Beef’s Bracketology, January 27, 2020 Edition

Seems to be a lot of anti-Bracketology sentiment lately from both coaches and occasional media folks. Well, I don’t have such a luxury as to not do this. One, I’m addicted to numbers and organizing these types of things and two, I am contracted by “the man” to put forth these results. So, I guess we’ll have to share in each other’s misery.

All the normal bells and whistles are here. Of quick note, I could have had two more Big Ten teams in the field this week, but I couldn’t bring myself to include a team that was 11-9 overall(Purdue) and another that was 2-6 in conference(Michigan). There’s only so much love your computer numbers should be able to give you. Are they better than Cincinnati and North Carolina State(the two in instead)? Perhaps. But 11-9 doesn’t scream worthy to me. There’s a bunch of bubble teams right now and they all have their flaws. Just depends on what you want to glare at.

For those unfamiliar with my SKiN Rankings, it’s a metric I’ve created using equal parts of the Sagarin Rating(S), KenPom Ranking(K) and the NCAA NET Rankings(N). I use these as a general guide to both selecting and seeding teams. As the season goes along and gets closer to the end of the season, I’ll start incorporating each tracked team’s conference record and record vs. Quadrant 1 & 2 teams. This early in the season, it’s way more information than I feel like tracking, so I pass on it. But as teams start weeding each other out come mid-February and the tracked list shrinks, it’s a little more manageable and much less tedious.

Multiple Bids By Conference

  • 9, Big Ten (down 2)
  • 7, Southeastern (up 2)
  • 5, Big East
  • 5, Big XII
  • 5, Pacific Twelve
  • 5, American (up 2)
  • 4, Atlantic Coast (down 2)
  • 3, West Coast
  • 2, Atlantic Ten

Last Four Teams In, With Byes

  • Southern California, Alabama, Indiana, Oklahoma

Last Four Teams in, Play-In Games

  • Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, Minnesota

First Eight Teams Missing The Cut

  • Rhode Island, Syracuse, Tennessee, Michigan, Memphis, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Richmond

Link for the SKiN Rankings for January 27, 2020… http://onpressrow.com/test/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SKiN-Rankings-Bracketology-SKiN-1.pdf

Link for Beef’s Bracket… http://onpressrow.com/test/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SKiN-Rankings-Bracketology-Bracket-1.pdf