BubbleBoard: A New Bracketology Feature

    
February 22nd, 2009

Updated as of 2/22/09, 4:00 pm.

 

The BubbleBoard is a new feature on CHN that ranks at-large contenders using a variety of standard resume components. The core of the ranking is the RPI, and like the RPI, the better you are, the lower your total score is. Bonus points are awarded for Top 50 success (particularly) & Road/Neutral wins. Further bonuses are awarded for playing challenging schedules, and to a lesser extent, challenging schedules in non-conference play.

 

The key reason the BubbleBoard exists is to expose teams that have performed extremely poorly in Top 50 games and games away from home. Ultimately, you want tourney teams capable of competing with the best away from home.

 

Faker teams include: George Mason, Maryland, Oklahoma St, Providence, South Carolina, UAB.

Dangerous teams include: Arizona, Kentucky, Penn State, Tennessee, UNLV

 

Team RPI SOS NC-SOS Computer = T50 W's T50 L's R/N W's R/N L's Bonus = Total =
Pittsburgh 1 16 8 2 7 2 8 2 53 -50
Tennessee 25 1 1 18 5 7 7 6 27 -9
Butler 21 92 10 23 2 1 11 3 21 2
Arizona 43 44 71 37 6 6 5 6 33 4
Wisconsin 27 8 25 21 3 7 6 6 12 9
BYU 30 49 61 28 2 3 8 4 14 14
UNLV 51 85 139 48 5 2 6 4 34 14
Texas A&M 38 28 151 35 4 5 5 6 20 15
Minnesota 40 60 212 41 4 5 5 5 21 20
Georgetown 44 2 9 31 3 7 4 7 9 23
Oklahoma St 32 10 34 25 2 8 5 7 1 23
Michigan 50 14 79 39 4 8 4 7 14 25
Utah St 28 140 196 39 1 1 10 3 13 26
Temple 37 40 30 30 1 4 9 8 3 28
Miami 46 9 194 41 3 7 5 6 11 30
USC 49 13 52 37 3 8 3 8 5 32
Cincinnati 55 22 66 43 3 8 5 6 9 34
UAB 39 71 44 35 1 4 7 8 1 34
Kentucky 62 84 188 58 4 6 7 4 23 35
Saint Mary's 52 142 107 53 2 2 10 4 17 35
Creighton 47 119 142 48 1 0 9 4 12 36
Penn State 61 96 325 64 5 7 6 5 27 37
Boston College 56 50 218 52 3 6 6 4 15 37
Baylor 57 12 85 44 3 9 4 6 7 37
Florida 42 106 226 47 2 4 6 6 9 39
San Diego St 48 64 99 43 1 4 6 6 2 41
Davidson 59 113 11 51 1 4 11 3 10 41
Virginia Tech 64 52 172 56 3 5 7 7 14 42
Nebraska 66 38 166 56 3 6 3 6 10 46
Maryland 53 31 157 46 2 8 3 7 -1 47
South Carolina 45 98 285 51 1 4 4 5 1 50
Illinois St 58 172 218 64 1 0 9 5 11 53
George Mason 54 80 41 46 0 2 5 9 -7 53
New Mexico 72 69 140 62 2 4 4 8 5 57
Notre Dame 70 54 259 64 3 9 5 9 5 59
Kansas St 76 120 320 76 3 3 5 5 17 59
Rhode Island 68 160 144 67 1 5 9 7 2 64
Providence 75 47 148 62 1 6 4 6 -3 65

 

NC-SOS = Non-conference strength of schedule

R/N = Road/neutral