WEEK 17 SUNDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/9/14)

#KPI Headlines:

  • Conference tournament brackets are linked below for all conferences who have completed their regular season.  After Sunday, the Penn-Princeton game on Tuesday is the only regular season game remaining on the schedule.
  • Press Row’s Not Safe Podcast: March Madness talk with Raphielle Johnson and Kevin Pauga.
  • Harvard and Eastern Kentucky have clinched NCAA automatic bids.  Green Bay, Belmont and High Point have clinched NIT automatic bids (should they not make the NCAA Tournament).
  • For the moment, the #KPI math leaves No. 49 Green Bay as the second to last team in the field of 68.  That said, with no more games to be played, there is a reasonable chance they get passed.
  • No. 53 SMU (23-8, 12-6 American) appears to be a temporary outlier.  They are within percentage points of being in the field.
  • The cut line was pushed to No. 50 with changes in the Horizon League and Ohio Valley Conference on Saturday.
  • 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 8): 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 (28-3, 15-3 Pac-12), .364 / Best Win: at San Diego State .97
  2. #2 Wisconsin (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), .336 / Best Win: at Virginia .98
  3. SEC / #3 Florida (29-2, 18-0 SEC), .335 / Best Win: at Kentucky .80
  4. BIG 12 / #4 Kansas (23-8, 14-4 Big 12), .326 / Best Win: at Iowa State .83
  5. BIG EAST / #5 Villanova (28-3, 16-2 Big East), .317 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .86
  6. MVC / #6 Wichita State (33-0, 20-0 MVC), .314 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .89
  7. ACC / #7 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), .283 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .75
  8. BIG TEN / #8 Michigan (23-7, 15-3 Big Ten), .283 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .94
  9. #9 Creighton (24-6, 14-4 Big East), .270 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  10. #10 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC), .263 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .74
  11. #11 Duke (24-7, 13-5 ACC), .260 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .80
  12. #12 Massachusetts (23-6, 10-5 A-10), .252 / Best Win: at George Washington .81
  13. #13 New Mexico (24-6, 15-3 Mountain West), .248 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .73
  14. #14 Louisville (26-5, 15-3 American), .247 / Best Win: at Cincinnati .87
  15. MOUNTAIN WEST / #15 San Diego State (27-3, 16-2 Mountain West), .247 / Best Win: at Kansas .86
  16. #16 Michigan State (23-7, 12-5 Big Ten), .245 / Best Win: at Texas .76
  17. #17 VCU (24-7, 12-4 A-10), .242 / Best Win: at Virginia .90
  18. AMERICAN / #18 Cincinnati (26-5, 15-3 American), .245 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  19. #19 Iowa State (23-7, 11-7 Big 12), .240 / Best Win: at BYU .70
  20. #20 Ohio State (22-8, 9-8 Big Ten), .235 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .90
  21. #21 North Carolina (23-8, 13-5 ACC), .230 / Best Win: at Michigan State .87
  22. ATLANTIC 10 / #22 Saint Louis (25-5, 12-3 A-10), .228 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .83
  23. #23 Oklahoma (23-8, 12-6 Big 12), .225 / Best Win: at Texas .72
  24. #24 UCLA (23-8, 12-6 Pac-12), .221 / Best Win: at Oregon .76
  25. #25 Oregon (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12), .220 / Best Win: at UCLA .78
  26. #26 Kentucky (22-9, 12-6 SEC), .218 / Best Win: at Missouri .66
  27. WCC / #27 Gonzaga (26-6, 16-3 WCC), .213 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .80
  28. #28 Texas (22-9, 11-7 Big 12), .205 / Best Win: at North Carolina .78
  29. #29 Connecticut (24-7, 12-6 American), .203 / Best Win: at Memphis .79
  30. #30 Dayton (22-9, 10-6 A-10), .202 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .89
  31. #31 George Washington (23-7, 11-5 A-10), .199 / Best Win: at Manhattan .75
  32. #32 Baylor (21-10, 9-9 Big 12), .197 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .68
  33. #33 Saint Joseph’s (21-8, 11-4 A-10), .190 / Best Win: at Dayton .73
  34. IVY / #34 Harvard (26-4, 13-1 Ivy), .188 / Best Win: at Boston U. .74
  35. #35 Colorado (21-10, 10-8 Pac-12), .183 / Best Win: at Stanford .64
  36. #36 Pittsburgh (23-8, 11-7 ACC), .182 / Best Win: at N.C. State .60
  37. SUMMIT / #37 North Dakota State (23-6, 12-2 Summit), .181 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .66
  38. #38 Oklahoma State (20-11, 8-10 Big 12), .178 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .69
  39. #39 BYU (22-10, 14-5 WCC), .176 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .67
  40. #40 Southern Miss (26-5, 13-3 C-USA), .175 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .80
  41. #41 Toledo (26-5, 14-4 MAC), .175 / Best Win: at Akron .61
  42. #42 Memphis (23-8, 12-6 American), .175 / Best Win: at Louisville .90
  43. #43 Stanford (19-11, 10-8 Pac-12), .172 / Best Win: at Connecticut .80
  44. SOUTHLAND / #44 Stephen F. Austin (29-2, 18-0 Southland), .169 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .63
  45. #45 Arizona State (21-10, 10-8 Pac-12), .166 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .65
  46. #46 Iowa (20-11, 9-9 Big Ten), .165 / Best Win: at Ohio State .80
  47. #47 Kansas State (20-11, 10-8 Big 12), .163 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .70
  48. #48 California (19-12, 10-8 Pac-12), .161 / Best Win: at Oregon .81
  49. #49 Green Bay (24-6, 14-3 Horizon), .160 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .67
  50. #50 Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC), .158 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .72
  51. CONFERENCE USA / #58 Louisiana Tech (25-6, 13-3 C-USA), .145 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .78
  52. SUN BELT / #70 Georgia State (24-7, 17-1 Sun Belt), .115 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .63
  53. MAAC / #74 Iona (21-9, 18-3 MAAC), .109 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .58
  54. PATRIOT / #80 Boston U. (24-9, 17-3 Patriot), .102 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .64
  55. COLONIAL / #81 Delaware (23-9, 15-2 Colonial), .101 / Best Win: at William & Mary .56
  56. MAC / #82 Western Michigan (21-9, 14-4 MAC), .100 / Best Win: at Ohio .68
  57. OHIO VALLEY / #91 Eastern Kentucky (24-9, 14-5 OVC), .089 / Best Win: at IPFW .69
  58. BIG WEST / #99 UC-Irvine (22-10, 13-3 Big West), .077 / Best Win: at Hawaii .54
  59. AMERICA EAST / #106 Vermont (22-9, 16-1 America East), .069 / Best Win: at Yale .41
  60. MEAC / #109 North Carolina Central (25-5, 15-1 MEAC), .066 / Best Win: at N.C. State .59
  61. SOUTHERN / #122 Davidson (20-11, 16-1 Southern), .050 / Best Win: at Wofford .51
  62. NORTHEAST / #136 Robert Morris (21-12, 16-2 Northeast), .034 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .46
  63. ATLANTIC SUN / #144 Florida Gulf Coast (22-11, 16-4 Atlantic Sun), .026 / Best Win: vs. Mercer .47
  64. WAC / #147 Utah Valley (19-10, 13-3 WAC), .023 / Best Win: New Mexico State .44
  65. HORIZON / #148 Wright State (20-13, 12-6 Horizon), .023 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .62
  66. BIG SKY / #163 Weber State (17-11, 14-6 Big Sky), .009 / Best Win: North Dakota .29
  67. BIG SOUTH / #175 Coastal Carolina (20-12, 13-5 Big South), -.001 / Best Win: at Radford .46
  68. SWAC / #239 Alabama State (18-11, 12-6 SWAC), -.059 / Best Win: Texas Southern .15

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 (through March 8): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. (NIT 1) #51 Florida State (18-11, 9-8 ACC), .153 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .75
  2. (NIT 1) OHIO VALLEY / #52 Belmont (24-9, 15-3 OVC), .153 / Best Win: at North Carolina .78
  3. (NIT 1) #53 SMU (23-8, 12-6 American), .152 / Best Win: at Connecticut .85
  4. (NIT 1) #54 Missouri (21-10, 9-9 SEC), .150 / Best Win: at Arkansas .65
  5. (NIT 2) #55 Nebraska (18-11, 10-7 Big Ten), .149 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  6. (NIT 2) #56 Arkansas (21-10, 10-8 SEC), .147 / Best Win: at Kentucky .76
  7. (NIT 2) #57 Illinois (18-13, 7-11 Big Ten), .145 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  8. (NIT 2) #59 Xavier (20-11, 10-8 Big East), .144 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .79
  9. (NIT 3) #60 Minnesota (18-12, 7-10 Big Ten), .143 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .64
  10. (NIT 3) #61 St. John’s (20-11, 10-8 Big East), .136 / Best Win: at Providence .63
  11. (NIT 3) #62 N.C. State (18-12, 8-9 ACC), .135 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  12. (NIT 3) #63 St. Mary’s-CA (22-10, 12-7 WCC), .135 / Best Win: at Boise State .56
  13. (NIT 4) #64 Georgetown (17-13, 8-10 Big East), .132 / Best Win: vs. VCU .65
  14. (NIT 4) #65 Providence (20-11, 10-8 Big East), .132 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .60
  15. (NIT 4) #66 Ohio (21-10, 11-7 MAC), .131 / Best Win: at Akron .63
  16. (NIT 4) #67 Middle Tennessee (23-8, 13-3 C-USA), .123 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .61
  17. (NIT 5) #68 San Francisco (21-10, 14-5 WCC), .119 / Best Win: vs. St. Mary’s-CA .43
  18. (NIT 5) #69 Clemson (19-11, 10-8 ACC), .117 / Best Win: at Florida State .63
  19. (NIT 5) #71 New Mexico State (23-9, 12-4 WAC), .113 / Best Win: at New Mexico .88
  20. (NIT 5) #72 LSU (18-12, 9-9 SEC), .113 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .63
  21. (NIT 6) #73 West Virginia (17-14, 9-9 Big 12), .110 / Best Win: at Baylor .68
  22. (NIT 6) #75 Utah (20-10, 9-9 Pac-12), .107 / Best Win: at California .59
  23. (NIT 6) #76 Richmond (18-13, 8-8 A-10), .107 / Best Win: at William & Mary .55
  24. (NIT 6) #77 Manhattan (23-7, 16-5 MAAC), .107 / Best Win: at Canisius .59
  25. (NIT 7) #78 Georgia (18-12, 12-6 SEC), .103 / Best Win: at Missouri .67
  26. (NIT 7) #79 Cleveland State (21-11, 12-5 Horizon), .103 / Best Win: at Milwaukee .58
  27. (NIT 7) #83 UTEP (22-9, 12-4 C-USA), .100 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .77
  28. (NIT 7) #84 Marquette (17-14, 9-9 Big East), .099 / Best Win: vs. George Washington .67
  29. (NIT 8) #85 Mississippi (18-13, 9-9 SEC), .099 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .55
  30. (NIT 8) #86 Boise State (19-12, 9-9 Mountain West), .098 / Best Win: vs. New Mexico .55
  31. (NIT 8) #87 Indiana (17-14, 7-11 Big Ten), .092 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .60
  32. (NIT 8) BIG SOUTH / #170 High Point (16-14, 12-5 Big South), .006 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54

#KPI Top Games for Sunday, March 9:

  1. #22 Saint Louis at #12 Massachusetts (Sunday 2 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)
  2. #16 Michigan State at #20 Ohio State (Sunday 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
  3. #2 Wisconsin at #55 Nebraska (Sunday 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN)
  4. #10 Syracuse at #51 Florida State (Sunday 2 p.m. ET, ESPN Full Court/ACC Network)
  5. #7 Virginia at #89 Maryland (Sunday 12 p.m. ET, CBS)
  6. #92 Indiana State vs. #6 Wichita State (Sunday 2 p.m. ET, CBS)

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