Friday, November 10, 2017

The 2018 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the 2018 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
Aidan's Bracketology
Bazinga Bracketology
Big 12 Bracketblog (Nickel Dimer)
The Bracket Mensa
Brackonomics (Three-Man-Weave)
Bradley01 Bracketology
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
Carolina Sports Thoughts
College Sports Vault
Hoops HD - Jon Teitel
Inside the Hall - Andy Bottoms
Ivar's Take on Sports
Jason Wells Bracketology
KY Brackets (Three-Man-Weave)
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
March Madness '18
M+J's Bracket Watch
Oak Creek's March Madness
Primetime Bracketology - HTTV
Random Bracket Blog
RFS Bracket Science
RSN Bracketology
Ruckles Bracketology
Syracusefan7's Bracketology
TK's Bracket Breakdown (Big Play)
Wild Bill's Bracketology

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
SB Nation - Blogging the Bracket
Bracket WAG
The Comeback - Jesse Kramer
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
One Man Committee
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller
The Steelers n'at
Switch the Coverage
Washington Post - Patrick Stevens

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

The 17th Seed
Boiling the Bracket
Busting Brackets
Facts and Bracks
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Heat Check CBB
isportsweb - Jordan Eccleston
The Mind of Mike Broman
Mondays are for Bracketology
Selje Bracketology
This Ain't Bracket Science

Best Damn Bracket Period
Delphi Bracketology
RaleighWX's Bracketology

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

The Amateur Bracketologist
Bracket Predictions
Bracketville USA
Daily Bracket
GMoney's Sports Page
Hoops HD

All Important Charlie Power 68
Bordering on Wisdom
Bracket Odds
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
Real Time RPI
Seed Madness
Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Team Rankings
Wilson Rankings

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

Beef's Bracketology
Bracks on Bracks
CU Later Copper
First and Fan - BracketBluster
Heat Check CBB
Joe Kellogg Bracketology
Jonathan Warriner
November to MADNESS! - Deacon Drake
Spidey's Bracket
TRMD Index

Bracket Research
Bracket Zac
Bracketologist Steve
College Sports Madness
Greg Peterson's Bracketology
RTS Ratings
Schwamp Bracketology
Weber Bracketology

Tier 5 (new to the matrix this year)

Always March
Anthony's Blog
Busted Bracketology
DI Bracketology
Full Court Press
Hardwood and Hollywood
Heartbreak City
Karner Hoops Bracket
KRB Bracketology
Overtime with Owens

Bracket Bingo
FOX Sports - Howie Schwab
The Game Haus
HERO Sports
YUSAG Bracketology

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Welcome Back! 2018 Edition

Welcome to yet another season of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until January 2018.

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 2018 page after March 1, 2018 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, 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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

2018 Preseason Bracketology Links

Here's a list of sites that have gotten a jump start on 2018 Bracketology.

October 31 - Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller

October 27 - Bracket Odds

October 26 - The Game Haus

October 15 - Bracketball

October 13 - Bracket WAG

October 12 - HERO Sports

October 5 - DI Bracketology

September 20 - Jonathon Warriner

August 17 - ESPN Bracketology with Joe Lunardi

July 28 - CBS Sports - Jerry Palm

June 7 - RSN Bracketology

May 3 - Three-Man-Weave

April 2 - GP Bracketology

Various - College Sports Madness (Countdown)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Read it and weep. NIT projection coming after the NCAA Selection Show.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bracket - March 11 (11:30 AM PT)

Here's my current NCAA and NIT projection. Next update will be the final bracket after the AAC Championship. As always, this is my opinion and independent of the Bracket Matrix.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Bracket - March 10

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

The NIT Bracket