The 2020 Basketball Tournament was cancelled, but now you can simulate the championship using Bracket Master! You can simulate a full championship tournament using any season from 1985 to the present. The Simulation uses an exclusive methodology for rating teams and determining their odds to win a particular game. Try to get your favorite team to win the championship!
The BracketMaster simulation is based on our exclusive “Scrutinous Score” methodology. A Scrutinous Score is calculated for each team using advanced metrics from the season’s game results. Using the Scrutinous Scores of a game’s two teams, we utilize a unique calculation to determine the odds for the matchup. We simulate each game in the tournament, team-by-team, round-by-round. Scores of games are produced by the distinct tendencies of the opposing teams.
Better, more highly rated teams will win more simulations than lesser teams, but upsets can, and will, occur. Our extensive study of the tournament has allowed us to develop a mathematic calculation for the circumstances and frequency of these upsets.
For seasons prior to 2002, Scrutinous Scores are determined using a shorthand calculation that heavily weighs the team’s tournament seed. This demarcation is due to the lack of availability of advanced college basketball metrics prior to 2002.
The Bracket Master simulation is available starting with version 1.1.0.0726 of the app. The Scrutinous Score game odds calculations can be viewed on both the Simulation page and the Picks page of the app — Select the “Scrutinous Odds” option from the “Display Mode” drop down menu.