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Preseason: Kansas, Kentucky lead opening bracket

Dave2015A new college basketball season is upon us, which means another journey toward Selection Sunday and March Madness.  With that in mind, we offer up our annual preseason bracket projection, an exercise that is most certainly more art than science.

Preseason Bracket   |   Seed List

What we think we know is that Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, and Gonzaga are among a handful of teams that figure to be in the conversation for No. 1 seeds.  Another strong group includes such names as North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and, yes, even Villanova. And then there’s Nevada, a hungry and hearty Wolfpack with their own Final Four aspirations.

One thing’s for certain, the bracket will look a lot different come March.  That’s the beauty of college hoops.  Enjoy the ride!

  1. December 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Hi! Did you have a post where you discuss the differences in bracketology with the new ratings system?

    • Dave Ommen
      December 22, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Hi Tim,
      I have not done anything specific on the NET system. Based on what we know, the NET rankings will be used to “Group” teams based upon location and rank (home, neutral, away) the same as the RPI. Although the official formulas for the NET aren’t fully known, I believe the “team sheets” the NCAA uses will be same but with NET replacing RPI. As in past years, Committee members will have access to various other data an analytics such as Sagarin, Ken Pom, KPI, etc.

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