1. a system of diagrammatically predicting and tracking the process of elimination among sequentially paired opponents in a tournament, especially an NCAA basketball tournament.
brack·et·ol·o·gist , noun
Origin: First recorded in 1995–2000; bracket (in the sports sense of “a diagram for tracking advancement in tournament”) + -o- + -logy
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Fitting word considering March Madness is winding down for NCAA basketball.