Selection Sunday coming up this weekend means one thing: March Madness is almost here.
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, will begin March 14 and last through April 3. The women's tournament starts March 15 and lasts through April 2.
Whether you're cheering for your favorite team or just making a bracket for fun, here's what you need to know about finding and downloading brackets for March Madness this year.
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Selection Sunday isn't until March 12, where the 68 men's and 68 women's teams playing in their respective tournaments will be finalized, including the top seeds and play-in games.
However, the NCAA is already offering a printable blank March Madness bracket to fill out ahead of time. It is available to download and view either as a PDF or a JPEG on NCAA.com.
CBS, which will be broadcasting the men's tournament, is also offering a printable bracket on CBSSports.com to fill out ahead of Selection Sunday.
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ESPN is bringing back its annual tournament challenge on ESPN.com, in which individuals or groups can complete brackets, picking the winner for each game of the men's and the women's tournaments. Ten randomly drawn winners will take home $5,000, and there is a $75,000 total prize pool. If you complete 25 brackets for both the men's and women's tournament, you can also qualify for a chance to win the 25th anniversary prize, as 25 randomly drawn winners will win $1,000.
If you make a bracket on ESPN for the tournament challenge but aren't sure who to pick, there are a few autofill bracket options. You can either choose to have the higher seed in each matchup automatically picked, have a random winner selected for each game or have ESPN generate a bracket using its Basketball Power Index.
You can also start a bracket and let a computer fill in the rest, either making random selections or using the smart bracket system to pick.
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