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The bubble 3/12

We are down to 23 teams for 12 spots.  We placed all 23 teams records and data on our white board for comparison purposes.  Our students and faculty are working everyday to determine the best bracket possible.  Here are some of our current discussions.  We will attempt to update this each day. 1.  Mid majors-  …

Conference tourneys set to start

The conference tournament season will begin March 4th.  Winners of these tournaments receive the league’s automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA tournament.   This is always an interesting time as for many of these teams the league championship is the only path to the tournament.  Several leagues, about 22 actually are one bid leagues usually.  If …

Texas Tech- 2/28/19

Since losing to Kansas on Feb. 2, the Red Raiders have been on top of their game. They have beaten three tournament teams, including Kansas in a repeat matchup. Their win over Oklahoma State yesterday secured for them what is now a six game win streak. Texas Tech has grinded their way to a record …

THE NET: How high is too high?

The new NET ranking is starting to solidify as the end of the non-conference season approaches.  One of the misconceptions of the NET is that it is a “standings”  statistic, meaning the top ranked teams automatically get the best seeds.  The NCAA has mentioned that is is still going to use the quad system this …

Quad 1 wins: Your team needs them to move up

​ Quad 1 wins?  What does that have to do with ranking team?  Everything!  The new NET ranking system is used to order teams.  Then results against those teams are placed into four quads. Quad 1 is where you want your favorite team to gain victories.  The teams that have quad 1 wins move up …

Bracketering: An interesting procedure

Once teams are placed on a seed line, they then have to be bracketed into pods for tournament action.  We will take you through this procedure as we know it.  It is a very interesting procedure.  The NCAA attempts to have teams play as close to home as possible while also balancing out the four …

Clemson- 1st team out?

Brian TonsoniFaculty Contributor Clemson is our first team out of the bracket on 2/28.  Clemson is 17-11 overall, 1-8 in quad 1 and 4-3 in quad 2.  The have a non conference SOS of 116,  5-8 away from home and a NET ranking of 43.  The best thing on Clemson resume are wins vs Virginia …

Purdue Fails in Music City Bowl

Purdue’s rollercoaster season came to abrupt halt Friday against the highly-talented Auburn Tigers.  For the Boilermakers, the Music City Bowl matchup was to be a great challenge to see how they matched up against one of the SEC’s premier teams.  Consider that challenge a complete failure. Purdue proved that they were ultimately overmatched against the …

The Bubble out

The “bubble out” refers to those teams that are out of our current bracket but are being considered.   We usually look at 20-25 teams that are out as possible bracket members.  We look at teams in the top 100 of the NET only.  Most teams that fall below 75 of the NET will have a …