Not Just Another NCAA Bracket Game

If you haven’t filled out an NCAA bracket yet (or even if you have), head on over to the Newsvine Cinderella Bracket Challenge and pick your teams before Thursday’s tournament tipoff.

The grand prize this year is an XBOX 360, and once again, we’re proud to present you with what we believe to be the best NCAA Tournament game in the business. Instead of taking an hour to pick an entire bracket full of teams only to see the people who pick the top seeds score the most points, the Cinderella Bracket Challenge gives you a limited budget of 300 credits to pick as few or as many teams as you want. Top seeds cost the most and weaker seeds (“Cinderellas”) are cheap.

Your goal is to pick the basket of teams you can afford, given a fixed budget, that will net the most total victories in the tournament.

So if you’re interested in the NCAA Tournament, head on over to the Cinderella Bracket Challenge and you can fill out up to three separate entries. Make sure to either join an existing group or create a group of your own and invite your friends in. We don’t encourage gambling at Newsvine, but what you do behind closed doors is your business. :)

7 comments on “Not Just Another NCAA Bracket Game”. Leave your own?
  1. Devon Shaw says:

    Effin sweet. I’m in.


  2. Devon Shaw says:


    Not to spoil any strategy here, but this is actually a lot more strategic than simply picking brackets. The idea of course, is that you have to not only fill out the most likely bracket outcome, but you have to calculate the average cost of points per win, then select the most efficient combination of teams based on projected victories while also factoring upset potential. Even if a #1 seed won the championship game, six victories at the cost of 130 points is only a marginal success with high risk. You’d have better odds assembling those six victories through another combination of teams.

    And that’s all I have to contribute publicly. :) This is fun.

  3. Excellent job as usual. Look forward to kicking everyone’s ass. Duke Duke mothafuckas!

  4. Phil Scott says:

    Hey Mike, just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that this morning when I went to go create my entry it looks like the ability to create new ones is already turned off. Damn my procrastination!

  5. Mike B says:

    Sounds pretty good. I’m hoping for a Football (Soccer) tournament sometime soon though!

  6. Mike D. says:

    Phil: Sorry about that. I think we locked it a few hours earlier by accident. :(

  7. r says:

    it wont let me creat a entrey how do i do it

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