Bracketology Archive

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 20, 2018

A slew of losses took a flamethrower to the top 16 seeds revealed by the selection committee just over a week ago. That may sound like hyperbole, but consider that of the top eight seed lines in my projections from ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 13, 2018

In addition to giving me the answers for 25 percent of this week’s projections, Sunday’s reveal of the top 16 overall seeds reaffirmed that even though the classification of wins has moved to the new quadrant system, the volume of ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 6, 2018

Believe it or not, we are less than five weeks from Selection Sunday. At this point, Villanova, Virginia, and Purdue have separated themselves and would likely maintain a spot on the one line even with a loss. The other spot ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 30, 2018

When I posted my last set of projections a couple weeks ago, there were a number of comments related to how many bids the Big Ten will end up getting this season. There are still just four teams in this ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 16, 2018

Maybe it’s recency bias, but this season feels like one of the most unpredictable in recent memory, which makes for an interesting weekly exercise in projecting the field. Throw in a big comeback from Kansas on Big Monday, and suddenly ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 9, 2018

Following an upset-laden week of action on the hardwood, I contemplated pushing back the first set of in-season projections, but there’s no reason to believe the unpredictability will end anytime soon. Before looking at the one seeds, I wanted to ...

Bracketology: A closer look at the Big Ten’s non-conference struggles

By virtually any measure, the Big Ten has not fared well early this season, culminating in their 11-3 beatdown in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge this week. Sure, some of that can be chalked up to matchups, which teams got home ...

Preseason Bracketology: 1-4 seeds

As I’ve rolled these out over the course of the week, I’ve seen a few questions about the teams that just missed the cut. In alphabetical order, here are the nine teams that came closest to sliding into the field: ...

Preseason Bracketology: 5-8 seeds

Today’s installment of preseason bracketology focuses on seed lines five through eight, where the six major conferences are well-represented with two teams each from the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Pac-12, and SEC to go with a trio of Big ...

Preseason Bracketology: 9-12 seeds

Yesterday we hit the 13-16 seeds, and today we’ll hit the top teams from single-bid leagues as well as the squads I project as the final at-large teams to make the field. 12 Seeds Vermont – The Catamounts are a ...

Preseason Bracketology: 13-16 seeds

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome Andy Bottoms and his terrific Bracketology insights to Inside the Hall for the 2017-18 season. Andy is a longtime friend of the site and a co-host of The Assembly Call postgame show. He’s also ...