Create your free March Madness Pool

Enter the name for your pool. E.g. Joey's March Madness 2016:
Pool Name:

Enter the initial password players will use to get into the game:

Player Initial Password:

Enter the password used by the game runner (you) to control the game:

Game Runner Password:

Enter email address of the game runner. This will be displayed to players to email any questions or problems to. This is also used by the webmaster to communicate with the Pool Runners. Note: a valid email address is REQUIRED (for the Game-Runner ONLY)

Game Runner Email:   Re-enter email address:

Every pool gets it's own Personal Page. For example, the personal page for "Andy's March Madness Pool" might be andys.htm The only restriction is no spaces, and no special characters (except underscores). Put the page name only in here. On the internet, your page will be under our domain, for example, So don't try to put in "http" or anything like that. Again, in the above example, it would be just "andys.htm":

Personal Page Name:

Enter the deadline date and time. Since the first game starts on Thursday, a good deadline might be Thursday March 15 at 12:00 PM
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time: (Eastern Standard Time)

POOL POINTS We have defaulted in standard points that are often used, but you can change them
Points for Round 1 (64 teams, 32 winners)
Points for Round 2 (32 teams, 16 winners)
Points for Round 3 - Sweet Sixteen Round - (16 teams, 8 winners)
Points for Round 4 - Elite Eight Round (Regional Playoffs) (8 teams, 4 winners)
Points for Round 5 - Final Four Round (National SemiFinals) (4 teams, 2 winners)
Points for Round 6 - Championship (2 teams, 1 winner)

Default is no bonus. Or you can have the bonus be the DIFFERENCE between seeds: e.g. 12-seed beats a 5-seed, bonus is 7. Or you can have the bonus be THE SEED, e.g. a 5-seed wins, you get 5, an 11-seed wins you get 11, a 1-seed wins you get 1 bonus point. Finally, you can have the difference between the seeds TIMES the round#, so picking an upset in later rounds gives you a higher bonus:
Seed Bonus:

This options sets when you can see other peoples picks. It's either (a) only AFTER the pool is closed, or (b) ANYTIME. Personally I like (b) because it gives you some strategy. You can go, "hmmm, everyone else is picking Arizona, I'm going to be different and go with Villanova"
When can you see other people's picks:

Enter some Texts for your pool - description of the pool, what are the rules, etc. This can be changed later, but something must be entered here:

Player email and tracking options
Track player emails When player creates his account, email address will be required
Game runner email preferences
Allow system messages Allow rare system event messages, such as, system is down, problem with software, etc.

Allow occasional promotional emails Allow occasional valuable promotional messages from this site. Not more than 3 per year. For example: offer for free usage of one of our other sites. Your email address will never be given out to any third party.