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How To Enter An NCAA Tournament Bracket Pool On CBS, ESPN, Yahoo!

A closeup of a Wilson Final Four basketball.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 04: The Wilson basketball with the Final Four logo is seen as the Connecticut Huskies practice ahead of the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sunday night, the 68-team NCAA Tournament field will be unveiled on ESPN. Starting at about 5:30 p.m. E.T. that night, bracket talk is going to be the dominant topic of conversation. 

You're not going to want to be left out. 

Here's how to enter an NCAA Tournament bracket pool on the big sites. 

CBS

  1. Go to CBS
  2. Click on "Play Now" under Bracket Challenge on the far left. 
  3. You will then be asked to either sign-in or register a CBS account. It's free. You can also connect using Facebook.
  4. Once logged in, you will be asked to enter your bracket by creating a bracket name. 
  5. After entering the name, your bracket is submitted and you'll be able to make your selections once the bracket is out.
  6. You'll have until before the first games tip off on Thursday to submit your picks. 

ESPN

  1. Go to ESPN
  2. Click "Create A Bracket Now." 
  3. You will then be asked to log-in, log-in with Facebook or to sign up on ESPN. 
  4. Once logged in, it's a four-step process. 
  5. Step 1: Create a bracket. Select a name for your bracket to do so. 
  6. Step 2: Join groups. You can join whichever groups you want. 
  7. Step 3: Invite friends. Using Facebook, Twitter or email, you can invite friends to play with you. 
  8. Step 4: Fill out the bracket, which can be done starting Sunday night. 
  9. You have until before the first games tip off on Thursday to submit your picks. 

Yahoo!

  1. Go to Yahoo!
  2. Click "Create Your Bracket." 
  3. You will then be asked to log-in to Yahoo. 
  4. Once logged in, you need to create a name for your bracket and select an email account to be affiliated with it. 
  5. Do so, and hit "Save and Continue." 
  6. When the bracket comes out Sunday night, you can make your selections.
  7. You have until before the first games tip off on Thursday to submit your picks.