About Us

“Bracketography” is a made-up word describing the projection (-ography) of the NCAA Tournament field (bracket) prior to its announcement on Selection Sunday. It is was founded in 2001 by David Mihm, and though Mihm no longer affiliated with the site, it is now entering its twelfth bracket projection season. The Bracketography projections have consistently demonstrated accuracy levels comparable to and higher than other bracket analysts, including Joe Lunardi, Jerry Palm, and Stewart Mandel.

In 2006, former editor David Mihm was featured in a New York Times article on Selection Sunday and also appeared as a guest on ESPN2′s Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith. Bracketography writers and staff have been interviewed by a number of other media outlets, including the Washington Post, CBS 5 San Francisco, Oakland Tribune, Toledo Free Press, and others. The site’s popularity has also led to guest spots on ESPN Radio in the Louisville, Baltimore, and Central Illinois markets.

The NCAA tournament bracket is updated approximately weekly throughout the season to reflect changes in seeding based on recently played games. During Tournament Week, leading up to Selection Sunday, updates will likely be given daily or every other day. If you have any questions or comments, please email editor@bracketography.com.

Bracketography.com was developed as an alternative to the advertisement-saturated monster that ESPN.com has become. If you’re tired of constantly waiting for pages to load, having to stop an auto-playing video on every page, or paying for Insider to gain access to all the good stories, welcome to Bracketography. Enjoy your browsing, and thanks for visiting.

All-time Accuracy Statistics

  • All teams: 769 / 786 (.978)
  • At-large teams: 398 / 414 (.961)
  • Within one line of exact seed*: 654 / 786 (.832)
  • Exact seed: 360 / 786 (.458)
* the Selection Committee is allowed to move teams one line from their true seed if there are conference, regular-season, or geographic conflicts. This number represents a bracket analyst's true accuracy rating.

Year-By-Year Projections

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