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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 02/23/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: Blind resume comparison

By Eric Prisbell

Here is a blind resume comparison that you may find interesting:

Team A
Record: 16-11
RPI rank: 58
SOS rank: 25 (63 in non-league play)
Vs. top 50: 2-8
Vs. top 100: 7-10
Best wins: 36 RPI, 41 RPI
Worst losses: 181 RPI
Road-neutral court: 4-7

Team B
Record: 17-10
RPI rank: 49
SOS rank: 29 (108 in non-league play)
Vs. top 50: 3-7
Vs. top 100: 5-8
Best wins: 7 RPI, 11 RPI, 21 RPI
Worst losses: 181 RPI, 146 RPI
Road-neutral court: 6-6

Team B is better, but not by much. And a few weeks ago, you never would have thought that this would be a close comparison. At that point, Team B was in the area of a No. 5 seed. Team A was nowhere close to the bubble. Then Team B proceeded to lose six of its next seven games. Team A has won six of eight games during that stretch. And that brings us to where we are now with these two both on the bubble, each team moving in an opposite direction. The good thing is that they meet Saturday.

Team A is Michigan.
Team B is Minnesota.

By Eric Prisbell  | February 23, 2011; 10:08 AM ET
 
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