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Bracketology: A History of Power Conference Bias

March 4th, 2012
Casper Ware led Long Beach State with a career-high 28 Inevitably, when the committee announces the bracket on selection sunday, a "mid-major" will be highest ranked RPI team to be left out of the field.

Over the last 6 years, the highest RPI team not to make the field has consistently come from a non-BCS conference. In fact, over the last three years, the committee became even more biased. At least the 5 best RPI teams not to make the field were "mid-majors".

Non-BCS Top 25: Colorado St, Nevada Back In

March 4th, 2012
Colorado StThe Non-BCS Top 25 is a weekly companion to the popular CHN Top 50 ranking, taking an in-depth look into the underrated universe of teams outside of the big six. The original Non-BCS ranking.

 

College Basketball Top 50: Florida, Louisville Drop

March 4th, 2012
Top 50Collegehoops.net's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)

 

Bracketology: Saturday Afternoon Bubble Update

March 3rd, 2012
Cincinnati guard Sean KilpatrickAt this point in the season, a few hours can make or destroy a team's season. Besides conference titles on the line, at-large bids, NIT invites, and seeding remain up in the air. Since yesterday's Bracketology projection, here are the results that matter and how the impact postseason hopes:

Saturday Afternoon

Bracketology: South Florida In, UCONN Out, Tennessee Close

March 2nd, 2012
2012 Final FourSince we're down to the stretch run, Bracketology projections will be coming fast and furious instead of once a week. The big news is that South Florida enters the field for the first time. The Bulls beat Louisville and replace UCONN who lost to Providence earlier in the week.

 

Bracketology: Bubble Update (UCONN Last In)

February 29th, 2012
Andre Drummond and UConn handed Harvard their first lossInstead of the Bubble shrinking over the last couple of weeks, it has actually grown. Former locks like West Virginia, UCONN, and Mississippi St have struggled, while hot teams like Drexel and VCU have joined the fray. Thus, despite being less than two weeks away from Selection Sunday, the NCAA Tournament Bubble is as uncertain as ever.

NITology: Iowa Making Move, Marshall Fading

February 28th, 2012
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Iowa and TCU join the fray, while Wyoming gets edged out in the latest 2012 NIT field. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today.

Bracketology: Arizona In, Texas on Edge, St. Joseph's Close

February 28th, 2012
2012 Final FourIn this week's Bracketology projection: Arizona replaces NC State as the last team in the field, Kansas takes a #1 seed, Southern Miss drops two slots, and St. Joseph's moves strongly into the picture.

 

Consensus Ranking: Alabama, Memphis Underrated

February 27th, 2012
Anthony Grant's Crimson Tide may need an automatic bid to danceDespite falling to 10th in the AP poll, Ohio St remains strong in the Consensus Ranking (CR). The computers were nonplussed by the Buckeyes loss to Wisconsin. Similarly, Missouri only fell two spots despite a pair of losses. The biggest losers this week were actually La Salle, West Virginia, and Marshall.

 

AP Top 25: Iowa St Surging, But Just Outside

February 27th, 2012

AP Top 25: Missouri drops from 3rd to 7th after losing twice, but the rest of the top 10 remains relatively the same. Outside of Missouri, other teams to take noticeable drops include Florida St (7 spots), Florida (4 spots), UNLV (4 spots). New Mexico fell out of the poll just one week after soaring to 18th.

 

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