BubbleBoard: Who's In & Who's Out

    
March 6th, 2009

Updated as of 3/06/09, 12:10 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.

 

Interesting changes since previous update on 3/02

- Oklahoma St and Minnesota move closer to lock status.

- Ohio St is perhaps the last relatively safe team in the list.

- Arizona, Virginia Tech, and Kentucky took the big hits this week. AZ & UK due to bad losses, VT in large part because their Top 50 wins over Miami were lost with Hurricane dropping to 52nd.

- New Mexico, Penn State, and Oklahoma St are the big gainers. Temple gains points due to reclaiming a lost Top 50 win.

 

Faker teams include: George Mason, San Diego St, South Carolina, Siena, UAB, USC. (USC joins the faker list. Oklahoma St is removed)

Dangerous teams include: Boston College, BYU, Minnesota, Penn St, UNLV (Arizona & Kentucky removed. BYU & Penn St now dangerous)

 

- Baylor, Kansas State, Nebraska, Notre Dame removed from BubbleBoard

 

Team RPI SOS NCSOS Comp. = T50 W T50 L R/N W R/N L Bonus = Total = Was
Pittsburgh 1 13 19 3 8 2 9 3 60 -57 -50
BYU 19 39 67 19 4 5 10 4 27 -8 -7
Butler* 20 92 14 22 2 1 11 3 21 2 2
Oklahoma St 27 10 26 21 4 8 6 7 16 4 14
Minnesota 32 49 207 35 5 6 5 6 26 9 19
Wisconsin 31 6 25 23 4 9 6 8 14 9 8
Dayton 24 89 114 29 3 3 7 6 18 11 13
Ohio St 39 34 137 36 5 8 5 6 23 12 8
Georgetown 43 3 7 31 4 8 5 8 14 16 12
Michigan 45 11 51 34 5 9 4 9 18 16 20
UNLV 50 94 151 49 5 3 6 5 32 17 16
Texas A&M 33 52 158 34 3 5 7 6 15 18 12
Arizona 55 31 72 44 5 9 5 9 19 25 17
Temple 41 30 23 32 2 6 9 9 6 26 36
Utah St* 29 127 182 38 1 2 10 4 10 28 27
Siena* 28 63 2 25 0 4 9 7 -3 28 29
Creighton* 38 114 130 41 1 0 10 4 13 28 29
Boston College 54 54 221 51 4 4 6 6 23 28 25
Cincinnati 62 28 76 49 5 9 5 8 20 29 29
Penn State 58 98 316 61 6 9 6 6 30 31 42
San Diego St 44 70 92 40 2 5 7 6 8 32 39
Saint Mary's 48 182 91 52 2 2 12 4 19 33 40
Maryland 56 18 135 46 3 8 4 7 7 39 32
Rhode Island 47 132 136 49 2 5 10 7 10 39 44
New Mexico 65 83 172 59 4 5 5 8 18 41 58
Miami 52 21 212 47 2 7 6 7 4 43 22
UAB 42 62 49 37 0 5 8 9 -8 44 37
Virginia Tech 63 29 162 53 2 7 8 7 6 47 31
USC 59 20 68 46 2 8 3 10 -4 49 42
Providence 69 42 149 58 3 8 5 8 7 50 55
Davidson* 67 172 16 62 1 4 12 3 11 51 51
Florida 53 99 252 55 2 6 6 8 4 51 47
George Mason 51 104 40 46 0 2 6 9 -6 52 55
Kentucky 79 72 180 69 3 5 7 5 16 52 37
South Carolina 46 80 262 49 0 4 4 6 -7 57 47

 

*Teams leading their leagues

 

NC-SOS = Non-conference strength of schedule

Comp. = Modified RPI taking into account SOS/NCSOS a bit more

R/N = Road/neutral