Andy Bottoms is one of the world's most respected bracketologists. He has published his bracket projections online for nearly a decade, at Midwest Sports Fans, Fox Sports, Assembly Hall and now here at Inside the Hall. Follow him on Twitter. Contact via email.

Bracketology: Ranking IU’s non-conference games

While putting together my preseason bracket projections, I compiled a variety of predictions both in print and online, both subjective and metrics-based. And since I already had the data, I thought it would be interesting to rank Indiana’s non-conference games ...

Preseason Bracketology: Matchups and Other Teams Considered

Over the course of the week, I’ve released the 68 teams in my preseason field, but it’s always fun to look at the actual matchups as well. In addition, it’s useful for me to get a little practice in following ...

Preseason Bracketology: 1-4 Seeds

Here are the final sixteen teams in my preseason field. Once again, the ACC is well-represented with four teams, but the SEC also checks in with four schools. Tomorrow I’ll put together the bracket and share a few quick thoughts ...

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 four teams from the ACC and Big Ten and two teams each from the Big East, Pac-12, and SEC. (Previously: 13-16 ...

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 Northeastern – The Huskies tied for the ...

Preseason Bracketology: 13-16 Seeds

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome Andy Bottoms and his terrific Bracketology insights back to Inside the Hall for the 2018-19 season. Andy is a longtime friend of the site and a co-host of The Assembly Call postgame show. He’s also one of ...

Bracketology: Final NCAA tournament projection as of March 12, 2018

The final automatic bids have been handed out, although the only one that really impacted the bracket was Davidson winning that Atlantic-10. Not only did that earn them a spot in the field, it also bumped an at-large contender, forcing ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 11, 2018

Fourteen more teams earned automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, highlighted by a number of close, entertaining games. From a bracketology standpoint, a few results stood out above the rest: – Villanova and Kansas cemented their place on ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 10, 2018

After another busy day on the hardwood, a number of key bracket-related storylines emerged heading into Saturday, where 14 automatic bids will be handed out. – On the one line, Kansas leap-frogged Xavier for the one seed in the Midwest ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 9, 2018

Thursday proved to be an interesting day on the bubble. Providence and Kansas State picked up key wins in overtime, while Alabama won at the buzzer to keep their at-large hopes alive. USC and UCLA also took care of business ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 8, 2018

Bucknell was the only team to earn an automatic bid on Wednesday, but that certainly doesn’t mean the day was short on drama. Teams on the outside looking in like Louisville, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame picked up key wins, ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 7, 2018

Five more automatic bids were handed out on Tuesday night as Wright State, LIU Brooklyn, Charleston, South Dakota State and Gonzaga all punched their tickets. The Zags’ victory over BYU allowed bubble teams to exhale a bit as one potential ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 6, 2018

Championship week is upon us, and seven automatic bids have already been handed out. With a number of teams clustered around seed lines 7-9 and then again around the cut line, the major conference tournaments should help sort things out…at ...