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  1. "Best team" and "most deserving" are indistinguishable

    Joe Lunardi

    How can we distinguish between the "best" and "most deserving" teams? The difference may explain some of the puzzling choices the committee has made in recent years, writes Joe Lunardi.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2008
  2. Wichita State Shockers among hottest teams, Michigan State Sparta...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi breaks down which potential NCAA tournament teams have been the best and worst in different categories. This includes winning/losing streaks and road records.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  3. Bracketology - Brigham Young Cougars among teams with work left t...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi breaks down 10 teams with work left to do to solidify a spot in the NCAA tournament. He leads with BYU, which must make a run in the WCC tournament to earn a bid.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. Baylor Bears among bubble teams likely to miss tourney - Bracketo...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi breaks down which bubble teams are not expected to reach the NCAA tournament. He leads with the Baylor Bears, who, after a fast start, are now just 1-6 in the Big 12.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  5. Latest update of Joe Lunardi's Bracket Math - College Basketball

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides his latest Bracket Math update, looking at where every team in the NCAA tournament mix stands right now. Wisconsin has arguably the nation's best resume, and teams including Maryland are still searching for a strong win.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  6. Wisconsin Badgers own best early NCAA tournament résum&eac...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi weighs the teams with the best early wins in non-conference play and how much those wins will aid them come tournament time. The Wisconsin Badgers already have some impressive notches in their belt and appear on track for a No. 1 seed.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  7. Bracketology - Kansas Jayhawks and Ohio State Buckeyes enter the ...

    Joe Lunardi

    Resident ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi has the latest look at the NCAA tournament field. While Syracuse and Kentucky are clearly the two best teams, Kansas and Ohio State earn No. 1 seeds. Iowa State and Stanford are among teams on the bubble.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  8. NCAA - Conference realignment - Is Big East, ACC or Big 12 nation...

    Joe Lunardi

    When Jim Calhoun stated his UConn Huskies should be in the nation's top basketball conference, the implication was that he was referring to the ACC or the Big East. But Joe Lunardi shows that the nine-team Big 12 may be the nation's best.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  9. Men's College Basketball: Will BCS or non-BCS teams get the final...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi examines the breakdown in NCAA tournament bids between BCS and non-BCS schools over the past decade to determine which teams may grab the final three at-large bids for this year's tourney.

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  10. Men's College Basketball: As a hoops conference, the ACC is in se...

    Joe Lunardi

    There might be seven ACC teams in the latest Bracketology, but aside from Duke, none is a legitimate threat to go deep. The gap between the best and second-best ACC team may be the league's widest disparity since 1985.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2010
  11. Bracketology - How Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, other top...

    Joe Lunardi

    As the Summer Buzz series concludes, Joe Lunardi looks at all 20 teams to project where they could end up in March and April, from both the best-case and worst-case perspectives.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2010
  12. Men's college basketball: Michigan State Spartans, Kentucky Wildc...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi ranks the early NCAA tournaments, thinking Maui -- with MSU, Kentucky, and likely bubble teams Wichita State and UVA -- is the best, with Old Spice just a bit behind. The dredges? Cancun Governor's Cup. Sorry, Ole Miss.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  13. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Joe Lunardi -- How to beat the Butler Bul...

    Joe Lunardi

    Our team of college hoops experts was tasked with crafting a game plan to best every Final Four team. Joe Lunardi continues the series with a look at how to beat Butler.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2010
  14. Hard to look past Gators' run

    Joe Lunardi

    While Florida nearly missed meeting the criteria for the top 10 individual teams of the last 10 years, the Gators deserve top billing, Joe Lunardi writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2007
  15. ASM predicts three of Final Four

    Joe Lunardi

    Want a way to predict two-thirds of the Final Four each year? Try ASM.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2005