To win your bracket pool, you’ve gotta pick the champion correctly (in standard scoring formats). The final game is worth as much as the first 32 games combined. Good thing you’re reading this post.
BracketResearch.com has developed a computer model that amazingly predicts NCAA Tournament results. Click here to see just how amazing. Read on to see this year’s most likely teams to win the NCAA Tournament.
BracketResearch.com has developed a computer model that amazingly predicts NCAA Tournament results. The model simulates the NCAA Tournament, providing results that you can use to dramatically increase your chances of winning your bracket pool. I will share simulation results in separate posts, but continue reading to see how well the model performed when I tested it on the past five tournaments.
The Quarterfinal Rule has never been broken. It states that any team that fails to advance past their conference tournament quarterfinal WILL NOT win the national championship. Here is a list of teams eliminated from contention by the Quarterfinal Rule last year. I’ll keep this year’s list up to data as we progress through the week.
2018 Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention
Ohio State – Lost to Penn State in the Big Ten Quarterfinals
Auburn – Lost to Alabama (Roll Tide!) in the SEC Quarterfinals
Does it really matter how many Quadrant 1 wins a team has? Do Quadrant 1 (Q1) wins give any indication of how a team will perform in the NCAA Tournament? Yes, it does. I’ve already shown how each of the last 15 champions entered the tournament with at least nine Q1 wins. Here is a deeper look at teams with 9+ Q1 wins and how they did in the tournament.
As we head down the final stretch of the season, several teams are still in contention for receiving a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday. One could reasonably argue that the difference in quality between 1-seeds and 2-seeds (the best 8 teams) isn’t very big. In fact, 1-seeds have faced a 2-seed in their regional final (Elite 8 game) 45 times, and the series is split 23-22 with a slight advantage to the 1-seeds. So does it really matter whether a team gets a 1-seed? Yes it does!