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#1259382 - Sun Mar 01 2020 11:37 AM NCAA March Madness .. sign-up sheet
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52710
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder

This year's Madness comp will be at the same site as last year. A bracket for 2020 has been setup once again at cbssports.com .. for those of us who played last year, you're half-way there, as invite emails have been sent by csbssports.com to all of last year's participants (using last year's email addresses). The email does not display your reg'd cbs ID.
    The scoring system remains unchanged. There are 63 games in
    this comp; we pick all of them in one go on the cbssports.com website:

    1st Round (32 games) : 1 pt
    2nd Round (16 games) : 2 pts
    3rd Round ( 8 games) : 3 pts (regional semis ) Sweet Sixteen
    4th Round ( 4 games) : 4 pts (regional finals) Elite Eight
    5th Round ( 2 games) : 6 pts (national semis ) Final Four
    6th Round ( 1 game ) : 9 pts (national final)

    Seedings: additional pts added for each correct pick, being the team's seed.
Link to comp at cbs: http://ftmm2004.mayhem.cbssports.com
but if that doesn't work, try this link: http://ftmm2004.mayhem.cbssports.com/e
If you've sucessfully logged in, you will see this in the top LH corner of the screen: 2020 Comp FT
  • if you'd like to join the Madness tipping comp but do not have a cbssports ID, there's a link on that page to register. You must have a cbs ID to play in this comp! Please note - you may, but don't have to, use your real name to register (surname, first name); but please pick something for those two fields that looks like your FT username (so that we know who you are).
  • this also applies to those who played last year, but can't remember their ID and/or have changed their email address and thus can't retrieve their password (which they've forgotten) .. you will need to re-register.
  • please check your reg'd email address in Options after you login.
This year's Madness starts on Thursday, March 19 and the final is on Monday, April 6. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sunday, March 15. However, the last four teams to qualify will not be known until Monday and Tuesday (they will enter the comp as the four #16 seeds) .. btw a #16 seed has never won a game against their #1 seed opponent since the NCAA started the current Madness format in 1985, until last year, when UMBC beat Virginia 74-54 .. #16 seeds are now 1-135 all-time.
    Sunday 15th March: the full field of 68, seedings and bracket are released.
    Last Four play-in: Tue-Wed 17-18 March
    now aka First Four
    1st Round: Thu-Fri March 19-20
    2nd Round: Sat-Sun March 21-22
    3rd Round: Thu-Fri March 26-27
    4th Round: Sat-Sun March 28-29
    Final Four: Saturday 4th April
    Championship: Monday 6th April
    Final Four is at Merceds-Benz Stadium in Atlanta GA.
    DEADLINE: cbssports.com will close the bracket of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday, March 19th.
    Rankings: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1 and here: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings
This year's tipping comp is the 19th edition of March Madness! No one has retained their title in this comp and N-Bomb is the only person to win it twice (2011 and 2017) .. dg_dave won last year's comp, silver went to N-Bomb and Sypher collected the bronze medal.

Good luck remembering your password (if you receive the email) or your ID (if you're reg'd but have changed your email address) .. and good luck registering if you're new! To confirm you're in and that everything's hunky dory, please post in the Group Message Board (it's in the Brackets drop-down menu). Good luck to all of us; and may the best man or best woman win!

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#1259383 - Sun Mar 01 2020 11:38 AM NCAA March Madness .. sign-up sheet
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52710
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder


This year's tipping comp is the 19th edition of March Madness! No one has retained their title in this comp and N-Bomb is the only person to win it twice (2011 and 2017). The winner of the 2008 comp, ralzzz, and the winner of the 2015 comp, toocool4u, hold the record for the biggest winning margin (see summary tables below) .. and doomed won bronze in 2008 the hard way; he failed to pick any of the Final Four! Eleven years later, dg_dave went one better .. he won the 2019 comp without picking any of the Final Four! Howie72 holds the record for the most correct picks with 51/63, achieved in the 2007 comp, and the fewest correct picks for gold was 32/63 by blinkybill in 2006.

2002 LordAndry gtho4 TemplarLLM
2003 izzi gtho4 rudogg
2004 wez Sarah606 gtho4
2005 ElfTwinkle kevinatilusa linkan
2006 Blinkybill LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
2007 Howie72 dg_dave Nannanut
2008 ralzzz LeoDaVinci doomed
2009 jonnowales dg_dave Sypher
2010 illiniman14 LeoDaVinci jonnowales
2011 N-Bomb rxbigdawg toocool4u
2012 George95 BxBarracuda Howie72
2013 Sarah606 BxBarracuda LeoDaVinci
2014 themonarch illiniman14 George95
2015 toocool4u LeoDaVinci gtho4
2016 kevinatilusa LeoDaVinci yoyoandcigs
2017 N-Bomb LeoDaVinci illiniman14
2018 gtho4 N-Bomb George95
2019 dg_dave N-Bomb Sypher


2002
2003
2004
2005
Lord Andry
gtho4
TemplarLLM
Sypher
thejazzkickazz
38 64
39 62
37 60
34 58
35 56
izzi
gtho4
rudogg
marchmadness
ElfTwinkle
46 59
45 53
42 49
40 47
39 47
wez
Sarah606
gtho4
izzi
JuniorTheJaws
37 216
39 212
41 208
40 195
28 185
ElfTwinkle
kevinatilusa . .
linkan
Sarah606
Blinkybill
43 220
41 212
38 194
37 183
26 181
2006
2007
2008
2009
Blinkybill
LeoDaVinci
ElfTwinkle . .
gtho4
dg_dave
32 205
33 189
39 189
36 184
34 181
Howie72
dg_dave
Nannanut
Blinkybill
DakotaNorth
51 260
50 253
50 244
48 235
47 226
ralzzz
LeoDaVinci
doomed
Nannanut
JuniorTheJaws
46 243
43 223
42 215
44 213
43 212
jonnowales
dg_dave
Sypher
ralzzz
LeoDaVinci
49 256
46 248
47 238
44 219
42 218
2010
2011
2012
2013
illiniman14
LeoDaVinci
jonnowales
themonarch
kevinatilusa . .
39 223
39 221
39 219
39 213
38 210
N-Bomb
rxbigdawg
toocool4u
Sypher
illiniman14
38 210
35 192
37 191
37 180
35 178
George95
BxBarracuda
Howie72
themonarch
srini701
41 237
38 232
41 226
38 220
40 216
Sarah606
BxBarracuda
LeoDaVinci
ozzz2002
N-Bomb
42 232
37 224
41 221
39 219
39 210
2014
2015
2016
2017
themonarch
illiniman14
George95
N-Bomb
Howie72
39 218
38 215
39 213
38 207
37 204
toocool4u
LeoDaVinci
gtho4
srini701
illiniman14
42 239
41 219
41 213
41 212
40 206
kevinatilusa
LeoDaVinci
yoyoandcigs
N-Bomb
srini701
42 249
40 232
40 228
40 221
40 217
N-Bomb
LeoDaVinci
illiniman14
gtho4
Howie72
46 254
43 238
41 221
42 220
39 217
2018
2019
2020
gtho4
N-Bomb
George95
Howie72
ElfTwinkle
37 201
37 198
34 193
36 191
37 189
dg_dave
N-Bomb
Sypher
LeoDaVinci
Howie72
44 246
44 237
41 236
42 234
42 231










pts for first 2 comps were 1-1-2-3-4-5 plus seedings
then from 2004 onwards 1-2-3-4-6-9 plus seedings
2006 : no-one picked any of the Final Four, not one

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#1260611 - Fri Mar 13 2020 12:29 AM Re: NCAA March Madness .. sign-up sheet
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52710
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder

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