On the last Sunday before Selection Sunday I wanted to show you a little bit about how the selection process works. Here are the basic highlights of how the committee works to seed and create the bracket that the world will see on Sunday night. During the entire process there are several rules and procedures they follow which you can find here if you want to read through it. I've only listed a few of the highlights to give you a general idea of what goes on.
Check out the other 3 parts of the series here.
These are the last conference standings of the season. The Big Ten is final and their conference tournament starts today at Madison Square Garden. Still a few close races out there with 1 or 2 games left in the regular season, it's tied up in the SEC.
You can now purchase the 2018 Guide to Madness! Click on the link and use the discount code PREORDER2018 to get a 20% discount (if you are an early insider look for an email with your code for 40% off). There's over 120 pages of team information and facts about March Madness. The guide will finalized on March 11 after the tournament seeds have been announced and you will be sent an email with instructions on how to download the guide.
It's the last week of the regular season in college basketball and these are the 5 best games to watch. A few with bubble implications and the Big Ten Tournament starts this week on Wednesday.
In Part 3 of the Road to Selection Sunday series, it's a quick look at how RPI, BPI, and Strength of Record are calculated. These 3 metrics are a large part of what goes into seeding on Selection Sunday. RPI has been used since 1981 while BPI and SoR were introduced by ESPN in 2011.
Here are Parts 1 and 2 if you missed them.
These are your individual stat leaders going into the last week of college basketball. Be sure to check out 2 games to watch today- Kansas @ Texas Tech and Harvard @ Pennsylvania (leaders in the Ivy League). Tomorrow will be Part 3 of the Road to Selection Sunday series. Check out the first 2 parts here.
Here are the conference standings for the second to last week of the college basketball season. There are couple of close races going into the last week and a half:
These are 5 of the best games to watch this week. Leaders in the Big 12 and Ivy League play each other in games that could decide who wins the conference. If you missed the second part of the Road to Selection Sunday series be sure to check it out and see what goes in to making a team's resume.
This is part 2 of the Road to Selection Sunday series. There's a lot of consideration that goes into choosing the team to participate in March Madness. This will help give you an idea of the 3 areas of metrics the committee will use to determine if a team will make it to the tournament. The newest parts of the team resume is the quadrant system and BPI/Ken Pom/Sagaring rankings. Next week I will look a little more in depth at what makes up these rankings.
As the season end gets closer here are the individual stat leaders in the nation. Trae Young continues to lead in both PPG and APG. Today there are some great college basketball games going on including Xavier/Villanova at 3:30 and West Virginia/Kansas at 5:00. Also be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2 of the Road to Selection Sunday series.