Scoring in Tourney Pick'em
In Tourney Pick'em, you get points for correctly picking the winners of each NCAA tournament matchup. The points per correct pick double each round and vary in total, depending on your pool's scoring system.
|Default Scoring (Points by Round)|
|Round||Points Per Correct Pick||Points Possible||Best Possible Score|
|Round of 64||1 point||32 points||32 points|
|Round of 32||2 points||32 points||64 points|
|Sweet 16||4 points||32 points||96 points|
|Elite Eight||8 points||32 points||128 points|
|Final Four||16 points||32 points||160 points|
|Championship||32 points||32 points||192 points|
Commissioners can change the points awarded for correct picks, add multipliers to make certain rounds more impactful, or even award upset bonus points for correctly picking lower-seeded teams!
From your pool's homepage,
- Click Pool Scoring.
- Select Use a custom Scoring System.
- Click one of the custom scoring settings:
- Yahoo Default
- Big Points
- Select a bonus option:
- No bonus points - Who needs bonuses? Let everyone's picks stand on their own.
- Upset Pick bonus - Assign bonus points for each correctly picked upset.
- Seed Difference bonus - Use point multipliers to give big upsets more value in the earlier rounds.
- Edit point values, bonuses, and/or multipliers, depending on the bonus type you selected.
- Click Submit.
- Upset Pick - A flat bonus amount is awarded for correctly picking upsets, and commissioners can change the bonus value on a round-by-round basis.
- Seed Difference - A dynamic bonus amount is awarded for correctly picking upsets, based on the difference in seeds and the round. For example, if you correctly pick a 10-seed to beat a 6-seed in the round of 32 (which has a hypothetical round multiplier of 3), you'd be awarded 12 bonus points. [(10 - 6) * 3 = 12]
|Custom Scoring Systems||Points per correct pick
|Early Upsets||(Fibonacci with early round upset bonus)|
|Seed Bonus||(Default with seed difference upset bonus)|
Here are a couple of scoring customizations to get your creative juices flowing.
Progressive scoring with a custom Progressive Upset Pick bonus