A reader brought a horrendous piece of online technology to my attention this morning when he sent me a link to WhatIfSports.com’s National Championship simulator. The Fox Sports website ranks all of college basketball’s champs since 1985 and simulates games between each team and this year’s winner, the Louisville Cardinals.
Before I even get to the steaming pile of horse sh-t that is the 2011-12 Kentucky versus 2012-13 Louisville simulation, let’s just take a quick look at the incredibly inaccurate rankings based on the simulated matchups:
The 2011-12 Kentucky team, believed to be one of the best teams ever assembled, is ranked No. 19 on the list. Nineteen, folks. WhatIfSports.com and its faulty equipment determined that Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the boys are the 19th-best title team in the last 29 years.
Oh, it gets worse.
In the only two simulations I could tolerate, the 2012-13 Louisville team beat the 2011-12 Kentucky team 85-66 and 63-55.
I think it’s time someone at WhatIfSports.com goes back and double-checks the source code. Something is off, clearly.