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College Basketball Power Rankings: Cutting Down the Nets

The Super Bowl is over a week in our rear-view mirror, so by now, you’ve seen all the bracket projections, conference races, and AP rankings you can handle.  But what you really want to know is who’s going to cut

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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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Posted in Brackets, Fun With Numbers

I Want Winners: An Introduction to a New Daily Feature

I love writing insightful features that make my readers think, utilize stats, and are unique in a variety of ways.  But most people really just want to see how an “expert” (yes, that’s pretty much the loosest use of that

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Posted in Brackets, Winners

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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2012-13 College Basketball Preview – The FnB College Hoops 100

Holy cow! College hoops season starts this Friday! I can’t believe it is already here. For those of you who have started following me this fall because of my fantasy football work, I hope you like the college hoop as

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Posted in 2012-13 Preview, Brackets

Four Storylines for the Final Four

In an effort to stick with the theme of the weekend, let’s go over FOUR storylines as we head into College Basketball’s most powerful weekend.  These are the hype/newspaper type of questions.  A matchup-based game preview with picks that I’m

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Posted in 2011-12 Big Dance, Brackets

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 Approved Expert
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