Sunday, February 18, 2007

Heels and Cavs, Big 10

Twin Falls Times-News
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Eagles fall to No. 4 UNC, MA - 10 hours ago
But Dudley missed his foul shots and BC missed its best chance to beat a traditional ACC power from North Carolina. On Wednesday, Duke brought a four-game ...
AP Top 25 College Basketball Scores: North Carolina Tar Heels ... TransWorldNews (press release)
Getting to next level remains a tough climb Boston Globe
Vitale believes win vital Boston Globe
Virginia, UNC move into tie atop ACC
The State, SC - 10 hours ago
North Carolina (23-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from Tuesday night’s 81-80 overtime loss to Virginia Tech and took over first place in the ...
UNC ties for lead in ACCGreensboro News Record

Washington Post
Joseph Lifts Virginia Over Florida State
International News Service, Australia - 20 minutes ago
The win guarantees Virginia (18-7, 9-3) its first winning record in the ACC since the 2000-01 season and pulls the Cavaliers into a first-place tie with ...
Roundup: Virginia stays near top of ACC with win over Fla. State USA Today
Assured of winning ACC record, Cavaliers focus on bigger goals Virginian Pilot

Will Big Ten Get Just Three NCAA Tournament Bids?

The most recent version of Bracketology, which was posted Feb. 14, lists just three Big Ten teams in the tournament field: Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Contrast that with eight bids for the ACC, seven for the Big East, six apiece for the Pac-10 and SEC and five for the Big 12. The Missouri Valley and the Mountain West each match the Big Ten with three. Does that make sense?

At first glance, it doesn't. The ACC is clearly better than the Big Ten this year, but the other conferences aren't necessarily superior to the Big Ten. RPI ranks the Big Ten as the fourth-best conference, Ken Pomeroy's ratings rank the Big Ten second and Jeff Sagarin ranks the Big Ten fourth.