At school we have 8 brunswick pool tables, but I'm not entirely sure what size or make they are. I was under the impression that they were 9', but someone told me that they were not. I brought a tape measure and got 8.5' when I measured from under the rails. When I measured on top where the cloth on the rails met the wood, I got about 8' 8". I brought the same tape measure to my friends work where they have gold crowns and I got the same measurements... so I'm very confused how to measure a table.