Bracketology

Like everything else at Hoops HD, we do Bracketology a little differently.  We actually have two kinds of brackets.  One is what we at Hoops HD think the selection committee SHOULD be doing.  We are making no attempt whatsoever to guess the committee.  These brackets come out at least once week during the season (usually on Sunday or Monday), and they are CHECKPOINTS based on CURRENT MERIT, not PREDICTIONS of how good we think the team is or how good we think their profile will look at the end of the season.  In other words, they reflect what a team has done up to that point.  If you see brackets early on in the year and they look totally crazy, that’s why.  You may ask what the point of that is.  Well, two things.  It gets us in the habit of evaluating merit and disregarding our own suppositions, and we simply like doing it that way, so there!!

The second type of bracket that you’ll see will be put together by Jon Teitel.  He is trying to guess what the actual selection committee will do.  He is, hands down, one of the best selection committee guessing experts on the planet!  Last season he had 65 out of 68 teams within one of their actual seed line, which was far more accurate than what any major network projected.  His brackets usually start showing up about ten to twelve games into the year, and are posted once a week from that point on.

Everything you read above is how we will proceed with the exception of right now.  Right below this is Chad Sherwood’s Preseason Bracket.  He is trying to guess what he thinks the field will look like on Selection Sunday. 

Last updated by DAVID GRIGGS on Monday, November 13th at 12:01am, est