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March Madness Bracket Generator

17 Mar 2022

I am terrible at March Madness. I don’t follow the NCAA at all except a bit during the tournament to see how poorly my bracket is doing (and check up on some NBA prospects). That’s why I made a bracket generator.

This applet uses power rankings from FiveThirtyEight for each team to calculate the probability of teams winning in head-to-head matchups. It also takes into account a team’s performance. If an underdog is consistently beating teams ranked much higher than them, their power ranking will start to increase during their hot streak.

Anyways, it’s a nice tool to have to make a reasonable bracket even if you know nothing about the NCAA men’s tournament. I’ve included the applet below, and you can also find it here. Good luck out there!