Category Archives: March Madness

The Achievement S-Curve: 3/10/2012

About half of the automatic bids are still up for grabs this weekend, but the NCAA Tournament picture is starting to take shape. It’s time for one last Achievement S-Curve update. As always, the full ratings can be found here. … Continue reading

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The Blindness of the Blind Resume

I love the spirit of the blind resume. I hate the execution. With Selection Sunday just hours away, you will undoubtedly be inundated with blind resumes comparing multiple teams and asked to decide which team is in and which is … Continue reading

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What the RPI is and what it is not

Earlier today on CBSsports.com, Matt Norlander wrote an article about the much-maligned RPI. He comes to this conclusion: If anything else, this chart proves there are far too frequent communication breakdowns with teams across the board, enough so that the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Seeding

This post was a 2-part guest post at TeamRankings.com. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. With a month left in the season, most of college basketball is focused on who’s in and out of the tournament. Those teams near … Continue reading

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The Selection Question Revisited

The Philadelphia Eagles finished the season 8-8, but outscored their opponents by 68 points, the 5th-best mark in the NFC. Seven of their 8 losses were by one score or less, and they finished the season hot on a 4-game … Continue reading

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Quick Slant: Murray State punches ticket

One cool thing we can do with the rest-of-season simulation is look at the effect that the outcome of a specific game can have. As an example, take today’s headline BracketBusters game between Murray State and St. Mary’s that just … Continue reading

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The Achievement S-Curve: 2/13/2012

Quick update on the Achievement S-Curve. First, the bracket and the full ASC data here: The ASC is converging with Bracketology. Besides differences in doling out the automatic bids, just two of Lunardi’s at-large teams were not in my bracket–BYU … Continue reading

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Who’s REALLY Going Dancing?

Around this time of year, there’s lots of talk about who’s in and who’s out and who’s on the bubble. Plenty of chatter about what may or may not get your team into the Big Dance. Tons of discussion of … Continue reading

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The Achievement S-Curve: 1/30/2012

Those following along (those that have not, start here, here, and here) know that the goal of the Achievement S-Curve is to reward teams for what they have accomplished on the court. Wins and losses count. Strength of schedule counts. … Continue reading

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The Achievement S-Curve: 1/23/2012

I will try to update this every week, though I won’t provide nearly as much commentary. For an introduction and explanation, try these three posts. This week, I’ll get right to it with the chart. As always, the full S-Curve … Continue reading

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