Men's March Magic - League Options
Scoring options determine how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in a league. Other options determine how the league works. Most options can be changed anytime during the pool.
For March Magic, with all the scoring related options below set to No or None, all correct picks are worth 10 points each.
You can try different league options here and then see the resulting team point values on the picks page. 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.
Pick one round at a time:
Pick one round at a time
For bracket pools, 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.
Underdogs are worth more points:
Underdogs are worth more points
With this option, instead of a pick being worth 10 points, an underdog's pick will be worth 11, 12, 13, etc points.
Conversely, a favorite's pick will be worth 9, 8, 7, etc points.
More points for underdogs adds to the strategy of the game and encourages players to not always pick the favorite.
Default option: medium.
Underdog points are based on team seed or game spread:
Use the team seed or the game spread to calculate points won
Using the team seed is our traditional method. For example, an 11 seed is worth about twice as many points as a 6 seed.
The team seed option can result in a lot of points for underdogs that make it into the later rounds, compared to the game spread option. This is especially true when you choose to have points increase with each round.
Using the game spread more accurately reflects the true odds, but may reduce the madness desired.
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.
Include Over/Under Picks:  
Players pick whether the total points scored in a game will be OVER or UNDER the posted number.
Win 5 or 10 points for correct over/under picks. Lose 5 or 10 points for wrong ones. Over/Under points do not increase with each round in bracket pools.
League players don't have to make over/under selections. Players who make over/under picks do not necessarily have an advantage since there is a 50/50 chance to win or lose points.
Display the last place player on your leaderboard in red:
Display last place player in red
This is a fun option to emphasize who's in last place in your league.
It encourages a bit of trash talking.
Also adds incentive for players to keep playing.
Each league can decide on the consequences for finishing in last place ;)
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 for games that have already started.
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.
Late picks are available for a limited amount of time, so get your picks in as soon as you can.
Late picks are indicated on the leaderboard by an asterisk next to each player's points.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the All Players leaderboards 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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