What does Bracketology mean?

Making guesses on the winner of a tournament

Try to imagine yourself predicting the results of a tournament. This whole process of guessing the winners in each round is called Bracketology.

Bracketology is most commonly used during the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament. You’ll find it used by analysts on sports networks like Fox Sports or NBC Sports in the days leading up to the tournament.

The methods of Bracketology are diverse. Some people make their picks based on careful analysis such as comparing team records. Some might choose their favorite teams irrespective of their performance. Others might get a bit quirky and pick teams based on their mascots or team colors. There’s even a chance of someone choosing teams by simply rolling a dice. That’s the beauty of Bracketology – there’s no right or wrong way to do it!

Example for using ‘Bracketology’ in a conversation

Can’t wait for March Madness! πŸ€

Me neither! Have you started your bracketology yet? πŸ“

Of course! I’ve been analyzing the teams and making my predictions. It’s so much fun! πŸ˜„

I know, right? I love filling out the brackets and trying to guess the winners. It’s like a puzzle! 🧩