Monday, December 31, 2012

UConn tops both Stanford and S-Factor

The game of the year was supposed to have been played on Saturday, but Stanford unfortunately didn't show up to play.  Or rather, Connecticut put on a walloping (in Maples Pavilion!) crushing the former number one team 61-35.  There was also a corresponding surge in the College Women's Hoops S-Factor, with Connecticut gaining two positions to top the chart.

Like Stanford, Dayton played and got humiliated this weekend (at least it wasn't on their home court), being beaten by Bowling Green 65-40.  Unlike with Stanford, Dayton did not suffer any ramifications in the S-Factor rankings.  This is because two of their opponents that they have previously beaten, Toledo and Michigan State, moved into the top 25 of RPI this weekend, which therefore improved Dayton's top 25 wins to 3 for 3. 

Now in: 
Western Kentucky
Ohio St.
Louisiana St.
Murray St.

Now out:
UA Little Rock
St. Mary's
Texas Tech
Kansas St.
New Mexico St.

Conferences with multiple bids:
Big Ten: 8
Big East: 7
SEC: 7
Big 12: 6
ACC: 5
PAC 12: 4
Atlantic 10: 2
Colonial: 2

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Season's greetings

Hello again, world!

After taking a season off due to a computer explosion and all my data being lost, I'm back to analyze some women's basketball this year! 

Crazy awesome year Dayton is having, right?  The College Women's Hoops S-Factor puts them in the final number one seed so far.  But this may be misleading.  The College Women's Hoops S-Factor takes conference RPI into account -- but only once a team starts playing conference games.  Although the Atlantic 10 does have several strong teams this year besides Dayton, their conference RPI should remain right about where it is right now, a few ticks below the big six.  I fully expect them to drop a seed or two, but hey, you never know.