How to Play

To sign up, simply visit our Bracketology Battle registration page and fill out the requested information. You will be asked to create an account. You will use your account to log in and check your scores and rankings during the tournament. Once the tournament field is announced on Sunday, March 12, you can log back in to pick your bracket.

Participants get to select a French Gerleman Bracketology Battle bracket consisting of all NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games and a total score for the championship game. You will receive points for each game in which you select the winning team. Your final score for the tournament will be the total of all your points. Your goal is to earn as many points as you can over the course of the tournament. Picks and/or changes will be accepted until the tip-off of the of the first game of the tournament (scheduled for the morning of Thursday, March 16).

THIS CONTEST IS DEVISED AS A NON-GAMBLING PROMOTION, and is intended solely for entertainment purposes.


The brackets with the five highest scores at the end of the tournament will be awarded prizes.  

  • Best Overall Bracket: 60 Inch LG Smart TV
  • Second Best Overall Bracket: Playstation 4 Bundle
  • Third Best Overall Bracket: Dell Inspiron Touch Screen Laptop
  • Fourth Best Overall Bracket: FitBit Blaze
  • Fifth Best Overall Bracket: Apple TV

Random Prizes

We will also award Amazon Echo Dot to five randomly selected participants.  The random prizes will all be awarded at the end of the tournament.


The Contest is FREE to play. No purchase or entry fee necessary to enter or win. This is an online promotion only. Only one bracket per contestant shall be accepted. All bracket names must be appropriate for all audiences. French Gerleman reserves the right to edit bracket names it deems inappropriate.

This Contest and its affiliated website is open only to individual customers and the owners and employees of customers of French Gerleman who are legal U.S. residents and 18 years of age or older. Not open to the general public. Some employers may not grant permission to participate in this promotion or may have rules regarding the awarding of prizes to their employees. By participating, entrants agree to adhere to the rules of their employers. French Gerleman assumes no responsibility for any consequences of an employee violating the rules of his or her employer.

Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of French Gerleman, its subsidiaries/affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any and all other entities associated with this Contest, are not eligible to participate.

Predictions must be submitted prior to the start of the first game of the tournament. Any submissions after that time will not be accepted.

The Contest is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by the NCAA Basketball or its institutions. This is a skill game designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in French Gerleman. The rules governing sweepstakes, contests and tournaments with entry fees and/or prizes are set up by each individual state, not by the federal government. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Click here for the Official Rules.