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Conference Scorecard: Final Tally

B1G and Big East measured close in many ways, but the later round performance gives BigEast the nod.  A National Champion doesn’t hurt the cause either. The Big East started 3-5 in the RD of 64, but afterwards racked up a 10-2 record after that (one of the two losses delivered by a member conference when Cuse defeated Marquette).  Most metrics are razor-thin, except score, how so?  When the Big East took their upsets, it was early, and they had wins to offset the damage.  While B1G took upsets later, they had less wins to offset.  Meanwhile, the BigEast kept racking up wins (and upset wins) piling on the final margin.   It’s not perfect, but its equal.

  • Winner: Big East, with B1G as 1a.
  • Biggest Suprise:  Pac12 & A10 finished 3rd & 4th.
  • Biggest disappointment:  Big 12, whoa.

Big East Teams vs. Spots Available - by Round.

  • Bids: 8 for 12%
  • Rd32: 3 for 9% (drop)
  • Rd16: 3 for 19% (surge)
  • Rd8:  3 for 38% (mega surge)
  • Final Four: 2 for 50% (supa-mega-surge)
  • Final Game: 1 for 50%
  • Champion: 1 for 100%

Final Scorecard (points earned per round)

You get points for wins, bonus points for upset wins (uw), and bonus subtraction for upset losses (ul).  That point tally leads us to the most efficient tourney performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Score Cards – Raw Totals

  • W = win;  L = loss; W% = winning %
  • UW% = % of wins that were upset wins.;
  • UL% = % of losses were via being upset.
  • Upset = by seed.  Not Vegas.
  • Table below sorted by Win/bid
  • Added Win per Bid:  Shows the value of a conference bid.  If 1 made it, and won 3 rounds – their score is 3.0 (every bid, which in this case is only 1, got 3 wins each).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results from this past Weekend (Final 4 & Champ Game)

 

 

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Videos: Final Four – How We Got Here

Believe it or not, I had some cool stuff planned for an Oregon video. I decided I was going to do “weekend in review” videos before the tourney started (two games on one highlight), but after the Duke game, I had to throw out Oregon. The Oregon game meant nothing at that point.

Here is how we have rolled through the post season.

Video 1: Big East Tribute
Video 2: NCAA First Weekend
Video 3: Cards over Duke for 10th Final Four

Tribute Video: 2013 Big East Champs from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.

NCAA First Weekend from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.

Tribute Video: Cards earn 10th Final Four over Duke from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.

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A Child’s Letter To Kevin Ware

This came to me today.  10 year old Xander (Alexander) writes to encourage Kevin Ware, and let him know how he was inspired. I love kids writing letters, I thought they banned handwriting anymore.

Personally, I love the suprise ending.  Dont’ skip ahead.

We might have found our next Alfred Hitchcock.