One Conference Is Dominating The New Form Of College Basketball Rankings

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The NCAA debuted its new NET rankings for college basketball for games played through Monday, and this is a whole new system.

There used to be an RPI ranking. The NET is supposed to be a more accurate replacement. According to the NCAA, the formula behind the NET rankings is as follows:

The NCAA Evaluation Tool, which will be known as the NET, relies on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and the quality of wins and losses. To make sense of team performance data, late-season games (including from the NCAA tournament) were used as test sets to develop a ranking model leveraging machine learning techniques. The model, which used team performance data to predict the outcome of games in test sets, was optimized until it was as accurate as possible. The resulting model is the one that will be used as the NET going forward.

You know who dominated the top 10 through Monday games? The Big Ten. Ohio State (1), Michigan (4), Michigan State (7) and Wisconsin (8) were all in the top 10, and no other conference had as many teams. (RELATED: Duke Star Zion Williamson Puts On A Dunking Clinic In Latest Game. Watch The Majestic Highlights)


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Incredible. The Big Ten just can’t stop winning at life right now. It’s just nonstop winning. Ohio State is about to kick down the door to a national title in football, and we have four of the top 10 teams in the new and improved college basketball ranking system.

Life sure is good.

It certainly helps the conference that Wisconsin is actually good again. My guys dropping off a cliff last year and missing the tournament wasn’t exactly a great look for the conference at all.

Now, they’re balling again and have a game against undefeated North Carolina State tonight. If they win that one, we’ll be 6-1.


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Laugh it up, haters. You just can’t stop all the winning.

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