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Against Ranked teams - Basketball - after Week 3

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The last few years I’ve attempted to quantify team’s performances against ranked teams, (historically a big factor in decisions made about getting into playoffs) with a system that gives points to teams for the ranking of their opponents and adds or subtracts the point differential in their games, (adds in a win, subtracts in a loss). The ‘ranking’ points are 25 for playing a #1 ranked team, 24 for playing a #2 ranked team, etc., down to 1 point for playing a 25th ranked team. These points are easily computed by subtracting the ranking number from 26, (26-1 = 25; 26-25 =1, etc.). Over the course of the season, I add the points earned by each team in their games against ranked teams as a sort of standings but have always maintained that this is just one thing to look at in evaluating the team, not a final overall ranking.

WEEK 3 (11/20-26)
Colorado State beat #8 Creighton 69-48 = +39
Marquette beat #1 Kansas 73-59 = +39
Kansas beat #7 Tennessee 69-60 = +28
Wisconsin beat #24 Virginia 65-41 = +26
Purdue beat #11 Gonzaga 73-63 = +25
Purdue beat #4 Marquette 78-75 = +25
Purdue beat #7 Tennessee 71-67 = +23
Connecticut beat #15 Texas 81-71 = +21
Florida Atlantic beat #12 Texas A&M 96-89 = +21
Marquette lost to #2 Purdue 75-78 = +21
North Carolina beat #20 Arkansas 87-72 = +21
Ohio State beat #17 Alabama 87-72 = +20
Tennessee lost to #2 Purdue 67-71 = +20
UCLA lost to #4 Marquette 69-71 = +20
Michigan State lost to #3 Arizona 68-74 = +17
Tennessee lost to #1 Kansas 60-69 = +16
Florida State beat #18 Colorado 77-71 = +14
Gonzaga lost to #2 Purdue 63-73 = +14
Villanova beat #14 North Carolina 83-81 = +14
Arizona beat #21 Michigan State 74-68 = +11
Memphis beat #20 Arkansas 84-79 = +11
Texas lost to #5 Connecticut 71-81 = +11
UCLA lost to #11 Gonzaga 65-69 = +11
Iowa State lost to #12 Texas A&M 69-73 = +10
Florida lost to #13 Baylor 91-95 = +9
Kansas lost to #4 Marquette 59-73 = +8
Oklahoma beat #23 Southern California 72-70 = +5
Richmond lost to #18 Colorado 59-64 = +3
Stanford lost to #20 Arkansas 74-77 = +3
Butler lost to #19 Florida Atlantic 86-91 = +2
Penn State lost to #12 Texas A&M 77-89 = +2
St. Joseph’s lost to #16 Kentucky 88-96 = +2
Syracuse lost to #7 Tennessee 56-73 = +2
Oregon lost to #17 Alabama 91-99 - +1
Texas A&M lost to #19 Florida Atlantic 89-96 = Even
West Virginia lost to #24 Virginia 54-56 = Even
Southern Indiana lost to #9 Duke 62-80 = -1
Chaminade lost to #1 Kansas 56-83 = -2
Southern Illinois lost to #22 James Madison 76-82 = -2
Arkansas lost to #14 North Carolina 72-87 = -3
Oregon State lost to #13 Baylor 72-88 = -3
Syracuse lost to #11 Gonzaga 57-76 = -4
Seton Hall lost to #23 Southern California 63-71 = -5
Loyola (Chicago) lost to #9 Creighton 65-88 = -6
Iona lost to #18 Colorado 68-85 = -9
Manhattan lost to #5 Connecticut 60-90 = -9
Northern Iowa lost to #14 North Carolina 69-91 = -10
LaSalle lost to #9 Duke 66-95 = -12
Nicholls lost to #25 Mississippi 61-74 = -12
Wyoming lost to #15 Texas 63-86 = -12
Montana lost to #6 Houston 44-79 = -15
Marshall lost to #16 Kentucky 82-118 = -26
Fresno State lost to #22 James Madison 64-95 = -27
Virginia Tech lost to #19 Florida Atlantic 50-84 = -27

Investment advisors call investments in large companies that pay dividends “large cap value fund”. That’s what this week was in college basketball, with highly ranked teams getting lots of credit for playing each other in tournament, especially the Maui Invitational, (although we wound up a net -2 on the week, thanks to our late-game fades against Tennessee and Chaminade). Purdue, by winning in Maui captured 73 ART points in three nights.

WEEKLY CHAMPIONS
Week 1 Arizona beat #2 Duke 78-73 = +29
Week 2 Bryant beat #10 Florida Atlantic 61-52 = +25
Week 3 Colorado State beat #8 Creighton 69-48 = +39
Marquette beat #1 Kansas 73-59 = +39

TOP TEN
Week 3 Colorado State beat #8 Creighton 69-48 = +39
Week 3 Marquette beat #1 Kansas 73-59 = +39
Week 1 Arizona beat #2 Duke 78-73 = +29
Week 3 Kansas beat #7 Tennessee 69-60 = +28
Week 3 Wisconsin beat #24 Virginia 65-41 = +26
Week 1 James Madison beat #4 Michigan State 79-76 = +25
Week 2 Bryant beat #10 Florida Atlantic 61-52 = +25
Week 3 Purdue beat #11 Gonzaga 73-63 = +25
Week 3 Purdue beat #4 Marquette 78-75 = +25
Week 3 Purdue beat #7 Tennessee 71-67 = +23

The worst game so far:
Week 1 Stanislaus State lost to #23 St. Mary’s 28-107 = -79

CUMULATIVE TOP 25
Purdue +73
Marquette +70
Kansas +50
Arizona +40
Colorado State +39

Tennessee +36
Wisconsin +33
UCLA +31
Duke +26
Bryant +25

James Madison +25
Michigan State +25
Ohio State +24
Connecticut +21
Florida Atlantic +21

North Carolina +21
Brigham Young +18
UNC Greensboro +18
Illinois +15
Florida State +14

Gonzaga +14
Villanova +14
Xavier +12
Memphis +11
Texas +11

The worst cumulative total: Stanislaus State -79

Syracuse is -2 (+2 vs, Tennessee but -4 vs. Gonzaga ☹)

Syracuse opponents:
Boston College
Canisius
Clemson
Colgate
Cornell
Duke +26
Florida State +14
Georgetown
Georgia Tech
Gonzaga +14
Louisville
U of Miami
New Hampshire
North Carolina +21
North Carolina State
Notre Dame
Louisiana State
Niagara
Oregon
Pittsburgh
Tennessee +36
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
 

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