The 2014 NCAA Tournament field was selected on Sunday, and that means March Madness is here and The Rambler’s Bracket Challenge is back. The second annual contest is free to enter and is open to anyone at Prep, including students, faculty, and staff. One need not know anything about basketball to enter. In fact, sometimes knowing less may be a blessing in disguise.
1. Entrants must be a Prep student, faculty, or staff member to enter. Please write your name and grade on your bracket. Click to download and print the official bracket. Or, see a member of The Rambler staff or Mr. Hubert in Room 402 for a copy.
2. All brackets must be turned in to Mr. Hubert in Room 402, printed out, by Thursday, March 20, 2014, by noon Eastern time. No late or electronic submissions will be accepted.
3. You must fill in a winner for all the games beginning with Second Round games played Thursday and Friday. You do not need to include the First Round (“play-in”) games.
4. In case of a tie, write your prediction for the total points scored in the championship game.
Round 2 (Round of 64): 10 points for each correct pick
Round 3 (Round of 32): 20 points for each correct pick
Round 4 (Sweet 16): 40 points for each correct pick
Quarterfinals (Elite 8): 80 points for each correct pick
Semifinals (Final Four): 160 points for each correct pick
Championship: 320 points for a correct pick
Grand Prize: $35 iTunes gift card
Second Place: $10 iTunes gift card
Third Place: $10 iTunes gift card