B1G and Big East measured close in many ways, but the later round performance gives BigEast the nod.  A National Champion doesn’t hurt the cause either. The Big East started 3-5 in the RD of 64, but afterwards racked up a 10-2 record after that (one of the two losses delivered by a member conference when Cuse defeated Marquette).  Most metrics are razor-thin, except score, how so?  When the Big East took their upsets, it was early, and they had wins to offset the damage.  While B1G took upsets later, they had less wins to offset.  Meanwhile, the BigEast kept racking up wins (and upset wins) piling on the final margin.   It’s not perfect, but its equal.

  • Winner: Big East, with B1G as 1a.
  • Biggest Suprise:  Pac12 & A10 finished 3rd & 4th.
  • Biggest disappointment:  Big 12, whoa.

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)
  • Final Game: 1 for 50%
  • Champion: 1 for 100%

Final Scorecard (points earned per round)

You get points for wins, bonus points for upset wins (uw), and bonus subtraction for upset losses (ul).  That point tally leads us to the most efficient tourney performance.








Conference Score Cards – Raw Totals

  • W = win;  L = loss; W% = winning %
  • UW% = % of wins that were upset wins.;
  • UL% = % of losses were via being upset.
  • Upset = by seed.  Not Vegas.
  • Table below sorted by Win/bid
  • 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).







Results from this past Weekend (Final 4 & Champ Game)



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