March Madness Brackets Visualized in Tableau

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March Madness Brackets Visualized in Tableau

by Cory Jez

(Cues Music) “It’s the most wonderful time, of the year …”

No, it’s not Christmas or New Years – it’s March 20. That can only mean one thing: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. For the past four days, people everywhere have been filling out their brackets feverishly in hopes of snagging a cool $1 Billion from Warren Buffet’s wallet. We at InterWorks have been busy too, not only filling out our brackets, but visualizing them as well. 

I wanted to come up with a way to visualize my bracket in Tableau, but (believe it or not!) “NCAA Bracket” isn’t a default Show Me option. While it takes some heavy lifting on the back end, it certainly is possible to build out a bracket-style viz in Tableau. I will be updating the bracket at the end of each round, so check back to see how the final product looks.

Click on the image below to see the bracket. In the coming days, I’ll update the post with a more in-depth “how to” on the bracket. Happy March Madness!

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