Here you go! I told you I would show you one of the coolest style office pools you can do for March Madness...well...here it is. The pic above shows the spreadsheet for it. You need 16 people to do the pool. They don't have to be basketball fans as this pool is based purely on luck. Each person pays $5 to the winner of the pool. Winner wins $75 (15 losers at $5 each) Winner is whoever ends up with the National Champion pick. You take all 64 teams (the play in games count as one team) and list all the teams on small pieces of paper folded up. You put the teams in 4 hats grouped by the following...13-16 seeds in one hat, 9-12 seeds in one hat, 5-8 seeds in one hat, and 1-4 seeds in last hat. Then have somebody draw for all of your 16 players. What you end up with is each of the 16 people in your pool all get 1 of the lower (13-16) seeds, 1 of the mid lower (9-12) seeds, 1 of the mid upper (5-8) seeds, and 1of the upper (1-4) seeds. Then just put the picks on an excel or word spread sheet. The pic above shows how our picks ended up for the tourney this year. The names section of who is in pool was covered for confidentiality. This makes for a different and interesting pool as you will now have a reason to pull for some random lower seed. For example I will say I am the top member in this pool...so you will see me cheering on Montana lol to advance in the tourney. I will also cheer for Wisconsin a team I don't really care for but hey they are one of my picks. And this year I lucked out getting Louisville as one of my pics. As you can see I didn't draw Duke as one of my pics but would gladly lose this pool to see Duke hang the 5th banner! Hope you enjoyed reading and learning about this different style of office pool I have been fortunate to be a part of for years now.
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