WEEK 16 THURSDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 2/27/14)

To find top wins by team, location, margin, etc., use the “Sort” or “Filter” functions in this Excel fileConference #KPI Rankings are also available (through Feb 26)

  • No. 86 Buffalo had the best #KPI win of the day (at No. 56 Ohio, +.67).  Other top wins included No. 20 North Carolina (at No. 65 N.C. State, +.57), No. 198 Northern Illinois (vs. No. 37 Toledo, +.55), No. 125 Illinois State (vs. No. 81 Indiana State, +.48) and No. 1 Arizona (vs. No. 42 California, +.44).
  • The UNC-Asheville at Winthrop game became the 13th game this season where both teams scored 100+ points.  10 of those 13 games have gone to OT and 7 have gone to 2OT or more.  The most recent three have all been Big South games.
  • Western Michigan is the new AQ for the MAC.  High Point now represents the Big South.

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (through Feb 26): Automatic bids from the 32 conferences are determined (for now) by best conference record, then best overall record, then best #KPI.  Full rankings can be found here:

  1. PAC-12 / #1 Arizona (26-2, 13-2 Pac-12), .381 / Best Win: at San Diego State .95
  2. BIG 12 / #2 Kansas (22-6, 13-2 Big 12), .362 / Best Win: at Iowa State .88
  3. #3 Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten), .346 / Best Win: at Virginia .97
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (26-2, 15-0 SEC), .334 / Best Win: at Kentucky .89
  5. BIG EAST / #5 Villanova (25-3, 13-2 Big East), .313 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .88
  6. MVC / #6 Wichita State (30-0, 17-0 MVC), .310 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .98
  7. #7 Creighton (23-4, 13-2 Big East), .297 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  8. #8 Syracuse (26-2, 13-2 ACC), .294 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .75
  9. ATLANTIC 10 / #9 Saint Louis (25-2, 12-0 A-10), .277 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .85
  10. BIG TEN / #10 Michigan (20-7, 12-3 Big Ten), .275 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .93
  11. ACC / #11 Virginia (24-5, 15-1 ACC), .269 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  12. #12 Kentucky (21-6, 11-3 SEC), .268 / Best Win: at Missouri .67
  13. #13 Massachusetts (22-5, 9-4 A-10), .267 / Best Win: at George Washington .78
  14. #14 Ohio State (22-6, 9-6 Big Ten), .265 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .90
  15. #15 Duke (23-6, 12-4 ACC), .265 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .82
  16. #16 Michigan State (22-6, 11-4 Big Ten), .263 / Best Win: at Texas .83
  17. #17 New Mexico (22-5, 13-2 Mountain West), .263 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .73
  18. #18 UCLA (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12), .255 / Best Win: at Colorado .79
  19. #19 Iowa State (22-5, 10-5 Big 12), .255 / Best Win: at BYU .68
  20. #20 North Carolina (21-7, 11-4 ACC), .253 / Best Win: at Michigan State .90
  21. AMERICAN / #21 Cincinnati (24-4, 13-2 American), .247 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  22. #22 Texas (21-7, 10-5 Big 12), .235 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  23. #23 Louisville (23-4, 12-2 American), .229 / Best Win: at Cincinnati .88
  24. MOUNTAIN WEST / #24 San Diego State (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West), .226 / Best Win: at Kansas .92
  25. #25 Oklahoma (20-8, 9-6 Big 12), .217 / Best Win: at Texas .78
  26. #26 VCU (20-7, 8-4 A-10), .215 / Best Win: at Virginia .89
  27. #27 Connecticut (22-6, 10-5 American), .204 / Best Win: at Memphis .82
  28. #28 Iowa (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten), .200 / Best Win: at Ohio State .87
  29. #29 George Washington (20-7, 8-5 A-10), .198 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .75
  30. WCC / #30 Gonzaga (23-6, 13-3 WCC), .193 / Best Win: at San Francisco .60
  31. #31 Colorado (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12), .191 / Best Win: vs. Kansas .59
  32. #32 Stanford (18-9, 9-6 Pac-12), .185 / Best Win: at Connecticut .81
  33. #33 Saint Joseph’s (20-7, 10-3 A-10), .184 / Best Win: at Dayton .68
  34. #34 Arizona State (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12), .183 / Best Win: at California .67
  35. #35 Southern Miss (23-5, 10-3 C-USA), .180 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .79
  36. SUMMIT / #36 North Dakota State (21-6, 10-2 Summit), .178 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .66
  37. #37 Toledo (23-5, 11-4 MAC), .178 / Best Win: at Akron .56
  38. #38 BYU (20-10, 12-5 WCC), .177 / Best Win: at Stanford .70
  39. #39 Oregon (18-8, 6-8 Pac-12), .175 / Best Win: at Utah .57
  40. #40 Pittsburgh (21-7, 9-6 ACC), .172 / Best Win: at N.C. State .62
  41. IVY / #41 Harvard (22-4, 9-1 Ivy), .171 / Best Win: at Boston U. .69
  42. #42 California (18-10, 9-6 Pac-12), .170 / Best Win: at Oregon .74
  43. #43 Kansas State (19-9, 9-6 Big 12), .170 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .66
  44. #44 SMU (22-6, 11-4 American), .169 / Best Win: at Connecticut .86
  45. SOUTHLAND / #45 Stephen F. Austin (25-2, 14-0 Southland), .168 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .70
  46. #46 Baylor (18-10, 6-9 Big 12), .167 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .67
  47. #47 Memphis (21-6, 10-4 American), .165 / Best Win: at Louisville .91
  48. HORIZON / #48 Green Bay (22-5, 12-2 Horizon), .165 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .69
  49. #49 Oklahoma State (18-10, 6-9 Big 12), .161 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .65
  50. #50 Dayton (19-9, 7-6 A-10), .160 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .63
  51. #51 Missouri (19-9, 7-8 SEC), .159 / Best Win: at Arkansas .63
  52. OHIO VALLEY / #52 Belmont (22-8, 13-2 OVC), .156 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  53. WAC / #67 New Mexico State (21-8, 10-3 WAC), .119 / Best Win: at New Mexico .89
  54. CONFERENCE USA / #70 Middle Tennessee (21-7, 11-2 C-USA), .116 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .58
  55. MAAC / #72 Iona (19-8, 16-2 MAAC), .110 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .57
  56. MAC / #78 Western Michigan (19-8, 12-3 MAC), .107 / Best Win: at Ohio .69
  57. COLONIAL / #80 Delaware (21-9, 13-2 Colonial), .103 / Best Win: at William & Mary .55
  58. ATLANTIC SUN / #82 Mercer (22-7, 13-3 Atlantic Sun), .100 / Best Win: at Mississippi .54
  59. PATRIOT / #92 Boston U. (21-9, 14-3 Patriot), .086 / Best Win: at Quinnipiac .65
  60. SUN BELT / #93 Georgia State (20-7, 13-1 Sun Belt), .086 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .66
  61. BIG WEST / #94 UC-Santa Barbara (18-7, 9-3 Big West), .086 / Best Win: at UNLV .64
  62. AMERICA EAST / #114 Vermont (19-9, 13-1 America East), .060 / Best Win: at Yale .48
  63. MEAC / #122 North Carolina Central (22-5, 12-1 MEAC), .052 / Best Win: at N.C. State .61
  64. NORTHEAST / #138 Robert Morris (18-11, 13-1 Northeast), .034 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .44
  65. SOUTHERN / #141 Davidson (17-11, 13-1 Southern), .032 / Best Win: at Wofford .49
  66. BIG SKY / #155 Weber State (15-9, 12-4 Big Sky), .018 / Best Win: Northern Colorado .30
  67. BIG SOUTH / #170 High Point (15-13, 11-4 Big South), .006 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54
  68. SWAC / #252 Alabama State (15-10, 9-5 SWAC), -.071 / Best Win: Alcorn State .15
  69. (NIT 1) #53 Minnesota (18-11, 7-9 Big Ten), .154 / Best Win: at Richmond .69
  70. (NIT 1) #54 Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), .153 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  71. (NIT 1) #55 Xavier (19-9, 9-6 Big East), .151 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .79
  72. (NIT 1) #56 Ohio (19-9, 9-6 MAC), .148 / Best Win: at Buffalo .62
  73. (NIT 2) #57 Tennessee (17-11, 8-7 SEC), .145 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .70
  74. (NIT 2) #58 Nebraska (16-11, 8-7 Big Ten), .141 / Best Win: at Michigan State .89
  75. (NIT 2) #59 St. Mary’s-CA (20-9, 10-6 WCC), .140 / Best Win: at Boise State .62
  76. (NIT 2) #60 Arkansas (18-9, 7-7 SEC), .135 / Best Win: vs. Kentucky .53

#KPI Top Games for Thursday, February 27:

  1. #39 Oregon at #18 UCLA (Thursday 11 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  2. #60 Arkansas at #12 Kentucky (Thursday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  3. #28 Iowa at #99 Indiana (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  4. #14 Ohio State at #118 Penn State (Thursday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  5. #63 Georgetown at #71 Marquette (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)

Notes on Rule Changes: For full data through Sunday, February 23, reference the full Week 16 #KPI update.  The PDF file with weekly tracking can be found here: https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/college-basketball-statistical-trends-through-2-23-14.pdf.

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