Bracketology Archive

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 ...

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 ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 11, 2021

  • Andy Bottoms 03/11/2021 8:55 am  
 

With just a few days left until Selection Sunday, Thursday is shaping up to be a fantastic day of basketball. From a bubble perspective, here are the most important games: • Michigan State vs. Maryland – The winner here gains ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 10, 2021

  • Andy Bottoms 03/10/2021 9:13 am  
 

Five more teams punched their tickets to the Big Dance on Tuesday, but the next automatic bids won’t be decided until Saturday. In the meantime, there are plenty of key contests involving bubble teams, starting with these on Wednesday: • ...