With the NCAA basketball conference tournaments for the “Big Six” conferences starting up on Tuesday, March 12, we wanted to do a quick post to give an overview of our conference bracket coverage:
- We have conference tournament bracket seedings, dates, locations, and final conference standings for all 31 NCAA conference tournaments
- We use our objective college basketball predictive ratings to generate round-by-round tournament survival odds for every team in a conference bracket. Want to know what chance Syracuse has to make the championship game of the 2013 Big East bracket? We’ve got you covered.
- We update our conference tournament bracket odds after every round of a bracket finishes, so you can see how much every win improves a team’s odds to win its conference tournament, given the results of all the other games in the bracket so far. You can even go back to earlier rounds to see what the projections used to be — just use the “As-Of” dropdown round selector.
- Thinking ahead to your NCAA bracket contest, team draft pool, or Calcutta auction? Yes, we also will publish these same handy round-by-round bracket survival odds for the 2013 NCAA tournament. However, those aren’t free, although a free preview is up now. They’re part of our BracketBrains Pro package, which is chock full of picks, predictions, and analysis that gives you a big edge in March Madness contests.
In the ACC bracket, our ACC tournament predictions currently give #2 Duke a much better chance to win it all then #1 Miami, with one other decent dark horse pick in the field. The seedings in the ACC tournament line up pretty well with team predictive ratings, so there are no major under-the-radar sleeper alerts here this year.
In the Big 12 bracket, our Big 12 tournament predictions see five teams as having around a 10% chance of better to win the Big 12 championship, but Kansas tops the list by a wide margin. The team that recently beat Kansas, 6-seed Baylor, has a better shot than many people think to make a championship run.
In the Big East bracket, our Big East tournament predictions see Louisville as the clear front runner despite being the 2-seed. In fact, our models are very pessimistic about 1-seed Georgetown in this tournament. Don’t write off either #4 Pitt or #5 Syracuse, despite the latter team’s recent slump.
In the Big Ten bracket, our Big Ten tournament predictions give Indiana twice the odds of any other contender to win it all. 9 seed Minnesota is underseeded, but still will need to put together a highly improbable run (about 35:1 odds) to win the championship title.
In the Pac-12 bracket, our Pac-12 tournament predictions see a wide open field, with 4 seed Arizona actually having the best chance to win. 8 seed Stanford is underseeded, and has the potential to be a longshot spoiler.
In the SEC bracket, our SEC tournament predictions break the field into two groups: 1-seed Florida, and everyone else. In a weak SEC this year, though, fringe bubble teams should come prepared to fight tooth and nail for this auto bid. 6-seed Missouri shouldn’t be discounted in that conversation.