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Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament Team Sheet after the Kansas win

Kentucky added two Quadrant 1 wins to its tournament resume last week in No. 22 Mississippi State and No. 9 Kansas. As we do each week, let’s take a look at the Cats’ team sheet, which is looking better and better with each passing game.

If you’re not familiar with team sheets, they’re what the Selection Committee uses to pick and seed teams in the NCAA Tournament. Wins are sorted into four quadrants using the opponent’s NET ranking:

  • Quadrant 1: Home 1-30; Neutral 1-50; Away 1-75
  • Quadrant 2: Home 31-75; Neutral 51-100; Away 76-135
  • Quadrant 3: Home 76-160; Neutral 101-200; Away 136-240
  • Quadrant 4: Home 161-plus; Neutral 201-plus; Away 241-plus

Here’s Kentucky’s team sheet through January 27:

A few notes:

— This week, Kentucky can add another Q1 win at Florida on Saturday and a Q2 win at Vanderbilt tomorrow night.

— That win over Louisville is looking better and better. Since last Monday, the Cards have jumped four spots in the NET rankings. North Carolina is also up, from No. 12 to No. 9.

— If Duke and Tennessee aren’t first in the NET rankings, who is? Virginia, followed by Gonzaga.

— Kentucky’s average NET win right now is 129, while their average NET loss is 37.

— Kentucky actually rose to No. 7 in the NET rankings yesterday, but is back down to No. 8 today, switching spots with Houston after the Cougars’ win over Tulsa. That seemed weird to me, so I looked at Houston’s team sheet. The are 2-1 in Quadrant 1 games, their best win being over LSU back in December. The Tigers are ranked 15th in the NET right now, making February 12’s game at Rupp bigger than you might think.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament Team Sheet after the Kansas win

  1. Ridge Runner
    6:15 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t say it enough Ms T.. great idea on this weekly update.

  2. lexcatfan2367
    7:05 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Yes! Thank you, Mrs. Tyler! I’m not sure I understand how the teams are divided into quadrants. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know.

    • Cokely53
      9:35 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

      It kind of explains itself. Under the combined record It has teams ranked 1-30 for home games a Q1 win. Then it has for neutral site and away games as well. Away games are tougher so it’s 1-75. And each quadrant has a breakdown in the same spot of what a game against that teams falls under.

    • NashvilleCat2
      11:24 am January 29, 2019 Permalink

      Why are some team names highlighted?