Bracketology 101 Lesson 1:
What happens when you cross March Madness with a statistican, analyst, and sports freak? The correct answer is Brett Holte. Keep up on the latest 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament projections, analysis on the teams on the bubble, and small schools that could bust brackets. If you want to win your office pool then you won’t want to miss the 2018 coverage on this site including projections from previous seasons from the man that predicted 67 of the 68 teams in the field correctly one year ago.
MARCH MADNESS BACKGROUND
There are 351 NCAA men’s basketball teams that play the highest level of competition, division one. One reason that makes college basketball’s post season unique and exciting compared to other sports is that all 351 schools have an opportunity to make the NCAA tournament in pursuit of a national championship. Davids can rocket to prominence against Goliaths in the NCAA tournament. Once the regular season ends, 31 of the 32 conferences have a conference tournament to determine their conference champion and send them dancing into the middle of March for an epic trip to the 68-team NCAA Tournament. The rest of the 37 teams in the 68-team field consist of 36 of the strongest at-large teams that did not win their conference tournament as well as the Ivy League’s regular season champion. The 68 team NCAA Tournament aka March Madness then crowns the national champion to the school that survives the longest.
Who is in and who is out. The field of 68 is predicted with accurate seeding. Where will your favorite team end up?
Get filled in on the most likely giant killers of the 2018 Tournament. The most talented mid-major schools to keep an eye on are analyzed.