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Big East had a disappointing start on day of the tourney, 3-5 to be exact. How are they doing now? Since day 1, the Big East is a sizzling 8-1. They put those 3 teams into the Sweet 16, Elite 8, and 2 have moved on to the Final Four.

I wonder if the Big East will be judged by their “tournament results”, or their “first day results”, because let’s face it, after the first weekend – 52 teams are gone, and many quit paying attention. I think they would be missing the real story of the Big East in 2013.

When you factor everything in – The A-10 and Pac-12 were underrated, but the Big East and B1G held up to their season long billing as top conferences.

Another thing to note – since people often have a problem with the amount of bids Big East gets (which by the way was 50% of their conference) is how does the Big East do proportionately to the field relative to the bids they get.

Big East Teams vs. Spots Available – by Round.

  • Bids: 8 for 12%
  • Rd32: 3 for 9% (drop)
  • Rd16: 3 for 19% (surge)
  • Rd8:  3 for 38% (mega surge)
  • Final Four: 2 for 50% (supa-mega-surge)

Total Scorecard








Tournament Resume

  • W = win;  L = loss; W% = winnning %
  • UW% = % of wins that were upset wins.;
  • UL% = % of losses were via being upset.
  • Upset = by seed.  Not vegas.
  • Table below sorted by W%
  • Added Win per Bid:  Shows the value of a conference bid.  If 1 made it, and won 3 rounds – their score is 3.0 (every bid, which in this case is only 1, got 3 wins each).


Sweet 16 and Elite 8 results from this past Weekend 

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