The wonderful Team Quadrant Wins and Losses Tracker is back! (click here)
What is a Quadrant?
This is the third 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 NET rank and where the game is played, is as follows:
Q1 Wins Matter
Besides being a major decision criteria for the Selection Committee, the number of Q1 wins has shown to be a strong predictor of tournament success. We only have one season of NET rankings, so I’m talking Q1 wins based on the old RPI rankings. Click here to see what the magic number is and a little more on the subject (I’ll update soon with more data).