2021-2022 Bracketology Archive

Bracketology: Final NCAA tournament projection

  • Andy Bottoms 03/13/2022 4:02 pm  
 

Richmond’s win in the A-10 title game bumped a team from the field, but this will be my final set of projections. Before looking at the one seeds, here’s a quick reminder about how the NCAA selection committee classifies wins ...

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Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 13, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/13/2022 11:58 am  
 

There are just five automatic bids left to be handed out on Sunday, but you can be sure that every bubble team will be rooting on Davidson to take down Richmond in the A-10 since the Spiders are the lone ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 12, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/12/2022 11:06 am  
 

As we head into the weekend, there are still 20 more automatic bids to be handed out, with 15 of those coming throughout the day on Saturday. And while there are a handful of bubble teams who have picked up ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 11, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/11/2022 10:00 am  
 

The Thursday of championship week tends to be when things start to get crazy, and yesterday was no exception. We saw one of the projected one seeds lose in their conference tournament opener. We saw IU come back from 17 ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 10, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/10/2022 9:27 am  
 

Even though only one automatic bid was handed out on Wednesday, it was certainly an eventful day on the bubble, as Wake Forest and Xavier both dropped overtime games in their respective conference tournaments. Other notable results included Virginia Tech ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 9, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/09/2022 10:19 am  
 

Six more automatic bids were handed out on Tuesday, including one that was given to a team who didn’t even play in its conference championship game, as Bellarmine’s win in the A-Sun gave regular season champ Jacksonville State the chance ...

Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of March 8, 2022

  • Andy Bottoms 03/08/2022 8:39 am  
 

Championship Week is underway with five teams already earning automatic bids, including Georgia State and Chattanooga, who punched its ticket in dramatic fashion on Monday night. Tuesday brings six more conference championship games as the Atlantic Sun, Colonial, Horizon, Northeast, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 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 ...

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 ...