2022-23 CBI/Basketball Classic Bracketology #1 12-16-22

By: Ethan Hennessy

Welcome back college hoops fans! I am back for another year of predicting the third tier college basketball postseason basketball tournaments. Last year was a record year for accuracy and audience reached with the bracketology here on HappeningHoops.com. My goal this year is to continue to put out the most accurate product I can.

College Basketball Innovational (16 teams Daytona Beach Florida)

  • Austin Peay (6-5 ASUN)
  • Bryant (8-3 America East)
  • George Washington (6-4 A10)
  • Pitt (7-4 ACC)
  • DePaul (6-5 Big East)
  • Murray State (6-4 MVC)
  • San Jose State (8-3 MW)
  • Southern Indiana (6-5 OVC)
  • Bucknell (6-4 Patriot)
  • Boston (7-5 Patriot)
  • Georgia (7-3 SEC)
  • Appalachian State (6-5 Sun Belt)
  • Marshall (9-2 Sun Belt)
  • Portland (8-5 WCC)
  • Abilene Christian (6-5 WAC)
  • California Baptist (7-4 WAC)

The Basketball Classic (32 teams campus sites)

  • Queens (9-2 ASUN)
  • UMBC (8-4 America East)
  • Maine (6-4 America East)
  • Sacramento State (5-5 Big Sky)
  • UNC Asheville (7-4 Big South)
  • USC Upstate (5-5 Big South)
  • Hofstra (6-5 CAA)
  • UTSA (5-5 CUSA)
  • Youngstown State (7-4 Horizon)
  • Cleveland State (6-5 Horizon)
  • Quinnipiac (9-2 MAAC)
  • Niagara (5-4 MAAC)
  • Saint Peter’s (5-5 MAAC)
  • Ball State (6-4 MAC)
  • UIC (7-4 MVC)
  • Air Force (7-4 MW)
  • UT Martin (6-5 OVC)
  • Samford (6-5 SoCon)
  • The Citadel (5-5 SoCon)
  • Texas A&M CC (6-5 Southland)
  • St. Thomas (9-4 Summit)
  • Western Illinois (6-4 Summit)
  • Texas State (6-5 Sun Belt)
  • Georgia State (5-5 Sun Belt)
  • Coastal Carolina (6-4 Sun Belt)
  • Loyola Marymount (8-4 WCC)
  • San Diego (6-5 WCC)
  • UTRGV (7-4 WAC)
  • Utah Tech (5-5 WAC)
  • Southern Utah (7-4 WAC)
  • Tarleton State (5-5 WAC)
  • Grand Canyon (7-4 WAC)

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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