Welcome to Our First-Ever Bachelor Bracket

The moment we’ve been waiting for is *finally* here: Matt James is our new Bachelor! 

Longtime Bachelor-obsessives and rose ceremony newbies alike, welcome to the first of many deep dives into Matt’s quest to find love.

Image By ABC Press/Craig Sjodin

The highly-anticipated, drama-filled season is finally underway. Last night, we met all the lovely ladies competing for Matt's heart, and now it's time to get into the juicy stuff. 

A few of our burning questions: Is the future Mrs. James in this group? Will this really be the "most dramatic season ever" as Chris Harrison often promise? Will Matt’s BFF (and fellow dreamboat) Tyler Cameron make a surprise appearance? And, perhaps most importantly, has any previous Bachelor worn a tux as well as Matt? I mean...😍

Only time will tell, and we'll be here each week with an episode recap to relive all the drama. And, we create the first-ever SN Bachelor bracket to make this season a truly interactive experience. 

Now that the first rose ceremony is behind us, it's time to start our brackets.

This is a week-to-week bracket, so to start off choose your winners for the second rose ceremony. After the second rose ceremony airs, choose your winners for the third rose ceremony. Make sure your picks are finalized before each episode starts airing on the East Coast (8 p.m. ET). 

At the end of each episode, add up your score to see how you did! You'll earn 2 points for every correct contestant, 5 points for correctly picking who makes it to hometown dates, and 10 points for correctly picking who wins the final rose. Good luck, and may the best bracket win! 

Main Image by ABC Press/Craig Sjodin; Bracket design by Sydney Mastrandrea