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!!

Before the Staff Bracket, the first bracket 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.

Last updated by JON TEITEL on Sunday, Marcy 17th at 5:51pm, est (SEEDLIST ONLY)

SEED: TEAM (CONFERENCE)
1: Virginia (ACC)
1: Duke (ACC): AUTO-BID
1: Gonzaga (WCC)
1: North Carolina (ACC)

2: Kentucky (SEC)
2: Tennessee (SEC)
2: Michigan State (Big 10): AUTO-BID
2: Michigan (Big 10)

3: Houston (AAC)
3: LSU (SEC)
3: Texas Tech (Big 12)
3: Florida State (ACC)

4: Kansas (Big 12)
4: Purdue (Big 10)
4: Wisconsin (Big 10)
4: Kansas State (Big 12)

5: Virginia Tech (ACC)
5: Auburn (SEC): AUTO-BID
5: Villanova (Big East): AUTO-BID
5: Iowa State (Big 12): AUTO-BID

6: Marquette (Big East)
6: Mississippi State (SEC)
6: Buffalo (MAC): AUTO-BID
6: Cincinnati (AAC): AUTO-BID

7: Maryland (Big 10)
7: Nevada (MWC)
7: Wofford (SoCon): AUTO-BID
7: Louisville (ACC)

8: Iowa (Big 10)
8: UCF (AAC)
8: Seton Hall (Big East)
8: Minnesota (Big 10)

9: Mississippi (SEC)
9: Syracuse (ACC)
9: Utah State (MWC): AUTO-BID
9: Baylor (Big 12)

10: Washington (Pac-12)
10: VCU (A-10)
10: Oklahoma (Big 12)
10: Florida (SEC)

11: TCU (Big 12)
11: Arizona State (Pac-12)
11: Ohio State (Big 10)
11: St. John’s (Big East)
11: Temple (AAC)
11: St. Mary’s (WCC): AUTO-BID

12: Oregon (Pac-12): AUTO-BID
12: Murray State (OVC): AUTO-BID
12: New Mexico State (WAC): AUTO-BID
12: Liberty (Atlantic Sun): AUTO-BID

13: UC Irvine (Big West): AUTO-BID
13: Northeastern (CAA): AUTO-BID
13: Vermont (America East): AUTO-BID
13: Old Dominion (C-USA): AUTO-BID

14: Yale (Ivy): AUTO-BID
14: St. Louis (A-10): AUTO-BID
14: Georgia State (Sun Belt): AUTO-BID
14: Northern Kentucky (Horizon): AUTO-BID

15: Montana (Big Sky): AUTO-BID
15: Colgate (Patriot): AUTO-BID
15: Bradley (MVC): AUTO-BID
15: Abilene Christian (Southland): AUTO-BID

16: Gardner-Webb (Big South): AUTO-BID
16: Iona (MAAC): AUTO-BID
16: North Dakota State (Summit): AUTO-BID
16: Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC): AUTO-BID
16: Prairie View (SWAC): AUTO-BID
16: Norfolk State (MEAC): AUTO-BID

 

Last updated by JON TEITEL on Sunday, March 17th at 11am, est

 

Last updated by the HOOPS HD STAFF on Sunday, March 17th, at 4pm, est