Bachelor Bracket – Season 21 – Nick Viall

Here it comes again – Season 21 of The Bachelor begins just one week from today! What does that mean? That means it’s time to start corralling your friends and filling out your Bachelor Brackets!

How the Bachelor Bracket began: My girlfriends and I have a standing date with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. We get together on Monday nights, watch the show, drink wine, eat delicious foods and provide hilarious commentary throughout. In preparation for Season 11 of The Bachelorette (Kaitlyn Bristowe) I created the first Official* Jeans & a Tank Top Bachelorette Bracket. I followed with another bracket for Ben Higgins and then for JoJo Fletcher. Each bracket has been more successful than the last. I’m thrilled so many people are playing along and am honored to now bring you…

The Official* Jeans & a Tank Top Season 21 Bachelor Bracket!

The Bachelor Bracket Nick Viall Season 21

* Official through Jeans & a Tank Top, only, and in no way recognized or part of the ABC network. 

This Bachelor Bracket begins AFTER the first rose ceremony. Trying to predict the outcome PRIOR to the first episode would be like filling out your March Madness bracket without knowing how the teams had been playing all season long. This way you get to see a little bit of each contender and make slightly more educated picks.

Here’s how it works:

Enjoy watching the first episode of The Bachelor, Season 21

  1. You do not need to make ANY selections PRIOR TO, or DURING, the first episode of The Bachelorette.
  2. Watch the first episode on Monday, January 2, 2017, at 8pm/7pm central.
  3. During the first rose ceremony, cross out the names of the women who have been sent home.

AFTER the first rose ceremony has ended:

  1. Choose the 18 women that you think will survive the next rose ceremony.
  2. Continuing filling out your entire bracket, to completion, PRIOR to watching the second rose ceremony.

That’s it! Play along with friends and choose your own reward for the person who ends with the highest points.

I will reveal my own completed Bachelor Bracket prior to Episode 3. So far, I’ve correctly picked KaitlynBen and JoJo’s final picks. Can I do it again?

You can either print the bracket from the image above, or download the PDF here (which includes instructions).

Throughout this season I’ll also be posting episode recaps, including links to fashion seen on The Bachelor (when I’m able to find it). Want to make sure you never miss a beat? Sign-up for my Bachelor/ette Fans mailing list!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • You’ll be the first to know when a new Bracket hits the interwebs
  • You’ll receive an email when there’s a new post relating to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette – brackets, where to find fashion seen on the show and episode recaps
  • A sense of calm knowing that this is one less thing you’ll have to remember

What you won’t get:

  • Spammy emails
  • Your info sold, or given, to anyone else
  • Notifications about posts that are NOT Bachelor or Bachelorette related

If you think that sounds awesome (I sure do), all you gotta do is click!

Subscribe just in time for Bachelor Season 21!

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Now get to bracketing!


  • Emily
    January 1, 2017

    Looks like the PDF may have an issue…the first page looks overlaid with a previous season. Looking forward to using this again!

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 1, 2017

      Yikes! Thanks for letting me know, Emily – I’ll work on that ASAP!

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 1, 2017

      Corrected! Again, thanks Emily – and good luck!

  • Stephanie
    January 2, 2017

    Hello! I am trying to send this to Office Depot to have them print bc I am out of ink and they said it is copyrighted and they need a waiver from you to be able to print! Is this normal??

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 2, 2017

      Sorry about the difficulty, Stephanie! Yes, technically it is copyrighted, although it is also intended for public consumption and use, so I’m surprised you’ve run into a problem! I’ll shoot you a direct email right now – hopefully we can get this sorted out so Office Depot will print it for you 🙂

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