57 196 112 Colonial Athletic 12 (1)
6 TCU 21 11 .656 5-5 29 26 8 19 Big 12 1 (7)
11 Syracuse 20 13 .606 5-5
45 17 50 ACC 3 (9)
11 Arizona St. 20 11 .645 4-6
66 74 49 Pac 12 5 (3)
3 Michigan St. 29 4 .879 9-1 5 14 82 4 Big Ten 6 (4)
14 Bucknell 25 9 .735 9-1
80 209 91 Patriot 27 (1)
7 Rhode Island 25 7 .781 7-3 28 19 60 45 Atlantic 10 11 (3)
10 Oklahoma 18 13 .581 2-8
49 25 36 Big 12 1 (7)
2 Duke 26 7 .788 7-3 9 7 15 3 ACC 3 (9)
15 Iona 20 13 .606 6-4
107 161 126 Mid-American 10 (1)
Midwest
First Round
Midwest
2nd Round
Midwest
Sweet Sixteen
Midwest Final 8
(Winner is a Final Four team)
Be certain to enter your National Semi-Final and National Championship Winner at the bottom














Be sure to go to the bottom to enter your Final Four and National Champion winners.

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West

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South vs. West

South vs. West
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Midwest

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East vs. Midwest

East vs. Midwest
National Champion
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National Champion
(scroll the list and click on your selection)


National Champion
NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL DONE, CLICK ON THE "SEND MY NCAA SELECTONS" BUTTON here or near the top of the page.



RPI, Conference RPI, and Strength of Schedule information compiled and/or may be Copyright CBS Sports. See http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology

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