It’s March and the tournaments have started playing! We held our team meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings eating saucy chicken and watching 35 big screen TVs with various games going on. This is the greatest time of the year!
While chatting, we saw an interesting tweet put out by a fellow CBB aficionado, @EvanMiya about Oral Roberts and thought that his claim deserved a little deeper look.
Check out the new Projected NCAA Tournament Team Comparison page. It includes two tables showing a list of teams along with some of the metrics the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will use as selection criteria, including NET, Kenpom, and Sagarin ranks, along with NET Quadrant records.
One table includes teams projected to make the tournament according to the Bracket Matrix, a compilation of bracketologists’ projections from across the internet.
The other table includes all NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball teams.
Marquette and Tennessee are in. Michigan is still off the bubble (on the safe side). Rhode Island joined them, while Middle Tennessee moved into “safe” territory. Xavier continues to lose ground and are now in the Last Four In. Utah also lost ground. Maryland and Syracuse dropped out. Louisiana Tech has won 6 in a row and are now sitting right below the cut-off line.
Michigan is still off the bubble (on the safe side). Rhode Island is now on the bubble, while Middle Tennessee moved into “safe” territory. Xavier continues to lose ground. Illinois State and Tennessee were replaced by Maryland and Arkansas in the Last Four In. Illinois State fell to right below the cut-line.
Northwestern is still off the bubble (on the safe side). Michigan joined them. Xavier’s on the bubble. Miami gained ground, while Tennessee lost some. Illinois State is still right above the cut-line. Maryland is back into the First Four Out.