Building an Upset Bracket

Yesterday, I looked at filling out a bracket based on a contrarian strategy. That’s a good way to separate your bracket from the masses in a large standard scoring group.  But what if you have a different scoring system? Many bracket pools reward participants for picking upsets to increase the intrigue. In this exercise, I…

Which Teams have the Best Chance to Upset Kentucky?

In an earlier post, we tackled the importance of tiebreakers for those picking Kentucky to win their NCAA Tournament brackets. However, with more than half of all brackets taking Kentucky in both Yahoo Tourney Pick ‘Em and ESPN Tournament Challenge, it may be more advantageous to avoid Kentucky as your champion altogether. Despite being the…

Creating a Contrarian Bracket

When filling out your bracket, there is the obvious goal of winning your office pool and taking home the cash. But there is also the added incentive of picking the upset that no one else saw coming. You want to be able to brag about how you picked the right Cinderella to get to the…