Sunday, December 5, 2010

College Basketball Debut

Because I don't have enough to do already during finals week I have decided to debut my college basketball rankings for both Men's and Women's basketball. They are under the tabs up top like other rankings (there are more teams for the guys to accommodate the rankings compilations and trackers, thanks again going to the guys who run those). They'll probably be updated about every week or so throughout the season, along with some occasional commentary (especially for the women). Here's the top 10 for each:

For the guys:
Rank Team W L Rating SOS
1 Kansas 7 0 29.765 1.626
2 Ohio St 6 0 20.975 1.444
3 Duke 7 0 19.556 1.706
4 Pittsburgh 8 0 19.54 2.532
5 Arizona 6 1 16.082 1.192
6 Kentucky 5 1 15.818 2.749
7 Louisville 5 0 15.23 1.177
8 UNLV 7 0 13.996 1.487
9 Washington 4 2 13.517 1.755
10 Tennessee 6 0 11.647 2.752

The good news for Stan is that his Huskies, despite two early losses, are still on track to be a top level team. The good news for the Iowa Hawkeyes (and Jordan Stoermer) is that even before their victory over Idaho State tonight they still crack the top 100 at number 97.

For the girls:
Rank Team W L Rating SOS
1 Connecticut 7 0 53.917 2.746
2 Texas A&M 5 0 40.713 2.172
3 Baylor 8 1 37.951 1.788
4 North Carolina 8 0 27.79 0.868
5 Tennessee 7 1 25.83 2.768
6 Duke 8 0 25.593 3.234
7 West Virginia 7 0 21.915 1.878
8 Stanford 5 0 20.055 3.692
9 WI Green Bay 7 0 18.568 1.581
10 Ohio St 6 0 17.032 2.3

As expected from their early season troubles, the Stanford women are only in the eighth spot right now due to some early close games. UConn is still the team to beat, despite the loss of Tina Charles. Thanks to some great Kelly Kane impersonations over the last week though, the Cardinal should be ready for the upcoming stretch of four games against top 20 out of conference teams. One game of note, Stanford plays UConn on what would be the Huskies 88th straight win, equaling UCLA's record for most consecutive victories in college basketball.
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2 comments:

  1. huh, I'm surprised at how low Purdue is. Do you calculate these rankings similar to how you do the football rankings?

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  2. They're pretty much the same, I just fine tune some constants on standard deviation.

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