Final Four Pool Stats: UNC Wins

When I picked North Carolina to win the National Championship, I thought I was making a bold choice. Carolina had Georgetown and Texas to go through. Sure, I knew a few Tarheels (Cow and Jessica) would go for the alma mater, but who else would pick Roy Williams’ men? The answer: everybody. Of the 59 entries in The Modern Spectator NCAA pool that I’ve tabulated (there are a bunch I haven’t gotten yet), there are 12 Carolina fans. They are the fashionable pick. Florida is second with 10 supporters, then The Ohio State University with eight. Georgetown…

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Join The Modern Spectator NCAA Pool

Just a few minutes left. Games tip off at 12:20, and we’re accepting emails until then. Filling out a bracket is free and easy and requires no real skill. Download our Excel bracket, fill it out, and email it back to us by Thursday at noon. The winner will receive a limited-edition Wilson NCAA basketball and a Modern Spectator T-shirt. The second and third place finishers get T-shirts as well. The rules are here. If you prefer a pdf bracket, click here. Beginners can get the basics here. You also might want to check out some of…

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Beginners Guide to the NCAA Pool

Some of you, I’ve learned, have never done an office pool for the NCAA tournament and don’t know the Big East from the Far East. So here’s the deal. There are 64 teams (actually 65, but one has already been eliminated) in the tournament. If a team loses a game, it’s out. After the first round, then, there will be 32 teams, then 16, and so on. You just have to decide which teams will advance each round until there is only one champion left. They make it easy for you. On the bracket each team has…

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NCAA Pool Rules

To join The Modern Spectator NCAA basketball pool, simply fill out a bracket predicting who will win each game in the men’s tournament and email it to us before noon Eastern time on Thursday March 15. If you can’t email a spreadsheet or filled-out pdf, type out the winners for each round. Or mail me, postmarked by Wednesday: Austin Kelley, 115 8th Ave #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215. We think the first two rounds are the most fun, so our scoring system is not as heavily weighted toward the Final Four as many pools are. This way you…

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