As March Madness was ramping up, I introduced College Track Bracketology. The idea is simple: pick 64 teams based on the indoor season, seed them into brackets, and play them off.
I compared marks made by the matched-up teams in various portions of the outdoor season to determine round winners. The Final Four were determined by results from last weekend’s conference championships.
Your final four are Oregon, Arkansas, Texas A&M and LSU. It may or may not be a coincidence that these represent the champions of the Big 12, the champions of the Pac-12, and the champions and runners-up of the SEC.
Here’s the complete bracket so far.
If you prefer a .pdf, here you go.
The semifinals will match up Oregon and Arkansas (two teams that have already committed to face off in a dual meet next year) and Texas A&M and LSU (two teams that already faced off in a dual in January). Those will be determined by marks made at the NCAA “preliminary rounds” (aka “Regionals”), which begin a week from now in Jacksonville and Austin. The finals will, of course, be determined by the NCAA Championships.