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  1. Most likely NCAA tourney upset victims

    Jordan Brenner

    Back at my college paper, in the days between Selection Sunday and the first NCAA tournament game, we used to produce regional previews. It was largely a vanity exercise -- a chance to write about something other than track or lacrosse -- but we were...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Early-tourney exit potential for top 10

    Jordan Brenner

    With just two weeks until Selection Sunday, we might not know about tourney matchups yet, but key traits are readily apparent. And for fans of some of the best teams in the country, that means it's time to start worrying. Giant Killers IDs the mo...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  3. Areas of improvement for Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart - College B...

    Jordan Brenner

    Jordan Brenner writes about how Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott fared at the USA Basketball minicamp last week in Las Vegas, and what it means for the two college stars heading into the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  4. Most likely Giant Killer candidates

    Jordan Brenner

    As top Giant Killer candidates continue to get swallowed up by the giant sinkhole that is conference tournament season, this list grows thinner by the day. Take Denver. The Pioneers rated as our third-best Giant Killer when we examined the model on T...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  5. VCU Rams top list of best Giant Killers - College Basketball

    Jordan Brenner

    Jordan Brenner provides his ranking of the top 10 potential Giant Killers. VCU continues to possess the best chance to upset in the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  6. Ranking 10 most likely Cinderella teams

    Jordan Brenner

    Attention! Attention, please! Before we bring you the 2013-14 season's inaugural Giant Killer rankings, we must first make two very important announcements. First, after seven years here at GK Central, we have finally changed the foundation of ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. VCU Rams lead ranking of 10 most likely Cinderella teams for 2013...

    Jordan Brenner

    Jordan Brenner ranks the top 10 Cinderella candidates for the 2013 NCAA tournament, with VCU earning the No. 1 spot.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  8. Where top teams are vulnerable

    Jordan Brenner

    An upset, at its core, is composed of three parts. First, there are the underdog's weapons -- the things they do well enough to put them in position to win. There are the favorite's flaws -- the areas that can be exploited in a one-and-done...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  9. Where top teams like the Arizona Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils ar...

    Jordan Brenner

    Jordan Brenner explains the areas in which 10 of the nation's top teams could be vulnerable to upsets, both in the regular season and in the 2013 NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  10. Like upsets? Root for these bid stealers.

    Jordan Brenner

    Here at GK Central, we have a couple of obvious biases when it comes to the conference tournaments. First, we like to see the best potential Giant Killers win, which isn't always the best "team" in a mid-major league. That will become obvious wh...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  11. Top bid stealers with NCAA tournament upset potential - NCB

    Jordan Brenner

    After examining a few potential Giant Killers from the CAA, Jordan Brenner looks around the nation to see which upset friendly teams could steal a spot in the NCAA tournament with an automatic bid.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  12. Mid-Major Power Rankings - Wichita State, CAA teams are legit - N...

    Jordan Brenner

    In this week's edition of the Mid-Major Rankings, Jordan Brenner writes that several teams, including Wichita State and some dangerous CAA squads, have proven all season long that they're legitimate threats heading into March.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  13. Giant Killers - VCU provides blueprint on how to spot NCAA tourna...

    Jordan Brenner

    Giant Killers returns in search of upcoming upsets in the 2012 tournament. In order to look forward, ESPN The Mag looks back at VCU's run to see how the Rams ran to the Final Four and which underdogs could beat the odds this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  14. Mid-Major Power Rankings - Drexel, South Dakota State are teams t...

    Jordan Brenner

    In this week's edition of the Mid-Major Rankings, Jordan Brenner provides five lessons we learned about potential Cinderella teams based on this weekend's BracketBusters action. In particular, Drexel and South Dakota State are worth watching.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  15. Mid-Major Power Rankings - Creighton still in a good position - N...

    Jordan Brenner

    In this week's edition of the Mid-Major Rankings, Jordan Brenner writes that while Creighton has some defensive issues to work out, the Bluejays still have a very good shot at making the tournament -- and some favorable numbers on their side.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  16. Mid-Major Power Rankings - Saint Mary's Gaels in good shape - NCB...

    Jordan Brenner

    ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. In this week's edition of the Mid-Major Rankings, Jordan Brenner writes that the Saint Mary's Gaels are excelling at both ends of the floor.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012