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Templates for Men’s and Women’s 2009 March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament Brackets

written by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 3/11/2009

Microsoft Office Online has templates for the upcoming 2009 Men’s and Women’s March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament for you to print out and distribute to anyone you can rope in to join the pool to predict which teams will advance from each regional bracket. Get the low down below.

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    The 2009 March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournaments for both men and women are getting really close so it’s time to create your bracket matrix, for the pool with your friends or at the office, to keep track of which teams advance to the final dance. Microsoft Office Online is one resource you can use to get your pintable brackets ready to pass along to whomever you choose to share the madness with. Keep in mind that these templates are available to be downloaded and worked with in Visio or Excel.

    Here are the easy steps you should follow to make an NCAA Tournament Bracket:

    1) Start by accessing the available templates for NCAA Basketball Tournaments I direct you to which are offered at Microsoft Office Online.

    2) Browse the collection of templates and choose the one you want. There are blank ones and of course; when this year’s actual roster is announced after the regional conference tournaments are over and teams from across the country earn a seed, the 2009 bracket will be made available.

    3) Click on the title of that template (it will then appear on its own for a closer inspection), then click “Download” after which you simply agree to their user license agreement. (You might have to install an Active X plug in for Internet Explorer if you don’t already have it but if you have any problems here, the instructions to update or fix the problem pops up.)

    4) Open the free template you downloaded in the Office program specified and follow the simple instructions to customize it.

    5) Proof the final document to make sure all the information, the seeds, the dates and locations of each round of games will be played is correct and print it for distribution. In most cases, the person in your pool who knows the least about basketball will most accurately predict the outcome.