WEEK 17 SATURDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/8/14)

#KPI Headlines:

  • #KPI Excel resumes ranked by #KPI value per game (through March 7), #KPI by Team (through March 7) and #KPI by Conference (through March 7). A more thorough weekly update is also available.
  • Harvard clinched the Ivy League regular season championship on Friday, also clinching a bid to the NCAA Tournament in the process (the Ivy League is the only conference without a conference tournament). Harvard is currently No. 34 in the #KPI and has one game remaining (at No. 224 Brown tonight)
  • High Point lost in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament on Friday. By virtue of being the top seed in the tournament and losing, they are the first automatic qualifier (AQ) to the NIT.
  • Notes on Rule Changes: Note the discrepancy between #KPI and NCAA data is how games against Non D-I schools are counted (4.0% of the data)

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (through March 7): 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), .380 / Best Win: at San Diego State .97
  2. BIG 12 / #2 Kansas (23-7, 14-3 Big 12), .339 / Best Win: at Iowa State .82
  3. #3 Wisconsin (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), .337 / Best Win: at Virginia .98
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (28-2, 17-0 SEC), .331 / Best Win: at Kentucky .82
  5. BIG EAST / #5 Villanova (27-3, 15-2 Big East), .321 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .85
  6. MVC / #6 Wichita State (32-0, 19-0 MVC), .308 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .88
  7. ACC / #7 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), .284 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .73
  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), .269 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  10. #10 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC), .261 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .72
  11. #11 Massachusetts (23-6, 10-5 A-10), .258 / Best Win: at George Washington .79
  12. #12 New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West), .257 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .73
  13. #13 Duke (23-7, 12-5 ACC), .253 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .78
  14. #14 Michigan State (23-7, 12-5 Big Ten), .248 / Best Win: at Texas .80
  15. AMERICAN / #15 Cincinnati (25-5, 14-3 American), .245 / Best Win: at Louisville .88
  16. #16 VCU (23-7, 11-4 A-10), .241 / Best Win: at Virginia .90
  17. #17 UCLA (23-7, 12-5 Pac-12), .241 / Best Win: at Colorado .78
  18. MOUNTAIN WEST / #18 San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West), .240 / Best Win: at Kansas .89
  19. #19 North Carolina (23-7, 13-4 ACC), .240 / Best Win: at Michigan State .87
  20. #20 Louisville (25-5, 14-3 American), .238 / Best Win: at Connecticut .88
  21. #21 Ohio State (22-8, 9-8 Big Ten), .235 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .90
  22. #21 Iowa State (22-7, 10-7 Big 12), .235 / Best Win: at BYU .69
  23. #23 Kentucky (22-8, 12-5 SEC), .231 / Best Win: at Missouri .68
  24. #24 Oklahoma (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), .231 / Best Win: at Texas .75
  25. ATLANTIC 10 / #25 Saint Louis (25-5, 12-3 A-10), .230 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .82
  26. #26 Texas (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), .218 / Best Win: at North Carolina .80
  27. WCC / #27 Gonzaga (25-6, 15-3 WCC), .216 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .78
  28. #28 Connecticut (24-6, 12-5 American), .211 / Best Win: at Memphis .77
  29. #29 George Washington (22-7, 10-5 A-10), .203 / Best Win: at Manhattan .74
  30. #30 Oregon (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12), .203 / Best Win: at UCLA .81
  31. #31 Dayton (21-9, 9-6 A-10), .196 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .88
  32. #32 Saint Joseph’s (21-8, 11-4 A-10), .191 / Best Win: at Dayton .72
  33. #33 Colorado (21-9, 10-7 Pac-12), .191 / Best Win: at Stanford .62
  34. IVY / #34 Harvard (25-4, 12-1 Ivy), .185 / Best Win: at Boston U. .72
  35. #35 Baylor (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), .184 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .70
  36. #36 Oklahoma State (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), .184 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .69
  37. SUMMIT / #37 North Dakota State (23-6, 12-2 Summit), .180 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .66
  38. #38 BYU (21-10, 13-5 WCC), .178 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .65
  39. #39 Southern Miss (26-5, 13-3 C-USA), .177 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .80
  40. #40 Arizona State (21-9, 10-7 Pac-12), .177 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .67
  41. #41 Iowa (20-10, 9-8 Big Ten), .175 / Best Win: at Ohio State .80
  42. #42 Toledo (25-5, 13-4 MAC), .173 / Best Win: at Akron .61
  43. HORIZON / #43 Green Bay (24-5, 14-2 Horizon), .172 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .71
  44. SOUTHLAND / #44 Stephen F. Austin (28-2, 17-0 Southland), .171 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .62
  45. #45 Kansas State (20-10, 10-7 Big 12), .169 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .69
  46. #46 Memphis (22-8, 11-6 American), .169 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  47. #47 Pittsburgh (22-8, 10-7 ACC), .166 / Best Win: at N.C. State .60
  48. #48 Stanford (18-11, 9-8 Pac-12), .165 / Best Win: at Connecticut .82
  49. #49 Arkansas (21-9, 10-7 SEC), .163 / Best Win: at Kentucky .79
  50. #50 SMU (23-7, 12-5 American), .160 / Best Win: at Connecticut .87
  51. OHIO VALLEY / #51 Belmont (24-8, 15-2 OVC), .160 / Best Win: at North Carolina .80
  52. #52 Missouri (21-9, 9-8 SEC), .156 / Best Win: at Arkansas .69
  53. CONFERENCE USA / #59 Louisiana Tech (25-6, 13-3 C-USA), .144 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .77
  54. SUN BELT / #77 Georgia State (23-7, 16-1 Sun Belt), .108 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .64
  55. MAAC / #78 Iona (20-9, 17-3 MAAC), .108 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .58
  56. COLONIAL / #80 Delaware (22-9, 14-2 Colonial), .103 / Best Win: at William & Mary .53
  57. PATRIOT / #81 Boston U. (23-9, 16-3 Patriot), .102 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .63
  58. MAC / #82 Western Michigan (21-9, 14-4 MAC), .100 / Best Win: at Ohio .65
  59. BIG WEST / #99 UC-Irvine (21-10, 12-3 Big West), .079 / Best Win: at Hawaii .53
  60. AMERICA EAST / #105 Vermont (21-9, 15-1 America East), .069 / Best Win: at Yale .46
  61. MEAC / #106 North Carolina Central (25-5, 15-1 MEAC), .065 / Best Win: at N.C. State .58
  62. SOUTHERN / #123 Davidson (19-11, 15-1 Southern), .050 / Best Win: at Wofford .50
  63. NORTHEAST / #137 Robert Morris (20-12, 15-2 Northeast), .034 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .45
  64. ATLANTIC SUN / #146 Florida Gulf Coast (22-11, 16-4 Atlantic Sun), .027 / Best Win: vs. Mercer .47
  65. WAC / #149 Utah Valley (19-10, 13-3 WAC), .023 / Best Win: New Mexico State .44
  66. BIG SKY / #176 Weber State (16-11, 13-6 Big Sky), -.000 / Best Win: North Dakota .29
  67. BIG SOUTH / #190 Coastal Carolina (19-12, 12-5 Big South), -.010 / Best Win: at Radford .46
  68. SWAC / #247 Alabama State (17-11, 11-6 SWAC), -.066 / Best Win: Texas Southern .14

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 (through March 7): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. (NIT 1) #53 Florida State (18-11, 9-8 ACC), .153 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .74
  2. (NIT 1) #54 Tennessee (19-11, 10-7 SEC), .149 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .72
  3. (NIT 1) #55 California (18-12, 9-8 Pac-12), .149 / Best Win: at Oregon .78
  4. (NIT 1) #56 Nebraska (18-11, 10-7 Big Ten), .149 / Best Win: at Michigan State .86
  5. (NIT 2) #57 Xavier (20-11, 10-8 Big East), .147 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .78
  6. (NIT 2) #58 Minnesota (18-12, 7-10 Big Ten), .144 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .64
  7. (NIT 2) #60 Providence (20-10, 10-7 Big East), .141 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .59
  8. (NIT 2) #61 Georgetown (17-12, 8-9 Big East), .139 / Best Win: vs. Michigan State .64
  9. (NIT 3) #62 St. Mary’s-CA (21-10, 11-7 WCC), .134 / Best Win: at Boise State .59
  10. (NIT 3) #63 N.C. State (18-12, 8-9 ACC), .133 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .74
  11. (NIT 3) #64 Ohio (20-10, 10-7 MAC), .130 / Best Win: at Akron .63
  12. (NIT 3) #65 St. John’s (19-11, 9-8 Big East), .129 / Best Win: at Providence .66
  13. (NIT 4) #66 Illinois (17-13, 6-11 Big Ten), .128 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  14. (NIT 4) #67 Middle Tennessee (23-8, 13-3 C-USA), .123 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .61
  15. (NIT 4) #68 LSU (18-11, 9-8 SEC), .122 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .62
  16. (NIT 4) #69 Clemson (19-10, 10-7 ACC), .121 / Best Win: at Florida State .63
  17. (NIT 5) #70 San Francisco (20-10, 13-5 WCC), .119 / Best Win: vs. Montana .46
  18. (NIT 5) #71 New Mexico State (23-9, 12-4 WAC), .113 / Best Win: at New Mexico .90
  19. (NIT 5) #72 Utah (20-9, 9-8 Pac-12), .112 / Best Win: at California .57
  20. (NIT 5) #73 Richmond (18-12, 8-7 A-10), .111 / Best Win: vs. Massachusetts .55
  21. (NIT 6) #74 Marquette (17-13, 9-8 Big East), .111 / Best Win: vs. George Washington .66
  22. (NIT 6) #75 Boise State (19-11, 9-8 Mountain West), .110 / Best Win: vs. New Mexico .57
  23. (NIT 6) #76 Cleveland State (21-10, 12-4 Horizon), .109 / Best Win: at Milwaukee .54
  24. (NIT 6) #79 Manhattan (22-7, 15-5 MAAC), .106 / Best Win: at Canisius .56
  25. (NIT 7) #83 UTEP (22-9, 12-4 C-USA), .099 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .77
  26. (NIT 7) #84 Mississippi (17-13, 8-9 SEC), .095 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .57
  27. (NIT 7) #85 Indiana (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten), .094 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .60
  28. (NIT 7) #86 West Virginia (16-14, 8-9 Big 12), .093 / Best Win: at Baylor .66
  29. (NIT 8) #87 Akron (20-11, 12-6 MAC), .091 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .70
  30. (NIT 8) #88 Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC), .091 / Best Win: vs. N.C. Central .54
  31. (NIT 8) #89 UNLV (19-11, 10-7 Mountain West), .090 / Best Win: at New Mexico .88
  32. (NIT 8) BIG SOUTH / #168 High Point (16-14, 12-5 Big South), .005 / Best Win: at William & Mary .52

#KPI Top Games for Saturday, March 8:

  1. #23 Kentucky at #4 Florida (Saturday 12 p.m. ET, CBS)
  2. #12 New Mexico at #18 San Diego State (Saturday 10 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)
  3. #1 Arizona at #30 Oregon (Saturday 4 p.m. ET, CBS)
  4. #19 North Carolina at #13 Duke (Saturday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  5. #28 Connecticut at #20 Louisville (Saturday 2 p.m. ET, CBS)
  6. #36 Oklahoma State at #22 Iowa State (Saturday 2 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  7. #61 Georgetown at #5 Villanova (Saturday 2 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)
  8. #60 Providence at #9 Creighton (Saturday 8 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)
  9. #35 Baylor at #45 Kansas State (Saturday 1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Full Court/Big 12 Network)
  10. #2 Kansas at #86 West Virginia (Saturday 12 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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