Friday, November 13, 2015

The 2016 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the 2016 Bracket Matrix are listed here. The window for new contributors to join has closed. Those who have previously appeared on this site can be grandfathered in, but must first contact me.

Tiers are based on the Bracket Matrix rankings page.

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

The Bracket Project

Bracket March - Rusty Tutton
Bracket WAG
Busting the Bracket - Jeff Borzello
Crashing the Dance
Dre's Mock Bracket
ESPN Bracketology with Joe Lunardi
Feature Presentation Online
FOX Sports - Stewart Mandel
LAOJoe's Bracketology
Lobofan2003's Bracketology
Patrick Stevens - Washington Post
SBNation - Blogging the Bracket
Schmolik 64
Scott's Bracketology (formerly Roundball Chat)
Switch the Coverage (formerly Sports News Huddle)
The Sports Bank
The Steelers N'at
TK's Bracket Breakdown
VTS Bracketmaker
Warren Nolan
Yahoo Sports - Brad Evans

1-3-1 Sports
Assembly Call - Andy Bottoms
Bazinga Bracketology
The Bracket Mensa
The Bracketology Corral
Bradley's Bracketology
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
College Sports Vault
Ivar's Take on Sports
Jason Wells' Bracketology
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
M+J Bracket Watch
March Madness '16
Oak Creek's March Madness
Prime Time Bracketology - Buckeye and HTTV
RFS Bracket Science
Stuck in 1977
Syracusefan7's Bracket Projections
VDG's Bracket Prediction

Tier 2 (1-2 years, above average)

Bowman Bracketology
Gade Pool
One Man Selection Committee
SocklessJoeLeeDunn's Bracketology
Wilson Rankings

Carolina Sports Thoughts (formerly The Bracket Site)
Head vs. Gut
Jon Teitel - Hoops HD (formerly at College Hoops Daily)
KY Brackets
The Left Bench
Professional Realist
Random Bracket Blog
Ruckles Bracketology
Runner on Fifth
Your Average College Student

Tier 3 (3+ years, below average)

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Brack Attack
Bracket Odds
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
Hoops HD
Real Time RPI
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Seed Madness
The Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Team Rankings

Basketball Predictions
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
Bracket Predictions
Bracketville USA
Crimson Cast
The Catch and Shoot - Jesse Kramer
Daily Bracket
G Money's Sports Page
Regan NCAA Tournament Index

Tier 4 (1-2 years, below average)

All Important Charlie Power 68
B5Q Bracketology (formerly at CU Buffs Bball)
Badger Nation/Scout - Kyle Reichert
Brackets, Brackets, Brackets!
The Buffet
College Sports Madness
Deuce 2 Sports
Dudes on Sports
Go Joe Bruin - Jake Liker (formerly at HoundSports)
JE3's Bracketology
KPI Sports
Mark's Bracketology
New York Daily News - Ian Powers
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller

Aidan's Bracketology
The Amateur Bracketologist
Bordering on Wisdom
Drew's Bracketology
March Madness 365
NCAA Bubble Trouble
pcbb1917 - Providence College Basketball
RSN Bracketology
TD Brackets
White and Blue Review - The Bracketeer

Tier 5 (New to the Bracket Matrix)

AZ Desert Swarm
Best Bracket Period
Blogger So Dear
Bracketologist3 - Jonathon Warriner
Bracketologist Steve
Busting Brackets - Doug Winkey
Camp's Bracket
Delphi Bracketology
Jamie Elliott's Bracket Prediction
John's Bracketology
M-Sports Fans
NarbTom Bracketology at Wide Right & Natty Lite
NCAA Basketball Bracketology
Projection Sunday
RTS Ratings
Schwamp Bracketology
Sons of Penn - Kevin Pulsifer
The UConn Blog
Vegas Insider
Wildcat Authority

AJS Bracketology
Alex's Bubble Watch
AndShock Tries Brackets
Beef's Bracketology
Calculus of Champions
CU Later Copper
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Hardwired for Sports
Joe Kellogg Bracketology
Madness 365
The Mind of Mike Broman
NPM Predictions
This Ain't Bracket Science

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Welcome Back! 2016 Edition

Welcome to another edition of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until January 2016 but you can see the Bracket Matrix later today.

If you want to contribute to the matrix, 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 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. 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 2016 page after March 1, 2016 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.