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CBB contenders through December 26

Posted by cuorange on December 27, 2009

Here’s a quick look at teams that are playing their way into contention as of 12/26/2009.

Here’s the criteria to reach the final four:
1. Defensive efficiency ranking of 25 or better
2. Offensive efficiency ranking of 50 or better
3. RPI ranking of 27 or better

With those numbers in mind here are the teams that look like they are on the right path. Again – it’s early and a lot of teams are playing directional schools which is hurting their RPI. Obviously, as the season goes forward and teams start conference play RPI’s will improve and more teams will qualify.

Team O Efficiency D Efficiency RPI
Duke 3 5 1
West Virginia 6 20 5
Texas 14 1 4
Syracuse 5 13 10
Kansas 2 9 16
Purdue 47 8 13

Once a team reaches the final four, offensive efficiency becomes much more important.

National championship criteria:
1. Defensive efficiency ranking of 16 or better
2. Offensive efficiency ranking of 4 or better
3. RPI ranking of 16 or better

Kansas joins Duke as potential national champions, though barely.

Team O Efficiency D Efficiency RPI
Duke 3 5 1
Kansas 2 9 16
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