The RPI/SOS data just came in from CBS. So all I have left to provide you with the final stats sheet is the US Basketball Writers Association picks for All-Americans. That should come in this afternoon.
I don’t need that, however, to do the Pulse Check model. So that’s the next order of business. BTW – when you get the sheet, check out columns CV through DX. I decided to do my Pulse Check disqualifiers right in the same sheet. A little bonus for you Insiders. (Ignore CF and CG: those are my pass at assessing the value of coaching against KenPom efficiency. The factor isn’t .04296 in case you care; it’s .1289. Whatev.)
My plan is to clear the decks of the models–and yes, I’ll do a Keeper too–but not until I can breathe tomorrow or early Wednesday. Then I’ll get into some analysis of the trends, like comparing the Seed Quality Curve with the last nine dances…and identifying key trends. Here’s one: this is the lowest scoring tourney field since the dance expanded to 64 teams in 1985. These squads average just 71.8 points a game–a far cry from the 83ppg of 1989.