Welcome to netBrackets NCAA Tournament Pool Manager

Make your pool easy and more fun by hosting your pool with netBrackets. To get started choose the appropriate navigation link on the left.

Note to Last Year's Pool Admins
To administer your pool login to the same User account you used last year.

Pool Features

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Pick Sheet Pick Sheet
Takes your entrants' picks online, so you don't have to. Use the provided team stats to help make your selections.
Scoring Options Scoring Options
netBrackets includes scoring options for factoring in the seeds of winning teams as well as awarding extra points for picking upsets.
Track points and standings Track points and standings
Updated promptly after every game.
Win Analysis Win Analysis
Lets you know your current chances of winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Updated after every game from the round of 16 on so your entrants will always know if they still a chance.
Must Have Team Alerts Must Have Team Alerts
Alerts entrants to any teams that must win for them to stay in contention for a first, second or third place finish. Updated after every game from the round of 16 on so your entrants will always know their do or die games.
Game Analysis Game Analysis
Sometimes it's difficult to figure out just who you need to root for. It may be a team you didn't even pick. We'll tell you just which games and teams matter most to your chances of winning, so you can root with confidence.
Sweet 16 Pool Sweet 16 Pool
Every pool comes with the option to create a free Sweet 16 pool, giving your entrants that second chance when their brackets get busted.
Configurable Splash Screen Configurable Splash Screen
netBrackets stylish splash screen gets your pool off on the right foot. Fully configurable, it lets you communicate exactly the information you want to your entrants.
Full Featured Address Book Full Featured Address Book
In netBrackets's fully editable address book your addresses are kept from year to year, with new addresses added automatically as participants sign up. Coupled with auto-generated inviations it allows you to easily send invites to all your participants each year, and to easily communicate with them throughout the tournament.
Realtime Chat Realtime Chat
Brag away with other pool participants with our Braggin' Writes Chat Board.
Fully Sortable Standings Fully Sortable Standings
Every pool's standings table is sortable by place, potential, name, chances of 1st 2nd or 3rd place finish, and final four picks.
Pick Information Pick Information
Using netBrackets convenient Pick Information Pop Ups you can quickly see who picked which team for every game, all from one page.
Previous Years' Standings Previous Years' Standings
Starting with 2013, netBrackets keeps your previous years' standings so you can review just who has won your pool how many times.
Ad and Spam Free Ad and Spam Free
Never an ad, just clean fast pages. Your participants' won't be spammed, and their e-mails or other info will ever be sold or given to outside entities. Your participants will thank you. Worth 25 cents by itself.
Branded Pools Branded Pools
A whole topic unto itself, netBrackets can quickly create a branded pool for your group or business. Find out more below...

Branded Pools

Got a business, charity or group to promote, or to just have some fun with? Do it in style with a Branded Pool for as little as $200. Click the link for more info.

Tournament Pricing

netBrackets charges a $1 setup for each pool, plus 25¢ per entry. It's that simple. Payment can be made using any major credit card or PayPal.

10 Entrants 30 Entrants 200 Entrants
Example Cost $3.50 $8.50 $51.00

Payment Details

You won't be able to pay for your pool until after the Pick Cutoff time since the number of entrants in your pool won't be known until then. A payment link will be available on your Pool Admin page that you can use to make your payment with a credit card or Paypal account.

netbrackets will track your pool(s) and make each pool's Pool Status available for the first round of the tournament for free. After that, you won't be able to see your Pool Status page until the pool has been paid for.

To help us better prepare our servers, if you expect more than 500 entrants please let us know with an E-Mail.

Play-in Games (First Four)
- The play-in games aren't included in your pools. When making picks, slots for the play-in game winners will show both possible teams, but will ultimately be filled with whichever teams win the play-in games.