WEEK 18 FRIDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/14/14, 10am ET)

#KPI Headlines:

  • Full #KPI data (by team) as of Friday 10 a.m. ET
  • By math, the current No. 1 seeds are Arizona, Florida, Kansas and Wichita State.  Wisconsin is .002 behind that group (a small margin).  By math, Villanova is locked into the No. 2 seed line.  Michigan, Syracuse and Virginia are close behind.
  • The best win of the day went to UConn (.82 at Memphis) partly because it was a true road game.  Other top wins included Seton Hall (.73 vs. Villanova), UCLA (.65 vs. Oregon), Southern Miss (.65 at UTEP, also a true road game), Cal Poly (.62 vs. UC-Santa Barbara) and Baylor (.59 vs. Oklahoma).
  • The cut line is still in a state of flux, mostly over the Conference USA and MAC automatic qualifiers and any “bid stealers” that still may be forthcoming.  Teams just outside the mathematical cut line who are done playing can move back into the field as teams just inside the cut line lose.  Remember, all 36 at-large teams will end their season with a loss.

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (as of March 14, 10 a.m. ET): 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 (29-3, 16-3 Pac-12), .369 / Best Win: at San Diego State .98
  2. SEC / #2 Florida (29-2, 18-0 SEC), .334 / Best Win: at Kentucky .80
  3. BIG 12 / #3 Kansas (24-8, 15-4 Big 12), .326 / Best Win: at Iowa State .84
  4. MVC / #4 Wichita State (34-0, 21-0 MVC), .321 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .90
  5. #5 Wisconsin (25-6, 12-6 Big Ten), .319 / Best Win: at Virginia .94
  6. #6 Villanova (28-4, 16-3 Big East), .299 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .81
  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), .275 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  9. ACC / #9 Virginia (25-6, 16-2 ACC), .268 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  10. BIG EAST / #10 Creighton (25-6, 15-4 Big East), .265 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.07
  11. #11 Duke (24-7, 13-5 ACC), .259 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .82
  12. MOUNTAIN WEST / #12 San Diego State (27-3, 16-2 Mountain West), .251 / Best Win: at Kansas .86
  13. #13 New Mexico (25-6, 16-3 Mountain West), .246 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .74
  14. #14 VCU (24-7, 12-4 A-10), .244 / Best Win: at Virginia .87
  15. ATLANTIC 10 / #15 Saint Louis (26-5, 13-3 A-10), .243 / Best Win: at Massachusetts .81
  16. #16 Louisville (27-5, 16-3 American), .243 / Best Win: at Cincinnati .87
  17. #17 Iowa State (24-7, 12-7 Big 12), .243 / Best Win: at BYU .69
  18. #18 Massachusetts (24-7, 11-6 A-10), .241 / Best Win: at George Washington .80
  19. AMERICAN / #19 Cincinnati (27-5, 16-3 American), .241 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  20. #20 Ohio State (24-8, 11-8 Big Ten), .237 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .87
  21. #21 Michigan State (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten), .232 / Best Win: at Texas .77
  22. #22 UCLA (24-8, 13-6 Pac-12), .230 / Best Win: at Colorado .76
  23. #23 North Carolina (23-8, 13-5 ACC), .228 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  24. WCC / #24 Gonzaga (28-6, 18-3 WCC), .228 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .78
  25. #25 Kentucky (22-9, 12-6 SEC), .221 / Best Win: at Missouri .68
  26. #26 Connecticut (25-7, 13-6 American), .220 / Best Win: at Memphis .82
  27. #27 Oklahoma (23-9, 12-7 Big 12), .215 / Best Win: at Texas .73
  28. #28 Oregon (23-9, 11-9 Pac-12), .214 / Best Win: at UCLA .79
  29. #29 Texas (23-9, 12-7 Big 12), .207 / Best Win: at North Carolina .77
  30. #30 Baylor (23-10, 11-9 Big 12), .202 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .66
  31. #31 George Washington (23-7, 11-5 A-10), .199 / Best Win: at Manhattan .78
  32. #32 Dayton (23-9, 11-6 A-10), .197 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .90
  33. SUMMIT / #33 North Dakota State (25-6, 14-2 Summit), .194 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .67
  34. #34 Southern Miss (27-5, 14-3 C-USA), .191 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .82
  35. IVY / #35 Harvard (26-4, 13-1 Ivy), .187 / Best Win: at Boston U. .71
  36. #36 Pittsburgh (24-8, 12-7 ACC), .187 / Best Win: at N.C. State .63
  37. #37 Colorado (23-10, 12-8 Pac-12), .182 / Best Win: at Stanford .68
  38. #38 Stanford (21-11, 12-8 Pac-12), .180 / Best Win: at Connecticut .81
  39. #39 BYU (23-11, 15-6 WCC), .179 / Best Win: at Stanford .69
  40. #40 Toledo (26-5, 14-4 MAC), .177 / Best Win: at Akron .64
  41. #41 Saint Joseph’s (21-9, 11-5 A-10), .172 / Best Win: at Dayton .73
  42. SOUTHLAND / #42 Stephen F. Austin (29-2, 18-0 Southland), .171 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .66
  43. #43 Memphis (23-9, 12-7 American), .170 / Best Win: at Louisville .91
  44. #44 Oklahoma State (21-12, 9-11 Big 12), .168 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .69
  45. #45 Green Bay (24-6, 14-3 Horizon), .160 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .67
  46. #46 Nebraska (19-11, 11-7 Big Ten), .160 / Best Win: at Michigan State .83
  47. #47 Arizona State (21-11, 10-9 Pac-12), .157 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .65
  48. #48 Kansas State (20-12, 10-9 Big 12), .156 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .71
  49. #49 Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC), .155 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .68
  50. #50 Florida State (19-12, 10-9 ACC), .149 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  51. CONFERENCE USA / #55 Louisiana Tech (26-6, 14-3 C-USA), .149 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .75
  52. MAAC / #65 Manhattan (25-7, 18-5 MAAC), .129 / Best Win: at Canisius .55
  53. SUN BELT / #70 Georgia State (24-7, 17-1 Sun Belt), .114 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .63
  54. COLONIAL / #76 Delaware (25-9, 17-2 Colonial), .108 / Best Win: at William & Mary .55
  55. MAC / #80 Western Michigan (21-9, 14-4 MAC), .103 / Best Win: at Ohio .67
  56. ATLANTIC SUN / #83 Mercer (26-8, 17-4 Atlantic Sun), .100 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .53
  57. OHIO VALLEY / #90 Eastern Kentucky (24-9, 14-5 OVC), .089 / Best Win: at IPFW .69
  58. BIG WEST / #99 UC-Irvine (23-10, 14-3 Big West), .074 / Best Win: at Hawaii .50
  59. MEAC / #104 North Carolina Central (26-5, 16-1 MEAC), .068 / Best Win: at N.C. State .61
  60. PATRIOT / #125 American (20-12, 16-5 Patriot), .047 / Best Win: at Boston U. .79
  61. HORIZON / #133 Milwaukee (21-13, 11-9 Horizon), .041 / Best Win: at Green Bay .82
  62. SOUTHERN / #147 Wofford (20-12, 14-5 Southern), .026 / Best Win: vs. Winthrop .48
  63. WAC / #152 Utah Valley (20-10, 14-3 WAC), .024 / Best Win: New Mexico State .45
  64. AMERICA EAST / #162 Stony Brook (23-9, 15-3 America East), .010 / Best Win: vs. Vermont .39
  65. BIG SOUTH / #163 Coastal Carolina (21-12, 14-5 Big South), .009 / Best Win: at Radford .46
  66. BIG SKY / #165 Weber State (17-11, 14-6 Big Sky), .009 / Best Win: North Dakota .32
  67. NORTHEAST / #232 Mount St. Mary’s (16-16, 12-7 Northeast), -.051 / Best Win: at Robert Morris .55
  68. SWAC / #250 Texas Southern (17-14, 13-6 SWAC), -.065 / Best Win; at Southern U. .46

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 (as of March 14, 10 a.m. ET): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. OHIO VALLEY / #51 Belmont (24-9, 15-3 OVC), .153 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .80
  2. #52 California (19-13, 10-9 Pac-12), .151 / Best Win: at Oregon .79
  3. #53 Missouri (22-10, 10-9 SEC), .151 / Best Win: at Arkansas .61
  4. #54 Iowa (20-12, 9-10 Big Ten), .151 / Best Win: at Ohio State .82
  5. #56 Xavier (21-11, 11-8 Big East), .149 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .79
  6. #57 Illinois (19-13, 8-11 Big Ten), .147 / Best Win: at Michigan State .83
  7. #58 Minnesota (20-12, 9-10 Big Ten), .146 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .62
  8. #59 Providence (21-11, 11-8 Big East), .145 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .60
  9. #60 N.C. State (20-12, 10-9 ACC), .139 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .78
  10. #61 SMU (23-9, 12-7 American), .139 / Best Win: at Connecticut .86
  11. #62 Arkansas (21-11, 10-9 SEC), .132 / Best Win: at Kentucky .76
  12. #63 St. Mary’s-CA (22-11, 12-8 WCC), .132 / Best Win: at Boise State .60
  13. #64 St. John’s (20-12, 10-9 Big East), .130 / Best Win: at Providence .67
  14. #66 Middle Tennessee (24-8, 14-3 C-USA), .126 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .62
  15. #67 Ohio (23-11, 13-8 MAC), .124 / Best Win: at Akron .66
  16. #68 Clemson (20-11, 11-8 ACC), .119 / Best Win: at Florida State .62
  17. #69 Georgetown (17-14, 8-11 Big East), .115 / Best Win: vs. VCU .65
  18. #71 New Mexico State (24-9, 13-4 WAC), .113 / Best Win: at New Mexico .88
  19. MAAC / #72 Iona (22-10, 19-4 MAAC), .111 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .55
  20. #73 San Francisco (21-11, 14-6 WCC), .110 / Best Win: vs. St. Mary’s-CA .42
  21. #74 Richmond (19-13, 9-8 A-10), .109 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54
  22. #75 Utah (21-11, 10-10 Pac-12), .108 / Best Win: at California .56
  23. #77 LSU (19-12, 10-9 SEC), .108 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .59
  24. #78 Akron (21-11, 13-6 MAC), .108 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .66
  25. #79 Georgia (18-12, 12-6 SEC), .104 / Best Win: at Missouri .69
  26. #81 Cleveland State (21-11, 12-5 Horizon), .102 / Best Win: at Milwaukee .61
  27. PATRIOT / #88 Boston U. (24-10, 17-4 Patriot), .096 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .66
  28. AMERICA EAST / #111 Vermont (22-10, 16-2 America East), .062 / Best Win: vs. Yale .41
  29. SOUTHERN / #127 Davidson (20-12, 16-2 Southern), .044 / Best Win: at Wofford .56
  30. NORTHEAST / #149 Robert Morris (21-13, 16-3 Northeast), .024 / Best Win: vs. St. Francis-NY .46
  31. ATLANTIC SUN / #151 Florida Gulf Coast (22-12, 16-5 Atlantic Sun), .024 / Best Win: at Mercer .49
  32. BIG SOUTH / #166 High Point (16-14, 12-5 Big South), .009 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54

#KPI Top Games for Friday, March 14:

  1. #17 Iowa State vs. #3 Kansas (Friday 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  2. #37 Colorado vs. #1 Arizona (Friday 9 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)
  3. #26 Connecticut vs. #19 Cincinnati (Friday 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  4. #18 Massachusetts vs. #31 George Washington (Friday 9 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network)
  5. #53 Missouri vs. #2 Florida (Friday 1 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  6. #50 Florida State vs. #9 Virginia (Friday 12 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  7. #36 Pittsburgh vs. #23 North Carolina (Friday 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  8. #30 Baylor vs. #29 Texas (Friday 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  9. #38 Stanford vs. #22 UCLA (Friday 11:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)
  10. #58 Minnesota vs. #5 Wisconsin (Friday 6:30 p.m. ET, BTN)

Notes on Rule ChangesNote that any discrepancy between #KPI and NCAA data is how games against Non Division-I schools are counted (approximately 3.8% of the data)

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