March Madness, Tournament Brackets

64 Team tournament bracket (single-elimination, printable)

Congratulations for putting up a successful tournament with 64 participating teams. That’s quite a turn out. Obviously you’re here for a printable 32-team bracket for your upcoming sports tournament.

Our sixty-four tournament team printable brackets were created with 64 teams in mind as well as single-elimination and six complete rounds of exciting games that will boil down to one champion. Our blank tournament brackets are not only printable, but come in blind draw and seeded; the latter of which can be edits and filled out.

Why a 64-Team Bracket?

The most famous 64 team bracket is the round that kicks off March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament

As we’ve preached, we recommend capping tournaments at one of the following number of participating teams: 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128 teams. We didn’t choose these numbers of teams arbitrarily, we did so because there would be no additional decisions that needs to be made after initial seedings — stay tuned for more on that.

In a 64-team field, half the teams are eliminated at each round up until there’s only one undefeated team remaining.

Another way of looking at the 64-team bracket is the 64-32-16-8-4-2-1 format. The numbers not only refer to the amount of games that will be played in the single-elimination format, but the indicates how many rounds of play there will be (5) before crowning the undefeated tournament champion.

How do I Seed 64 Teams?

With 64 teams, you will seed each team from the best team (#1 seed) to lowest seed (#16 seed) at all quandrants of the bracket. It’s essentially a 16-team bracket times four sections of your large, single-elimination bracket. We created a table to help you visualize the seeds:

First Round Seeding: 64 Team Bracket
High Seed vs. Low Seed
Seed #1 vs. Seed #16
Seed #2 vs. Seed #15
Seed #3 vs. Seed #14
Seed #4 vs. Seed #13
Seed #5 vs. Seed #12
Seed #6 vs. Seed #11
Seed #7 vs. Seed #10
Seed #8 vs. Seed #9

As we mentioned, you will seed this exactly like this four times.

Printable 64-Team Bracket in PDF, Word and JPG

Our blank 64-team, single-elimination bracket gives you the option to download and print the bracket in whichever format you want to print out and populate teams, seeds, etc. with pen or pencil. To download the PDF version of our blank 64-team bracket, click.

If it’s PDF you want then please download the more-updated version of Adobe Reader so you can open, view, print and edit our 64-team bracket. Click here to download. If you’re like to edit and customize the bracket, like adding in seeds, teams or logos,  dates, times, and locations then please download and the Word document version to edit and populate your tournament’s information.

Here’s some other tournament bracket you can look at to get a better sense of how the number of teams impacts how the bracket functions:

With any of our above brackets, you can not only print them out for baseball or basketball or football tournaments. No no no. If your tournament is single-elimination then our blank team tournament brackets will work no matter the sport. Our users have used our printable brackets for every type of team sport including: baseball, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, and American soccer. These brackets can be also used for individual sports such as tennis or wrestling.

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