Chris Dobbertean

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I'm the resident bracketologist for and editor of Blogging the Bracket. College hoops is obviously my game (with baseball a close second, and football right behind).

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2014-15 College Basketball Early Season Events


A regularly updated list of the 2014-15 men's college basketball season's early season tournaments and showcases, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any...

2015-16 College Basketball Early Season Events


A regularly updated list of the 2015-16 men's college basketball season's early season tournaments and showcases, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any...

NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule For Friday


It's the final night of the season where you'll have to jump between games. Expect your Alternate Channel button to get a final workout on this Friday, as all four games should be exciting.

NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule For Thursday


It's the second to last night of simultaneous games. Here's a look at the night's South and West region doubleheaders, each of which will feature the bottom half semifinal first.

NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule For Sunday


A four-day marathon of college basketball concludes today, hopefully with a few more exciting games than we had yesterday.

NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule For Saturday


The Round of 32 begins on Saturday with eight games, which are a bit more spread out than Thursday and Friday's frenetic schedules. There is one bit of good news about this reduction in the number...

NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule For Friday


Round of 64 Thursday featured a record four overtime games and a buzzer-beater. It will likely be impossible for Friday's 16 games to compete with that, but the 32 teams involved will certainly try...

NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule For Thursday


Now that the First Four is complete and we have a tidy 64-team bracket, it's time for the real Madness to begin. Here's a quick guide to Thursday's 16 games, broken down by viewing window.

NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide: The First Four


The field of 68 will be reduced to its former size, 64, after two nights of games in Dayton. Here's all the info you need to find Tuesday and Wednesday's doubleheaders.

Our bracketologist makes his picks

The time of the year has arrived when our resident bracketologist attempts to translate his success in selecting and seeding the field into producing a winning bracket.

Bracketology: Thoughts on the field of 68

The 2014 NCAA Tournament field is out, which means it's time for Chris Dobbertean, SB Nation's resident bracketologist, to take a look at his performance and that of the Selection Committee.

Bracketology: Villanova claims final No. 1 seed

With Michigan's loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten final, the Wildcats swap places with the Wolverines in Chris Dobbertean's final projection of 2014.

Bubble Watch: Green Bay enters, SMU exits

After reviewing everyone's selection sheet one last time, SB Nation's resident bracketologist has one final change to his field of 68. The Horizon League runner-up Phoenix replace Larry Brown's...

Championship Week Viewing Guide: Selection Sunday


The hour of destiny is almost here. However, there are five games left to be played before the field of 68 is revealed. Here's a quick look at what's ahead for what's sure to be an action-packed...

Bracketology: Michigan rises to top line

The day of reckoning has arrived, and while it appears that the field of 68 is settled, there is still some debate about seeding, particularly on the top line. In Chris Dobbertean's Sunday morning...

Bubble Watch: Last four in, first four out

Saturday's action didn't change the situation on either side of the NCAA Tournament cut line all that much. And that shouldn't change much on Sunday, since the afternoon's power conference...

Bracketology: Is the bubble settled on Saturday?

Surprisingly, Saturday afternoon's games didn't do much of anything to alter the bubble picture. No at-large lost its place in the field, and the backlog of teams sitting beyond the cut line may...

Last four in and first four out of NCAA Tournament

While Tennessee and Providence improved their positions on Friday, Nebraska fell thanks to a loss. Iowa and SMU dropped due to circumstances beyond their control.

Championship Week Viewing Guide: Sat., March 15


It's Selection Eve and 14 automatic bids will be awarded on yet another day and night full of college basketball.

Bracketology: Mixed results for bubble teams

Selection Week Friday was only a good day for the bubble teams already present in that morning's projection. As a result, there are are no new at-large teams in Chris Dobbertean's Selection Eve...

Bracketology: FSU, Mizzou fall; Tennessee wins

Florida State's and Missouri's bubbles burst with losses to their respective conferences' top seeds. The Volunteers, on the other hand, find themselves in far better shape after a win over South...

Championship Week Viewing Guide: Friday, March 14


The Friday before Selection Sunday is typically the busiest and most meaningful day of the entire college basketball season. Here's your guide to it all, broken down by conference.

Bracketology: Last four in, first four out

Thursday's conference tournament action redefined the bubble once again. Here's a more detailed look at Chris Dobbertean's last four in and first four out for Friday's bracketology.

Bracketology: Providence and BYU in

With Arkansas and Cal falling in their respective conference tournaments on Thursday, space opened up for the Friars, who play Seton Hall in the Big East semifinals, and the Cougars, who may just...

Championship Week Viewing Guide: Thurs., March 13


Thursday provides you with a myriad of TV and streaming options. Every power conference tournament is in action, with each featuring at least one at-large candidate in action.

Bracketology: BYU slides out

Some bad injury news cost the Cougars a place in Chris Dobbertean's Thursday morning projection. Meanwhile, the Hoyas are surely headed to the NIT following a Wednesday night loss to DePaul. (Yes,...

Championship Week Viewing Guide: Wed., March 12


On the surface, Wednesday's schedule looks hectic, but from a bracket perspective, only seven games will affect the at-large picture.

Bracketology: BYU remains in for now


The same 36 at-large teams present in Chris Dobbertean's Tuesday projection remain there on Wednesday. That includes the Cougars, who fell in their conference final on Tuesday night.

Championship Week Viewing Guide: Monday, March 10


Four conference championship games are on Tuesday night's schedule, though just one might impact the bubble as the week goes on.

Bracketology: Eight teams down; 60 to go

Four more will join the party on Tuesday, the final night before the power conference tournaments get started. With only automatic bids awarded on Monday night, Chris Dobbertean's bracket is pretty...

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