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Bracketology 2022: Traditional Powers Start to Revolt

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Bracketology 2022: Welcome Wisconsin to the Land of the No. 1 Seeds

The Badgers have been racking up quality wins and passed Purdue following the Boilermakers’ Thursday night loss at Indiana.

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Bracketology 2022: Auburn rises to the top after Baylor’s rough week

Both the Tigers and Gonzaga jumped the Bears, who lost two home games after ascending to the top spot in the bracket and the polls. Note that I’m trying a couple of new things in today’s post, so your feedback is welcome.

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2021-22 Men’s College Basketball Neutral-Site Showcases and Special Events

A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s non-exempt neutral-site games and other special events that are not tournaments. (You’ll find tournament info on this page.) If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

Bracketology 2022: ‘Power’ teams have lost 251 non-conference games so far ...

How will these defeats shape the at-large picture?

Bracketology 2022: Baylor back on top to start the New Year

The defending national champions are the class of this season so far.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Friday, November 26, 2021

Feast Week is starting to wind down, but there’s still plenty on the menu to enjoy as you avoid your nearest mall or big box store.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2021

Let’s feast on basketball, all!

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and that means it’s time for the relocated Maui Invitational conclude not long after the Battle 4 Atlantis begins. However, the game of the day may very well occur in Fort Myers.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Today’s biggest game is in Las Vegas, but not part of this season’s relocated Maui Invitiational.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Monday, November 22, 2021

Now, the real fun begins, as things tip off in Las Vegas for a relocated Maui Invitational, the Legends and Hall of Fame Classics return, and teams take the floor for some brand new events.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Sunday, November 21, 2021

This Sunday’s slate features an impressive set of tournament championship games, stretching from early afternoon to late night.

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Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Thanks to college football, this is a lightly-scheduled day, but the semifinal doubleheader for one of this November’s biggest events is set for the afternoon.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Friday, November 19, 2021

It’s semifinal day in South Carolina and in the first Las Vegas event of 2021, while the Paradise Jam tips off in the American Caribbean.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Who’s ready for 11 straight days of high-quality tournament-heavy college basketball?

College Basketball Viewer’s Guide for November 12, 2021

With all due respect to the last three evenings and the Champions Classic, tonight feels like the real opening of the season.

Men’s College Basketball Viewer’s Guide for November 10, 2021

Tonight’s slate is a bit more manageable than Opening Night’s phone book of a schedule, which apparently set a record for most games featuring a Division I team in a single day.

College Basketball 2021-22 Opening Day/Night Viewing Guide

It’s heavy on quantity and light on quality. Even the 2021 version of the venerable Champions Classic doesn’t look so great on paper, if we are to go by last year’s results anyway.

Bracketology 2022: Happy New Season!

Hopefully, this college basketball season will serve as another step toward normalcy after a canceled NCAA Tournament and a pandemic one.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: The Final Four

Typically, the national semifinals tip off a little after 6 p.m. Eastern. Thanks to the unique circumstances and requirements of 2021, they start one hour earlier this time around.

College Basketball Coast To Coast: Elite Eight/Final Four Thursday

You’re an April fool if you don’t check out today’s show.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Elite Eight Tuesday

Don’t turn to CBS looking for tonight’s doubleheader. It’s on TBS instead. Saturday will feature a Southwest Conference reunion with Houston and Baylor advancing to one national semifinal. Might we get an all-Pac-12 matchup in the other? Or will top seeds Gonzaga and Michigan conspire to prevent it?

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Elite Eight Monday

I would imagine that if ratings are decent for this experiment, we’ll see more weeknight regional finals in the future. First up, the Midwest and South on CBS.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Sweet Sixteen Sunday

As on Saturday, CBS will carry the first two games of the day (both of which feature No. 1 seeds), while TBS gets the night session (which is Pac-12 heavy).

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Sweet Sixteen Saturday

In another first, each regional semifinal game will be broadcast in its own telecast window. Note that the first two games of the schedule for both today and Sunday will be on CBS, with TBS picking up the night contests.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Second Round Monday

With the South and Midwest second round in the books, it’s time for the East and West regions to set their matchups for next weekend.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Second Round Sunday

For the first time, 15 of the 16 seeds will be represented in this round with 14 taking the court today alone.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Saturday Evening

The round of 64 ends tonight with eight contests, including No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga’s 2021 tournament debut.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Saturday Afternoon

First-round Friday saw the ninth 15-over-2 upset ever and 13-over-4, 12-over-5, and 11-over-6 wins, along with three overtime games. Usually, when one first-round day is thrilling, the other ends up being a bore. Hopefully, that won’t be the case on this Saturday.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Friday Evening

Start your weekend with a lot of college basketball.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Friday Afternoon

Pretend it’s a Thursday.

2021 NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide: The First Four

Typically, this round takes place over two nights and at the University of Dayton Arena. In 2021, it’s two venues over one night.

2021 NCAA Tournament Picks: Proceed with Caution

In fact, once you get to the Elite Eight, you might as well sub out my picks for the opposite.

Bracketology 2021: Recapping My Performance (And the Committee’s Too)

Plus, a look at the regions and pods based on the NET and seed list.

College Basketball Coast To Coast: Selection Sunday 2021 Special and Bracket Recap

We have a bracket! And, naturally, we have controversy!