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College Basketball Reset

by Dan Hanner

Feb 2, 2015 3:42 PM

On what weíve learned in the first three months of the NCAA season, focusing on the best teams going forward, not on current resumes. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Utah Utes, Virginia Cavaliers, Louisville Cardinals, North Carolina Tar Heels, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA

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Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

Jan 19, 2015 1:21 PM

In the preseason, when we see that someone is a Top 100 recruit, we expect them to be great right away. But as these numbers show, not everyone dominates at the college level immediately. A lot of these players will become stars as sophomores and juniors. Read more »

Tags: Georgetown Hoyas, Butler Bulldogs, Louisville Cardinals, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA

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Conference Play In Full Force

by Dan Hanner

Jan 12, 2015 12:26 AM

If you didnít appreciate NC Stateís upset of Duke, Virginiaís thrilling road win at Notre Dame, and North Carolinaís last second victory against Louisville, you just donít love basketball. Read more »

Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Virginia Cavaliers, Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oklahoma Sooners, Kansas State Wildcats, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA

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10 Thoughts On College Basketball's Opening Weekend

by Dan Hanner

Surprise roster news, rotation patterns, preseason predictions being right/wrong, building chemistry, hype and more as the college basketball season begins. Read more »
Players In NCAA With Biggest Jumps In Points Per Game

by Dan Hanner

Itís easy to look at the summer as a chance to earn money, play video games, and catch your breath. But for a select few players every year, the time they put into the gym results in huge gains in every measurable category. Read more »
Way Too Early Top 25 Projections

by Dan Hanner

I break out my lineup-based projections model to predict the 2014-15 season. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

A comeback, classic announcers, Michigan St.'s new closer, and Alex Poythress highlight Day 2 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
The College Basketball Week in Review

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky may have won, but Louisville will always have that dunk. I also examine what it means for FTs to cost a team a game, and I update the weekly Harvard watch feature. Read more »
Early Surprises And The Start Of Feast Week, Page 1

by Dan Hanner

Can Michigan St. keep up its fast pace? And what teams have been playing better or worse than expected early in the year? Read more »
Final Thoughts On Ranking 351 D1 Teams

by Dan Hanner

Over the past few days, Dan Hanner has presented his updated projection model, his season projections on ESPN Insider, Q&A's with Eamonn Brennon and John Templon, along with replying to questions on Twitter. Here are a few additional thoughts that didn't make the cut. Read more »
Predicting The Future: Adding A Simulation To The Lineup-Based Model

by Dan Hanner

How do you take a lineup-based predictions model and make it even better? By adding a simulation and better evaluations of lower rated players. Read more »
Top College Basketball Conferences In 13-14

by Dan Hanner

The ACC is eventually going to take over as the top basketball conference by just about every possible metric. If that doesnít happen this season with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, it should happen next year with the addition of Louisville. Read more »
American Conference Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

Why Temple and Cincinnati might be worse than some experts think, and why Rutgers could have a competitive starting lineup if everything works out right. Read more »
JUCO Expectations

by Dan Hanner

Chris Jones is the Top Juco recruit in the country. Is that a reason to elevate Louisville in next year's preseason rankings? Read more »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical model projects the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
What Makes Louisville Special

by Jonathan Tjarks

Louisville is more vulnerable than Kentucky was last year, especially without Kevin Ware, but a lot of things will have to go wrong for them to lose. There isnít a team in Atlanta that can match their speed and athleticism at all five positions, a testament to the program Pitino has built. Read more »
The NCAA's Unpleasant Realities In Light Of Kevin Ware

by Jonathan Tjarks

Stripped of its pomp and pageantry, the business model of the NCAA is rather ugly: inner-city kids putting their bodies on the line in order to fund scholarships for suburban teenagers to play country club sports. Read more »
And Then There Were Four

by Dan Hanner

How every player in the Final Four has done in the first four games of the tournament... Read more »
The Right Way To Measure The Hottest Teams

by Dan Hanner

Want a Margin-of-Victory based stat that doesn't put Florida so close to the top? Click here to see the details. Read more »
Weaknesses of Title Contenders

by Dan Hanner

In this edition, we take the teams in the Top 16 of the Pomeroy Rankings and figure out how often they look beatable on the basketball court. Read more »