WEEK 16 FRIDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 2/28/14)

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 27)

Top Wins from Thursday, February 27:

  1. +.96 – #202 Duquesne 71, #15 Saint Louis 64
  2. +.82 – #50 Arkansas 71, #17 Kentucky 67 (OT)
  3. +.79 – #30 Oregon 87, #21 UCLA 83 (2OT)
  4. +.69 – #194 North Florida 79, #95 Mercer 76 (OT)
  5. +.62 – #102 Tulsa 65, #84 UTEP 60

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (through Feb 27): 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), .380 / Best Win: at San Diego State .95
  2. BIG 12 / #2 Kansas (22-6, 13-2 Big 12), .360 / Best Win: at Iowa State .88
  3. #3 Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten), .347 / Best Win: at Virginia .97
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (26-2, 15-0 SEC), .335 / Best Win: at Kentucky .86
  5. MVC / #5 Wichita State (30-0, 17-0 MVC), .314 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .94
  6. BIG EAST / #6 Villanova (25-3, 13-2 Big East), .310 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .88
  7. #7 Creighton (23-4, 13-2 Big East), .300 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  8. #8 Syracuse (26-2, 13-2 ACC), .297 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  9. BIG TEN / #9 Michigan (20-7, 12-3 Big Ten), .274 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .93
  10. ACC / #10 Virginia (24-5, 15-1 ACC), .270 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  11. #11 Massachusetts (22-5, 9-4 A-10), .267 / Best Win: at George Washington .78
  12. #12 Duke (23-6, 12-4 ACC), .265 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .82
  13. #13 Michigan State (22-6, 11-4 Big Ten), .262 / Best Win: at Texas .83
  14. #14 New Mexico (22-5, 13-2 Mountain West), .260 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .70
  15. ATLANTIC 10 / #15 Saint Louis (25-3, 12-1 A-10), .256 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .85
  16. #16 Iowa State (22-5, 10-5 Big 12), .255 / Best Win: at BYU .68
  17. #17 Kentucky (21-7, 11-4 SEC), .255 / Best Win: at Missouri .67
  18. #18 North Carolina (21-7, 11-4 ACC), .253 / Best Win: at Michigan State .90
  19. #19 Ohio State (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), .252 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .89
  20. AMERICAN / #20 Cincinnati (24-4, 13-2 American), .248 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  21. #21 UCLA (21-7, 10-5 Pac-12), .242 / Best Win: at Colorado .79
  22. #22 Texas (21-7, 10-5 Big 12), .234 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  23. MOUNTAIN WEST / #23 San Diego State (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West), .227 / Best Win: at Kansas .92
  24. #24 Louisville (24-4, 13-2 American), .226 / Best Win: at Cincinnati .88
  25. #25 Oklahoma (20-8, 9-6 Big 12), .217 / Best Win: at Texas .78
  26. #26 VCU (21-7, 9-4 A-10), .216 / Best Win: at Virginia .89
  27. #27 Connecticut (22-6, 10-5 American), .205 / Best Win: at Memphis .79
  28. #28 George Washington (20-7, 8-5 A-10), .200 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .75
  29. WCC / #29 Gonzaga (24-6, 14-3 WCC), .198 / Best Win: at San Francisco .63
  30. #30 Oregon (19-8, 7-8 Pac-12), .197 / Best Win: at UCLA .79
  31. #31 Colorado (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12), .188 / Best Win: vs. Kansas .59
  32. #32 Saint Joseph’s (20-7, 10-3 A-10), .187 / Best Win: at Dayton .68
  33. #33 Iowa (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten), .186 / Best Win: at Ohio State .84
  34. #34 Stanford (18-9, 9-6 Pac-12), .185 / Best Win: at Connecticut .82
  35. #35 Arizona State (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12), .184 / Best Win: at California .67
  36. SUMMIT / #36 North Dakota State (22-6, 11-2 Summit), .178 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .66
  37. #37 BYU (20-10, 12-5 WCC), .178 / Best Win: at Stanford .70
  38. CONFERENCE USA / #38 Southern Miss (24-5, 11-3 C-USA), .178 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .79
  39. #39 Pittsburgh (21-7, 9-6 ACC), .174 / Best Win: at N.C. State .62
  40. #40 Toledo (23-5, 11-4 MAC), .174 / Best Win: at Akron .55
  41. SOUTHLAND / #41 Stephen F. Austin (26-2, 15-0 Southland), .173 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .66
  42. #42 California (18-10, 9-6 Pac-12), .170 / Best Win: at Oregon .76
  43. #43 SMU (22-6, 11-4 American), .170 / Best Win: at Connecticut .86
  44. HORIZON / #44 Green Bay (23-5, 13-2 Horizon), .170 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .69
  45. IVY / #45 Harvard (22-4, 9-1 Ivy), .169 / Best Win: at Boston U. .69
  46. #46 Kansas State (19-9, 9-6 Big 12), .168 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .67
  47. #47 Baylor (18-10, 6-9 Big 12), .167 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .67
  48. #48 Dayton (19-9, 7-6 A-10), .164 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .67
  49. #49 Oklahoma State (18-10, 6-9 Big 12), .161 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .66
  50. #50 Arkansas (19-9, 8-7 SEC), .159 / Best Win: at Kentucky .82
  51. #51 Missouri (19-9, 7-8 SEC), .159 / Best Win: at Arkansas .67
  52. #52 Memphis (21-7, 10-5 American), .157 / Best Win: at Louisville .91
  53. OHIO VALLEY / #54 Belmont (22-8, 13-2 OVC), .156 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  54. MAAC / #73 Iona (19-8, 16-2 MAAC), .111 / Best Win: at Canisius .56
  55. MAC / #77 Western Michigan (19-8, 12-3 MAC), .105 / Best Win: at Ohio .69
  56. COLONIAL / #79 Delaware (21-9, 13-2 Colonial), .103 / Best Win: at William & Mary .55
  57. SUN BELT / #86 Georgia State (21-7, 14-1 Sun Belt), .095 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .67
  58. PATRIOT / #93 Boston U. (21-9, 14-3 Patriot), .087 / Best Win: at Quinnipiac .61
  59. ATLANTIC SUN / #95 Mercer (22-8, 13-4 Atlantic Sun), .085 / Best Win: at Mississippi .54
  60. BIG WEST / #97 UC-Irvine (19-10, 10-3 Big West), .083 / Best Win: at Hawaii .54
  61. AMERICA EAST / #105 Vermont (20-9, 14-1 America East), .071 / Best Win: at Yale .47
  62. MEAC / #120 North Carolina Central (22-5, 12-1 MEAC), .053 / Best Win: at N.C. State .61
  63. NORTHEAST / #137 Robert Morris (19-11, 14-1 Northeast), .035 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .47
  64. SOUTHERN / #138 Davidson (18-11, 14-1 Southern), .035 / Best Win: at Wofford .54
  65. BIG SKY / #150 Weber State (16-9, 13-4 Big Sky), .023 / Best Win: North Dakota .29
  66. WAC / #152 Utah Valley (17-10, 11-3 WAC), .020 / Best Win: New Mexico State .41
  67. BIG SOUTH / #168 High Point (15-13, 11-4 Big South), .008 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54
  68. SWAC / #249 Alabama State (15-10, 9-5 SWAC), -.070 / Best Win: Alcorn State .15
  69. (NIT 1) #53 Minnesota (18-11, 7-9 Big Ten), .157 / Best Win: at Richmond .69
  70. (NIT 1) #55 Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), .154 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  71. (NIT 1) #56 Xavier (19-9, 9-6 Big East), .148 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .79
  72. (NIT 1) #57 Ohio (19-9, 9-6 MAC), .145 / Best Win: at Richmond .63
  73. (NIT 2) #58 Tennessee (17-11, 8-7 SEC), .144 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .70
  74. (NIT 2) #59 Nebraska (16-11, 8-7 Big Ten), .142 / Best Win: at Michigan State .89
  75. (NIT 2) #60 St. Mary’s-CA (21-9, 11-6 WCC), .141 / Best Win: at Boise State .62
  76. (NIT 2) #61 Louisiana Tech (23-6, 11-3 C-USA), .135 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .75

#KPI Facts

  • Home teams are 3,256-1,526 (.681). Home teams are 1,581-1,040 (.603) in conference play and 1,675-486 (.775) in non-conference play. There have been 352 games (6.9% of all games) played at a neutral site.  350 of 352 neutral site games are non-conference.  51.1% of all games are conference games to date.
  • Non-Conference #KPI: 1-Wisconsin; 2-Arizona; 3-Wichita State; 4-Massachusetts; 5-Kansas; 6-Syracuse; 7-Ohio State; 8-Oregon; 9-Iowa State; 10-Villanova
  • Conference #KPI: 1-Kansas; 2-Michigan; 3-Arizona; 4-Florida; 5-Virginia; 6-Creighton; 7-Villanova; 8-Saint Louis; 9-UCLA; 10-Syracuse
  • #KPI in Home Games Only: 1-Kansas; 2-Duke; 3-Florida; 4-Arizona; 5-Kentucky; 6-Colorado; 7-Creighton; 8-Iowa State; 9-Texas; 10-UCLA
  • #KPI in Road/Neutral Games Only: 1-Arizona; 2-Wisconsin; 3-Wichita State; 4-Villanova; 5-Syracuse; 6-Florida; 7-Virginia; 8-Kansas; 9-Michigan State; 10-Michigan
  • #KPI Only in Top-25 Games: 1-Wichita State (1-0); 2-Arizona (4-0); 3-Louisiana Tech (1-0); 4-Massachusetts (1-0); 5-Charlotte (1-0); 6-Creighton (2-1); 7-Wisconsin (5-2); 8-Florida (2-1); 9-Duquesne (1-1); 10-Syracuse (3-1)
  • #KPI Only in Top-50 Games: 1-Wichita State (2-0); 2-Northern Colorado (1-0); 3-East Tennessee State (1-0); 4-Wisconsin (8-2); 5-Arizona (10-2); 6-Creighton (5-2); 7-Syracuse (7-1); 8-Massachusetts (5-1); 9-Florida (3-2); 10-Saint Louis (4-2)
  • #KPI Only in Top-100 Games: 1-Wichita State (5-0); 2-Arizona (15-2); 3-Syracuse (14-1); 4-Florida (13-2); 5-Villanova (11-3); 6-Wisconsin (15-4); 7-Saint Louis (8-2); 8-San Diego State (7-2); 9-Kansas (16-6); 10-Creighton (11-4)
  • 8.6% of all games involving a Division I team are currently against Non-Division I teams.  Division I teams are 425-14 (.968) in those games by a margin of 90.2 PPG to 60.5 PPG.  Non-Division I games also count in the #KPI rankings.  All games against Non-Division I teams count as one opponent (currently No. 348 in the #KPI).

#KPI Top Games for Friday, February 28:

  1. #73 Iona at #88 Manhattan (Friday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  2. #63 Providence at #151 Seton Hall (Friday 7 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)
  3. #129 Yale at #148 Princeton (Friday 7 p.m. ET)
  4. #205 Washington State at #80 Washington (Friday 10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)
  5. #112 Canisius at #233 Rider (Friday 9 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

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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