2018-2019 bracketology Archive

Bracketology: Final NCAA tournament projection as of March 17, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 03/17/2019 5:41 pm  
 

Sunday featured just six games, which provided the opportunity to review the seed list yet again. Minor adjustments were made along the way, with the bulk of the work coming on the 9-11 lines, which has turned into a jumbled ...

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Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 17, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 03/17/2019 9:59 am  
 

As we head into the final day of Championship week, there are just six automatic bids left to be handed out, and there are no bid thieves lurking in any of those six leagues. Bubble teams spent the bulk of ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 14, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 03/14/2019 8:06 am  
 

Only one automatic bid was handed out on Wednesday, as Colgate followed up its regular season Patriot League crown by winning the conference tournament as well. No more auto-bids will be awarded until Saturday, when 14 conference championship games will ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 13, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 03/13/2019 7:47 am  
 

Five more automatic bids were handed out on Tuesday night, none more shocking than the one Saint Mary’s earned by beating Gonzaga by double digits to steal a bid from the at-large field. The Gaels executed their game plan to ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 12, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 03/12/2019 7:53 am  
 

Championship Week is in full swing with six automatic bids already handed out. Bubble teams were able to exhale when Wofford took care of UNC Greensboro to finish a perfect season in the SoCon, but Belmont’s loss on Saturday and ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 5, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 03/05/2019 7:56 am  
 

Conference Tournament action officially got underway on Monday with the Atlantic Sun starting things off. There weren’t any major upsets on night one, but improbable championship week runs are always fun to watch. That is, of course, unless you root ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 26, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 02/26/2019 7:58 am  
 

I’m not terribly interested in the tired argument of whether this year’s bubble is the worst we’ve ever seen, but there is an argument to be made that it’s one of the most shallow. As usual, I listed my first ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 19, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 02/19/2019 7:49 am  
 

With just under four weeks remaining until Selection Sunday, this week’s projections presented a couple scenarios that may occur during Championship Week. Different bracketologists will use different methods to select the recipients of the automatic bids from smaller conferences, but ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 12, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 02/12/2019 9:24 am  
 

The NCAA Selection Committee revealed its Top 16 overall seeds on Saturday afternoon, and ultimately there were few real surprises. In the projections I tweeted out Saturday morning, I matched all the teams on the top three seed lines, and ...

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Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 5, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 02/05/2019 8:29 am  
 

With less than six weeks until Selection Sunday, it’s a good time to take stock of the teams from outside of the major conferences who have a chance to find themselves in the at-large discussion should they come up short ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 29, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 01/29/2019 7:54 am  
 

Each year there is a team or two that gets off to a strong start only to take on a number of losses once conference play begins, subsequently forcing everyone to question whether they will still make the NCAA tournament. ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 22, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 01/22/2019 7:50 am  
 

Believe it or not, Selection Sunday is less than eight weeks away, and most teams have close to 20 games under their belt. With that as backdrop, there are a few notable teams with underwhelming profiles that are worth highlighting: ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 16, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 01/16/2019 7:54 am  
 

With ranked teams losing 15 games to unranked opponents since the last set of projections just eight days ago, there was a substantial amount of movement this week. Maryland was one of the biggest movers, as the Terps racked up ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of January 8, 2019

  • Andy Bottoms 01/08/2019 9:45 am  
 

With conference play underway in nearly every league, it’s time for the first in-season set of bracket projections. The season has already had plenty of surprises, and these are sure to change dramatically by the time Selection Sunday rolls around ...

Preseason Bracketology: Matchups and Other Teams Considered

  • Andy Bottoms 11/03/2018 8:54 am  
 

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

  • Andy Bottoms 11/01/2018 8:04 am  
 

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 ...