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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 ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 27, 2018

Given last week’s news off the court, it’s reasonable to wonder how (if at all) it might impact the work of the selection committee. To this point, most teams seem determined to ride it out with any implicated players on ...

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: ...