1. “Most bracketologists operate under the following mantra: “If the season ended today, here’s how I think the NCAA bracket would look.” Maybe a few of them try to work in some rough projections of how the rest of the season could play out for a few key teams, but that’s rare. This whole approach is downright silly, especially during the first, oh, 90% of the season. Differences in remaining schedule strength, probable conference tournament seeds, and likely conference tournament opponents can make aHUGE difference in a team’s NCAA tournament selection and seeding fortunes. The season doesn’t end today. We simulate out everything that could still happen; other people don’t.”
(via Madness Strikes November: Introducing Our Brand New NCAA Bracket Predictions « Notes from the Sports Nerds)

    Most bracketologists operate under the following mantra: “If the season ended today, here’s how I think the NCAA bracket would look.” Maybe a few of them try to work in some rough projections of how the rest of the season could play out for a few key teams, but that’s rare. This whole approach is downright silly, especially during the first, oh, 90% of the season. Differences in remaining schedule strength, probable conference tournament seeds, and likely conference tournament opponents can make aHUGE difference in a team’s NCAA tournament selection and seeding fortunes. The season doesn’t end today. We simulate out everything that could still happen; other people don’t.”

    (via Madness Strikes November: Introducing Our Brand New NCAA Bracket Predictions « Notes from the Sports Nerds)

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