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Crunchy Numbers: Basketball tip-off edition

Before you head off for Christmas, here's an appetizer to set up your weekend feasting. It's the first Crunchy Numbers of the basketball season.

Crunchy Numbers: Basketball tip-off edition

With typos corrected (twice). Argh.

Before you head off for Christmas, here's an appetizer to set up your weekend feasting. It's the first Crunchy Numbers of the basketball season.

This year, I'm going to do the Schuylkill 16 NCAA Tournament teamsheet compilation each week in addition to the City Six rankings table. The teamsheets come from Basketball State, and if you don't have a subscription I'd strongly encourage you to get one.

As usual, the rankings table has the City Six teams and the teamsheet table has the Schuylkill 16. I'll also do a second teamsheet table each week featuring other teams of interest from across the country.

I'd like to keep that table to 16 teams too, but if there's a team you want to see let me know and I'll try to find space for it.

In the rankings table, RPI data comes from Stats Inc. (which we host here on Philly.com) and strength-of-schedule data comes from Ken Pomeroy. All data is as of December 22.

City Six rankings table

Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
6-6
1-0
1-2
169
125
151
179
134 
La Salle
7-4
0-0
0-1
127
67
101
140
78
Penn
0-7
0-0
0-1
321
345
335
332
237
St. Joseph's
4-6
0-0
0-1
161
106
158
133
72
Temple
9-2
0-0
1-0
21
3
12
27
57
Villanova
10-1
0-0
3-1
34
10
11
31
162

Schuylkill 16 NCAA Tournament teamsheets

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
0
2
321
141
0
2
235
150
Delaware St.
0
3
75
196
0
0
222
76
0
0
236
37
Lafayette
0
1
286
137
0
2
295
96
0
3
310
187
0
4
n/a
212
Penn State
0
0
263
97
Princeton
0
0
242
114
Rider
0
1
230
141
Rutgers
0
0
229
86
St. Joseph's
0
0
160
51
Temple
3
0
142
27
Villanova
2
0
156
14

Selected other teams

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
Syracuse
2
0
168
n/a
3
0
141
n/a
2
0
156
79
0
0
179
12
0
0
160
58
1
0
154
33
Harvard
1
0
169
58
Kentucky
2
0
159
n/a
Duke
5
0
89
25
North Carolina
1
0
167
n/a
Kansas
1
0
295
143
Texas
3
0
140
n/a
Purdue
1
0
146
n/a
Michigan St.
1
0
198
47
Butler
2
0
174
61
Gonzaga
1
0
147
55

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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