Goofy scoring procedure and explanation. A possible perfect score of 408 means that if you correctly seed a team, you're getting both the 2 for correctly seeding them and the 1 for seeding them within one seed line (68 x (3+2+1)). So, in reality, they are awarding 3 points for correctly seeding a team. And, why are they awarding points for correctly "predicting" the teams who receive automatic bids? That's irrelevant if you're evaluating predictions that are made after the auto bids have been determined. And, if you're evaluating before the conference tournaments, then you're scoring more on a basketball prediction than a bracketology prediction.