Michigan and Gonzaga, two of the hottest teams in the nation, are on a collision course in the West Region. In the South Region, will Kentucky's smooth path to the Final Four be derailed?
Dick Vitale is looking forward to watching Nevada and Loyola battle it out in the NCAA Tournament for a spot in the Elite 8.
Declaring for the NBA draft and then returning to school isn't always a simple process, and pro teams are split on how aggressively to scout the influx of early-entry prospects.
What happened in the first two rounds? It was crazy, but we're moving on because the Sweet 16 has arrived. The blue bloods are here, but so are the wild cards, including two(!) 11-seeds. Enjoy the games, but here's what's going to happen this weekend.
Nevada head coach Eric Musselman joins SVP to discuss how his team's style of play that has given them success in the NCAA tournament.
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few explains how this year's team can "take some punches" similar to last year's run in the tournament and how this team is going to have to battle to get back to the Final Four.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|6||Michigan StateMSU||Big Ten||30-5||6||60||6||--|
|9||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||26-10||9||14||15||--|
|11||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||26-9||11||22||13||--|
|17||Ohio StateOSU||Big Ten||25-9||17||38||17||--|
|25||Penn StatePSU||Big Ten||24-13||25||58||45||--|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).