Thursday, November 10, 2011

The 2011-12 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the Bracket Matrix for 2011-12 are listed below.

Contributors on Selection Sunday: Please contact me or mark your bracket FINAL when you're done.

The window for new bracketologists to join the matrix is closed.
Exception: Those sites which appear on the rankings page can join this year's matrix by contacting me.

The Bracket Project - BP

ESPN - Joe Lunardi
CBS - Jerry Palm
Rivals - Mike Huguenin
Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Sports Illustrated - Andy Glockner
Yahoo Sports! - Brad Evans

1-3-1 Sports
5 Borough Sports - 5B
68 & 16 College Sportscast
96 Madness - 96M
ASN College Bracketology
Average at Best - AAB
Basketball Predictions - BaP
Big Underdog - BU
Bleacher Report - Jesse Kramer (BR-JK), Jay McAnany (BR-JM), Jonathan Goodman (BR-JG)Jordan Schwartz (BR-JS), Ross Bentley (BR-RB)
Brack Attack - BA
The Bracket Board - TBB
Bracket Mensa - BM
Bracket Predictions - BrP
Bracketville - BV
Bracketville USA - BUSA
Bucky's Bracket
Bulldog Brackets - BB
Busting Bracketologists - Bryce and CJ
Busting Brackets - Bust
Busting the Bracket - BtBr
College Sports Vault - CSV
Countdown to March - CM
Cracked Sidewalks - CS
Daily Bracket - DB
The D-World Society - DW
Here's to the ACC
Howard Salwasser's Bracket Watch - BW
Ivar's Bracketology
Kentucky Sports Online - KSO
Kurt's Bracket
Kyle's Bracket Projections
Bracketology by Kyle Bradley - KB
March 24/7
March Madness '12 - MM12
Midwest Sports Fans - MSF
M+J's NCAA Basketball Bracket Watch - MJ
Nohe's Bracketology
Oak Creek's March Madness
Prime Time Bracketology - Buckeye (PTB-B) and HTTV
The Quantitative Prognosticator
Rainmaker's Bracketology
Random Nerd Bracketology - RN
RFS Bracket Science
Rock M Nation
Rush the Court
Russel's Bracketology - RB
Ryan's Bracketology
Schmolik 64 - S64
Seeding68 - S68
The Sports Headquarters - TSHQ
Stuck in 1977
Syracusefan7's Bracketology - SF7
The Washington Post - Eric Prisbell (WP)
White and Blue Review - Bluejay Banter Bracketology (BBB) and The Bracketeer (WBR-B)

2012 March Madness - MM
660 Sports
Abramatology 2012
Beer's Bracket
Bracket Facts
Bracket WAG
Bracketological Excellence
Bracketology 2012
Bracketology Expert - Blake Hofstad (BE-BH) and Daniel Evans (BE-DE)
College Hoops Net - CHN
The Columbus Dispatch - Bill Rabinowitz
Comradio's Bracketology - JDL
Coolpohle's Bracketology - CP
Crashing the Dance - CtD
Crimson Cast - CC
Crotistics - Cro
Cubbage32's Bracketology - Cub
db's Bracketology
Dre's Mock Bracket
Feature Presentation Online - FPO
Hatch Rankings
The Hoops Report - THR
Hoosierguy1019's Bracketology
Jason Wells' Bracketology - JW
LAOJoe's Bracketology - Joe
Lobofan2003's Bracketology
MAG's Bracket Projections
mistersuit's Bracketology
Real Time RPI
Regan NCAA Tournament Index
Roundball Chat - RBC
CSS Sports' School of Hard Knox - CSS
SB Nation's Blogging the Bracket - SBN
Seed Madness
Send it in Jerome - KJ
Shayne's NCAA Basketball Projections
The Sports Bank - TSB
SportsRatings - SR
Stat Junkie
VTS Bracketmaker
Warren Nolan - WN
Wild Bill's Bracketology
The Washington Times - Patrick Stevens

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Welcome Back! 2011-12 Edition

Next week marks the beginning of a brand new season of college basketball and another edition of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until November 28 but watch out for the first release of the matrix on November 7.

If you want to contribute, 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 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 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 2012 page after March 1, 2012 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.