Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 NIT Projection


2019 Final Seed List

1 - Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga, Michigan State
2 - North Carolina, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee
3 - Houston, Kansas, Texas Tech, LSU
4 - Florida State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Villanova
5 - Auburn, Kansas State, Marquette, Virginia Tech
6 - Buffalo, Mississippi State, Maryland, Iowa State
7 - Cincinnati, Nevada, Wofford, Louisville
8 - VCU, Central Florida, Washington, Utah State
9 - Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota, Seton Hall
10 - TCU, Florida, Syracuse, Baylor
11 - Ole Miss/Temple, Murray State, St. Mary's, Belmont
12 - New Mexico State, Oregon, ASU/Ohio State, Liberty
13 - Yale, UC Irvine, Vermont, Northeastern
14 - Old Dominion, Georgia State, St. Louis, Northern Kentucky
15 - Montana, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Bradley
16 - Gardner-Webb, Prairie View A&M, North Dakota State/Iona, Fairleigh Dickinson/North Carolina Central

Sunday, March 10, 2019

NIT Worksheet - 3/10

I haven't paid too much attention to my own NCAA and NIT brackets this season due to the matrix. I'll definitely have them on Selection Sunday, but we'll wait and see if I have time to make a bracket this week.

In the meantime, here's the list I'm starting out with this week for the NIT (in ABC order).

Automatic Bids thru 3/10

Belmont, Campbell, Lipscomb, Loyola-Chicago, South Dakota State

Top Tier (Half of these teams likely to NCAAs, other half to NIT)

Alabama, Arizona State, Creighton, Florida, Furman, Indiana, NC State, Ohio State, Seton Hall, St. John's, St. Mary's, Temple, Texas, Toledo, UNC-Greensboro

Middle Tier (Likely to NIT, lots of work needed to get to NCAAs)

Arkansas, Butler, Davidson, Dayton, Georgetown, Memphis, Nebraska, Oregon, Providence, Xavier

Bottom Tier (NIT/CBI/CIT/Nothing)

Arizona, BYU, Charleston, Colorado, DePaul, Drake, E. Tennessee State, Fresno State, Kent State, Miami (FL), Missouri, Northeastern, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego, San Francisco, South Carolina, Tulsa, UCLA, Utah, Utah Valley, Wichita State, Yale, and more

Friday, March 1, 2019

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
Big 12 Basketblog
Bracketball
Bracket Mensa
Brackonomics
Brad-ketology
Bradley01 Bracketology
Bucky's Bracket
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
The Catch and Shoot Blog - Jesse Kramer
College Sports Vault
CU Later Copper
Drew's Bracketology
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Head vs. Gut
HoopsHD
Inside the Hall - Andy Bottoms
Ivar's Blog
Jason Wells' Bracketology
KY Brackets
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
M+J's Bracket Watch
MAG
March Madness 2019
The Mind of Mike Broman
Nothing but Nylon
Oak Creek's March Madness
Primetime Bracketology - Grant Hansell
Random Bracket Blog
RFS Bracket Science
RSN Bracketology
Syracusefan7's Bracketology
WNUR Sports
YACS Bracketology

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Best Damn Bracket Period
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
Brack Attack
Bracketville
Bracket Forecast
Bracket WAG
Busting Brackets
Busting the Bracket - Jeff Borzello
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
Crashing the Dance
D Ratings
Delphi Bracketology
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
Gade Pool
Haslametrics
Lobofan2003's Bracketology
M-Sports Fans
One Man Committee
PULSE on Sports
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Rotowire Bracketology - Adam Zdroik
Ruckles Bracketology
SB Nation - Blogging the Bracket
Scott's Bracketology
Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller
Stadium - Tim Krueger
The Steelers n'at
Switching the Coverage
This Ain't Bracket Science
VTS Bracketmaker
Washington Post - Patrick Stevens
Wild Bill's Bracketology - Rocky Top Talk
Yahoo Sports - Brad Evans

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

17th Seed
Anthony's Blog
Boiling the Bracket
Bracket Bros
Bracket Prophet
Busted Bracketology
Crazy Sports Dude
Full Court Press Bracketology
Hardwood and Hollywood
iSportsWeb - Jordan Eccleston
Mondays are for Bracketology
No Perfect Bracket
rcerulo's bracketology
Seanny P Bracketology
Selje's Bracketology
Sluder Bracketology
Spidey's Bracket
TCW Bracketology

Facts and Bracks
The Game Haus
The Geek's Bracketology
Half Court Heave
Hammer and Rails - Jacob Stallard
Hindertology
RaleighWX's Bracketology
Sharpshot Selections
Weber Bracketology

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

Aidan's Bracketology
Beef's Bracketology
Blacketology
Bracket Predictions
Bracketville USA
bracksketblogs
Carolina Sports Thoughts
Deuce 2 Sports
GMoney's Sports Page
Joe Kellogg Bracketology
Making the Madness
ncaabracketology
Razorbrackets Bracketology
Regan NCAA Tournament Index
Stuck in 1977

All Important Charlie Power 68
Bordering on Wisdom
Bracket Odds
College Sports Madness
Crimson Cast
Crotistics
Greg Peterson's Bracketology
KPI Sports
Real Time RPI
RTS Ratings
Schmolik 64
Schwamp Bracketology
Seed Madness
T-Ranketology - Bart Torvik
Team Rankings
Wilson Rankings

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

Bracket Beyond by Jon
Bracket Racket
Bracks on Bracks
Eye on the Tournament
First and Fan
Heartbreak City
Isaac Perrigo's Bracketology
JGood Bracketology
Made for March
Risky Sisky Bracketology
Sideline Intel
TRMD Index

Bracket Bingo
Bracket Research
Bracket Zac
FOX Sports - Howie Schwab
Gators First
Numberfire
Projecting the Field of 68 - Jordan Schwartz
Sportemind Bracketology
Streaking the Lawn
YUSAG Bracketology

Tier 5 (New to the matrix)

AMA Bracketolomogy
Bauertology
BracketBot
Bracketology Busters
Bucketz Bracket Blog
Cracked Sidewalks
From the Rafters
Let Me Be Frank
Logan's Sports Ratings
NCAAMReview
TheNightVenom Bracketology
The Pi-Rate Ratings
Pollaski's World
Sports Burd
The Truth's Bracketology
Top Level Sports

The Athletic - Brian Bennett
B1G Four Bracketology
Bama Expats
The Bracket Guru
Cardinaldave's Bracketology
Clay Ramsey's Bracketology (The Spur Frick)
College Basketball Big 12 Recaps
Crossroads Sports
Deceptive Speed
DPI Bracketology
HERO Sports
IN CC Stats
NCAA - Andy Katz
OSM Bracketology
Pro Sports Fandom
Ryan Tures Bracketology
Sporting News - Bill Bender
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.