How It Works


Player's Bracket is a 32 player bracket decided by popular vote, game results from the NCAA tournament and "Super Votes". The player with the highest total score in each matchup advances to the next round. Winning in the real tournament earns players bonus points, but the real power is with the fans. Even if your favorite player loses early, you can Super Vote him into the next round!

RoundDatesPlayersSecond ChanceFree Votes
1March 17-2332-5
2March 24-251654
3March 26-27843
4March 28 - April 1432
Semi-finalsApril 2-3221
FinalsApril 4111

Super Votes

Once per round, each user may support their favorite player with a $1-$5 contribution. Super Votes are worth 100-500 regular votes.

PriceNumber of Votes
$1100
$2200
$3300
$4400
$5500

Second Chance Bracket

Starting in Round 2, the 5 highest vote-getters from Round 1 are placed in a second chance elimination. Each round, one second chance player is eliminated, until the winner of the main bracket and the second chance bracket face off in the finals.

Bonus Points

It wouldn't be the NCAA Tournament if you didn't need to win! Every time a player's team wins in real life, they get Player's Bracket bonus points.

Number of Tournament WinsBonus Points
1 win100
2 wins100 + 200 = 300
3 wins300 + 300 = 600
4 wins600 + 400 = 1000
5 wins1000 + 500 = 1500
6 wins (Champion!)1500 + 600 = 2100

Scoring Example

Buddy Hield from Oklahoma wins 3 games, receives $57 in Super Votes, and 762 regular votes. His score is 600 + 570 + 762 = 1932

Proceeds

All proceeds from Super Vote purchases will be held in trust funds for the top 3 vote-getters, or donated to a notable charity in the player's name. 1st place receives all Super Vote proceeds for finishers #4-#32.

Notable charities include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  • American Heart Association

No Affiliation

Player's Bracket is an independent project not affiliated with the NCAA, its players, coaches or sponsors in any way. 100% of the proceeds are held in a trust fund for the winning players. Unclaimed funds will be donated to charity 3 months after the end of that player's NCAA eligibility.