Kansas or Connecticut --- which team has a stronger NCAA tournament resume?
Texas beat Kansas on Saturday, and the Jayhawks are no longer a lock for a No. 1 seed at the moment. Let's compare the resumes of Kansas and Connecticut, which has won back-to-back games against Villanova and Tennessee.
Record: 16-2, 4-2 Big East
Vs. top 25: 5-2
Vs. top 50: 7-2
Best win: Villanova (9)
Worst loss: at Notre Dame (11)
Road-neutral court: 5-2
Record: 18-1, 3-1 Big 12
Vs. top 25: 1-1
Vs. top 50: 3-1
Best win: vs. Arizona (25)
Worst loss: Texas (15)
Road-neutral court: 7-0
Don't get fooled by the fact that the Jayhawks have played just four teams in the top 50. They have an 11-1 record against top 100 teams, so they have played, and beaten, eight teams that rank between 50 and 100. Those are good teams, just not very good teams. Connecticut has played, and beaten, just one team (Vermont) that ranks between 50 and 100. All that said, the records against top 25 RPI teams are just too strong to ignore. The Huskies have beaten four more top 25 teams than the Jayhawks have to this point. Plus, U-Conn. beat Texas, the only team that has beaten Kansas. And they won at Texas. The Huskies have a stronger resume than Kansas at this point and are better positioned for a No. 1 seed today. Anyone disagree?
| January 24, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
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