Friday, November 13, 2015

The 2016 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the 2016 Bracket Matrix are listed here. If you want to contribute, read this then contact me.

Tiers are based on the Bracket Matrix rankings page.

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

The Bracket Project

Bracket March - Rusty Tutton
Bracket WAG
Bracketville
Crashing the Dance
ESPN Bracketology with Joe Lunardi
Feature Presentation Online
FOX Sports - Stewart Mandel
Patrick Stevens - Washington Post
SBNation - Blogging the Bracket
The Sports Bank
The Steelers N'at
TK's Bracket Breakdown
VTS Bracketmaker
Yahoo Sports - Brad Evans

1-3-1 Sports
Assembly Call - Andy Bottoms
Bazinga Bracketology
Blacketology
The Bracketology Corral
Brackonomics
Brad-ketology
Bradley's Bracketology
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
College Sports Vault
Ivar's Take on Sports
Jason Wells' Bracketology
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
M+J Bracket Watch
MAG
Oak Creek's March Madness
Prime Time Bracketology - Buckeye and HTTV
RFS Bracket Science
Stuck in 1977
VDG's Bracket Prediction

Tier 2 (1-2 years, above average)

Bowman Bracketology
BracketZology
Gade Pool
SocklessJoeLeeDunn's Bracketology
Wilson Rankings

Bracketball
Carolina Sports Thoughts (formerly The Bracket Site)
Head vs. Gut
isportsweb
Jon Teitel - Hoops HD (formerly at College Hoops Daily)
KY Brackets
The Left Bench
Random Bracket Blog
Ruckles Bracketology
Runner on Fifth

Tier 3 (3+ years, below average)

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Bracket Odds
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
Crotistics
Dratings
Hoops HD
Real Time RPI
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Seed Madness
The Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Team Rankings

Basketball Predictions
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
Bracket Predictions
The Catch and Shoot - Jesse Kramer
G Money's Sports Page

Tier 4 (1-2 years, below average)

All Important Charlie Power 68
B5Q Bracketology (formerly at CU Buffs Bball)
Badger Nation/Scout - Kyle Reichert
Brackets, Brackets, Brackets!
College Sports Madness
Dudes on Sports
Go Joe Bruin - Jake Liker (formerly at HoundSports)
JE3's Bracketology
KPI Sports
Mark's Bracketology
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller

Aidan's Bracketology
The Amateur Bracketologist
Bordering on Wisdom
Drew's Bracketology
ncaabracketology
RSN Bracketology
TD Brackets
White and Blue Review - The Bracketeer

Tier 5 (New to the Bracket Matrix)

Best Bracket Period
Blogger So Dear
BracketMath
Bracketologist Steve
Busting Brackets - Doug Winkey
Camp's Bracket
HoopsHabit
Jamie Elliott's Bracket Prediction
John's Bracketology
Projection Sunday
Schwamp Bracketology
T-Ranketology
The UConn Blog

AndShock Tries Brackets
Bracksketblogs
Madness 365
The Mind of Mike Broman
Noahsports
NPM Predictions
Sportsmanteaux
This Ain't Bracket Science

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Welcome Back! 2016 Edition

Welcome to another edition of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until January 2016 but you can see the Bracket Matrix later today.

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

1. You need to set up a web site to place 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 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. However, in order to promote discussion, an email address or some comment platform must 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. 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. 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.

5. 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. You can make it even easier for me by publishing a seed list of your 68 teams. 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.

6. No new sites will be added to the 2016 page after March 1, 2016 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.

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

8. 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, I'm 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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2016 Preseason Bracketology Links

Here's a list of sites that have gotten a jump start on the 2015-16 season.

November 11 - ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi

November 11 - Bracket WAG and USA Today

November 11 - Hoops Habit

November 10 - Bracketville 

November 10 - CBS Sports - Jerry Palm

November 10 - Oak Creek's March Madness

November 10 - The Washington Post - Patrick Stevens

November 10 - Blogger So Dear

November 9 - RSN Bracketology

November 9 - The Sports Bank

November 7 - RFS Bracket Science

November 6 - Aidan's Bracketology

November 4 - Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller

November 4 - Drew's Bracketology

October 30 - Jason Wells' Bracketology

October 28 - DRatings

October 23 - Basketball Predictions

October 5 - Bracketball

September 25 - Bracket Odds

August 15 - Wilson Rankings

June 29 - Bazinga Bracketology

June 27 - Dudes on Sports

June 24 - College Sports Madness (Countdown)


Sunday, March 15, 2015

FINAL BRACKET - 2015

Here is my final bracket projection of the season.

BRACKET

1 - Kentucky, Villanova, Wisconsin, Duke
2 - Kansas, Arizona, Virginia, Gonzaga
3 - Iowa State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Notre Dame
4 - North Carolina, SMU, West Virginia, Maryland
5 - VCU, Louisville, Utah, Northern Iowa
6 - Arkansas, Michigan State, Wichita State, Butler
7 - Providence, Georgetown, Xavier, Ohio State
8 - Iowa, San Diego State, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State
9 - Davidson, Oregon, St. John's, Georgia
10 - Cincinnati, BYU, Purdue, Dayton
11 - Texas, LSU, Stephen F. Austin, Boise State/Indiana
12 - Colorado State/Temple, Buffalo, Valparaiso, Georgia State
13 - Harvard, Wofford, Wyoming, UC Irvine
14 - New Mexico State, Northeastern, Eastern Washington, Albany
15 - Belmont, North Dakota State, UAB, Coastal Carolina
16 - North Florida, Manhattan, Lafayette/Texas Southern, Robert Morris/Hampton

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bracket - March 13

Here's my latest projection for games through March 12. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix.

Bracket

1 - Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Virginia
2 - Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona, Gonzaga
3 - Iowa State, Baylor, Maryland, Oklahoma
4 - Utah, North Carolina, Notre Dame, West Virginia
5 - SMU, Northern Iowa, Georgetown, Louisville
6 - Butler, Arkansas, Wichita State, Providence
7 - VCU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Xavier
8 - San Diego State, North Carolina State, Davidson, Iowa
9 - Oklahoma State, St. John's, Cincinnati, Georgia
10 - Oregon, BYU, LSU, Texas
11 - Indiana, Boise State, Purdue, Dayton, Colorado State
12 - Ole Miss, Temple, Valparaiso, Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech
13 - Georgia State, Yale, Wofford, Central Michigan
14 - NC Central, New Mexico State, Northeastern, UC Davis
15 - Albany, Belmont, Coastal Carolina, North Dakota State
16 - North Florida, Montana, Manhattan, Lafayette, Texas Southern, Robert Morris

Check the NIT page for the latest updates there.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bracket - March 11

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

Bracket

1 - Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Virginia
2 - Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona, Gonzaga
3 - Iowa State, Baylor, Maryland, Oklahoma
4 - Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, West Virginia
5 - SMU, Northern Iowa, Wichita State, Utah
6 - Butler, Arkansas, Georgetown, Michigan State
7 - VCU, Providence, Iowa, Xavier
8 - San Diego State, Oklahoma State, St. John's, Ohio State
9 - Davidson, NC State, Cincinnati, Georgia
10 - Oregon, Purdue, LSU, Texas
11 - Indiana, Boise State, Dayton, BYU, Ole Miss
12 - Colorado State, Temple, Valparaiso, Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech
13 - Georgia State, Yale, Wofford, Central Michigan
14 - NC Central, New Mexico State, Northeastern, UC Davis
15 - Albany, Belmont, Coastal Carolina, North Dakota State
16 - North Florida, Montana, Manhattan, Lafayette, Texas Southern, Robert Morris

Check the NIT page for the latest update there.