Welcome to the 18thAnnual Tremains Memorial NCAA Pool!
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It's 2018 and we are back after taking last year off for a little back surgery. So lets get the 18th Annual Tremains Memorial NCAA Pool started! We had 237 entries in 2016, so we have our work cut out for us ... tell your family, tell your friends, tell your co-workers!

We again have some exciting Prize Breakouts and a LOSER/BOOBIE Prize. See complete details under the Bracketology 101 section!


My Uncle Elmer loved college basketball. The Kansas Jayhawks in particular (but if you knew him or any of his kids you already knew that), but he also rooted for the Tigers (whenever they weren't playing KU that is!). For you youngsters, there was once this thing called the BIG 8, then the BIG 12. And since my dad was a huge MU fan, the KU/MU rivalry always took center-stage! Someone could always expect a phone call following those games: if KU won, Uncle Elmer would always call my dad to rub it in, and Dad would always call Uncle Elmer when the Tigers pulled out a win over the Chickenhawks. I remember the fun and camaraderie come tournament time too: entering NCAA pools, making side wagers, the bravado, the trash-talking... In my opinion, in all of sports, the best and most exciting time of the year!

So back in 2001 I began an online NCAA bracket to once again enjoy the fun, the bragging, the trash talking, the hopes of coming out on top... But more than that, it was a way to stay close with family and friends from all over the country. Mike, Dale and Judy all commented then on how much Uncle Elmer would have enjoyed this. It was at that point that I decided to rename this annual pool in his memory. Since then we've lost other loved ones. Dale Tremain passed away in October of 2016, he was a man of exceptional kindness, "selflessness and generosity". Many of those that participate year after year are friends or family of Dale's.

"Let there be songs to fill the air."

And as always. . .

Thank you for participating in the 18th Annual Tremains Memorial NCAA Pool.
Good Luck and Have Fun!

Scott Tremain

Bracketology 101

When can I enter? Beginning March 1st, you will have the ability to enter the pool and pay using PayPal. You will see prominent links on this page allowing you to enter and pay. And then on Selection Sunday (March 11th) the online brackets will be available for you to go online and fill out. You have until Thursday morning, March 15th, to pay and submit your bracket(s).

"First Four" Play-in Games: We do NOT pick these "First Four" games. This link explains a bit more about these games. Click here.

Entry Fee: $10 per bracket. Enter as often as you like. Payable by cash, check or credit card/PayPal.

BACK FOR 2018: Payouts for Top Five. If we have over 200 entries we will pay out first through fifth places. (otherwise, top three) Prizes to be determined accordingly.

Prizes will be determined by our number of participants.
2018 prizes break down this way:

1st Place: $tba
2nd Place: $tba
3rd Place: $tba
4th Place: $tba (if we have over 200 entries)
5th Place: $tba (if we have over 200 entries)

Back Again:

Last Place/Booby Prize: You get your $10 entry fee back! :)


First Four/Play-In Games: n/a (we do NOT pick these games)
1st Round Games: 2 points each (64 total possible pts)
2nd Round Games: 3 points each (48 total possible pts)
Regional Semis/Sweet 16 Games: 5 points each (40 total possible pts)
Regional Finals/Elite 8 Games: 8 points each (32 total possible pts)
National Semi/Final 4 Games: 13 points each (26 total possible pts)
National Final Game: 21 pts

Tie breakers: Total pts in Final Game / Pick Percentage / Most Teams in Field of 16

Website Fees: A small portion of the total prize pool is reserved for the costs of running the site (Hosting, software, time, etc.)

Thanks again! And Good Luck.

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Complete TV coverage! Every game will be televised! Here is how this year's TV schedule will break down:
  • First Four: March 13 and 14 - truTV
  • First and Second Rounds: March 15 - 18 - CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV
  • Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight: March 22 - 25 - CBS and TBS
  • Final Four: March 31 - TBS
  • Championship: April 2 - TBS

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