WEEK 18 THURSDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/12/14)

#KPI Headlines:

  • #KPI Excel resumes ranked by #KPI value per game (through March 12), #KPI by Team (through March 12) and #KPI by Conference (through March 12).  Notes on Rule Changes are also available. Note the discrepancy between #KPI and NCAA data is how games against Non D-I schools are counted (3.9% of the data).
  • Including Green Bay and Belmont, there are nine teams who have automatic bids to the NIT should they not qualify for an at-large NCAA bid.  From 2007-10, an average of 7.3 NIT bids were earned this way.  Since 2011, an average of 11.7 NIT bids came from AQs.  As a result, the cut line for NIT bids is currently #KPI No. 80.
  • Scoring in Week 19 (March 10-16) is at a season-low of 66.5 PPG.  The previous weekly low was 68.9 PPG (January 13-19).  Conference tournament scoring also trended down in 2012-13 (65.3 PPG compared to 67.5 PPG during the full season).

#KPI offensive, defensive and overall production numbers are part of the “By Team” #KPI file. Offensive and defensive production is calculated as the difference between a team’s offensive/defensive points per possession when compared to what each of their opponent allows.  Total production is the sum of offense (50%) and defense (50%):

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 and #KPI Excel Resumes (through March 12): Automatic bids from the 32 conferences are determined by the top remaining seed if the AQ has not already been decided.  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), .363 / Best Win: at San Diego State .97
  2. SEC / #2 Florida (29-2, 18-0 SEC), .334 / Best Win: at Kentucky .79
  3. BIG 12 / #3 Kansas (23-8, 14-4 Big 12), .324 / Best Win: at Iowa State .83
  4. #4 Wisconsin (25-6, 12-6 Big Ten), .323 / Best Win: at Virginia .94
  5. MVC / #5 Wichita State (34-0, 21-0 MVC), .322 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .90
  6. BIG EAST / #6 Villanova (28-3, 16-2 Big East), .316 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .82
  7. BIG TEN / #7 Michigan (23-7, 15-3 Big Ten), .282 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .91
  8. #8 Syracuse (27-4, 14-4 ACC), .278 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .74
  9. #9 Creighton (24-6, 14-4 Big East), .271 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  10. ACC / #10 Virginia (25-6, 16-2 ACC), .268 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .75
  11. #11 Duke (24-7, 13-5 ACC), .261 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .81
  12. #12 Louisville (26-5, 15-3 American), .247 / Best Win: at Cincinnati .87
  13. #13 New Mexico (24-6, 15-3 Mountain West), .246 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .73
  14. MOUNTAIN WEST / #14 San Diego State (27-3, 16-2 Mountain West), .246 / Best Win: at Kansas .86
  15. ATLANTIC 10 / #15 Saint Louis (26-5, 13-3 A-10), .246 / Best Win: at Massachusetts .81
  16. AMERICAN / #16 Cincinnati (26-5, 15-3 American), .244 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  17. #17 VCU (24-7, 12-4 A-10), .244 / Best Win: at Virginia .87
  18. #18 Ohio State (23-8, 10-8 Big Ten), .243 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .88
  19. #19 Massachusetts (23-7, 10-6 A-10), .243 / Best Win: at George Washington .81
  20. #20 Iowa State (23-7, 11-7 Big 12), .238 / Best Win: at BYU .69
  21. #21 Michigan State (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten), .236 / Best Win: at Texas .76
  22. WCC / #22 Gonzaga (28-6, 18-3 WCC), .229 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .77
  23. #23 North Carolina (23-8, 13-5 ACC), .228 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  24. #24 Oklahoma (23-8, 12-6 Big 12), .225 / Best Win: at Texas .72
  25. #25 UCLA (23-8, 12-6 Pac-12), .221 / Best Win: at Oregon .77
  26. #26 Oregon (23-8, 11-8 Pac-12), .220 / Best Win: at UCLA .77
  27. #27 Kentucky (22-9, 12-6 SEC), .218 / Best Win: at Missouri .66
  28. #28 Texas (22-9, 11-7 Big 12), .204 / Best Win: at North Carolina .77
  29. #29 Dayton (22-9, 10-6 A-10), .203 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .90
  30. #30 Connecticut (24-7, 12-6 American), .202 / Best Win: at Memphis .79
  31. #31 George Washington (23-7, 11-5 A-10), .202 / Best Win: at Manhattan .78
  32. #32 Baylor (22-10, 10-9 Big 12), .193 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .69
  33. SUMMIT / #33 North Dakota State (25-6, 14-2 Summit), .192 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .66
  34. IVY / #34 Harvard (26-4, 13-1 Ivy), .185 / Best Win: at Boston U. .70
  35. #35 Pittsburgh (23-8, 11-7 ACC), .183 / Best Win: at N.C. State .61
  36. #36 Southern Miss (26-5, 13-3 C-USA), .180 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .82
  37. #37 BYU (23-11, 15-6 WCC), .179 / Best Win: at Stanford .66
  38. #38 Colorado (22-10, 11-8 Pac-12), .178 / Best Win: at Stanford .65
  39. #39 Memphis (23-8, 12-6 American), .177 / Best Win: at Louisville .91
  40. #40 Toledo (26-5, 14-4 MAC), .177 / Best Win: at Akron .61
  41. #41 Oklahoma State (21-11, 9-10 Big 12), .176 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .69
  42. #42 Saint Joseph’s (21-9, 11-5 A-10), .173 / Best Win: at Dayton .73
  43. SOUTHLAND / #43 Stephen F. Austin (29-2, 18-0 Southland), .168 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .64
  44. #44 Stanford (20-11, 11-8 Pac-12), .168 / Best Win: at Connecticut .80
  45. #45 Iowa (20-11, 9-9 Big Ten), .167 / Best Win: at Ohio State .82
  46. #46 Arizona State (21-10, 10-8 Pac-12), .166 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .65
  47. #47 Kansas State (20-11, 10-8 Big 12), .163 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .72
  48. #48 Nebraska (19-11, 11-7 Big Ten), .162 / Best Win: at Michigan State .83
  49. #49 Green Bay (24-6, 14-3 Horizon), .160 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .67
  50. #50 California (19-12, 10-8 Pac-12), .160 / Best Win: at Oregon .81
  51. CONFERENCE USA / #59 Louisiana Tech (25-6, 13-3 C-USA), .144 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .77
  52. MAAC / #64 Manhattan (25-7, 18-5 MAAC), .131 / Best Win: at Canisius .56
  53. SUN BELT / #71 Georgia State (24-7, 17-1 Sun Belt), .114 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .63
  54. COLONIAL / #78 Delaware (25-9, 17-2 Colonial), .105 / Best Win: at William & Mary .56
  55. MAC / #81 Western Michigan (21-9, 14-4 MAC), .102 / Best Win: at Ohio .70
  56. ATLANTIC SUN / #85 Mercer (26-8, 17-4 Atlantic Sun), .099 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .53
  57. OHIO VALLEY / #91 Eastern Kentucky (24-9, 14-5 OVC), .088 / Best Win: at IPFW .69
  58. BIG WEST / #100 UC-Irvine (22-10, 13-3 Big West), .076 / Best Win: at Hawaii .53
  59. MEAC / #109 North Carolina Central (26-5, 16-1 MEAC), .068 / Best Win: at N.C. State .59
  60. PATRIOT / #128 American (20-12, 16-5 Patriot), .045 / Best Win: at Boston U. .79
  61. HORIZON / #134 Milwaukee (21-13, 11-9 Horizon), .041 / Best Win: at Green Bay .82
  62. SOUTHERN / #148 Wofford (20-12, 14-5 Southern), .025 / Best Win: vs. Winthrop .48
  63. WAC / #149 Utah Valley (19-10, 13-3 WAC), .025 / Best Win: New Mexico State .44
  64. AMERICA EAST / #160 Stony Brook (23-9, 15-3 America East), .011 / Best Win: vs. Vermont .38
  65. BIG SKY / #165 Weber State (17-11, 14-6 Big Sky), .008 / Best Win: North Dakota .29
  66. BIG SOUTH / #169 Coastal Carolina (21-12, 14-5 Big South), .007 / Best Win: at Radford .46
  67. NORTHEAST / #230 Mount St. Mary’s (16-16, 12-7 Northeast), -.051 / Best Win: at Robert Morris .56
  68. SWAC / #251 Texas Southern (17-14, 13-6 SWAC), -.067 / Best Win; at Southern U. .46

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 and #KPI Excel Resumes (through March 12): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. (NIT 1) #51 Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC), .156 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .69
  2. (NIT 1) #52 SMU (23-8, 12-6 American), .153 / Best Win: at Connecticut .85
  3. (NIT 1) #53 Florida State (18-12, 9-9 ACC), .151 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  4. (NIT 1) OHIO VALLEY / #54 Belmont (24-9, 15-3 OVC), .151 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .78
  5. (NIT 2) #55 Missouri (21-10, 9-9 SEC), .150 / Best Win: at Arkansas .66
  6. (NIT 2) #56 Arkansas (21-10, 10-8 SEC), .147 / Best Win: at Kentucky .76
  7. (NIT 2) #57 Minnesota (19-12, 8-10 Big Ten), .145 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .62
  8. (NIT 2) #58 Xavier (20-11, 10-8 Big East), .144 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .79
  9. (NIT 3) #60 Illinois (18-13, 7-11 Big Ten), .144 / Best Win: at Michigan State .83
  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 (19-12, 9-9 ACC), .134 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  12. (NIT 3) #63 Providence (20-11, 10-8 Big East), .132 / Best Win: at St. John’s .60
  13. (NIT 4) #65 St. Mary’s-CA (22-11, 12-8 WCC), .130 / Best Win: at Boise State .58
  14. (NIT 4) #66 Ohio (23-10, 13-7 MAC), .129 / Best Win: at Akron .63
  15. (NIT 4) #67 Middle Tennessee (23-8, 13-3 C-USA), .123 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .61
  16. (NIT 4) #68 Clemson (19-11, 10-8 ACC), .116 / Best Win: at Florida State .59
  17. (NIT 5) #69 New Mexico State (23-9, 12-4 WAC), .116 / Best Win: at New Mexico .87
  18. (NIT 5) #70 Georgetown (17-14, 8-11 Big East), .130 / Best Win: vs. VCU .65
  19. (NIT 5) #72 Utah (21-10, 10-9 Pac-12), .113 / Best Win: at California .59
  20. (NIT 5) #73 San Francisco (21-11, 14-6 WCC), .112 / Best Win: vs. Montana .43
  21. (NIT 6) MAAC / #74 Iona (22-10, 19-4 MAAC), .112 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .55
  22. (NIT 6) #75 West Virginia (17-14, 9-9 Big 12), .109 / Best Win: at Baylor .69
  23. (NIT 6) #76 Richmond (18-13, 8-8 A-10), .109 / Best Win: at William & Mary .55
  24. (NIT 6) #77 LSU (18-12, 9-9 SEC), .107 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .60
  25. (NIT 7) #79 Maryland (17-14, 9-9 ACC), .104 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .57
  26. (NIT 7) #80 Georgia (18-12, 12-6 SEC), .104 / Best Win: at Missouri .67
  27. (NIT 7) PATRIOT / #89 Boston U. (24-10, 17-4 Patriot), .094 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .64
  28. (NIT 7) AMERICA EAST / #111 Vermont (22-10, 16-2 America East), .062 / Best Win: vs. Yale .41
  29. (NIT 8) SOUTHERN / #129 Davidson (20-12, 16-2 Southern), .044 / Best Win: at Wofford .56
  30. (NIT 8) NORTHEAST / #147 Robert Morris (21-13, 16-3 Northeast), .025 / Best Win: vs. St. Francis-NY .45
  31. (NIT 8) ATLANTIC SUN / #150 Florida Gulf Coast (22-12, 16-5 Atlantic Sun), .024 / Best Win: at Mercer .49
  32. (NIT 8) BIG SOUTH / #166 High Point (16-14, 12-5 Big South), .008 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54

#KPI Top Games for Thursday, March 13:

  1. #41 Oklahoma State vs. #3 Kansas (Thursday 3 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  2. #26 Oregon vs. #25 UCLA (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)
  3. #32 Baylor vs. #24 Oklahoma (Thursday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN Full Court/Big 12 Network)
  4. #47 Kansas State vs. #20 Iowa State (Thursday 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  5. #30 Connecticut at #39 Memphis (Thursday 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  6. #72 Utah vs. #1 Arizona (Thursday 3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)
  7. #38 Colorado vs. #50 California (Thursday 5:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)
  8. #44 Stanford vs. #46 Arizona State (Thursday 11:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)
  9. #75 West Virginia vs. #28 Texas (Thursday 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Full Court/Big 12 Network)
  10. #104 Utah State vs. #14 San Diego State (Thursday 3 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)

Notes on Rule ChangesNote that any discrepancy between #KPI and NCAA data is how games against Non Division-I schools are counted (approximately 3.9% of the data)

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