Welcome to week 15 of the college basketball season. 15 is really not terribly significant, but two weeks ago was. So let’s go in the way back machine, speed it up to 86 mph and look at the AP standings from week 13. Then let’s figure out why this ranking is important.Continue reading
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.
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).
These are the teams projected to win their conference tournaments according to my team ratings. As we well know, win your conference tournament, and you’re automatically in the NCAA Tournament.
Pre-Conference Tournament PredictionContinue reading
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.