Site Update

While there haven’t been many posts recently on LoneStarStats.com, the 2013-2014 college basketball rankings will be updated regularly with rankings for all 351 Division I teams. Hopefully there will be time to add new entries to the site, but for now take time to look at the rankings, previous posts, or send me a note ...

Aggregate 2013-2014 Preseason College Basketball Rankings 1

Aggregate 2013-2014 Preseason College Basketball Rankings
UPDATED 11/7 Last year, I thought it would be interesting to create an aggregated preseason college basketball top 25 based on the rankings from multiple sources. This year I wanted to do the same thing, but with more data sources. Here are the current aggregated preseason 2014 college basketball rankings (Updated 10/28 with Hanner and ...

UPDATED: 2013-2014 College Basketball Preseason Top 25 Rankings 5

UPDATED: 2013-2014 College Basketball Preseason Top 25 Rankings
UPDATED October 10, 2013 Below are my preseason college basketball rankings for the 2013-2014 season. I’ve tried to include a breakdown of what each team lost, gained and kept in terms of personnel. These rankings are based on the following statistical data, combined with some personal adjustments: (1) performance loss from graduates, transfers, and NBA/NBADL ...

Tournament Seeding Superlatives

Tournament Seeding Superlatives
Based on curiosity alone, I wanted to know what schools were typically over/under-seeded in the NCAA Tournament during the Kenpom era. Below are some tables that show which schools are typically under-seeded or over-seeded. To arrive at these numbers, I looked at all of the 1-seeds, 2-seeds, etc. going back to 2003. Within each seed, ...

Sweet Sixteen Tempo-Free Stats

Sweet Sixteen Tempo-Free Stats
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Sweet 16 Preview: Pace and Efficiency

Sweet 16 Preview: Pace and Efficiency
The tempo of the games has been a major factor in the number of upsets during the 2013 NCAA tournament . In the Round of 64, the extra-slow vegas favorites tended to lose. In the Round of 32, many of the favored teams had to adjust to the tempo of their foes, with mixed results. ...

Slow Teams in the 2013 NCAA Tournament 1

Today has been a nightmare for the favored teams who play at a slow pace. The chart below contains the 32 teams who were favored in their second (first) round games in the 2013 NCAA tournament, sorted by slowest to fastest, with results: Favorites Tempo Rank (Slowest to Fastest) Result Pittsburgh 337 Loss Notre Dame ...

A Look at Colorado State

A Look at Colorado State
As the NCAA tournament slowly approaches, there are always a few teams with high seeds that haven’t been covered adequately. Casual fans will see a team like Colorado State as one of the higher seeds in the tournament and not know much about them, given their conference and their lack of a basketball reputation. CBS ...

Conference Seasons Since 2009

Conference Seasons Since 2009
There have been rumblings on the web about the Big Ten being the best it has ever been this year. However, a quick look at each conference’s average Kenpom Pythagorean rating over the last five years shows that the Big Ten was “stronger” in 2011. While the league has been fantastic in 2013 (six teams ...

Shot Blocking in 2013

Shot Blocking in 2013
Last season, the player of the year was known for his defense and shot-blocking. But 2013 has been a better year for shot blockers. First, for those who are unfamiliar with the stat, block % is: Blocked Shots / Opponent 2-pointers Attempted Before diving into the numbers, I’d like to recommend another article from a ...