How to play Tourney Pick’em

Think you got what it takes to make this year's Tourney Pick'em a slam dunk? Prove it to yourself and your friends by signing up to play Tourney Pick'em.

  Stay connected on the go! Access your brackets and groups from the Yahoo Fantasy app.

Basics of Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'em

The idea of the game is simple -- Score the most points. Pick the winners in each tournament game matchup. The more winners you pick correctly, the more points you'll earn.

Fill out up to 10 brackets and join "groups" to compete against your friends, family, or colleagues.

As the games progress, we'll track all the results on your brackets and your overall ranking on the game's leaderboards so you can just sit back and enjoy the games.

Sign up

Registration opens in early February!

To get started, just sign in to the Tourney Pick'em homepage with your Yahoo ID and join or create a group.

Hurry though! Brackets need to be created before the deadlines and picks have to be in before the first NCAA tournament games start.

Join the Celebrity Bracket Challenge

See the Official Challenge Rules for eligibility requirements and other information regarding the Celebrity Bracket Challenge.

Didn't get the perfect bracket last year? That's OK, this year it's all about having the best bracket. Here's some info to get you started. 

  • Create up to 10 brackets.
  • Each bracket can only be entered into a maximum of 15 groups.

Create and join groups

Tourney Pick'em groups give you a way to compete directly against your friends, family, co-workers, or even strangers.

Each group has its own leaderboard and message board, so you'll always be able to see (and even hear) who's top dog in the standings

The group's creator (the "commissioner") can customize their group's settings, scoring options, invite new members, and customize privacy options (like the group's password).

 Want to learn more? Learn all about joining, creating, or managing groups in our Tourney Pick'em Groups FAQs.

Fill out your bracket

Once the teams are selected for the NCAA tournament in March, you'll be able to fill in your bracket with your predictions -- from the round of 64 all the way to the National Championship game.

To fill out your bracket, click your bracket from the Tourney Pick'em homepage and make your picks. It's important to pick every game or else your bracket won't be saved.

Make sure you get your picks in on time by following the dates in our Deadlines Overview.

Scoring and leaderboards

There are several ways that the game can be scored, the most common being the Yahoo default system.

Scoring in each group can be customized using one of several different scoring methods -- check out our Scoring Overview to learn all about them.

Curious about how your bracket stacks up against the rest? Get some insight into your excellence (or futility) using the Tourney Pick'em leaderboards.

Tourney Pick'em is for entertainment purposes only and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling or wagering.