John Gasaway breaks down the nation's top 10 defenses heading into the 2014-15 college basketball season. He leads with Arizona, which returns nearly all of its key players from last season's elite defense.
John Gasaway ranks the 10 hottest and and coldest teams in college basketball over the past 10 games using per-possession scoring margins. While Louisville tops the hot list, Texas sits atop the cold ranks.
John Gasaway evaluates each of this season's top teams against the per-possession performances of past Final Four teams to identify which are legitimate contenders to win a national title in 2013 and which aren't.
John Gasaway tracks this season's top teams against the statistical benchmarks of past Final Four teams in order to separate the contenders from the pretenders. The result: Only seven teams are currently setting a national championship pace.
John Gasaway introduces "The Eliminator," a regular feature examining how top contenders' performance metrics stack up against past national champions and Final Four entrants. This edition looks at the top seven preseason teams.
John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus analyzes the top coaches of the past five years in college basketball's six major conferences on a per-possession basis. Bo Ryan and Mike Krzyzewski compare very well, but they can't touch Bill Self.