What is a Quadrant and why does it matter?

Have you wondered what a Quadrant 1 win actually is?  Do you want to know how your team stacks up? The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is looking at teams’ schedule results differently this year.

All the “quadrant” talk in the Bracketology world is new this year.  This is the first year the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is using a quadrant classification system as one of their selection criteria.  The quadrant classification breaks down a team’s schedule and results in four quadrants with the purpose of placing greater emphasis on games played on neutral courts and in true road environments. The quadrant breakdown, based on RPI rank and where the game is played, is as follows:

Quadrant Definition Table

You can see every team’s W/L record broken into quadrants in a beautifully searchable and sortable table here.

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