I have kicked around a way to compete without having to follow every game in every bracket and watch the highest seeds win most of the time in the end. Here's how it works 1. Each person in the pool picks 4-6 teams. You can make it like a draft or you can allow more than one competitor to select each individual team. 2. Points are awared for each win by a team a competitor has selected. The point system is what makes it very different. 3. Point values for each win are based on mulitiplying the teams seed (1-16) by the tourney round, Play ins count as 1st round as does the actual first full round of competition. Example: This year CU is an 8th seed. If someone had the Buffs and they beat Pitt they would be worth 8 points (8X1). If they went on and beat Florida in the next round they would be worth 16 points (8X2). Next round they would be worth 24 then 32, etc. On the other hand if you have somebody who picks a #1 seed and follows that team to the championship would get a total of 21 points from that team. Someone who picks a #4 seed who makes the final 8 would get 24 from that team. The objective in the end then is not to just pick the winners but pick the teams with the lowest seeds who have the best chance to win enough games to produce significant points.