Friday, May 25, 2012

The Effects of Coaching Changes

In a recent post, I went back and looked at a Beilein West Virginia team. Both Bob Huggins and John Beilein have had success coaching the Mountaineers, but they have done so with markedly different offensive strategies. The following graph visualizes these differences:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Debates: Biggest Tourney Snub

The following is part three of three of a series of debates featuring Jonathan Safir, Ricky Winkeller, and Jordan Sperber. For part three, we will be examining the biggest NCAA Tourney snub (i.e. bubble teams) in the KenPom Era (2003-2012).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012-2013 Pre-Season College Basketball Top 25

It's early for a 2012-2013 top 25 college basketball list. That's true.

What this set of rankings gives you is a detailed list of the recruits, players leaving and players returning to each program.

Most importantly, I've also made very conscious choices on the photos for each team. The photos give you an insight as to why they are ranked where they are (especially for #6, not really for #12). But all of the photos resemble positive aspects of each team entering this season.

No explicit data has been used to create these rankings. As I've explained in the past, recent preseason, crowd-sourced rankings have performed almost as well as the final AP poll at predicting the Final Four..