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
Beer's Bracket
Big 12 Bracketblog (Nickel Dimer)
The Bracket Mensa
Brackonomics (Three-Man-Weave)
Bradley01 Bracketology
Bucky's Bracket
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
Carolina Sports Thoughts
College Sports Vault
Head vs. Gut
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
The Left Bench
MAG NCAA Tournament Projections
March Madness '18
M+J's Bracket Watch
Oak Creek's March Madness
Primetime Bracketology - HTTV and Buckeye
Random Bracket Blog
RFS Bracket Science
RSN Bracketology
Ruckles Bracketology
Syracusefan7's Bracketology
TK's Bracket Breakdown (Big Play)
Wild Bill's Bracketology
YACS Bracketology (Curse of Bo)

The Athletic - The Fieldhouse - Stewart Mandel
The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller
SB Nation - Blogging the Bracket
Bowman Bracketology
Bracket March - Rusty Tutton
Bracket WAG
The Buffet
Busting the Bracket - Jeff Borzello
The Comeback - Jesse Kramer
Crashing the Dance
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi
Gade Pool
One Man Committee
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Rotowire Bracketology - Adam Zdroik
Scott's Bracketology
Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller
The Steelers n'at
Switch the Coverage
VTS Bracketmaker
Warren Nolan
Washington Post - Patrick Stevens
Yahoo! Sports - Brad Evans

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

The 17th Seed
Boiling the Bracket
Bracket Bros
Busting Brackets
Eye on the Tournament
Facts and Bracks
Graham Doeren Bracketology
Heat Check CBB
isportsweb - Jordan Eccleston
The Mind of Mike Broman
Mondays are for Bracketology
No Perfect Bracket
Selje Bracketology
This Ain't Bracket Science

Arizona Desert Swarm
Best Damn Bracket Period
College Sports Coverage
Delphi Bracketology
Pulse on Sports - Kevin Pulsifer
RaleighWX's Bracketology

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

The Amateur Bracketologist
Bracket Predictions
Bracketville USA
Crimson Cast
Daily Bracket
Deuce 2 Sports
GMoney's Sports Page
Hoops HD
Mike Regan NCAA Tournament Index
Professional Realist
Stuck in 1977
TD Brackets

All Important Charlie Power 68
Bordering on Wisdom
Brack Attack
Bracket Odds
CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
KPI Sports
Lobofan2003's Bracketology
Real Time RPI
Schmolik 64
Seed Madness
Sporting News - Ryan Fagan
Team Rankings
Wilson Rankings

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

Beef's Bracketology
Brackets from an Actuary
Bracks on Bracks
College Pride Press - Noah Holley
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
WNUR Sports - Jake Liker

Bracket Research
Bracket Zac
Bracketologist Steve
CBS Connecticut - Mike Bachini
College Sports Madness
Gators First
Greg Peterson's Bracketology
M-Sports Fans
RTS Ratings
Schwamp Bracketology
Weber Bracketology

Tier 5 (new to the matrix this year)

Always March
Anthony's Blog
Bluegrass Bracketology
Bracket Beyond
Bracket Racket
BracketPicks 2018
Busted Bracketology
College Pride Press - Brett Siegel
Crazy Sports Dude
DI Bracketology
Eye on March
From the Rafters
Full Court Press
Hardwood and Hollywood
Heartbreak City
Isaac Perrigo Sports Blog
JGood Bracketology
Karner Hoops Bracket
KRB Bracketology
Overtime with Owens
Risky Sisky Bracketology
Seanny P Bracketology
Sideline Intel
Sluder Bracketology
Tourney Worthy

Big Baller Brackets
Bracket Bingo
Diehards - Eric Yates
FOX Sports - Howie Schwab
The Game Haus
The Geek's Bracketology
Half Court Heave
HERO Sports
Made for March
Michael's Field of 68
Sharpshot Selections
Singer Bracketology
Sportemind Bracketology
Streaking the Lawn
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.