March Magic - League Options
Scoring options affect how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in the league. Other options affect how the league works.
For March Magic, without any scoring options turned on, all correct picks are worth 1 point each.
The point value for each pick, along with other team info, is shown on the picks page once picks are available. Hover over the points shown there for more scoring info for each team. You can try different league options here and then see the resulting point values on the picks page.
Pick one round at a time:
Pick one round at a time
Picking one round at a time is poolsbyround's signature feature and is recommended for a more engaging, strategic game.
Players will have a better chance to have teams go farther in the bracket, which is more fun.
Or select No to play the traditional way where players pick the whole bracket before the games start.
After the pool has started, you can not change this option.
After the first round, players can still pick any team:
After the first round, players can still pick any team
Typically after the 1st round in a brackets pool, players can only pick from the winning teams they picked in the previous round.
With this option, players start fresh each round and can pick any team, regardless of their previous round's picks.
This option is only available with the Pick one round at a time option.
If you turn this option on, after the pool has started, you can not turn it off again.
Lower seeded teams (underdogs) are worth more points
Underdogs are worth more points
More points for underdogs adds to the strategy of the game and encourages players to not always pick the favorite.
Underdog points are derived from each team's seed and are calibrated to balance the value of each pick.
For example, an 11 seed is worth about twice as many points as a 6 seed.
Points increase with each round:
Points increase with each round
This option gives players a better chance to catch up. Later games carry more weight.
For the 6 rounds in the tournament, points are (approximately) multiplied by the setting you choose.
For example, for the medium (default) option, points will be multiplied by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th rounds.
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines:
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines
Typically you can only see other league members' picks after a game begins.
With this option, players can always see league competitors' picks.
Players can change their picks until a game begins.
Allow commish to make late picks for league players:
Commish can make late picks for others
Turn this option 'on' if the commish needs the ability to make late picks for league members.
Use the settings icon to the right of each player's name on the leaderboard to make their picks.
This option is not available when picking the whole bracket before the games start.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the All Players leaderboard on the home page. Depending on the league options selected, your league points may be different from your All Players leaderboard points.
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