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Against Ranked Teams - Basketball - Week 2

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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.

(The last couple of years I’ve also kept track of ranked team’s performances vs. unranked teams by totaling the points gained or lost against them but that was a lot of extra work and tended to favor schools with weak schedules so I’m dropping that measure this year, as I did for the football version of this.)

WEEK 2 (11/14-11/20)
Texas beat #2 Gonzaga 93-74 = +43
Gonzaga beat #4 Kentucky 88-72 = +38
Arizona State beat #20 Michigan 87-62 = +31
Michigan State beat #4 Kentucky 86-77 = +31
Colorado beat #24 Texas A&M 103-75 = +30
Virginia beat #5 Baylor 86-79 = +28
Illinois beat #8 UCLA 79-70 = +27
Kansas beat #7 Duke 69-64 = +24
Baylor beat #8 UCLA 80-75 = +23
Gardner-Webb lost to #1 North Carolina 66-72 = +19
UCLA lost to #5 Baylor 75-80 = +16
Virginia beat #19 Illinois 70-61 = +16
Duke lost to #6 Kansas 64-69 = +15
Southern Utah lost to #6 Kansas 76-82 = +14
Oregon lost to #3 Houston 56-66 = +13
UNLV beat #21 Dayton 60-52 = +13
Northwestern Louisiana beat #15 Texas Christian 64-63 = +12
Xavier lost to #12 Indiana 79-81 = +12
Murray State beat #24 Texas A&M 88-79 = +11
James Madison lost to #1 North Carolina 64-80 = +9
Kentucky lost to #2 Gonzaga 72-88 = +8
Baylor lost to #16 Virginia 79-86 = +3
Ohio lost to #6 Michigan 66-70 = +2
South Dakota State lost to #9 Arkansas 56-71 = +2
Illinois lost to #16 Virginia 61-70 = +1
South Alabama lost to #18 Alabama 55-65 = -2
UCLA lost to #19 Illinois 70-79 = -2
Stanford lost to #17 San Diego State 62-74 = -3
Texas Southern lost to #13 Auburn 56-72 = -3
Gonzaga lost to #11 Texas 74-93 = -4
Robert Morris lost to #21 Dayton 51-60 = -4
Louisiana Tech lost to #23 Texas Tech 55-64 = -6
Winthrop lost to #13 Auburn 65-89 = -11
Northern Colorado lost to #5 Baylor 62-95 = -12
Norfolk State lost to #8 UCLA 56-86 = -12
Texas Southern lost to #3 Houston 48-83 = -12
UC Riverside lost to #10 Creighton 51-80 = -13
Holy Cross lost to #10 Creighton 65-94 = -13
Loyola-Chicago lost to #24 Texas A&M 51-67 = -14
Delaware lost to #7 Duke 58-92 = -15
Oral Roberts lost to #3 Houston 45-83 = -15
Utah Tech lost to #14 Arizona 77-104 = -15
Miami University lost to #12 Indiana 56-86 = -16
Buffalo lost to #25 Connecticut 64-84 = -19
South Carolina State lost to #4 Kentucky 63-106 = -21
Louisiana-Monroe lost to #15 Texas Christian 60-95 = -24
Pittsburgh lost to #20 Michigan 60-91 = -25
Florida Gulf Coast lost to #22 Tennessee 50-81 = -27
Monmouth lost to #19 Illinois 65-103 = -31
Delaware State lost to #25 Connecticut 60-95 = -34
Jacksonville State lost to #18 Alabama 62-104 = -34
UNC Wilmington lost to #25 Connecticut 50-86 = -35


TOP 25
Michigan State +54
Virginia +44
Texas +43
Arizona State +31
Gonzaga +31

Colorado +30
Illinois +28
Baylor +26
Kansas +24
Gardner-Webb +19

UC Irvine beat +18
Duke +15
Southern Utah +14
Temple +14
UCLA +14
Oregon +13
UNC Wilmington +13
UNLV +13
Xavier +12
Arkansas-Pine Bluff +11

Charleston +9
James Madison +9
Kentucky +8
St. Thomas (Minn) +5
South Florida +3

The worst performance against ranked teams so far is that of Monmouth (-70)
Syracuse has yet to play a ranked team.

WEEKLY CHAMPIONS:
WEEK 1 Michigan State lost to #2 Gonzaga 63-64 = +23
WEEK 2 Texas beat #2 Gonzaga 93-74 = +43

TOP TEN PERFORMANCES:
WEEK 2 Texas beat #2 Gonzaga 93-74 = +43
WEEK 2 Gonzaga beat #4 Kentucky 88-72 = +38
WEEK 2 Arizona State beat #20 Michigan 87-62 = +31
WEEK 2 Michigan State beat #4 Kentucky 86-77 = +31
WEEK 2 Colorado beat 324 Texas A&M 103-75 = +30
WEEK 2 Virginia beat #5 Baylor 86-79 = +28
WEEK 2 Illinois beat #8 UCLA 79-70 = +27
WEEK 2 Kansas beat #7 Duke 69-64 = +24
WEEK 2 Baylor beat #8 UCLA 80-75 = +23
WEEK 1 Michigan State lost to #2 Gonzaga 63-64 = +23
 

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