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Preseason AP Top 25

October 31st, 2008

AP Top 25 - Preseason

ACC Basketball: Five-Year Ranking

October 17th, 2008

 

ACC FIVE-YEAR STANDINGS

 

This ranking tries to answer a simple question: Who has been the best team in the ACC over the last five years?

 

The Preview Magazines: Consensus Top 25

October 13th, 2008

 

Don't like how CHN is ranking teams? Here's what the major annual preview magazines have to say, including a consensus average based on all three. Note some of the variance of opinions about teams like Duke, Michigan State, Texas, Oklahoma, and USC.

SN = Sporting News

 

 

State of 08: Top Programs by State

August 19th, 2008

*Our State of '08 journey finally ends today with Wisconsin.  If you've missed any of the earlier states, spend some time clicking through the links provided below.

INTRO: Now that I've rolled out the last of the Rise & Fall articles, its time to move onto something bigger & better (or at least slightly different).. a state by state ranking of D1 men's basketball programs.

Daily Poll: Which is Better, AP or Coaches Poll?

February 18th, 2008

Poll: Which is Better - Poll, Pomeroy, RPI, or Sagarin?

December 18th, 2007

Siegel Quality Ranking: December Update

December 15th, 2007

Last year I unveiled the Siegel Quality Ranking. The concept is simple: College basketball scheduling is so amazingly uneven, that pure records mean nothing. The only wins that should count in determining a team's stature are "quality" wins against "quality" opponents, and losses should only hurt if they're against bad teams.

A "quality" game is one of three things: A home game against a Top 50 RPI team, a Neutral game against a Top 100 team, and a Road win against a Top 150 team. Such wins are hard to come by and only the real NCAA Tournament contenders are able to win many.

Daily Dribble: BCS Power Ranking

December 11th, 2007
Following last week's High-Major & Mid-Major rankings, here is the complete 73 team BCS Power Ranking. Obviously a lot of potential NCAA Tournament teams in here, perhaps everyone in the Top 50 has a chance. The SEC is off to a very odd start, no one playing Top 10 basketball, yet its worst teams seem substantially better than the worst of the other leagues.

Daily Poll: Is #22 Saint Mary's For Real?

December 10th, 2007