Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The 2019 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the 2019 Bracket Matrix. If you want your site to be added, read this and then contact me.

Tiers are based on the Bracket Matrix 5-Year Rankings.

Tier 1 (3+ years in the matrix, above average)

The Bracket Project

1-3-1 Sports
Bazinga Bracketology
Bracket Mensa
Busting Brackets
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Inside the Hall - Andy Bottoms
Ivar's Blog
Jason Wells' Bracketology
KY Brackets
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
Oak Creek's March Madness
Primetime Bracketology - Grant Hansell
Random Bracket Blog
RSN Bracketology
Syracusefan7's Bracketology

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Best Damn Bracket Period
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
Bracket WAG
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
D Ratings
Delphi Bracketology
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
Gade Pool
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
SB Nation - Blogging the Bracket
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller
Stadium - Tim Krueger
This Ain't Bracket Science
Washington Post - Patrick Stevens
Wild Bill's Bracketology - Rocky Top Talk

Tier 2 (1-2 years in the matrix, above average)

17th Seed
Anthony's Blog
Busted Bracketology
Crazy Sports Dude
Hardwood and Hollywood
iSportsWeb - Jordan Eccleston
Spidey's Bracket

The Game Haus
Sharpshot Selections
Weber Bracketology

Tier 3 (3+ years in the matrix, below average)

Aidan's Bracketology
Beef's Bracketology
Bracket Predictions
Bracketville USA
Carolina Sports Thoughts
GMoney's Sports Page
Razorbrackets Bracketology

All Important Charlie Power 68
Bordering on Wisdom
Bracket Odds
College Sports Madness
Greg Peterson's Bracketology
Making the Madness
Real Time RPI
RTS Ratings
Seed Madness
T-Ranketology - Bart Torvik
Team Rankings
Wilson Rankings

Tier 4 (1-2 years in the matrix, below average)

Bracket Beyond by Jon
First and Fan
Heartbreak City
Isaac Perrigo's Bracketology
JGood Bracketology
Projecting the Field of 68 - Jordan Schwartz
Sideline Intel
TRMD Index

Bracket Bingo
Bracket Zac
FOX Sports - Howie Schwab
Made for March
YUSAG Bracketology

Tier 5 (New to the matrix)

Cracked Sidewalks
Deceptive Speed
DPI Bracketology
From the Rafters
HERO Sports
Logan's Sports Ratings
NCAA - Andy Katz
The Pi-Rate Ratings
The Stats Guru

Friday, November 2, 2018

Welcome Back! 2019 Edition

Welcome to yet another season of The Bracket Project. My own first bracket projection (independent of the matrix) won't be released until February 2019.

If you want to contribute to the matrix, please read this:

1. You need to set up a place to post your bracket that will be consistent throughout the season. A blog will do. A web site will most definitely do. A bracket posted on a message board will generally not do. The link will change frequently and will get lost in various discussions, making it difficult for the average reader to find it. (Exception: A message board or Twitter feed devoted exclusively to bracketology or at least, a sticky post.) Also, you can't post it on Facebook or some other social networking site because not everyone can access it. In order to promote discussion, an email address or some comment platform should be provided so that readers can praise or criticize your bracket.

2. You have to tell me where your site is. I don't have a sixth sense when it comes to finding these things. I rely on you and readers like you to tell me what kind of sites to add to this page.

3. A seed list is good enough for the matrix but if you build a bracket, remember that the NCAA sets up procedures and principles for building a bracket. Read them! A seriously flawed bracket won't be posted. However, if your seedings are out of the norm, I'll still most likely post it provided that the principles are followed and you have an explanation as to why you've built the bracket like you did. I reserve the right to not post a bracket with something like a winless team as a #1 seed.

4. Brackets and seed lists should be your opinion only. Don't just copy another site's work (or the matrix) and call it your own.

5. Please date-stamp your bracket. Brackets of a certain age will be removed from the list, and if there's no date-stamp, obviously I can't tell when your bracket was updated.

6. To make it easier on me, please format your bracket so that at least half of it can be seen on the screen at any one time. Brackets must have at least 48 seeded teams to be listed in the matrix. Sites that merely list teams with no seeding can be linked to the page but will not be added to the matrix. To be listed in the final matrix of the season, you must have all 68 seeded teams.

7. No new sites will be added to the 2019 page after March 1, 2019 unless you appear in the rankings page (linked to the side), in which case, you will be grandfathered in. In addition, no bracket will be accepted to the final matrix of the season after the beginning of the Selection Sunday show.

8. Link to my site! I've linked to yours!

9. I'm only one guy. If this could pay me what I get at my regular job, I'd update this site 24/7. That simply is not the case. If someone else can do this better, I'll gladly step aside, but from the looks of it after all these years, I'm still the only (crazy) one. So if you don't see your site on here, an update hasn't been done for a while or I don't respond to you, I hope you'll understand why.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

2019 Preseason Bracketology Tracker

Here's a list of sites that have gotten a jump start on the 2018-19 season. Brackets updated after October 1 will be featured in the Bracket Matrix on November 6.

July 27 - Jonathon Warriner

July 24 - Bracket WAG

July 3 - Paint Touches

June 14 - Sideline Intel

June 9 - Busting Brackets

June 5 - ESPN - Joe Lunardi

June 5 - CBS Sports - Jerry Palm

May 30 - Isaac Perrigo Bracketology

April 27 - Three-Man-Weave

April 23 - DRatings

April 2 - GP Bracketology

April 2 - Bracket Odds

Countdown - College Sports Madness

Daily - T-Ranketology

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bracket Project Final Seed List

Here's my final NCAA guess before the selection show. NIT projection will come around 4:30 pm PT.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Bracket - March 9

Here's my latest projection of the NCAA and NIT tournaments. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Bracket - March 5

Here's my latest projection of the NCAA and NIT tournaments for games played through March 4. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Bracket - March 2

Here's my latest projection of the NCAA and NIT tournaments for games through March 1. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix.