July 16th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

The NCAA men’s basketball committee’s conclusion on Friday to incorporate game location into how it determines the quality of a win or loss is a step toward increasing the use of analytics in its decision-making — though it still has a ways to go. The committee previously defined a quality win as any victory over a team with an RPI rank from 1 to 50. Now, it has changed the definition of quality win to mean one that comes at home against an opponent ranked 1 to 30, at a neutral site over a foe ranked 1 to 50 or on the road versus a team ranked 1 to 75. That roughly jibes with BPI-based analysis indicating that in the 2016-17 season, a road victory by the 50th-ranked team — your average bubble team — over the 75th-ranked team would more or less be equivalent to that same team beating the 29th-best team at home. – Seth Walder, espn.comRead More

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