It’s that time.
Does anyone know what the “fairest” scoring system is for running an NCAA basketball pool? Assume everyone is filling in the entire bracket ahead of time, and points are given for every correct winner chosen (the amount of points based on which round it is - the later in the bracket, the more you get).
I am in one where they are giving points at 1,3,5,7,9,11 (i.e., for each correct winner in round 1 you get 1 pt., round 2 you get 3 pts. etc.)
Another I’m in is 1,2,4,8,16,32.
The first one seems to weight too heavily to the early rounds, whereas the latter seems to weight too heavily to the later rounds.
Anyone know what the most equitable distribution of points is?