Printable March Madness Material: Download Free PDF Material of the 2022 NCAA Tournament Here
The 2022 NCAA Tournament is finally here, and what good is March Madness without support?
Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Sporting News has every type of college basketball fan covered with our printable, PDF, 2022 NCAA Tournament Bracket complete with the full 68 field. Download it, print it, fill it out, talk to your colleagues.
This year’s tournament schedule begins with the First Four on March 15 in Dayton, Ohio. The Big Dance escalates with the first and second rounds from March 17-20 and culminates with the Final Four and National Championship games from April 2-4 in New Orleans.
In addition to the printable material below, you’ll also find tips and tools to help you complete it, including picks and analysis from TSN’s expert editors.
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Download Sporting News’ NCAA Tournament Printable Material (PDF) by clicking here.
EXPERT CHOICES: DeCourcy (Arizona) | Bender (Kentucky) | Fagan (Gonzaga) | Pohnl, Arizona
How to Complete a March Madness Bracket
- Your group will consist of 64 teams – after the first four playoff games have been completed – divided equally between the West, Midwest, East and South regions.
- The first round will be determined by the NCAA Selection Committee on a ranking system: A seeded 1 (considered the best team in their region), will play a seeded 16 (considered the worst), a seed 2-seeded will play a 15-seeded, and so on. Pick the team that should win the first round and advance them to the second by writing their name on the next match line.
- From there, repeat the process until you’ve predicted the entire tournament through Rounds 1 and 2, Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and NCAA Championship Game.
- Predict the score of the championship game as the final potential tiebreaker with anyone likely to have the same score as you at the end of the tournament.
How does a March Madness support work?
The most common scoring method has one point for each correct prediction in the first round; two points for each prediction in the second round; four points for the Sweet 16; eight points for the Elite Eight; 16 points for the Final Four; and 32 points for picking the NCAA champion.
This scoring method places more importance on correct predictions later in the tournament. For example, simply predicting the correct NCAA Tournament champion is worth as many points to your group (32) as a perfect first round. Keep this in mind when making your choices.
The first four games are generally not used in point scoring, which begins in the first round. An incorrect prediction in any of the first four playoff games will not result in penalties or lost points.
HISTORY OF DISTURBANCE BY SEEDS:
15 against 2 | 14 against 3 | 13 against 4 | 12 against 5
March Madness media tips from the experts at SN
So you have printed support. Need a hand filling it out? Sporting News’ team of college basketball pundits will fill in their own brackets on Draft Sunday, sharing the method to their madness. In the meantime, here is a list of tools you can use to earn your office pool.
Parenthesis prediction tool: Our friends at TeamRankings offer a handy, free comparison tool to help you fill your range.
Beware of parenthesis breakers: Think twice before choosing the favorite against these eight underdogs with serious sleeping potential.
Play the odds when selecting the Final Four, National Champions: Don’t be cute. Your Final Four should include plenty of chalk.
March Madness Calendar 2022
The 2022 NCAA Tournament begins March 15-16 with the first four playoff games. The first and second rounds will take place March 17-20, followed by the Sweet 16 (March 24-25) and the Elite Eight (March 26-27) a week later. This year’s Final Four will take place April 2-4 in New Orleans.
|first four||March 15-16|
|Round 1||March 17-18|
|2nd round||March 19-20|
|Sweet 16||March 24-25|
|Elite Eight||March 26-27|
|Final square||April 2|
|national championship||April 4|
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