Monday, May 4, 2015

Serving statistics and a look ahead

Diving back into the teamsheet RPI tables as March arrives.

Serving statistics and a look ahead

Time for another compilation of data from Basketball State's NCAA Tournament teamsheets. Before we start, though, I think it's worth taking a moment to lay out where the blog is headed over the next few weeks.

First of all, because of Villanova's game tonight at Notre Dame, the Schuylkill 16 poll will be held over until tomorrow. After that, I'll be spending a good bit of time working on a project for the site, so I will not be live-blogging the St. Joe's-Temple game on Thursday.

I am still debating whether to go to the Penn-Cornell game on Friday in Ithaca, N.Y., at which the Ivy League title could be clinched if the Big Red win and Princeton loses at Columbia. The weather will play a major role in my decision, as you can imagine.

If I go to Cornell, I would follow that by going to Penn at Columbia on Saturday, March 7. I'll be back in Philadelphia on Sunday the 8th, at which time I'll do another set of RPI tables.

Monday, March 9, will feature the Schuylkill 16's RPI table and the City Six Crunchy Numbers table, but not the Schuylkill 16 poll itself. That will hold until Wednesday so that it can include the Princeton-Penn game, which concludes the college basketball regular season. On Wednesday morning, I will head to Atlantic City for live-blogging of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

You should be aware that live-blogging rights are restricted at the tournament so I will not be doing chats as usual during games. But we will find time to interact via more than just comments on blog posts, probably between sessions.

And then we will throw a really big party on Selection Sunday the likes of which this blog has never seen before.

That may seem like a lot to digest. But there is far less time between now and then than you think, and it's going to go by really fast.

Okay, onto the stats. This week's wild card conference is the Big 12, in honor of my counterpart at the Houston Chronicle, Zachary Levine. Zach does a job quite similar to mine for the Chronicle's website, where he writes a blog about sports statistics called The Unofficial Scorer.

Yesterday afternoon, Zach wrote about how many Big 12 teams might make the NCAA Tournament, and gave me a shoutout at the end of the post. So here's one back to him and his readers as we all make the journey towards the Big Dance together.

(Ignore that part at the end about Brad Lidge's old team, though.)

By the way, if any of you reading this blog today are doing so from Houston, I have to call you out for reportedly panicking over 30-degree temperatures down there over the weekend. We'll see your cold and raise you the foot of snow, that fell here in Philadelphia overnight.

Try having a rodeo in that.

Big East

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
Connecticut
9
0
111
24
Louisville
7
0
105
45
Pittsburgh
7
0
101
31
Marquette
5
0
141
43
Villanova
5
0
133
24
Providence
2
0
162
39
Syracuse
5
0
117
29
West Virginia
3
0
126
27
Cincinnati
4
0
151
23
Notre Dame
3
0
166
31
Georgetown
4
0
109
34
Seton Hall
1
1
178
58
St. John's
0
0
220
35
South Florida
1
0
179
64
Rutgers
0
1
245
68
DePaul
0
0
222
67

Atlantic 10

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
Xavier
4
0
130
64
Rhode Island
2
0
188
51
Dayton
3
0
154
111
Temple
1
0
157
67
Duquesne
1
0
213
62
Saint Louis
2
2
168
121
St. Joseph's
0
0
176
77
La Salle
1
0
191
71
Richmond
0
0
197
98
Charlotte
1
1
177
97
Massachusetts
3
2
110
119
S. Bonaventure
0
3
234
114
G. Washington
0
3
191
118
Fordham
0
3
247
126

Colonial Athletic Association (regular season over; click here for the conference tournament bracket)

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
VCU
0
3
179
130
George Mason
0
2
182
124
Old Dominion
0
2
200
127
Northeastern
0
2
178
118
Hofstra
0
1
191
110
Drexel
0
3
189
113
J. Madison
0
3
212
128
Georgia State
0
5
171
145
Delaware
0
5
193
150
Wm. & Mary
0
4
198
135
Towson
0
4
235
125
UNC-Wilm.
0
5
216
127

Ivy League

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
Cornell
0
4
230
147
Princeton
0
8
242
231
Yale
0
7
231
204
Dartmouth
0
10
246
212
Columbia
0
6
285
187
Penn
0
5
292
149
Harvard
0
8
217
223
Brown
0
11
282
186

Big Ten (whose standings are exactly the same as last week's, believe it or not)

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
Michigan St.
11
0
96
46
Purdue
7
0
139
26
Illinois
8
0
132
33
Penn State
5
0
171
36
Wisconsin
4
0
106
36
Minnesota
4
0
140
35
Ohio State
6
0
137
26
Michigan
5
0
133
35
Northwestern
5
0
164
46
Iowa
2
1
173
53
Indiana
0
1
149
58

Big 12

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
Kansas
8
0
121
50
Oklahoma
7
0
115
58
Missouri
4
0
138
44
Kansas State
3
0
167
54
Oklahoma St.
3
0
148
24
Texas
6
0
138
49
Texas A&M
4
0
144
36
Nebraska
3
0
178
61
Baylor
3
0
154
43
Iowa State
0
3
173
85
Texas Tech
0
0
158
57
Colorado
0
2
218
86

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