Funny March Madness Bracket Names

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March Madness has finally arrived. Selection Sunday is now in the rearview mirror, which means the full 68-team field is set ahead of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Not only will millions of Americans tune into the games on TV, but billions of dollars will be wagered on the festivities, as well.

This year’s Big Dance will look a lot more normal than last year’s strange, bubbled edition. A few games had to be canceled because of unfortunate Covid outbreaks last year. While those same rules still apply, here’s hoping all 63 scheduled games go off without a hitch this time. The games get underway on Tuesday and Wednesday with the First Four before the official first round begins on Thursday.

So, you’ve still got plenty of time to get those bets placed and, more importantly, get those brackets filled out. You can win some serious coin if you happen to put together an accurate enough bracket. While there is no tried-and-true way to nail your bracket, the whole endeavor is supposed to be fun, right?

You’ll see your bracket at the top of your pool’s standings by the time the end of the tournament rolls around. These days, people treat their March Madness brackets like they do their fantasy football teams. Giving your fantasy football team a clever name is a rite of passage. Why should your prized bracket be any different?

If you’re in desperate need of some funny March Madness bracket names, we’ve got you covered.

How Should I Name My Bracket?

To each their own, of course. One thing is for certain, though. If your bracket is lucky enough to rise to the top of the standings, here’s hoping you gave it a fun, creative name. Nobody wants to see something lame like “Chad’s Bracket” up there. Spice it up a little!

Creativity isn’t everybody’s strong suit, but there are a few casual rules of thumb worth considering when it comes to funny names for March Madness brackets. If you opt to name your bracket after your favorite team, player, or coach, keeping it relevant with a reference to a team, player, or coach participating in this year’s NCAA Tournament is, generally, more fun.

Of course, college basketball has had its fair share of villains over the years. Oddly enough, most of them seem to come from Duke. Anyway, you can also take a trip back in time with your bracket name if that tickles your fancy.

Puns are also preferred.
Who doesn’t like a good pun? Puns have the unfortunate reputation of falling under the ever-growing “dad joke” umbrella, but you still can’t go wrong with a punny bracket name.

Even if you don’t win your bracket pool, giving your March Madness bracket a funny name will, at the very least, distract everyone else from noticing how terrible your picks were! There is certainly something to be said for that.

Funny Bracket Names for March Madness

One idea to consider is to pick one team – be it your alma mater, favorite team, or some random squad – to win it all and to serve as the inspiration for your bracket name.

Gonzaga, Arizona, Baylor, and Kansas are this year’s No. 1 seeds, and all four will rank among the most popular picks to win the national championship.

So, let’s go through each of the four top seeds and come up with a few clever March Madness bracket names, shall we?

Gonzaga Bulldogs

A Few Good Men
Timme What You Got
Your Bracket Suggs
You Chet-ter Believe It
Get Nembhard
Turn Down for Watson
Holm-gren Acres

Arizona Wildcats

Danger Zona
Eggs Bennedict
Bal So Hard/Ballo So Hard
Way Down in Koloko
Four Koloko

Baylor Bears

Thamba No. 5
My Bracket Will Make You Cryer
Akinjo-jo Rabbit
Sacks to be You
Matthew Mayer Wieners
Flo Ridas
Flagler Day

Kansas Jayhawks

You DaJuan
Self Help
You Kansas Do It
Kans-ass Kickers
Weird Mike Jankovich
Pettiford Theft

Other Funny March Madness Bracket Names to Consider

Gonzaga, Arizona, Baylor, and Kansas may be the most likely bets to win the national title this year, but upsets are a part of what make the NCAA Tournament must-see TV. So, while those four teams may have the best odds, they’re far from locks to seal the deal.

This is a 68-team field, after all.

The vast majority of those teams may have no realistic shot at winning it all, but you never know. Let’s go through a few more teams and find a few more funny March Madness bracket names for your consideration:

Duke Blue Devils

The Banchero is Open
The Bates Motel
Al Borden
Keels Over
Roach Coach

North Carolina Tar Heels

Manek Hurts
The Brady Bunch
Dunn Deal
Leaky Wheel
Puff the Magic Johnson
Damned If You McAdoo, Damned If You McAdon’t

Texas Longhorns

Bevo Kneivel
Tre’s Company
Lemme Askew A Question
Drive My Carr
Battle Bott

Michigan Wolverines

Juwan-a Go?
Diabate Class
Master Hunter
They’re Saying Boo-urns
The Fab Five

UCLA Bruins

Something is Bruin
Tyger King
Tyger Woods
Tyger Bait
Learn to Cody
Jaquez A Loogie

Kentucky Wildcats

Toppin the Charts
The Grady Bunch
Fried Calipari
Third Wheeler
Thin Mintz
TyTy Very Much
Major Payne

Villanova Wildcats

Brizzi Conditions
The Wright Stuff
Clean Slater
Collin Your Shot


Full Metal Bracket
Lousy Smarch Weather
Bracket Busters
March Sadness
Court Stormers
Buzzer Beaters
Final Stretch Four
Air Ballers
King of the Hill


As you can see, you have no shortage of quality options at your disposal when it comes to coming up with a funny March Madness bracket name.

If none of the above stand out to you, scrolling through your favorite team’s roster and coming up with your own puns is highly recommended.

Have fun and get creative! Even if you don’t win your NCAA March Madness bracket pool this year, coming up with the funniest bracket name in your pool is a perfectly fine consolation prize.


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Taylor Smith / Author

Taylor is a sports writer based in Southern California. While he primarily specializes in basketball, baseball and football, he will also dabble in things like soccer and politics from time to time. He has lived in just about every corner of the United States at one point or another, and he has been covering sports and sports betting for the better part of a decade. Taylor currently lives in Long Beach with his fiancé and their two cats.

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