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Challenge your friends to the most entertaining March Madness fantasy game!

How to Play MarchDraftness

  1. Register for an account in the website header.
  2. Create a group or join a group that your friends have already created.
    • At this time, we only have private groups.
    • You must have at least 4 people in your group, with a maximum of 5.
    • MarchDraftness is best played with a 4 person group.
  3. Invite your friends to join your group!
    • Be sure to remember your group password. To find the group ID, click on your username in the main header. Your groups will be listed on your profile with the ID next to the group name.
    • Send your friends a message including the group ID and group password.
    • Your friends can join your group by going to the groups page and finding your group.
  4. Pick your teams!
    • We now offer online drafting!
    • Just like fantasy football or baseball drafting at Yahoo or ESPN, you can login to the site and draft with your friends. We offer a messaging system (rudimentary for now) and the ability to see who your friends are drafting.
    • If you have 4 members in your group, each member will draft 17 teams.
    • If you have 5 members in your group, each member will have 13 or 14 teams.
    • We moved to 5 members in each group when the NCAA started with a single play-in game, and have kept 5 ever since. Four is ideal though.
    • When you get to your draft room, someone needs to click the Set Draft Order button. This will randomly set the draft order. Once the button is clicked, the draft order is set and nothing can be changed.
    • The draft is a snake draft. This means that the person who picks first in the first round picks last in the second round. If there are 4 people, the order will be like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1 1, 2, 3, 4 etc...
  5. Check Your Scores!
    • This website will automatically fill in the bracket for you.
    • It will also automatically tally your points.
  6. Point System
    • Round 1 Win by your team earns you 1 point.
    • Round 2 Win by your team earns you 3 points.
    • Sweet 16 Win by your team earns you 6 points.
    • Elite 8 Win by your team earns you 9 points.
    • Final 4 Win by your team earns you 12 points.
    • If your team wins the championship, you earn 15 points..
    • You also earn points if you pick a team that upsets a better seed.
    • You are awarded the difference in the seeds.
    • If a 12 seed beats a 5 seed, you get 7 upset points in addition to the 1 point for the first round win.
    • If a 16 seed beats a 1 seed you get 15 upset points in addition to the 1 point for the first round win.

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About MarchDraftness

MarchDraftness (without the name) was thought up by 5 friends from Granite Bay California. It started out as a normal NCAA March Madness tournament challenge by everyone picking their bracket and then counting the wins. But that wasn't enough for this group of friends. They wanted something a little more exciting, a little more challenging and something that will truly demonstrate who the knows the most about college basketball in a given year.

In 2001 they decided to make a change. Instead of doing a traditional bracket, they changed format to drafting individual teams. Points were awarded based on the round of the win and if there was an upset. You must strike a delicate balance between picking teams who you think can win the entire tournament and teams you think might pull off that famous 12 v 5 upset.