The 2021 NCAA Tournament field was selected on Sunday. That means March Madness is here, and The Rambler’s Bracket Challenge is back. The eighth edition of the contest is free to enter and 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.
- Entrants must be a current 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 Mr. Hubert in Room 403/404 for a copy.
- All brackets must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand- delivered to Mr. Hubert in Room 403/404 by Thursday, March 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern time. No late submissions will be accepted.
- You must fill in a winner for all of the games beginning with the First Round games to be played on Friday and Saturday. You do not need to include the First Four (“play-in”) games that will be played on Thursday. Please write out the team names; do not write seed numbers.
- In case of a tie, write your prediction for the total points scored in the championship game in the spot indicated on the bracket.
Round 1 (Round of 64): 10 points for each correct pick
Round 2 (Round of 32): 20 points for each correct pick
Round 3 (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: $40 Amazon gift card
Second Place: $15 Amazon gift card
Third Place: $10 Amazon gift card