2005 NCAA Tournament Pool


Space has been cleared in the rafters of the Olsen Center for the addition of the Patrick Guzzardi championship banner.  Patrick put in a dominating bracket, nailing three of the Final Four teams and predicting the championship matchup correctly.  He'll take home a pool-record prize of $765 for his troubles, and will join Eileen Walsh, Mark Lavoie, Jennifer Gaunce, Jahnna Henderson, and Mark Antolini in the Pool Hall of Champions.  Bryan Clark made up for a close call in the 2003 pool, which he would have won if Kansas had defeated Syracuse, with a solid 2nd place finish.  Last year's champion Mark Antolini took third place, and Attorney/Poker Guru Alex Bellino grabbed the final paying slot.  My condolences to those who finished just out of the money.  I've been there and know how it feels.


1st - Patrick Guzzardi - 127 pts. - $765
2nd - Bryan Clark #1 -121 pts. - $235
3rd - Mark Antolini #4 - 112 pts. - $120
4th - Alex Bellino #2 - 111 pts. - $60

Be sure to bookmark this site and check back next year on Selection Sunday (March 12th, 2006) for the 7th Annual NCAA Pool.  There'll be a couple changes to keep the pool size from growing too much since I've found that at about 200 entries I begin to lose my sanity.  Most notably the entry fee will move to $10 per sheet next year (there was overwhelming support for this change among those who expressed a preference).  Until then enjoy baseball season and have a great spring/summer/fall!  Thanks for playing.  I hope you enjoyed it.  See you in March.


The previous daily write-ups and standings can be found on this page.

Please read the FAQ page if you have any questions.

See all the entries in the 2005 pool in PDF format on the Picks Page.  You can also see all the picks on one page here.

Click here for the results of the 2004 NCAA Pool.

Click here for the results of the 2003 NCAA Pool.

Click here for the results of the 2002 NCAA Pool.

If you have any questions, send me an email at ncaa@mattolsen.com.