AOA NCAA Tournament Pool III

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The pool, it returns. For another year we have created an NCAA tournament pool for AOA. And, yet again, the winner of the pool gets a $25 gift card to Stewart's.

The AOA pool is set up at Yahoo. This link should take you to the sign up page for the pool. The password is "greatdanes" (no quotes).

If you already have a bracket set up at Yahoo, you should be able to add it to the AOA pool with just a few clicks. (Or, if you set up a pool for the AOA group, you can add it to other groups.)

The deadline to complete your bracket is 12:15 pm on Thursday. The "first four" games -- in which UAlbany is playing this year (Tuesday night) -- aren't included. So you'll have some time to make your picks based on the results of those games. (Should UAlbany win Tuesday night, picking the #16 seed Great Danes over #1 seed Florida will earn our admiration for you courage, though we suspect it won't gain you any actual points.)

As we did last year, we'll post the winning bracket and the top-10 finishers here at AOA. And maybe we'll also post something here about picks from the pool pre-tournament.

The reigning champ is Dylan, who picked 41 of 63 games correctly last year, besting a field of almost 50 people.

Good luck. May the block/charge calls go in your favor.

Important: The winner will be determined by Yahoo's tournament pick 'em system. In the event two (or more) people tie for the win, we'll randomly draw the winner from the top finishers. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm the day after the championship game and must respond by 5 pm the next day. We'll contact you through the Yahoo system, so please be sure to designate an email address that you actually check.

Comments

Wish AOA didn't use Yahoo for the bracket. You have to give them your phone # to join and then they get to send you "marketing" items...

@ace: Hmm. I thought all you needed was a Yahoo ID. We're open to other suggestions, but I'm worried about switching after announcing the pool.

I use Yahoo all the time and I don't believe I've ever had to give my phone #. Been using it for brackets and other sports for almost 10 years now. Never been contacted by them either.

I have a Yahoo account set up that I don't use, specifically for things like this... I signed in and it did ask for my phone number, but after I got the verification code, I just went into the account and deleted it, no problem.

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