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NCAA KenPom Efficiency Rankings Updated

I’ve updated my chart with the latest KenPom rankings AND I’ve now added the past NCAA Champions (2002-2018) as diamonds on the chart. It really stands out now that past champions have always had an efficiency margin of greater than 20 – or to the right of the green line. 507 more words

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Even more NCAA Hoops Fun

In addition to the ncaahoopR package in R, I had also been working on building a plot using Ken Pomeroy’s efficiency ratings. And voila! Here it is… 400 more words

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Is the Pack Line Defense In Trouble?

Obviously, Virginia did not have the post-season run they hoped for.  The Cavaliers had a great season, lost only 3 times!  This season, Coach Bennett’s 9th at the helm, saw his defense climb to #1, according to KenPom.  1,127 more words

Head to Head look at 8 Games Ahead

Down to 16 teams – 8 games over the next few days to whittle it down to the elite 8.  Here’s a look at the history of the 8 matchups. 163 more words


Bracketology: Final Edition

And here we are, just a couple of hours before the Selection Show.  It has been an awesome Championship Week, to say the least.  Tons of games right down to the wire, many top seeds upset in conference tournaments, and a couple of classic “bid thieves” in San Diego State and Davidson.  475 more words

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Bracketology: March Madness is Here

March Madness is already happening.  Earlier today, Radford beat Liberty on a last-second shot to secure the Big South’s automatic bid.  In Florida, Lipscomb nearly blew a 30-point lead at Florida Gulf Coast before they managed to close out the game to get the Atlantic Sun’s bid.  410 more words

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Bracketology: Michigan State Moves Back Up

On Monday, I spelled out why Michigan State deserved to be a 3 seed.  Well, things change quickly in this chaotic season of college basketball.  Thanks to losses by three teams above them – North Carolina, Auburn, and Duke – the Spartans are back on the 2 line. 301 more words

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