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Bracketology is a slang term for predicting the field of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, named as such because it is commonly used to fill in tournament brackets for the postseason. It incorporates some method of predicting what the NCAA Selection Committee will use as its Ratings Percentage Index in order to determine at-large (non-conference winning) teams to complete the field of 65 teams, and, to seed the field by ranking all teams from first through sixty-fifth. The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... In tournaments, bracket is commonly used to refer to the diagrammatic representation of the series of games played during the tournament. ... Commonly known as RPI, the Ratings Percentage Index is a rating system where NCAA basketball teams are ranked. ...

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Commonly known as RPI, the Ratings Percentage Index is a rating system where NCAA basketball teams are ranked. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ...

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Bracketology 101 (666 words)
Bracketology 101 is designed to serve as a more reliable, more accurate alternative to the Bracketology selections of other major sports websites.
Rather than predict teams based on the season ending today, or make wild predictions of the future, Bracketology 101 uses a unique "projection-prediction" method of selecting teams, giving fans a much more realistic idea of where their favorite teams stand in the eyes of the selection committee.
Bracketology 101 has four years of projection experience, and last year correctly predicted 63 of the 65 (97%) tournament teams.
Bracketology 101: January 2005 (2148 words)
Bracketology 101's Field of 65 - Jan 17.
ESPN Bracketology guru and Bracketology 101 rival Joe Lunardi posted his first projections of the season on ESPN.com Monday.
Our first Bracketology picks of the year will be posted in the coming weeks.
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