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 Feb 26, 6:00PM EST
America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Big Ten, Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Summit, and West Coast.

note: The Big Ten tournament is a week earlier than it has been historically and is now part of Week One.

Week Two – Pick Deadline: Monday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. EST
American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Sky, Big 12, 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 @TheJeromeXVII will tweet a reminder when that takes place.

Final Thoughts

Throughout the tournaments, you can find updated scores and standings on the 'News & Results' page.  

Questions? Hit us at those Twitter handles above (you can also follow Jerome chatter via #TheJerome), 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; everyone is automatically added our e-mail list if they enter. 

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