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Four Factors to NCAA Tournament Success

March 12th, 2012
VCU returns to the NCAA Tournament

As every basketball junkie knows, KenPom.com is a treasure trove of college basketball information. I pored through the data to find four key factors that propelled recent Final Four teams to success, and teams that excel at those factors this year:

 

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.

 

Consensus Ranking: Michigan St Tied For 2nd

February 20th, 2012
Draymond Green leads charge towards Korie LuciousAfter missing last week's Consensus Ranking due to extensive travel, this week's list grows to include 7 new teams, the highest of which is #44 Belmont.

 

At the top of the ranking, Kentucky takes over #1, edging Syracuse who has slumped in the Sagarin & KenPom ratings (due to close wins).