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.

 

Last updated by JON TEITEL on Sunday, March 11th at 5:51pm, est.  Jon Teitel is our Selection Committee Guessing Expert, and his brackets attempt to do just that.  Guess the committee.  Due to time constraints this seed list is not bracketed.

Selection Sunday is finally here! We are ready to find out the fantastic field as we make our final NCAA tourney predictions. Last March HoopsHD’s Jon Teitel correctly picked every single 1 of the 68 teams that made the tourney, 63 of which were within 1 spot of their actual seed, including 43 right on the money. See below for his final list of who will make the cut when they announce the field today and if you agree or disagree then feel free to tweet us. To see how we stack up with other websites (ranked 4th out of 113 entries over the past 5 years), check out: www.bracketmatrix.com

SEED: TEAM (CONFERENCE)
1: Virginia (ACC): AUTO-BID
1: Villanova (Big East): AUTO-BID
1: Kansas (Big 12): AUTO-BID
1: Xavier (Big East)

2: Duke (ACC)
2: Cincinnati (AAC): AUTO-BID
2: North Carolina (ACC)
2: Purdue (Big 10)

3: Michigan State (Big 10)
3: Tennessee (SEC)
3: Michigan (Big 10): AUTO-BID
3: Auburn (SEC)

4: Arizona (Pac-12): AUTO-BID
4: West Virginia (Big 12)
4: Texas Tech (Big 12)
4: Kentucky (SEC): AUTO-BID

5: Wichita State (AAC)
5: Gonzaga (WCC): AUTO-BID
5: Clemson (ACC)
5: Ohio State (Big 10)

6: Houston (AAC)
6: Florida (SEC)
6: Arkansas (SEC)
6: Miami FL (ACC)

7: TCU (Big 12)
7: Texas A&M (SEC)
7: Seton Hall (Big East)
7: Rhode Island (A-10)

8: Nevada (MWC)
8: Providence (Big East)
8: Missouri (SEC)
8: Virginia Tech (ACC)

9: Kansas State (Big 12)
9: Butler (Big East)
9: Creighton (Big East)
9: Alabama (SEC)

10: NC State (ACC)
10: Florida State (ACC)
10: St. Bonaventure (A-10)
10: USC (Pac-12)

11: UCLA (Pac-12)
11: Oklahoma (Big 12)
11: Texas (Big 12)
11: St. Mary’s (WCC)
11: Loyola-Chicago (MVC): AUTO-BID
11: New Mexico State (WAC): AUTO-BID

12: San Diego State (MWC): AUTO-BID
12: South Dakota State (Summit): AUTO-BID
12: Buffalo (MAC): AUTO-BID
12: Murray State (OVC): AUTO-BID

13: UNC Greensboro (SoCon): AUTO-BID
13: Davidson (A-10): AUTO-BID
13: Charleston (CAA): AUTO-BID
13: Marshall (CUSA): AUTO-BID

14: Montana (Big Sky): AUTO-BID
14: Bucknell (Patriot): AUTO-BID
14: Wright State (Horizon): AUTO-BID
14: Stephen F. Austin (Southland): AUTO-BID

15: Georgia State (Sun Belt): AUTO-BID
15: Lipscomb (Atlantic Sun): AUTO-BID
15: Penn (Ivy): AUTO-BID
15: Iona (MAAC): AUTO-BID

16: UMBC (America East): AUTO-BID
16: Fullerton (Big West): AUTO-BID
16: Radford (Big South): AUTO-BID
16: LIU-Brooklyn (NEC): AUTO-BID
16: NC Central (MEAC): AUTO-BID
16: Texas Southern (SWAC): AUTO-BID

 

Last Updated by the HOOPS HD STAFF on Sunday, March 11th at 4pm, est.  This bracket is not an attempt to guess what the real selection committee will do on Selection Sunday, but rather what we ourselves think the field should look like.