Sunday, March 13, 2011

2011 March Madness Bracket is Here!

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Ok, people. Here they are -- this year's March Madness Bracket spreadsheets. Again, there's a Master sheet for the organizers of pools, as well as a Participant version, just for people to make their picks and send them to the organizer.

Master File

Participant File

Once you've downloaded the Master file and open it (make sure you've got Macros enabled), it'll prompt you to send me a "Lock Code". When you do, I'll send you back a "Key Code" to unlock the file for use. Before I send you this code, however, you'll need to pay the $2.00 price tag.

Incidentally, it took me a bit longer that I'd planned to get these out because I was caught a bit off-guard by the NCAA's use of the four play-in games. I'd ASSUMED (yes, I know what ASSUMING can do.) that each of the four play-in winners would be the 16 seed for each of the respective quarter brackets -- EAST, WEST, SOUTHWEST, and SOUTHEAST. This was not the case, though. Two of the play-in game winners will effectively be 16 seeds (EAST & SOUTHEAST), one an 11 seed (SOUTHWEST), and one a 12 seed (EAST). If you didn't catch that, yes the EAST quarter bracket has two play-ins, meaning that the WEST has none. Very odd, I thought.

As always, let me know if you've got questions.

Insiders, if you need a Key Code, let me know. It's part of your subscription.

Happy March Madness, everyone!



1 comment:

Cong said...

Though I was prepared for 2 of the 1st Round (not play-in) games to feed to the middle of the region, the selection committee still messed me up when they put 2 of the 1st round games into the same region. They made the announcement in April 2010 on how the 1st round games are going to play. Still in a few years, they will expand to 96 teams.