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RE: 2017-18 basketball schedule updates
Interesting change coming for the NCAA Basketball Selection Committee standards, which will change how road wins (and losses) are accounted for. At least this columnist at cbssports.com thinks that it may benefit the mid-majors, who are often forced on the road for OOC games.

http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketb...t-process/
(This post was last modified: 07-14-2017 05:18 PM by gsloth.)
07-14-2017 05:18 PM
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RE: 2017-18 basketball schedule updates
(07-14-2017 05:18 PM)gsloth Wrote:  Interesting change coming for the NCAA Basketball Selection Committee standards, which will change how road wins (and losses) are accounted for. At least this columnist at cbssports.com thinks that it may benefit the mid-majors, who are often forced on the road for OOC games.

http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketb...t-process/

Here's that article's summary of next season's system:

Quote:Team sheets have been highlighted by a four-column separation of wins, losses and location. Now those four columns will have overlapping rankings, depending on where games were played. Here's how it breaks down (all references to rankings are RPI numbers):

Column 1: Home games against teams ranked 1-30, neutral games vs. top-50 teams, road games against top-75 teams

Column 2: Home games against teams ranked 31-75, neutral games vs. 51-100, road games vs. 76-135

Column 3: Home games against teams ranked 76-160, neutral games vs. 101-200, road games vs. 136-240

Column 4: Home games against teams ranked 161-351, neutral games vs. 201-351, road games vs. 241-351

There are critics of having any type of cutoff in a ranking system (example: the difference between beating the 30th-ranked team at home vs. the 31st-ranked team at home is negligible). But with the new system, beating the 68th-ranked team on the road will carry as much weight as beating the 24th-ranked team at home and potentially could lead to more at-large bids, and better seeds, for smaller programs.

"We consulted with experts within the coaching and analytics fields who looked at historical data, based on winning percentages by game location, to come up with these dividing lines within each of the columns," Mark Hollis, Michigan State's athletic director, and the outgoing committee chair, said. "The emphasis of performing well on the road is important, as was the need for teams not to be penalized as much for road losses. Beating elite competition, regardless of the game location, will still be rewarded, but the committee wanted the team sheets to reflect that a road game against a team ranked 60th is mathematically more difficult and of higher quality than a home game versus a team ranked 35th. We feel this change accomplishes that."

Plus even more significant changes are likely into come in the 2018-19 season:

Quote:There is one anticipated change that didn't happen in Chicago: removal of the RPI as the primary ranking source. It's the data point that builds team sheets, and has been criticized for as outdated and manipulated by savvy schedulers. The NCAA notes in its press release that there is a "likelihood of a new metric being in place for the 2018-19 season." The NCAA will attempt to run a composite ranking system, plus a separate, unique, independent formula next season as test run behind the scenes. Think of it like a dress rehearsal: the NCAA wants to see how a composite metric and how its individual ranking system performs vs. other established metrics before signing off on an overhaul.
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The movement to introduce more modern metrics into the evaluation process was formally sparked with a meeting of analytical minds in January. The NCAA is motivated to evolve its selection process, but wants to be certain it has an accurate metric (or composite) before it downgrades the RPI.
07-15-2017 01:11 AM
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RE: 2017-18 basketball schedule updates
Well my birthday is during the Las Vegas tournament. That's a good excuse to head over to Vegas for my birthday and catch some basketball games.
07-16-2017 12:25 AM
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