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).
Does it really matter how many Quadrant 1 wins a team has? Do Quadrant 1 (Q1) wins give any indication of how a team will perform in the NCAA Tournament? Yes, it does. I’ve already shown how each of the last 15 champions entered the tournament with at least nine Q1 wins. Here is a deeper look at teams with 9+ Q1 wins and how they did in the tournament.