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NCAA Tournament Upsets: A Re-Examination

You may recall a post I made way back in the beginning of 2013 where I examined how NCAA Tournament upsets happen.  In the interest of keeping this post relatively short, please at least skim that one. As you saw

Posted in 2012-13 Big Dance, 2012-13 Preview, Brackets, Fun With Numbers, NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament – Name That Team

One of my favorite topics of discussion in college hoops is what matters when evaluating a team. Is it the RPI? As you’ll see at the bottom of this post, I believe it’s not, while others believe it is. Is

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How They Match Up: A Statistical Look-Ahead to the Rest of the Week

A Big Ten Paint Crew of a Different Kind Michigan is #1 in FTA/FGA Defense (FT attempts per FG attempt) Minnesota is #22 in FTA/FGA Offense Michigan is #2 in OReb% Defense * Minnesota is #1 in OReb% (percentage of

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NCAA Tournament Upsets: How Do They Happen?

So I was racking my brain on what my first post of the New Year, first post in a week’s time, and first college hoop-only post (as a Steelers fan, my NFL season is over; but I will roll out

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Statistics vs. Insight, Part II

On Friday, Seth Davis wrote an article which had content based on various conversations he had with two coaches – head coaches or assistants – from each of the six power conferences (although including the “Whack-12″ in that phrase is a mighty

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Posted in 2011-12 Big Dance, Brackets, Fun With Numbers, Uncategorized

Statistics vs. Insight, Part I

On Friday, Seth Davis wrote an article which had content based on various conversations he had with two coaches – head coaches or assistants – from each of the six power conferences (although including the “Whack-12″ in that phrase is

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Posted in Brackets, Fun With Numbers

Fun With Numbers – RPI Favorites vs KenPom Favorites

In order to craft what I did here in my comparison of RPI vs Pomeroy, I made a chart showing every team in the Top 60 either the RPI or KenPom (or both, of course).  Then I subtracted the KenPom rank

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