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For the second year in a row, the NCAA has announced the top 16 teams in the bracket one month ahead of Selection Sunday. February turned to March and with that college basketball’s fan base expands. So for those just beginning to get excited about college hoops and the madness that befalls March a quick introduction to garbage in, gospel out. William Hill Notable Big Dance Future Bets.
The term garbage in, garbage out is everything but modish. The phrase isn’t unspoiled and has been misused by a large number over the years. GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept most common to those that bleed, sweat and labor in computer science and mathematics. In short it is best defined as quality of output which is determined by the quality of the input.
RPI out, Net in
The NCAA announced last year that when accessing the worthiness of a school and their basketball team for the national championship tournament they were introducing a new tool to assist in the measurement. The NCAA committee that meet to discuss, argue and eventually determine the final list of qualifying entrees for the Big Dance adopted a new metric for ranking teams. And in this case it required repealing an old tool, the RPI.
Therefore out with the RPI and in with the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET).
NCAA Quadrant System
Before revealing my feeling about the newly introduced NET format note that the committee’s quadrant system is just an infant itself. The NCAA implemented the “quadrant system” for the 2017-18 college hoops campaign.
The Committee’s quadrant system is nothing more than renaming what the RPI was, is, per se. The current quadrant formula uses the same data that birthed the RPI.
Garbage in, gospel out.
NCAA Selection Committee Top 16 Teams
The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee conducted its most recent selection orientation meeting at NCAA headquarters this week (March 7, 2019). The committee released their most recent top 16 teams for the championship tournament. As a result if the NCAA tournament started today the teams at the top of the brackets would be as follows.
- Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga would be the four No. 1 seeds.
- The No. 2 seeds would be Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and Michigan State.
- Purdue, Kansas, Houston and Marquette were voted as the No. 3 seeds.
- The No. 4 seeds voted in where Iowa St., Nevada, Louisville and Wisconsin.
According to committee chair Bernard Muir, there was an overwhelming consensus among the top seven teams on the seed list. Conversely the lengthier deliberations centered around the back end of the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 lines.
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