PickHoops Frequently Asked Questions
1.1 What is PickHoops?
1.1 What is PickHoops?PickHoops hosts National College Basketball bracket contests online. Create a group, and you and your friends enter your picks. As tournament results come in, we update stats and standings automatically.
1.2 Didn't you guys used to be Pick 65?Pick 65 incorporated and became PickHoops, LLC in 2005.
1.3 How long has PickHoops been in business?The software that became PickHoops was created in 1996 to track brackets for our own amusement, and has gradually evolved to the masterpiece of web design you see before you.
2.1 What are the scoring options?The numerous PickHoops scoring options are described on the scoring and tiebreakers page.
2.2 Can you support my different scoring/tiebreaker system?If you have a scoring system or tiebreaker we don't support automatically, let us know. We may be able to add it.
2.3 How do you handle the play-in game?The Opening Round (previously "play-in") game is played between the 64th and 65th chosen teams on the Tuesday before the First Round games start, and the winner becomes the 16th seed in that region.
We don't use the play-in game itself for scoring or tiebreakers. You can pick the play-in winner as a #16 seed to advance in the tournament.
3.1 Can I enter multiple picks?The group owner can decide how many picks each player is allowed to enter, from 1 to 25, per email address / login. The group owner is not subject to this restriction.
3.2 Can I enter picks for other people?The owner of a group can enter picks on behalf of other people, regardless of whether they have registered online. This is especially useful for picks written by hand that are given to the group owner.
3.3 Can I see everyone else's picks?Once the tournament games start (or shortly thereafter), everyone's picks will be visible to everyone else. Until then, only the group admin can see other people's brackets.
3.4 When can I enter my picks?Members can enter their picks the morning after tournament seeds are announced. The deadline for entering picks by group members is 12:00 noon Thursday EDT just before the Round 1 games begin.
3.5 Can I enter my picks after the games start?Group owners can submit late picks with no deadline. A log of all entries with timestamps is made available to all group members.
3.6 Can I change picks after they've been entered?Yes, up until the tournament games start.
Group owners can make pick edits at any time to correct errors, with a log of edits made public to all members of that group.
3.7 Can I delete picks I don't want?Picks can be changed without previously deleting the old picks. If you really do need to delete picks, group owners can delete them. Contact your group owner to erase unwanted picks.
3.8 Can I enter a pick without creating a group?You'll need to find a group to join, or get some friends together and make your own pool.
4.1 Can I delete a group I don't want?Let us know and we'll delete it for you. We'll need to know group ID to delete and the email address you used to sign up.
4.2 Is my group private?It's as private as you want it to be. Groups can have a password; send the password only to those you want to be able to join.
4.3 Do you have my group information from last year?Previous years' groups are archived here:
5.1 Can I upgrade my group later?You can upgrade your group to handle more brackets, up to 500, at any time for the difference in price plus a $1.00 transaction fee.
5.2 Can I downgrade my group later?In general, no. We have to make server allowances and purchasing decisions based on how many brackets you expect to receive for your group, even if you don't actually reach that number later.
5.3 What happens when my group reaches its bracket limit?Your group members can initially enter brackets above and beyond your limit. We'll notify you that your group is over the limit, and you can elect to delete some brackets down to your limit or upgrade your group. This system prevents your members from being locked out if there is a problem with the upgrade process.