2022-23 Pre-Season CBI/Basketball Classic Bracketology

By: Ethan Hennessy

Hello everybody! College Basketball season is right around the corner. I hope you’re excited because I know I am. I’ll be covering the sport for my seventh season now (sixth here on HappeningHoops.com). As many of you know I’m based in the Baltimore area so I’ll be courtside for games at a number of the local programs as well as starting my second season keeping stats for the Loyola Greyhounds. If you find yourself in the area come over and say hi I love chatting hoops with fellow fans.

Last year was a record year for accuracy and audience reached with the bracketology. My goal this year is to continue to strive to put out the most accurate product I can.

CBI (16 Teams Alphabetical)

  • American (Patriot)
  • Bowling Green (MAC)
  • Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
  • George Washington (A10)
  • Georgia Tech (ACC)
  • Lipscomb (ASUN)
  • Merrimack (NEC)
  • Missouri (SEC)
  • Northern Colorado (Big Sky)
  • Oakland (Horizon)
  • Portland (WCC)
  • Rider (MAAC)
  • Stetson (ASUN)
  • Stonehill (NEC)
  • Tarleton State (WAC)

Basketball Classic (I just Put 32 Teams Also Alphabetical)

  • Albany (America East)
  • Army (Patriot)
  • Ball State (MAC)
  • Cal State Bakersfield (Big West)
  • Cal State Fullerton (Big West)
  • Delaware (CAA)
  • Detroit Mercy (Horizon)
  • Gardner Webb (Big South)
  • Georgia State (Sun Belt)
  • Harvard (Ivy)
  • Hawaii (Big West)
  • High Point (Big South)
  • Howard (MEAC)
  • Indiana State (MVC)
  • James Madison (Sun Belt)
  • Kent State (MAC)
  • Little Rock (OVC)
  • Loyola MD (Patriot)
  • Murray State (MVC)
  • Niagara (MAAC)
  • Oral Roberts (Summit)
  • Princeton (Ivy)
  • Saint Francis Brooklyn (NEC)
  • Sam Houston State (WAC)
  • Stony Brook (CAA)
  • UC San Diego (Big West)
  • UMass Lowell (America East)
  • USC Upstate (Big South)
  • UT Martin (OVC)
  • Utah State (MW)
  • Tennessee State (OVC)
  • Yale (Ivy)

Yearly breakdown

2022: 97% (36/37) Perfect CBI

2021: 100% (8/8) Perfect CBI

*2020: 88% minimum *It was later determined three days from Selection Sunday (at the time of the cancelations) I had already correctly predicted 37 of the would-be 42 teams confirmed in the fields.

2019: 93% (39/42)

2018: 75% (27/36)

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