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: NCAA tournament projection as of March 1, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/01/2022 8:53 am  
 

Following a historically chaotic weekend of college hoops, things have tightened up a bit in the race for one seeds, and at this point it feels like there are seven (maybe eight) teams in the mix. Despite a loss at ...

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Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 22, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 02/22/2022 9:35 am  
 

While there weren’t any surprise teams included in the NCAA Selection Committee’s reveal of the Top 16 teams on Saturday, there were a few interesting takeaways. • Placing Gonzaga as the top overall seed certainly suggests that the committee is ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 15, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 02/15/2022 9:07 am  
 

With the NFL season complete and less than four weeks until Selection Sunday, the committee will reveal its top 16 overall seeds on Saturday afternoon. This comes a week later than normal given the extended NFL season, but this always ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 8, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 02/08/2022 10:27 am  
 

With a few teams really struggling of late, it’s a good time to remind everyone that the committee doesn’t give extra weight to the last 10 or 12 games as they did up until the late 2000s. So even though ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 1, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 02/01/2022 10:32 am  
 

Among the challenges for the NCAA tournament selection committee is the task of evaluating teams whose predictive and results-based metrics tell conflicting stories. This season features a pair of notable teams with a slew of quality wins but middling predictive ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 25, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 01/25/2022 9:27 am  
 

It’s hard to believe there are less than seven weeks until Selection Sunday, but here we are. I got a number of questions last week related to why I seeded IU as low as I did, so I wanted to ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 18, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 01/18/2022 1:40 pm  
 

Thanks to the rare Monday night IU game, this week’s projections won’t have much of a writeup, but this is typically the time of year when I roll out my first set of in-season bracket projections. While this season hasn’t ...

2021-2022 Preseason Bracketology: Matchups and First Four Out

  • Andy Bottoms 11/08/2021 9:43 am  
 

Last week, I 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 the bracketing principles as ...

2021-22 Preseason Bracketology: 1-4 Seeds

  • Andy Bottoms 11/05/2021 12:24 pm  
 

Here are the final sixteen teams in my preseason field. The Big Ten leads the way with four teams on the protected seed lines, while the Big 12 has three. On Monday, I’ll put together the bracket and share a ...

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2021-22 Preseason Bracketology: 5-8 Seeds

  • Andy Bottoms 11/04/2021 8:23 am  
 

Today’s installment of the preseason bracketology series focuses on seed lines five through eight, which are comprised predominately of teams from the major conferences, including five from the ACC. In fact, the top team from the Atlantic-10 is the lone ...

2021-22 Preseason Bracketology: 9-12 Seeds

  • Andy Bottoms 11/03/2021 8:21 am  
 

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 Buffalo – The Bulls boast two of the ...

2021-22 Preseason Bracketology: 13-16 Seeds

  • Andy Bottoms 11/02/2021 8:26 am  
 

With just one week left before college basketball returns, it’s time to go on record with my preseason bracket projections. This set of projections is always the toughest to do since there simply isn’t actual data to use, and we ...

Bracketology: Final NCAA tournament projection as of March 14, 2021

  • Andy Bottoms 03/14/2021 5:49 pm  
 

Sunday proved to be relatively uneventful as Houston blew out Cincinnati to eliminate the last remaining bid thief. As a result, I was able to spend the better part of the day diving into particular areas of the season list ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 14, 2021

  • Andy Bottoms 03/14/2021 11:29 am  
 

While results early in the week were favorable for bubble teams, that all changed on Saturday night, as Georgetown and Oregon State both stole bids by virtue of winning their respective conference tournaments. One more potential bid thief remains in ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 13, 2021

  • Andy Bottoms 03/13/2021 10:00 am  
 

Saturday features 15 conference championship games, but there are a few tournaments that bubble teams will be tracking closely due to the presence of remaining bid thieves. • Big East – Georgetown has been the Cinderella story of the tournament, ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 12, 2021

  • Andy Bottoms 03/12/2021 10:47 am  
 

Thursday was an absolutely wild day of college hoops with a ton of close games and a number of bubble teams going down. I’ll get into that more in the last four in and first five out sections below, but ...