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4th Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss (5), and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top seed in our 351 team ultimate bracket.
Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss (5), and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top seed in our 351 team ultimate bracket.

Every year, teams see their dreams of making the NCAA Tournament come true, while others accept bids into other post-season tournaments.

Last season, 68 teams made the NCAA Tournament, 32 made the NIT, 16 made the College Basketball Invitational, 32 made the CollegeInsider.Com Tournament, and 8 teams took part in the inaugural Vegas 16 tournament. If the math is correct, that leaves 195 teams without a spot in post-season play.

Some teams aren’t even eligible for post-season play due to off-court issues, whether it’s due to low APR scorers or self-imposed bans.

That’s where we come in. We don’t discriminate, and even teams who aren’t eligible in the real world are welcome in our eyes. Living up to the Canadian stereotype of always being nice, we have included all 351 teams into one hypothetical post-season tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, the College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket is back to give a look at what it would be like if every single team in the country took part in the same post-season tournament. Continue reading 4th Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

3rd Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

Cliff Ellis is one of 8 coaches who have regions named after them in the 3rd Annual CCR 351-Team Ultimate Bracket. (Source: Coastal Carolina University)
Cliff Ellis is one of 8 coaches who have regions named after them in the 3rd Annual CCR 351-Team Ultimate Bracket. (Source: Coastal Carolina University)

Every year, teams see their dreams of making the NCAA Tournament come true, while others accept bids into other post-season tournaments.

Last season, 68 teams made the NCAA Tournament, 32 made the NIT, 16 made the College Basketball Invitational, and 32 made the CollegeInsider.Com Tournament. If the math is correct, that leaves 203 teams without a spot in post-season play.

Some teams aren’t even eligible for post-season play due to off-court issues. That is true for several teams in 2015-16.

The Louisville Cardinals? Self-imposed post-season ban.

How about the Alcorn State BravesStetson HattersCentral Arkansas Bears, and Florida A&M Rattlers? All banned from the post-season due to low APR scores.

That’s where we come in. We don’t discriminate, and even teams who aren’t eligible in the real world are welcome in our eyes.

We like to encompass every team in the country, and make them feel welcome in a post-season tournament. The 351-Team Ultimate Bracket does just that!

Below is how the process came to be, and the guidelines for the creation of the field:
Continue reading 3rd Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket