Monday, November 9, 2009

First matrix of 2009-10 posted

The next update is on November 16.

The 2009-10 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the Bracket Matrix for 2009-10 are listed below. If you would like to contribute, please read this. The sign-up window for new contributors is now closed. Those who have submitted a bracket in previous years may still submit a bracket for the final matrix.

The Bracket Project - BP

CBS Sports - Gary Parrish and Jerry Palm
ESPN - Joe Lunardi
FOX Sports - Bracketology 101
Rivals - Mike Huguenin
The Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Sports Illustrated - Andy Glockner
Yahoo Sports - Brad Evans

ASN College Basketball
Baseline Stats - Brendon Desrochers
Basketball Predictions - BaP
Bleacher Report - Kevin Burke (BR-KB), Jameson Fleming (BR-JF), Jesse Kramer (BR-JK), Thomas Nolan (HTTV), Jeff Pencek (BR-JP) and Jordan Schwartz (BR-JS)
Blogging the Bracket - BtB
Bluejay Banter Bracketology from White and Blue Review- BBB
Bracket Ball
The Bracket Board - TBB
Bracket Madness - MAD
Bracket Mensa - BM
The Bracket of Truth - BT
Bracket Predictions - BrP
The Bracketeer - TB
Bracketology 65 - B65
Bracketology 101 - B101
Bracketville - BV
Brackonomics - Brack
Bryce's Brackets and Observations
Bucky's Bracket
Chop Culture
College Hoops Net - Shawn Siegel - CHN
College Hoops Net - March Madness All Season - MMAS
D1SCOURSE - Patrick Stevens - D1
Daily Bracket - DB
D-World Entertainment Inc. - DW
The Eclecticist - TE
Everyday is March (Bracketville USA) - EIM
Facts & Bracks from The HoopGroup - F&B
Grant's Bracketology
Howard Salwasser's Bracket Watch - BW
Joey's Sports Blog
March Madness '10 - MM10
NCAA Hoops Digest - NHD
Oak Creek's March Madness
Rainmaker's Bracketology
Ramblings from the Ultimate Sports Sentimentalist - SS
Rock M Nation
Rush the Court - Zach Hayes
Russel's Bracketology - RB
Schmolik 64
Storming the Floor - STF
The Washington Post's 65 - Eric Prisbell - WP

2010 March Madness - MM
Athlon Sports - ATH
Basketball Forum - Coolpohle (CB) and JuniorNoboa (JN)
Beer's Bracket
Bracket WAG
Bracketography - Graph
Busting Bracketologists - Bryce and CJ (Also Willo on Basketball Forum) - Jerry Palm - CSF
The Columbus Dispatch - Bill Rabinowitz - CD
Crashing the Dance - CtD
Feature Presentation Online -FPO
Jason's Bracketology - JB
Lobofan2003's Bracketology
MAG NCAA Tournament Projections
My San Antonio - Stephen Fontenot - SA
NCAA Bracket - NB
Online Sports Fanatic - Daniel Evans (OSF-E) and Blake Hofstad (OSF-H)
Real Time RPI
RPI Forecast
Seed Madness
The Hoops Report - Ryan Feldman - THR
The Sports - TSB
VanDongen Computer Rankings - VCR
VTS Bracket 2010
Warren Nolan - WN
Ya Sports! - LAOJoe and GTucker

Want to contribute??? 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 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.) Also, you can't post it on Facebook, Myspace, or some other social networking site because not everyone can access it.

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 65 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.

6. No new sites will be added to the 2010 page after March 1, 2010 unless you have appeared in previous versions of this page, 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.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pre-season Bracket 2009-10

The 50webs homepage now features The Bracket Project's preseason bracket. As always, throw this bracket out once the games begin.

The Bracket Matrix will release its first edition Monday night. Currently, there are 12 brackets in the matrix.

If you would like to submit your own bracket for the matrix, publish it and lemme know where it is. New matrices will be published every Monday night until after the new year begins, at which point, the matrix will be updated every day. The matrix will include preseason brackets until the November 30th edition.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Welcome back!

It's November, so welcome to another season of The Bracket Project.

I will release my pre-season bracket for The Bracket Project next Sunday, November 8. Future releases will be as follows:

November 30
December 14, 28
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
March 1, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14

Most people, however, come here for The Bracket Matrix. The first edition for this year will be published on Monday, November 9 and will be updated every Monday until January 4. After this day, the matrix will be updated once a day everyday (time permitting).

If you have a new bracket to submit to the matrix, please note that you have until March 1 to tell me about it and be sure to read the NCAA rules and regulations concerning the bracket to help you structure it and my own expectations.