Friday, November 11, 2016

The 2017 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the 2017 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
Assembly Call
Basketball Predictions
Bazinga Bracketology
Beer's Bracket
BIGPLAY - Tim Krueger (formerly of Bluejay Banter/Creighton Rivals)
Bradley's Bracketology
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
College Sports Vault
Deuce 2 Sports
Drew's Bracketology
Ivar's Take on Sports
Jason Wells' Bracketology
Jon Teitel - HoopsHD
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
March Madness 2017
M+J's Bracket Watch
Oak Creek's March Madness
Prime Time Bracketology - Buckeye and HTTV
The Quantitative Prognosticator
Random Bracket Blog
Ruckles Bracketology
Syracusefan7's Bracketology
VDG's Bracket Prediction
Your Average College Student's Bracketology
Wild Bill's Bracketology

The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
Bowman Bracketology
BracketZology (FanRag)
Bracket March
Bracket WAG (USA Today)
Busting the Bracket - Jeff Borzello
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
The Comeback - Jesse Kramer (The Catch and Shoot)
Crashing the Dance
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
Feature Presentation Online
Lobofan2003 Bracketology
Patrick Stevens' Bracketology (The Washington Post)
SBNation - Blogging the Bracket
Schmolik 64
Scott's Bracketology
The Sports Bank
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller
The Steelers n'at
Switch the Coverage
VTS Bracket 2017
Warren Nolan
Yahoo! Sports - Brad Evans

Tier 2 (1-2 years, above average)

Aidan's Bracketology
Busting Brackets (Lukas Harkins, formerly of Hardwired for Sports)
Carolina Sports Thoughts
College Pride Press (formerly Noahsports)
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Head vs Gut
Heat Check CBB (formerly M365)
Joe Kellogg Bracketology
KY Brackets
The Left Bench
The Mind of Mike Broman
The Nickel Dimer
Pulse on Sports
RSN Bracketology
This Ain't Bracket Science

Best Damn Bracket Period
Delphi Bracketology
FOX Sports - Stewart Mandel
Gade Pool
One Man Selection Committee

Tier 3 (3+ years, below average)

The Amateur Bracketologist
Bracketville USA
Bracket Mensa
Bracket Predictions
Bracketological Excellence
Crimson Cast
Daily Bracket
GMoney's Sports Page
Regan NCAA Tournament Index
RFS Bracket Science
Stuck in 1977

Badger Nation/Scout - Kyle Reichert
Brack Attack
Bracket Odds
D Ratings
GP Bracketology (Dudes on Sports)
KPI Sports
Real Time RPI
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Seed Madness
The Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Team Rankings

Tier 4 (1-2 years, below average)

Andshock Tries Brackets
CU Later Copper
March Madness 365
Professional Realist
Runner on Fifth
TD Brackets

All Important Charlie Power 68
AZ Desert Swarm
Beef's Bracketology
Bordering on Wisdom
Bracketologist Steve
Bracketologist3 - Jonathon Warriner
Brackets, Brackets, Brackets!
The Buffet
College Sports Madness
JE3's Bracketology
M-Sports Fans
New York Daily News - Ian Powers
Projection Sunday
Schwamp Bracketology
RTS Ratings
Wilson Rankings

Tier 5 (New to the matrix in 2017)

The 17th Seed
Armchair All-Americans
Boiling the Bracket
Bracket Bros
Bracket Prophet
Bracks on Bracks
Brent's Brackets
College Hoops Hub
College Pride Press - Brett Siegel
College Sports Coverage
Deacon Drake
The Definitive College Basketball Blog
Eye on the Tournament
Facts and Bracks
First and Fan
isportsweb - Jordan Eccleston
Mondays are for Bracketology
No Perfect Bracket
Rob Cerulo's Bracketology
Selje Bracketology
Spidey's Bracket
Sports on Earth - Matt Brown
TRMD Index Bracket Projections
Weber Bracketology

Bracket Research
Bracket Zac
CBS Connecticut - Mike Bachini
College Town 24/7
Massey Ratings
Newsday - Ari Kramer
Raleighwx Bracketology
Rembrano Bracketology
Southern Indiana Bracketology
Tim O'Donnell's Bracketology

Monday, November 7, 2016

Welcome Back! 2017 Edition

Welcome to yet another season of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until January 2017.

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. 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. 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 2017 page after March 1, 2017 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 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.