Friday, November 11, 2016

The 2017 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the 2017 Bracket Matrix are listed here. Contact me if you want to add your site to the list.

Tiers are based on the Bracket Matrix rankings page.

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

The Bracket Project

1-3-1 Sports
Assembly Call
Basketball Predictions
BEISketbol
BIGPLAY - Tim Krueger (formerly of Bluejay Banter/Creighton Rivals)
Blacketology
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
Bracketball
Bradley's Bracketology
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
The Catch and Shoot
College Sports Vault
Drew's Bracketology
Ivar's Take on Sports
Jason Wells' Bracketology
Jon Teitel - HoopsHD
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
March Madness 2017
M+J's Bracket Watch
Oak Creek's March Madness
Prime Time Bracketology - Buckeye and HTTV
Random Bracket Blog
Ruckles Bracketology
Syracusefan7's Bracketology

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Bracketville
BracketZology (FanRag)
Bracket WAG (USA Today)
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
Patrick Stevens' Bracketology (The Washington Post)
SBNation - Blogging the Bracket
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller
Switch the Coverage

Tier 2 (1-2 years, above average)

Aidan's Bracketology
Busting Brackets (Lukas Harkins, formerly of Hardwired for Sports)
Carolina Sports Thoughts
College Pride Press (formerly Noahsports)
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Head vs Gut
Heat Check CBB (formerly M365)
The Mind of Mike Broman
The Nickel Dimer
RSN Bracketology
This Ain't Bracket Science

Best Damn Bracket Period
Delphi Bracketology
FOX Sports - Stewart Mandel

Tier 3 (3+ years, below average)

The Amateur Bracketologist
Bracketville USA
Bracket Predictions
Daily Bracket
GMoney's Sports Page
HoopsHD
ncaabracketology
RFS Bracket Science

Badger Nation/Scout - Kyle Reichert
Bracket Odds
D Ratings
GP Bracketology (Dudes on Sports)
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Seed Madness
The Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Team Rankings

Tier 4 (1-2 years, below average)

Andshock Tries Brackets
CU Later Copper
March Madness 365
Professional Realist
TD Brackets

All Important Charlie Power 68
Bordering on Wisdom
Bracketologist Steve
Bracketologist3 - Jonathon Warriner
College Sports Madness
Haslametrics
RTS Ratings
T-Ranketology
Wilson Rankings

Tier 5 (New to the matrix in 2017)

The 17th Seed
Boiling the Bracket
Deacon Drake
First and Fan
isportsweb - Jordan Eccleston
No Perfect Bracket
Spidey's Bracket
Sports on Earth - Matt Brown
TheBracketBlog

Bracket Zac
Rembrano Bracketology
Southern Indiana Bracketology

Monday, November 7, 2016

Welcome Back! 2017 Edition

Welcome to yet another season of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until January 2017.

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 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. 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. 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 2017 page after March 1, 2017 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 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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2017 Preseason Bracketology Links

Here's a list of sites that have gotten a jump start on the 2016-17 season. If your site is not on this list, let me know.

October 16 - Bracketologist3

October 15 - Bracketball

September 5 - Bracket Odds

August 28 - T-Ranketology

July 7 - CBS Sports - Jerry Palm

June 20 - College Sports Madness (Countdown)

June 5 - Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller

June 1 - ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi

May 13 - RSN Bracketology

April 14 - Bracket WAG

April 7 - Jason Wells Bracketology

April 4 - Dudes on Sports

April 1 - The Daily Gopher

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 FINAL SEED LIST

Here it is...my least confident final projection ever.

1 - Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan State
2 - Villanova, Virginia, Oklahoma, West Virginia
3 - Utah, Miami, Xavier, Kentucky
4 - Texas A&M, Iowa State, Purdue, Indiana
5 - California, Duke, Arizona, Maryland
6 - Texas, Baylor, Seton Hall, Iowa
7 - Notre Dame, Connecticut, St. Joseph's, Dayton
8 - Virginia Commonwealth, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, Colorado
9 - Gonzaga, Cincinnati, USC, Providence
10 - Wichita State, Oregon Sate, Butler, Pittsburgh
11 - St. Mary's, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Syracuse, St. Bonaventure, Arkansas-Little Rock
12 - Yale, Stephen F. Austin, South Dakota State, NC-Wilmington
13 - Northern Iowa, Stony Brook, Hawaii, Chattanooga
14 - Iona, Fresno State, Middle Tennessee, Buffalo
15 - CSU Bakersfield, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Weber State, NC-Asheville
16 - Florida Gulf Coast, Hampton, Austin Peay, Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Holy Cross

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bracket - March 11

This is my latest projection for games through March 10. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix. Next update will be on Selection Sunday.


This NIT bracket can also be found on my NIT page.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bracket - March 9

Here's my latest projection for games through March 8. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix.


This bracket can also be found on my NIT page.