Greetings! I'm a long-time customer of OfficePool. Love the software. Keep up the good work!

My pools run a seed x weight scoring system. Up until now I've ignored the play-in games, but may want to include them this year. My question for you: in OfficePool, how are the First Four teams handled, in terms of seeding?

If the teams are seeded as "16s" even if I assign a 1 to the round weight, there's still 64 points in play for four games, which is a LOT and could potentially unbalance my scoring system. My follow-up question is: can I assign fractional weights to that particular round, i.e. a weight of .5 or even .25, if I choose to use the First Four games?

Thanks again for all the hard work in developing OfficePool. My best to all of you.

2011-03-03 22:51

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement Laughing

From what I understand, the official First Four games will have matching seeds (i.e. two 16's or two 11's or 12's, etc). You can also change these seed values from Preferences -> Teams tab.

And yes, you can use decimal values.

Another option is to use a combination of Seed x Weights and Basic. Then you can award a fixed amount of points (e.g. 10) for a correct First Four pick. (use values of 0 for all other rounds, for example)

Lastly, you may want to check out this link on First Four Options:


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