WEEK 17 THURSDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/6/14)

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#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (through March 5): 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.  This list is comprised purely by math with no scrubbing. Conference tournament brackets are linked below.

  1. PAC-12 / #1 Arizona (28-2, 15-2 Pac-12), .379 / Best Win: at San Diego State .97
  2. #2 Wisconsin (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), .338 / Best Win: at Virginia .98
  3. BIG 12 / #3 Kansas (23-7, 14-3 Big 12), .338 / Best Win: at Iowa State .83
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (28-2, 17-0 SEC), .331 / Best Win: at Kentucky .82
  5. MVC / #5 Wichita State (31-0, 18-0 MVC), .313 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .89
  6. BIG EAST / #6 Villanova (26-3, 14-2 Big East), .311 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .85
  7. ACC / #7 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), .284 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .74
  8. BIG TEN / #8 Michigan (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten), .284 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .94
  9. #9 Creighton (23-6, 13-4 Big East), .271 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  10. #10 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC), .261 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .72
  11. #11 New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West), .256 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .72
  12. #12 Massachusetts (23-6, 10-5 A-10), .256 / Best Win: at George Washington .80
  13. #13 Duke (23-7, 12-5 ACC), .252 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .79
  14. #14 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten), .243 / Best Win: at Texas .80
  15. #15 North Carolina (23-7, 13-4 ACC), .241 / Best Win: at Michigan State .86
  16. MOUNTAIN WEST / #16 San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West), .240 / Best Win: at Kansas .89
  17. #17 Cincinnati (24-5, 13-3 American), .238 / Best Win: at Louisville .88
  18. AMERICAN / #18 Louisville (25-5, 14-3 American), .237 / Best Win: at Connecticut .88
  19. #19 UCLA (22-7, 11-5 Pac-12), .234 / Best Win: at Colorado .78
  20. #20 Iowa State (22-7, 10-7 Big 12), .234 / Best Win: at BYU .69
  21. #21 Ohio State (22-8, 9-8 Big Ten), .233 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .90
  22. ATLANTIC 10 / #22 Saint Louis (25-5, 12-3 A-10), .233 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .82
  23. #23 VCU (22-7, 10-4 A-10), .230 / Best Win: at Virginia .90
  24. #24 Kentucky (22-8, 12-5 SEC), .229 / Best Win: at Missouri .68
  25. #25 Oklahoma (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), .228 / Best Win: at Texas .75
  26. #26 Texas (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), .219 / Best Win: at North Carolina .80
  27. WCC / #27 Gonzaga (25-6, 15-3 WCC), .216 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .79
  28. #28 Connecticut (24-6, 12-5 American), .213 / Best Win: at Memphis .80
  29. #29 George Washington (22-7, 10-5 A-10), .205 / Best Win: at Manhattan .74
  30. #30 Oregon (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12), .203 / Best Win: at UCLA .80
  31. #31 Dayton (21-9, 9-6 A-10), .195 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .89
  32. #32 Saint Joseph’s (21-8, 11-4 A-10), .192 / Best Win: at Dayton .72
  33. #33 Colorado (21-9, 10-7 Pac-12), .190 / Best Win: at Stanford .63
  34. #34 Baylor (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), .184 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .70
  35. #35 Iowa (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten), .183 / Best Win: at Ohio State .80
  36. #36 Oklahoma State (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), .183 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .68
  37. #37 BYU (21-10, 13-5 WCC), .179 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .66
  38. SUMMIT / #38 North Dakota State (23-6, 12-2 Summit), .178 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .65
  39. #39 Arizona State (21-9, 10-7 Pac-12), .178 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .67
  40. CONFERENCE USA / #40 Southern Miss (25-5, 12-3 C-USA), .175 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .80
  41. #41 Memphis (22-7, 11-5 American), .174 / Best Win: at Louisville .90
  42. MAC / #42 Toledo (25-5, 13-4 MAC), .173 / Best Win: at Akron .59
  43. IVY / #43 Harvard (24-4, 11-1 Ivy), .172 / Best Win: at Boston U. .72
  44. HORIZON / #44 Green Bay (24-5, 14-2 Horizon), .172 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .71
  45. SOUTHLAND / #45 Stephen F. Austin (27-2, 16-0 Southland), .171 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .61
  46. #46 Kansas State (20-10, 10-7 Big 12), .170 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .69
  47. #47 Stanford (18-11, 9-8 Pac-12), .166 / Best Win: at Connecticut .83
  48. #48 Arkansas (21-9, 10-7 SEC), .164 / Best Win: at Kentucky .79
  49. #49 Pittsburgh (22-8, 10-7 ACC), .164 / Best Win: at N.C. State .60
  50. #50 SMU (23-7, 12-5 American), .161 / Best Win: at Connecticut .87
  51. #51 Missouri (21-9, 9-8 SEC), .159 / Best Win: at Arkansas .69
  52. #52 Tennessee (19-11, 10-7 SEC), .152 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .72
  53. OHIO VALLEY / #53 Belmont (23-8, 14-2 OVC), .152 / Best Win: at North Carolina .80
  54. #54 Florida State (18-11, 9-8 ACC), .152 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .74
  55. MAAC / #77 Iona (20-9, 17-3 MAAC), .108 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .57
  56. SUN BELT / #79 Georgia State (23-7, 16-1 Sun Belt), .107 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .63
  57. COLONIAL / #80 Delaware (22-9, 14-2 Colonial), .104 / Best Win: at William & Mary .53
  58. PATRIOT / #83 Boston U. (23-9, 16-3 Patriot), .101 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .61
  59. BIG WEST / #98 UC-Irvine (20-10, 11-3 Big West), .078 / Best Win: at Hawaii .55
  60. AMERICA EAST / #104 Vermont (21-9, 15-1 America East), .070 / Best Win: at Yale .49
  61. MEAC / #122 North Carolina Central (24-5, 14-1 MEAC), .054 / Best Win: at N.C. State .59
  62. SOUTHERN / #129 Davidson (19-11, 15-1 Southern), .046 / Best Win: at Wofford .49
  63. NORTHEAST / #138 Robert Morris (20-12, 15-2 Northeast), .033 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .45
  64. WAC / #148 Utah Valley (18-10, 12-3 WAC), .023 / Best Win: New Mexico State .43
  65. ATLANTIC SUN / #149 Florida Gulf Coast (21-11, 14-4 Atlantic Sun), .022 / Best Win: vs. Mercer .46
  66. BIG SOUTH / #161 High Point (16-13, 12-4 Big South), .010 / Best Win: at William & Mary .52
  67. BIG SKY / #165 Weber State (16-10, 13-5 Big Sky), .009 / Best Win: North Dakota .33
  68. SWAC / #247 Alabama State (16-11, 10-6 SWAC), -.069 / Best Win: Alcorn State .13

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 (through March 5): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. (NIT 1) #55 Xavier (20-10, 10-7 Big East), .151 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .77
  2. (NIT 1) #56 California (18-12, 9-8 Pac-12), .151 / Best Win: at Oregon .78
  3. (NIT 1) #57 Louisiana Tech (24-6, 12-3 C-USA), .148 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .77
  4. (NIT 1) #58 Nebraska (18-11, 10-7 Big Ten), .148 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  5. (NIT 2) #59 Minnesota (18-12, 7-10 Big Ten), .146 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .64
  6. (NIT 2) #60 Providence (20-10, 10-7 Big East), .145 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .59
  7. (NIT 2) #61 Georgetown (17-12, 8-9 Big East), .138 / Best Win: vs. Michigan State .63
  8. (NIT 2) #62 N.C. State (18-12, 8-9 ACC), .134 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .75
  9. (NIT 3) #63 St. Mary’s-CA (21-10, 11-7 WCC), .134 / Best Win: at Boise State .60
  10. (NIT 3) #64 Ohio (20-10, 10-7 MAC), .130 / Best Win: at Akron .61
  11. (NIT 3) #65 St. John’s (19-11, 9-8 Big East), .127 / Best Win: at Providence .67
  12. (NIT 3) #66 Illinois (17-13, 6-11 Big Ten), .127 / Best Win: at Michigan State .84
  13. (NIT 4) #67 Clemson (19-10, 10-7 ACC), .119 / Best Win: at Florida State .63
  14. (NIT 4) #68 San Francisco (20-10, 13-5 WCC), .118 / Best Win: vs. Vermont .42
  15. (NIT 4) #69 Richmond (18-11, 8-6 A-10), .115 / Best Win: vs. Massachusetts .54
  16. (NIT 4) #70 LSU (17-11, 8-8 SEC), .114 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .62
  17. (NIT 5) #71 Utah (20-9, 9-8 Pac-12), .113 / Best Win: at California .58
  18. (NIT 5) #72 Middle Tennessee (22-8, 12-3 C-USA), .112 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .60 
  19. (NIT 5) #73 Marquette (17-13, 9-8 Big East), .112 / Best Win: vs. George Washington .66
  20. (NIT 5) #74 New Mexico State (22-9, 11-4 WAC), .111 / Best Win: at New Mexico .90
  21. (NIT 6) #75 Boise State (19-11, 9-8 Mountain West), .110 / Best Win: vs. New Mexico .57
  22. (NIT 6) #76 Manhattan (22-7, 15-5 MAAC), .109 / Best Win: at Canisius .57
  23. (NIT 6) #78 Cleveland State (21-10, 12-4 Horizon), .107 / Best Win: at Milwaukee .51
  24. (NIT 6) #81 UTEP (21-9, 11-4 C-USA), .103 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .75
  25. (NIT 7) #82 Western Michigan (20-9, 13-4 MAC), .102 / Best Win: at Ohio .66
  26. (NIT 7) #84 Washington (16-13, 8-8 Pac-12), .095 / Best Win: at Arizona State .75
  27. (NIT 7) #85 Indiana (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten), .095 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .60
  28. (NIT 7) #86 Mississippi (17-13, 8-9 SEC), .094 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .55
  29. (NIT 8) #87 West Virginia (16-14, 8-9 Big 12), .092 / Best Win: at Baylor .66
  30. (NIT 8) #88 Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC), .090 / Best Win: vs. N.C. Central .53
  31. (NIT 8) #89 Indiana State (21-9, 12-6 MVC), .089 / Best Win: vs. Belmont .48
  32. (NIT 8) #90 Akron (19-11, 11-6 MAC), .089 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .70

#KPI Top Games for Thursday, March 6:

  1. #35 Iowa at #14 Michigan State (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  2. #41 Memphis at #17 Cincinnati (Thursday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  3. #6 Villanova at #55 Xavier (Thursday 7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)
  4. #23 VCU at #69 Richmond (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)
  5. #19 UCLA at #84 Washington (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

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