PAST CHAMPIONS

2022 - Deuce2Sports (Chris Mackinder)
2021 - Patrick Stevens (D1scourse/Washington Post)
2019 - bracksketblogs
2018 - 1-3-1 Sports/Crazy Sports Dude/Gade Pool/ElamEnding.com
2017 - Pulse on Sports (Kevin Pulsifer)
2016 - Delphi Bracketology

2015 - Bracketville (Dave Ommen)
2014 - Big Underdog (Jason Carmello)/M+J's Bracket Watch
2013 - Jabesblog
2012 - Lobofan2003's Bracketology
2011 - FOX Sports (Jordan Schwartz)
2010 - Bracketville (Dave Ommen)/Bracket Madness/Washington Post (Eric Prisbell)
2009 - Bracketography
2008 - March Madness All Season (Jeff Borzello)
2007 - The Bracket Project
2006 - Bracket Racket/Bracketology 101

5-YEAR BRACKET MATRIX RANKINGS

PAYMON SCORE   VARIANCE   5-YR WT AVG YEARS IN
2017 2018 2019 2021 2022   2017 2018 2019 2021 2022   MATRIX
AVERAGE   335.9 337.8 341.9 346.4 347.0   1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0      
                 
THE BRACKET MATRIX     341 347 361 366 370   5.1 9.2 19.1 19.6 23.0   18.28 16
                             
BRACKET VETERANS - 3+ YEARS                            
1 Crazy Sports Dude Crazy     361 353 359 375     23.2 11.1 12.6 28.0   19.29 4
2 Bracketometry Dom       353 363 372       11.1 16.6 25.0   18.71 3
3 Bauertology Bauer       353 366 366       11.1 19.6 19.0   17.21 3
4 Nick Elam Elam   348 361   361 364   12.1 23.2   14.6 17.0   16.83 5
5 Scott's Bracketology Scott   346 355 353 355 370   10.1 17.2 11.1 8.6 23.0   15.14 10
6 1-3-1 Sports 131   339 361 350 363 364   3.1 23.2 8.1 16.6 17.0   15.01 10
7 Weber's Bracketology Weber   333 353 353 368 362   -2.9 15.2 11.1 21.6 15.0   14.81 5
8 D Ratings DII   346 357 351 366 360   10.1 19.2 9.1 19.6 13.0   14.61 9
9 Primetime Bracketology - Grant Hansell Grant   350 342 349 367 365   14.1 4.2 7.1 20.6 18.0   14.41 12
10 Facts and Bracks F&B   356 351 352 357 366   20.1 13.2 10.1 10.6 19.0   14.28 8
11 March Madness 2022 MM22   344 332 358 357 372   8.1 -5.8 16.1 10.6 25.0   14.14 14
12 HoopsHD - Jon Teitel HHD-JT   353 347 354 357 366   17.1 9.2 12.1 10.6 19.0   13.94 8
13 Warren Nolan WN   348 352 348 347 373   12.1 14.2 6.1 0.6 26.0   12.74 16
14 Bracksketblogs BKS   331 349 367 357 358   -4.9 11.2 25.1 10.6 11.0   12.68 6
15 The Catch and Shoot - Jesse Kramer C&S   349 343 359 346 370   13.1 5.2 17.1 -0.4 23.0   12.54 12
16 Spidey's Bracket Spidey   328 350 346 362 366   -7.9 12.2 4.1 15.6 19.0   12.41 5
17 One Man Selection Committee OMC   345 357 347 363 358   9.1 19.2 5.1 16.6 11.0   12.28 7
18 Bracketological Excellence BE   353 344 357 351 365   17.1 6.2 15.1 4.6 18.0   12.21 11
19 The Bracket Project BP   348 353 355 369 349   12.1 15.2 13.1 22.6 2.0   12.14 16
20 Deuce 2 Sports D2S   326 324 353 355 376   -9.9 -13.8 11.1 8.6 29.0   11.68 8
21 Boiling the Bracket Boil   348 343 351 369 354   12.1 5.2 9.1 22.6 7.0   11.68 5
22 Switching the Coverage StC   338 352 359 357 357   2.1 14.2 17.1 10.6 10.0   11.61 9
23 The Mind of Mike Broman Mind   338 337 362 353 364   2.1 -0.8 20.1 6.6 17.0   11.48 6
24 RSN Bracketology RSN   335 357 346 358 362   -0.9 19.2 4.1 11.6 15.0   11.41 7
25 Bracket Forecast - Rusty Tutton BF   340 352 348 352 366   4.1 14.2 6.1 5.6 19.0   11.21 9
26 Big Underdog - Jason Carmello BU   333 356 348 358 361   -2.9 18.2 6.1 11.6 14.0   11.21 10
27 Making the Madness - Jonathon Warriner MtM   336 333 365 366 352   0.1 -4.8 23.1 19.6 5.0   10.88 6
28 Rocco Miller's Bracketology RM   352 354 350 360 354   16.1 16.2 8.1 13.6 7.0   10.81 9
29 Sluder's Bracketology Sluder     350 355 353 359     12.2 13.1 6.6 12.0   10.72 4
30 The Stats Guru Guru       353 364 352       11.1 17.6 5.0   10.71 3
31 B12 Basketblog B12   339 354 356   355   3.1 16.2 14.1   8.0   10.71 6
32 Busting the Bracket - Jeff Borzello BtBr   341 347 353 366 352   5.1 9.2 11.1 19.6 5.0   10.68 16
33 MAG MAG   339 347 364 349 359   3.1 9.2 22.1 2.6 12.0   10.54 16
34 Jason Wells' Bracketology JW   338 357 357 360 350   2.1 19.2 15.1 13.6 3.0   10.34 10
35 Head vs. Gut HvG   331 344 341 355 370   -4.9 6.2 -0.9 8.6 23.0   10.28 7
36 Inside the Hall - Andy Bottoms Hall   348 354 351 360 352   12.1 16.2 9.1 13.6 5.0   10.08 10
37 Sharpshot Selections Sharp     343 342 370 354     5.2 0.1 23.6 7.0   10.00 4
38 Bally Sports - Brad Evans Bally   346 352 354 356 354   10.1 14.2 12.1 9.6 7.0   9.88 14
39 Bucky's Bracket Bucky   344 343 354 355 357   8.1 5.2 12.1 8.6 10.0   9.28 12
40 Stuck in 1977 1977   337 345 353 359 355   1.1 7.2 11.1 12.6 8.0   9.28 10
41 M+J's Bracket Watch MJ   354 341 348 354 360   18.1 3.2 6.1 7.6 13.0   9.21 10
42 Jason Lisk's Bracketology Lisk   338 343 343 354 365   2.1 5.2 1.1 7.6 18.0   9.08 9
43 Razorbrackets Razor   339 340 348 359 359   3.1 2.2 6.1 12.6 12.0   9.08 7
44 Brack Attack BA   335 353 353 356 354   -0.9 15.2 11.1 9.6 7.0   9.08 13
45 Haslametrics HM   348 348 359 350 354   12.1 10.2 17.1 3.6 7.0   8.88 6
46 Jake Liker's Bracketology Liker   317 357 351   357   -18.9 19.2 9.1   10.0   8.80 6
47 Pulse on Sports - Kevin Pulsifer Pulse   367 353 349 357 348   31.1 15.2 7.1 10.6 1.0   8.68 6
48 Delphi Bracketology Delphi   352 357 337 369 347   16.1 19.2 -4.9 22.6 0.0   8.68 6
49 Jeff Griffith Bracketology Jeff     335 354 354 359     -2.8 12.1 7.6 12.0   8.65 4
50 Bracket Bingo Bingo     309 350 362 365     -28.8 8.1 15.6 18.0   8.50 4
51 Jacob Stallard's Bracketology JS   357 358 347 341 361   21.1 20.2 5.1 -5.4 14.0   8.34 5
52 Heat Check CBB - Lukas Harkins Hark   341 349 359 364 342   5.1 11.2 17.1 17.6 -5.0   8.28 6
53 Lobofan2003's Bracketology Lobo   332 355 336 361 357   -3.9 17.2 -5.9 14.6 10.0   8.08 13
54 The Athletic - Brian Bennett Ath       338 361 357       -3.9 14.6 10.0   8.05 3
55 From the Rafters FTR       366 366 336       24.1 19.6 -11.0   7.96 3
56 Nothing but Nylon Meyer   343 346 347 356 354   7.1 8.2 5.1 9.6 7.0   7.48 7
57 Bracket Mensa Mensa   335 360 353 351 350   -0.9 22.2 11.1 4.6 3.0   7.34 12
58 KY Brackets KY   330 349 355 353 352   -5.9 11.2 13.1 6.6 5.0   7.14 7
59 Seanny P Bracketology SP     343 348 364 347     5.2 6.1 17.6 0.0   7.08 4
60 The Pi-Rate Ratings Pi       340 359 355       -1.9 12.6 8.0   7.05 3
61 Top Level Sports TLS       355 359 346       13.1 12.6 -1.0   7.05 3
62 Watch Stadium - Tim Krueger Stad   350 339 350 351 356   14.1 1.2 8.1 4.6 9.0   6.94 13
63 Cardinaldave's Bracketology CD       356 350 352       14.1 3.6 5.0   6.80 3
64 Ivar's Blog Ivar   340 343 347 349 359   4.1 5.2 5.1 2.6 12.0   6.68 11
65 Bracket Bros Bros   344 349 334 352 361   8.1 11.2 -7.9 5.6 14.0   6.61 5
66 AMA Bracketology AMA       343 347 361       1.1 0.6 14.0   6.30 3
67 Wild Bill's Bracketology Corral Corral   350 358 339 363 343   14.1 20.2 -2.9 16.6 -4.0   6.14 10
68 RaleighWX's Bracketology RWX   338 344 351 351 353   2.1 6.2 9.1 4.6 6.0   6.01 5
69 Graham Doeren Bracketology GDB   341 347 352 360 343   5.1 9.2 10.1 13.6 -4.0   5.88 6
70 Bracketville BV   357 357 347 357 341   21.1 19.2 5.1 10.6 -6.0   5.81 13
71 Brackonomics Brack   343 350 349 356 346   7.1 12.2 7.1 9.6 -1.0   5.74 12
72 Anthony's Blog AB     353 343 358 347     15.2 1.1 11.6 0.0   5.72 4
73 Syracusefan7's Bracketology SF7   351 350 339 360 347   15.1 12.2 -2.9 13.6 0.0   5.68 10
74 TheNightVenom Venom       344 355 352       2.1 8.6 5.0   5.46 3
75 Bracket WAG WAG   343 340 346 352 354   7.1 2.2 4.1 5.6 7.0   5.41 15
76 Cracked Sidewalks CS       336 357 355       -5.9 10.6 8.0   5.38 4
77 Blogging the Bracket SBN   339 340 348 345 359   3.1 2.2 6.1 -1.4 12.0   5.34 14
78 Gade Pool Gade   338 361 350 357 340   2.1 23.2 8.1 10.6 -7.0   5.34 7
79 Carolina Sports Thoughts CST   342 327 344 361 353   6.1 -10.8 2.1 14.6 6.0   5.28 7
80 Oak Creek's March Madness Oak   338 350 353 366 335   2.1 12.2 11.1 19.6 -12.0   5.21 12
81 VTS Bracketmaker VTS   333 359 338 350 354   -2.9 21.2 -3.9 3.6 7.0   5.14 13
82 RotoWire BracketZology - Adam Zdroik Roto   345 347 351 347 350   9.1 9.2 9.1 0.6 3.0   4.81 8
83 The Truth's Bracketology Truth       347 357 347       5.1 10.6 0.0   4.80 3
84 RFS Bracket Science RFS   345 339 349 362 342   9.1 1.2 7.1 15.6 -5.0   4.68 11
85 The 17th Seed 17th   336 353 330 363 348   0.1 15.2 -11.9 16.6 1.0   4.41 5
86 Kyle Foster's Bracketology Kyle   357 346 347 338 356   21.1 8.2 5.1 -8.4 9.0   4.28 10
87 Mondays are for Bracketology Mon   344 341 342 348 355   8.1 3.2 0.1 1.6 8.0   4.08 5
88 ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunardi ESPN   329 344 357 354 343   -6.9 6.2 15.1 7.6 -4.0   4.08 16
89 The Steelers n'at TSN   337 341 347 344 356   1.1 3.2 5.1 -2.4 9.0   3.88 9
90 Heartbreak City HBC     333 338 359 352     -4.8 -3.9 12.6 5.0   3.86 4
91 The Game Haus Haus     351 350 351 344     13.2 8.1 4.6 -3.0   3.86 4
92 Busting Bracketologists - CJ CJ   347 354 339 344 353   11.1 16.2 -2.9 -2.4 6.0   3.68 13
93 Bazinga Bracketology JH   357 338 350 346 349   21.1 0.2 8.1 -0.4 2.0   3.61 12
94 Bracket Racket Racket     332 337 358 352     -5.8 -4.9 11.6 5.0   3.22 4
95 Kerry Miller's Bracketology BR-KM   321 345 337 346 359   -14.9 7.2 -4.9 -0.4 12.0   2.88 11
96 Stewart SP Bracketology STEW   334 341 348 354 345   -1.9 3.2 6.1 7.6 -2.0   2.88 9
97 TCW Bracketology TCW     342 346 347 350     4.2 4.1 0.6 3.0   2.72 4
98 NCAA - Andy Katz Katz       351 345 349       9.1 -1.4 2.0   2.63 3
99 Regan NCAA Tournament Index Regan   342 339 340 348 353   6.1 1.2 -1.9 1.6 6.0   2.61 10
100 No Perfect Bracket NPB   338 346 346 351 345   2.1 8.2 4.1 4.6 -2.0   2.61 5
101 Projection Sunday PSun   354 344 354   339   18.1 6.2 12.1   -8.0   2.44 5
102 Hind's Bracketology Hind   348 339 339 352 348   12.1 1.2 -2.9 5.6 1.0   2.21 5
103 Gators First G1   324 332 341 366 342   -11.9 -5.8 -0.9 19.6 -5.0   1.81 5
104 Bracket Zac Zac   324 331 345 353 350   -11.9 -6.8 3.1 6.6 3.0   1.68 5
105 The Coach and Crew Show CPI   324 351   351 344   -11.9 13.2   4.6 -3.0   1.50 6
106 D1scourse - Patrick Stevens PS   338 341 332 372 335   2.1 3.2 -9.9 25.6 -12.0   1.41 14
107 Sporting News - Bill Bender SN       342 349 348       0.1 2.6 1.0   1.30 3
108 Jabesblog Jabe   347 341 343 348 345   11.1 3.2 1.1 1.6 -2.0   1.14 12
109 Bracket Beyond Beyond     336 348 349 345     -1.8 6.1 2.6 -2.0   1.08 4
110 Bracket Odds Brodd   347 322 337 349 354   11.1 -15.8 -4.9 2.6 7.0   0.68 9
111 Pollaski's World PW       341 348 347       -0.9 1.6 0.0   0.30 3
112 Made for March Made     334 343 343 348     -3.8 1.1 -3.4 1.0   -0.92 4
113 Selje's Bracketology Selje   339 352 335 339 347   3.1 14.2 -6.9 -7.4 0.0   -1.26 5
114 Best Damn Bracket Period BBP   332 353 347 348 333   -3.9 15.2 5.1 1.6 -14.0   -1.46 6
115 The BIG Heartland Heart     326 349 348 341     -11.8 7.1 1.6 -6.0   -1.85 4
116 Crimson Cast CC   336 335 341   344   0.1 -2.8 -0.9   -3.0   -2.11 10
117 Brad-ketology Brad   357 328 329 348 344   21.1 -9.8 -12.9 1.6 -3.0   -3.06 12
118 LAOJoe's Bracketology Joe   340 352 326 329 354   4.1 14.2 -15.9 -17.4 7.0   -3.32 12
119 rcerulo's Bracketology Cerulo   343 334 340 348 337   7.1 -3.8 -1.9 1.6 -10.0   -3.32 5
120 Power Sports Power       341 336 347       -0.9 -10.4 0.0   -3.70 3
121 HoopsHD HHD   337 336 339 350 333   1.1 -1.8 -2.9 3.6 -14.0   -4.46 9
122 Blacketology Black   331 314 352 332 344   -4.9 -23.8 10.1 -14.4 -3.0   -6.32 10
123 ncaabracketology brac   323 327 326 352 340   -12.9 -10.8 -15.9 5.6 -7.0   -6.32 8
124 Camp Burt Burt   332 331 344 328 344   -3.9 -6.8 2.1 -18.4 -3.0   -6.66 5
125 CBS Sports - Jerry Palm CBS   330 343 344 343 326   -5.9 5.2 2.1 -3.4 -21.0   -7.19 15
126 Bracks on Bracks BoB   315 341 339 336 338   -20.9 3.2 -2.9 -10.4 -9.0   -7.32 5
127 Busted Bracketology KHB     338 336 363 315     0.2 -5.9 16.6 -32.0   -7.92 4
128 Logan's Sports Ratings Logan       314 344 346       -27.9 -2.4 -1.0   -8.20 3
129 Uprise Bracketology Uprise   312 331 346 325 343   -23.9 -6.8 4.1 -21.4 -4.0   -8.72 6
130 INCC Stats INCC       328 328 347       -13.9 -18.4 0.0   -9.62 3
131 Ryan Tures Bracketology Tures       345 335 331       3.1 -11.4 -16.0   -9.70 3
132 College Sports Madness CSM   332 315 312 328 359   -3.9 -22.8 -29.9 -18.4 12.0   -10.19 6
133 Joe Kellogg Bracketology JKB   322 336 342 330 329   -13.9 -1.8 0.1 -16.4 -18.0   -11.52 6
134 T-Ranketology T-Rank   352 310 329 339 331   16.1 -27.8 -12.9 -7.4 -16.0   -12.52 6
135 Bitter Birds Birds   326 339 336 329 327   -9.9 1.2 -5.9 -17.4 -20.0   -12.99 7
136 Projecting the Field - Jordan Schwartz JSch     331 328 335 330     -6.8 -13.9 -11.4 -17.0   -13.28 9
137 Schmolik 64 S64   331 329 327 325 334   -4.9 -8.8 -14.9 -21.4 -13.0   -14.52 16
138 Crotistics Cro   325 323 328 332 331   -10.9 -14.8 -13.9 -14.4 -16.0   -14.66 10
139 Wilson Rankings WR   333 341 319 328 329   -2.9 3.2 -22.9 -18.4 -18.0   -15.26 7
140 Bracket Research Res   322 325 327 337 319   -13.9 -12.8 -14.9 -9.4 -28.0   -17.46 5
141 NCAAMReview Rev       299 348 327       -42.9 1.6 -20.0   -18.54 3
142 Luke Benz Benz     320 321 304 345     -17.8 -20.9 -42.4 -2.0   -19.85 4
143 Bracketology Busters Busters       323 331 317       -18.9 -15.4 -30.0   -22.37 3
144 Seed Madness Seed   325 324 324   307   -10.9 -13.8 -17.9   -40.0   -26.56 11
145 Crashing the Dance CtD   352 327 314 315 308   16.1 -10.8 -27.9 -31.4 -39.0   -27.32 15
146 Bracketography/Team Rankings TR   310 297 300 312 302   -25.9 -40.8 -41.9 -34.4 -45.0   -39.72 16
147 Numberfire Fire   303 289 295 286 272   -32.9 -48.8 -46.9 -60.4 -75.0   -59.19 5
148 RTS Ratings RTS   307 324 332 243 256   -28.9 -13.8 -9.9 -103.4 -91.0   -63.66 6
                                 
BRACKET NEWBIES - 1-2 of LAST 5 YEARS     2017 2018 2019 2021 2022   2017 2018 2019 2021 2022      
                                 
1 Richason Bros Bracketology Rich           367           20.0   20.00 1
2 The ACC Guru ACC           365           18.0   18.00 1
3 YAGO Brackets YAGO         356 369         9.6 22.0   16.48 2
4 FOX Sports - Mike DeCourcy FOX         356 368         9.6 21.0   15.93 2
5 College Sports Enthusiasts CSE         365 360         18.6 13.0   15.48 2
6 801 Bracketology 801         364 360         17.6 13.0   15.04 2
7 Stag Sports Writers Club Stag           362           15.0   15.00 1
8 Let's Talk Sports LTS         364 357         17.6 10.0   13.37 2
9 2022 Mock Selection Committee Mock           360           13.0   13.00 1
10 Another Bracket AnB         359 359         12.6 12.0   12.26 2
11 T3 Bracketology T3         357 360         10.6 13.0   11.93 2
12 Bub's Bracketology Bub       362 356         15.6 9.0   11.93 2
13 Bluegrass Bracketology BG         359 355         12.6 8.0   10.04 2
14 NP Bracketology NP         352 359         5.6 12.0   9.15 2
15 5 Star Bets 5Star           356           9.0   9.00 1
16 From the Logo Bracketology Logo           356           9.0   9.00 1
17 Leed's Bracketology Leed           356           9.0   9.00 1
18 On3 - Eric Prisbell On3         356           9.0   9.00 4
19 Bracketcast Cast           355           8.0   8.00 1
20 Keith's Sports Bracketology Keith         362 347         15.6 0.0   6.93 2
21 JS Bracketology JSB         344 359         -2.4 12.0   5.60 2
22 Dubz on Hoops Dubz         362 344         15.6 -3.0   5.26 2
23 Novice Opinion Novice           352           5.0   5.00 1
24 On the Bubble OTB         358 344         11.6 -3.0   3.48 2
25 The Quantitative Prognosticator QP   360       346   24.1       -1.0   3.18 6
26 Busky Brackets Busky           350           3.0   3.00 1
27 Matt Browning's Bracketology MB           350           3.0   3.00 1
28 Mark Stoffer's Bracketology MSB         357 343         10.6 -4.0   2.48 2
29 Amateur Hour Bracketology AHB         353 346         6.6 -1.0   2.37 2
30 Kirby CBB and Bracketology Kirby           349           2.0   2.00 1
31 Calm Yourself Bracketology Calm         338 357         -8.4 10.0   1.82 2
32 Jakesnake42 Bracketology Jake         338 357         -8.4 10.0   1.82 2
33 NJ Bracketology NJ         334 359         -12.4 12.0   1.15 2
34 Jacob Larson's Bracketology JL         342 352         -4.4 5.0   0.82 2
35 Sudsitology Suds           347           0.0   0.00 1
36 JNG Nitty Gritty Rankings JNG         339 352         -7.4 5.0   -0.52 2
37 Cox Content Bracketology  Cox         337 353         -9.4 6.0   -0.85 2
38 Benjamin Michael's Bracketology Ben           346           -1.0   -1.00 1
39 jMorr Bracketology jMorr         356 336         9.6 -11.0   -1.85 2
40 Bracketology Updates Updates         344 345         -2.4 -2.0   -2.18 2
41 Last Word on Sports LWOS         350 340         3.6 -7.0   -2.29 2
42 Ben Stana Bracketology Stana           341           -6.0   -6.00 1
43 U-State Bracketology U-State           341           -6.0   -6.00 1
44 Bacatology Baca           339           -8.0   -8.00 1
45 College Basketball AI TK           339           -8.0   -8.00 1
46 Cope-a-tology Cope           339           -8.0   -8.00 1
47 Sports Illustrated - Kevin Sweeney SI         332 344         -14.4 -3.0   -8.07 2
48 Yahoo Sports - Michael Lazarus Yahoo         342 334         -4.4 -13.0   -9.18 4
49 Andrew Adams Field of 68 AA         350 326         3.6 -21.0   -10.07 2
50 Projection Sunday - Cash Cy$       339   331       -2.9   -16.0   -11.10 2
51 Evan Miyakawa's Bracketology EM         332 337         -14.4 -10.0   -11.96 2
52 Tom's Bracket Madness Tom           333           -14.0   -14.00 1
53 Mill's Bracketology Mill           330           -17.0   -17.00 1
54 Memphis Gameday MGB         330 329         -16.4 -18.0   -17.29 2
55 Daily Bracketologist Daily           328           -19.0   -19.00 1
56 Skarmory's Bracketology Skar         330 323         -16.4 -24.0   -20.63 2
57 Bracket Engineering Eng         340 313         -6.4 -34.0   -21.74 2
58 RyGuy Bracketology RyGuy           325           -22.0   -22.00 1
59 Sean's Bracketology Sean           321           -26.0   -26.00 1
60 The Barking Crow Crow         325 306         -21.4 -41.0   -32.29 2
61 Bracketaday Day         290 313         -56.4 -34.0   -43.96 2
62 Olives Proj+ 68 Olives           303           -44.0   -44.00 1
63 All My Sports Teams Suck AMSTS           302           -45.0   -45.00 1
64 Cheese Bracketology Cheese         273 295         -73.4 -52.0   -61.52 2

What's this all about?

The Bracket Matrix tries to collect most bracketologists' opinions of how the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament bracket will look like each year.  This page measures how closely each bracketologist matched the work of the selection committee. This emphasizes seeding as much as picking the correct teams in the field.

Using the final results from past matrices, each site was graded based on a scoring system made by Paymon at PHSports.  This rubric awards 3 points for each team correctly picked, 3 points for each team correctly seeded, and 1 point for each team not seeded correctly but within one seed line. With 68 teams, a perfect score is 408.  The variance section of the data table below lists the absolute deviation between each score and the mean for that particular year.  Thus, a 10 point variance means that site's bracket scored 10 points higher than the average bracket that year.

This table only looks at the last 5 years of data rather than all years of the Bracket Matrix. This was done to better compare bracketologists with the most recent set of data, to drop the early years when brackets consisted of 65 teams instead of 68, and to match a real committee member's term of 5 years. A weighted average will be used to emphasize the most recent years. Links to data prior to 2017 can be found on the blog.

Please remember that these are in essence the final exam grades.  The true value of a good bracketologist lies in how much preparation he or she does leading up to the final exam including watching games, making mock brackets, looking at computer rankings, comparing blind resumes, taking questions from ESPN personalities (okay, that's just Lunardi), interacting with the fans to incite debate, and in the end, figuring out how the committee will put together the official bracket.  Of course, in most courses, final exams count the most, so with that being said, here are the results.  Bracketologists have been split into two groups: one group contains sites that have data for at least 3 of the last 5 years.  The second group shows everybody else.  All bracketologists must have submitted a bracket in 2022 to be on this list.


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