WEEK 16 SUNDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/2/14)

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 March 1)

#KPI Headlines:

  • The AQ from the SWAC will not necessarily go to the conference tournament champion since four of 10 teams are ineligible for postseason play: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/swac-allowed-change-ncaa-qualification-policy
  • Brackets for 11 conference tournaments are set.  Links can be found in the 1-68 list below.  Conference tournament action starts Monday with two first round Patriot League contests at campus sites.

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (through March 1): Automatic bids from the 32 conferences are determined by the top remaining seed in the conference tournament if that conference’s regular season is over.  If not, the AQ will temporarily be determined by best conference record, then best overall record, then best #KPI.  Conference tournament brackets are linked below. 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. #2 Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten), .348 / Best Win: at Virginia .98
  3. BIG 12 / #3 Kansas (22-7, 13-3 Big 12), .344 / Best Win: at Iowa State .86
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (27-2, 16-0 SEC), .336 / Best Win: at Kentucky .82
  5. MVC / #5 Wichita State (31-0, 18-0 MVC), .314 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .92
  6. BIG EAST / #6 Villanova (25-3, 13-2 Big East), .310 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .89
  7. #7 Syracuse (26-3, 13-3 ACC), .289 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  8. #8 Creighton (23-5, 13-3 Big East), .286 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.08
  9. ACC / #9 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), .283 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .78
  10. BIG TEN / #10 Michigan (21-7, 13-3 Big Ten), .274 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .93
  11. #11 Duke (23-6, 12-4 ACC), .265 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .83
  12. #12 New Mexico (22-5, 13-2 Mountain West), .262 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .72
  13. #13 Ohio State (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), .253 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .90
  14. #14 Massachusetts (22-6, 9-5 A-10), .253 / Best Win: at George Washington .78
  15. #15 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten), .247 / Best Win: at Texas .80
  16. #16 Iowa State (22-6, 10-6 Big 12), .246 / Best Win: at BYU .69
  17. ATLANTIC 10 / #17 Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2 A-10), .244 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .86
  18. #18 North Carolina (22-7, 12-4 ACC), .241 / Best Win: at Michigan State .86
  19. AMERICAN / #19 Cincinnati (24-5, 13-3 American), .238 / Best Win: at Louisville .86
  20. #20 UCLA (21-7, 10-5 Pac-12), .237 / Best Win: at Colorado .76
  21. #21 Kentucky (21-8, 11-5 SEC), .236 / Best Win: at Missouri .67
  22. MOUNTAIN WEST / #22 San Diego State (25-3, 14-2 Mountain West), .231 / Best Win: at Kansas .89
  23. #23 VCU (22-7, 10-4 A-10), .229 / Best Win: at Virginia .90
  24. #24 Oklahoma (21-8, 10-6 Big 12), .228 / Best Win: at Texas .75
  25. #25 Texas (21-8, 10-6 Big 12), .225 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  26. #26 Connecticut (23-6, 11-5 American), .219 / Best Win: at Memphis .80
  27. WCC / #27 Gonzaga (25-6, 15-3 WCC), .217 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .79
  28. #28 Louisville (24-5, 13-3 American), .216 / Best Win: at Connecticut .88
  29. #29 George Washington (20-7, 8-5 A-10), .201 / Best Win: at Manhattan .73
  30. #30 Oregon (20-8, 8-8 Pac-12), .198 / Best Win: at UCLA .79
  31. #31 Saint Joseph’s (21-7, 11-3 A-10), .196 / Best Win: at Dayton .69
  32. #32 Arizona State (21-8, 10-6 Pac-12), .191 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .67
  33. #33 Iowa (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten), .185 / Best Win: at Ohio State .83
  34. #34 Stanford (18-9, 9-6 Pac-12), .185 / Best Win: at Connecticut .83
  35. #35 BYU (21-10, 13-5 WCC), .180 / Best Win: at Stanford .69
  36. SUMMIT / #36 North Dakota State (23-6, 12-2 Summit), .180 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .63
  37. #37 Kansas State (20-9, 10-6 Big 12), .179 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .69
  38. MAC / #38 Toledo (24-5, 12-4 MAC), .178 / Best Win: at Akron .58
  39. #39 Pittsburgh (22-7, 10-6 ACC), .177 / Best Win: vs. Stanford .57
  40. #40 Southern Miss (24-5, 11-3 C-USA), .177 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .80
  41. #41 Colorado (20-9, 9-7 Pac-12), .176 / Best Win: vs. Harvard .58
  42. #42 Oklahoma State (19-10, 7-9 Big 12), .175 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .66
  43. IVY / #43 Harvard (24-4, 11-1 Ivy), .173 / Best Win: at Boston U. .72
  44. #44 Dayton (20-9, 8-6 A-10), .173 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .66
  45. #45 Memphis (22-7, 11-5 American), .172 / Best Win: at Louisville .88
  46. SOUTHLAND / #46 Stephen F. Austin (27-2, 16-0 Southland), .171 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .61
  47. #47 Baylor (19-10, 7-9 Big 12), .170 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .68
  48. HORIZON / #48 Green Bay (24-5, 14-2 Horizon), .169 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .71
  49. #49 SMU (23-6, 12-4 American), .167 / Best Win: at Connecticut .87
  50. #50 California (18-11, 9-7 Pac-12), .162 / Best Win: at Oregon .77
  51. #51 Xavier (20-9, 10-6 Big East), .161 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .57
  52. #52 Arkansas (20-9, 9-7 SEC), .160 / Best Win: at Kentucky .78
  53. OHIO VALLEY / #55 Belmont (23-8, 14-2 OVC), .150 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  54. CONFERENCE USA / #72 Middle Tennessee (22-8, 12-3 C-USA), .113 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .60
  55. MAAC / #76 Iona (19-9, 16-3 MAAC), .106 / Best Win: at Canisius .58
  56. COLONIAL / #77 Delaware (22-9, 14-2 Colonial), .103 / Best Win: at William & Mary .53
  57. PATRIOT / #79 Boston U. (22-9, 15-3 Patriot), .102 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .62
  58. SUN BELT / #86 Georgia State (22-7, 15-1 Sun Belt), .096 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .64
  59. BIG WEST / #100 UC-Irvine (20-10, 11-3 Big West), .079 / Best Win: at Hawaii .55
  60. AMERICA EAST / #104 Vermont (20-9, 14-1 America East), .073 / Best Win: at Yale .48
  61. MEAC / #125 North Carolina Central (23-5, 13-1 MEAC), .051 / Best Win: at N.C. State .55
  62. SOUTHERN / #129 Davidson (19-11, 15-1 Southern), .043 / Best Win: at Wofford .49
  63. NORTHEAST / #137 Robert Morris (19-12, 14-2 Northeast), .035 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .48
  64. WAC / #147 Utah Valley (18-10, 12-3 WAC), .021 / Best Win: New Mexico State .43
  65. ATLANTIC SUN / #150 Florida Gulf Coast (20-11, 14-4 Atlantic Sun), .020 / Best Win: vs. Mercer .46
  66. BIG SOUTH / #165 High Point (16-13, 12-4 Big South), .009 / Best Win: at William & Mary .51
  67. BIG SKY / #169 Weber State (16-10, 13-5 Big Sky), .007 / Best Win: North Dakota .31
  68. SWAC / #249 Alabama State (15-11, 9-6 SWAC), -.074 / Best Win: Alcorn State .12

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 (through March 1): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. (NIT 1) #53 Missouri (20-9, 8-8 SEC), .154 / Best Win: at Arkansas .67
  2. (NIT 1) #54 Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), .153 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .78
  3. (NIT 1) #56 Minnesota (18-12, 7-10 Big Ten), .148 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .64
  4. (NIT 1) #57 Tennessee (18-11, 9-7 SEC), .147 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .72
  5. (NIT 2) #58 Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten), .142 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  6. (NIT 2) #59 Providence (19-10, 9-7 Big East), .139 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .62
  7. (NIT 2) #60 Louisiana Tech (23-6, 11-3 C-USA), .138 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .75
  8. (NIT 2) #61 Illinois (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten), .135 / Best Win: at Michigan State .84
  9. (NIT 3) #62 St. Mary’s-CA (21-10, 11-7 WCC), .135 / Best Win: at Boise State .66
  10. (NIT 3) #63 Ohio (19-10, 9-7 MAC), .132 / Best Win: at Buffalo .64
  11. (NIT 3) #64 St. John’s (18-11, 8-8 Big East), .130 / Best Win: at Providence .66
  12. (NIT 3) #65 Boise State (19-10, 9-7 Mountain West), .125 / Best Win: vs. New Mexico .56
  13. (NIT 4) #66 Georgetown (16-12, 7-9 Big East), .123 / Best Win: vs. Michigan State .63
  14. (NIT 4) #67 Marquette (17-11, 9-6 Big East), .120 / Best Win: vs. George Washington .64
  15. (NIT 4) #68 LSU (17-11, 8-8 SEC), .117 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .65
  16. (NIT 4) #69 San Francisco (20-10, 13-5 WCC), .115 / Best Win: vs. St. Mary’s-CA .42
  17. (NIT 5) #70 Richmond (18-11, 8-6 A-10), .115 / Best Win: vs. Massachusetts .54
  18. (NIT 5) #71 N.C. State (17-12, 7-9 ACC), .113 / Best Win: at Tennessee .64
  19. (NIT 5) #73 New Mexico State (22-9, 11-4 WAC), .109 / Best Win: at New Mexico .89
  20. (NIT 5) #74 Clemson (17-10, 8-7 ACC), .108 / Best Win: vs. Duke .61
  21. (NIT 6) #75 Cleveland State (21-10, 12-4 Horizon), .106 / Best Win: at Milwaukee .48
  22. (NIT 6) #78 Manhattan (21-7, 14-5 MAAC), .102 / Best Win: at Canisius .59
  23. (NIT 6) #80 Western Michigan (19-9, 12-4 MAC), .102 / Best Win: at Ohio .64
  24. (NIT 6) #81 Washington (16-13, 8-8 Pac-12), .101 / Best Win: at Arizona State .77
  25. (NIT 7) #82 Mississippi (17-12, 8-8 SEC), .100 / Best Win: vs. Western Kentucky .56
  26. (NIT 7) #83 West Virginia (16-13, 8-8 Big 12), .099 / Best Win: at Baylor .65
  27. (NIT 7) #84 Utah (19-9, 8-8 Pac-12), .098 / Best Win: vs. Arizona State .52
  28. (NIT 7) #85 Maryland (15-13, 7-8 ACC), .097 / Best Win: vs. N.C. Central .52
  29. (NIT 8) #87 UTEP (20-9, 10-4 C-USA), .096 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .76
  30. (NIT 8) #88 Buffalo (18-8, 12-4 MAC), .094 / Best Win: at Ohio .61
  31. (NIT 8) #89 UNLV (19-10, 10-6 Mountain West), .093 / Best Win: at New Mexico .87
  32. (NIT 8) #90 Indiana (16-12, 6-9 Big Ten), .092 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .60

Additional data can be found in the mid-week Friday update.

#KPI Top Games for Sunday, March 2:

  1. #34 Stanford at #1 Arizona (Sunday 8 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  2. #67 Marquette at #6 Villanova (Sunday 2 p.m. ET, CBS)
  3. #13 Ohio State at #90 Indiana (Sunday 4 p.m. ET, CBS)
  4. #85 Maryland at #74 Clemson (Sunday 1 p.m. ET, ESPN Full Court/ACC Network)
  5. #2 Wisconsin at #99 Penn State (Sunday 12 p.m. ET, BTN)

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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