The object of The Jerome

To select the winners of the 32 NCAA Division I conference tournaments

HOW it works

You’re allowed to pick one team per league, and you earn points based on how far it advances.

A trip to the finals earns two points for your The Jerome score, and a victory in the championship game gets you three more (for a grand total of, wait for it, five).

There are two bonus points available if your conference tourney-winning team meets BOTH of the following criteria:

  1. it is seeded third or worse in that tournament’s bracket (or second or worse in a league that uses divisions as seeding)

  2. it plays no more than two games in the tournament on its home court.

So in some leagues, picking a winner means seven points for you

Making your selections

The 32 conferences are split into two groups based on the timing of the league tournaments 

Week One  – Pick Deadline: Monday March 4, 6:00PM EST
America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Summit, and West Coast.

Week Two – Pick Deadline: Monday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. EST
American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Sky, Big 12, Big Ten, Big West, Conference USA, Ivy, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern, Southland, Southwestern Athletic, Sun Belt and Western Athletic.

Click here or on the 'Send Them In' button at the top of the page to fill out your Week One picks.  Week Two pick selection will open after the first deadline has passed- @Sendit_Interns and @TheJeromeXVIII will tweet a reminder when that takes place (you can also opt into an email reminder when you make your Week One selections).

Final Thoughts

Throughout the tournaments, you can find the most updated scores and standings on the 'News & Results' page; however, we will use opt-in email and our Facebook page (The Jerome) for periodic updates based on feedback from last year.

Questions? Hit us at those Twitter handles above (you can also follow Jerome chatter via #TheJeromeXVIII), or email

The answer to the most popular questions is yes, our borders are open, so invite anyone you wish to participate. Pass along the link to the site and they can take it from there. 

If any conflicts arise, all of The Keeper's decisions are final.