The #1 bracket app is back and better than ever for the 2022 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournaments! Compete against friends, ESPN personalities and celebrities to see who finishes with the best bracket. Did we mention it’s completely free to play, and that you can win $100,000 in each game?
• Create up to 25 brackets and enter each bracket in up to 10 different groups to play against friends, celebrities, ESPN personalities, and fans across the nation.
• Fill out your Women’s Tournament Challenge brackets directly in the app! Create up to 25 different brackets for the women’s tournament, and use Bracket Predictor and Bracket Analyzer to help you make the most informed picks.
• Finish your bracket in seconds by auto-filling with top seeds, a Smart Bracket powered by ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, or completely random selections. You can also import a bracket that you’ve already filled out on the app, make some tweaks, and submit another bracket!
• Only want to pick your champion? No problem. Let ESPN take care of the rest by clicking ‘Finish My Bracket For Me’, either randomly or with our Smart Bracket logic powered by BPI.
• View details on each matchup to make informed picks, including season and historical performance information for each team and video previews for each game of the tournament.
• Looking for an extra edge? Subscribe to ESPN+ and get access to Bracket Predictor, Bracket Analyzer, and expert analysis for game-by-game insights to help you win. Additionally, get access to thousands of live streaming events and ESPN originals on ESPN.com, ESPN App, and connected TV devices. You can purchase ESPN+ directly in the app.
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- We’ve streamlined and modernized the app for 2022 to give you the best possible bracket experience!
- $100,000 in prizes are now available in both Men’s and Women’s Tournament Challenge! See official rules for details and play for your chance to win.
- Two ESPN+ Bracket Tools, Bracket Predictor and Bracket Analyzer, are now available for Women’s Tournament Challenge. Bracket Predictor gives you access to key data points to help make your picks as savvy as any of ESPN’s experts. Once your bracket is submitted, Bracket Analyzer lets you project the correct picks you’ll earn each round throughout the tournament.
- Alerts for the Women’s Tournament now take you directly to the Women’s Tourney tab for a smoother experience.
- Subscribe to ESPN+ to gain the edge on your competition. From Bracket Predictor to Bracket Analyzer to expert analysis, you’ll get the game-by-game insights to help you win your group. As a subscriber, you also get access to thousands of live streaming events and ESPN originals on ESPN.com, ESPN App, and connected TV devices.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
For years, I dreaded the filling out of paper brackets...not quite understanding the scoring involved as I picked teams based on favorite colors and underdogs (whether I’d heard of them or not). No judging...I’ve come a far way from there although I think I was somehow more successful back then in my clueless years. Anyways, thanks for creating an app that makes it easy to fill out and calculates my points so I can easily rub my predictions (that are still horridly off) in my friends faces. It has made March Madness fun instead of a yearly dread of watching friends lose their minds...now I can join the madness too. :)
Don’t bury the women’s tournament
The app is a lot of fun. I appreciate the opportunity to fill out lots of brackets (one in which my fave teams win, one in which I predict lots of upsets, etc.). I like the auto fill options as well. But I care as much about the women’s tournament as the men’s, and I’m surprised that the women’s tournament is still an afterthought. It is a hassle to have to dig for it (and dig even deeper to get the game times). What’s worse, after I dig down to game level within my bracket, there is no way to go back one screen to the bracket. The only option is to hit exit, which sends you back to “Play More Games” level, where you have to select “play” the women’s tournament. Come on! Maybe you should just create a separate app for the women’s tournament. But I’ll give you credit for including the women’s tournament in the app; the NCAA’s own March Madness app doesn’t include anything about the women’s tournament! Crazy!
Destroying the traditional four quadrant view of the tournament bracket makes it hard to see how the games come together.
There are frequent issues with the real-time coding of winners & losers - the team names are right, but sometimes your eliminated picks show in crossed-out red type and sometimes just in crossed-out grey type. BEWARE: Your “correct” picks are only shown in green in the first round, so just when you get used to reading the bracket layout it changes. Why don’t your advancing teams keep displaying in green? 🤷♀️
Hey Disney - Hire some graphic/UI designers (maybe not just sports enthusiasts) and better coding QA personnel!
I have followed the tournament for 35 years, and have filled out many amateur “just for fun” brackets. This app is not intuitive, and the amount of study you have to undertake to understand what your own bracket is telling you is not worth it. Not to mention how the poor design makes it impossible to include more casual tournament fans… 🤦♀️
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