After taking some of the NCAA's softest schedulers to task, Joe Lunardi addresses several key reader questions on SOS and explains why Syracuse so rarely leaves home early in the season -- the RPI formula doesn't penalize the Orange for it.
When taking home games out of the equation, even teams that are veritable locks for the NCAA tournament look like shaky bets. Joe Lunardi looks at a group of such teams in this week's Behind the Bracket.
Joe Lunardi has a new Bracketology as of Jan. 3, and in this blog entry, he goes into deeper detail about the various RPI possibilities, impact games, and more. It's a must-read complement to the mock bracket.
Joe Lunardi analyzes the move of BYU to the WCC. Ultimately, the conference benefits -- but the Gonzaga Bulldogs may benefit the most. The Cougars' hoops team? The road to the NCAA tournament just got a lot harder.
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.
Joe Lunardi explains how his conference-isolated RPI metric shows all in-conference slates are not created equal. That hurts Virginia Tech's impressive mark, and makes Maryland's record seem even more impressive.
With a pack of middling major conference teams still finding a home in the bracket, Joe Lunardi examines the bubble and the potential of potent mid-major conferences to secure multiple bids -- including the Ivy League.
Bracketologist Joe Lunardi examines the fallout from Wednesday's games, looking specifically at teams that are likely in the field of 65 and those that need to do more work. Among the latter: UNC and UConn.