Category Archives: Team Rankings

New Page – Compare Metrics for Projected Tournament Teams

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.

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NCAA Team Quadrant Wins and Losses Tracker

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).

Most Over- and Under-rated Teams 02-15-2018

Overrated teams are the best candidates for early exits from the NCAA Tournament.  Comparing the latest AP Poll rankings with the team ratings from TheRankerPit.com, here are the most over- and under-rated NCAA Men’s Basketball teams.

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Most Over- and Under-rated Teams 02-12-2018

Overrated teams are the best candidates for early exits from the NCAA Tournament.  Comparing the latest AP Poll rankings with the team ratings from TheRankerPit.com, here are the most over- and under-rated NCAA Men’s Basketball teams.

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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.

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Most Over- and Under-rated Teams 01-22-2018

Comparing the latest AP Poll rankings with the team ratings from TheRankerPit.com, here are the most over- and under-rated NCAA Men’s Basketball teams.

OVERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are overrated (in order of overratedness):

Team AP Rank TheRankerPit.com Rank
Miami (FL) 26 51
Florida 20 40
Arizona 11 26
Oklahoma 12 23
St. Mary’s (CA) 16 27
Michigan 25 35
Arizona St. 21 30
Kentucky 29 36
Xavier 8 14
Kansas 5 10
Virginia 2 6
Rhode Island 24 28

UNDERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are underrated (in order of underratedness):

Team AP Rank TheRankerPit.com Rank
Texas A&M NR 24
SMU NR 25
Creighton 32 15
Florida St. 33 16
TCU 28 17
Auburn 19 12
Louisville 27 20
Texas Tech 14 8
Gonzaga 15 9
Houston 34 29

Most Over- and Under-rated Teams 01-18-2018

Comparing the latest AP Poll rankings with the team ratings from TheRankerPit.com, here are the most over- and under-rated NCAA Men’s Basketball teams.

OVERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are overrated (in order of overratedness):

Team AP Rank TheRankerPit.com Rank
Miami (FL) 25 47
Kentucky 18 34
Arizona 14 27
Oklahoma 4 16
Arizona St. 16 28
Wichita St. 7 14
Xavier 11 17
Seton Hall 19 25
Virginia 2 7
Rhode Island 27 32
Clemson 20 24

UNDERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are underrated (in order of underratedness):

Team AP Rank TheRankerPit.com Rank
Creighton 26 12
Louisville 32 20
TCU 24 15
Florida St. 28 21
North Carolina 15 9
Nevada 29 23
Michigan St. 9 4
Gonzaga 13 8
Auburn 17 13
Ohio St. 22 18