Evaluating michigan’s ncaa tournament résumé_ jan. 24 _ the michigan daily

According to bracketmatrix.com — a database that compiles bracket projections from across the Internet — the Wolverines were among the first four teams left out of the tournament before Tuesday night’s games.

With that in mind, the Daily breaks down what the Wolverines have done and what they will have to do in order to improve their NCAA Tournament résumé by the time Selection Sunday rolls around:

The 10-member NCAA selection committee uses its judgment (“eye test”) along with several key metrics to evaluate a team’s performance. Ancestry dna reviews According to NCAA.com, some of those metrics include: Ratings Percentage Index (RPI); strength of schedule; performance against top-50 teams; home and road records; various computer metrics such as Ken Pomeroy and Jeff Sagarin; head-to-head results; and results versus common opponents.

The first factor that jumps out from Michigan’s résumé is its lack of wins against NCAA Tournament-caliber teams. Cbs sports fantasy football cheat sheet The Wolverines have yet to record a win over RPI top-25 teams, and those struggles extend to their 2-6 mark versus RPI top-50 opposition. Pony softball Michigan needs to show the selection committee it can be competitive with teams expected to make the field of 68 and, so far, the Wolverines’ only convincing evidence are their two wins against Southern Methodist and Marquette in New York.

Here’s the good news for Michigan: The Wolverines have yet to suffer a bad loss. Rawlings custom gloves Michigan’s worst loss was at Iowa — No. Basketball rio 2016 live 113 in the RPI — with the rest of the Wolverines’ defeats coming to teams within the RPI’s top-50. Diy landscaping Rutgers is the only remaining team on Michigan’s schedule with an RPI over 100. Basketball games unblocked As long as the Wolverines don’t drop that game, they’ll steer clear of any ugly blemishes on their résumé.

Michigan also scores well in the computer rankings that the selection committee will begin to factor in this year. Cbs sports fantasy football login Those high marks primarily hang on the Wolverines’ strength of schedule and wins over the Mustangs and Golden Eagles in New York. Landscape Michigan will have chances to boost its ratings in the coming weeks, and the computers seem to have a favorable view of the Wolverines, which will come in handy in March.

The Wolverines will have plenty of chances to pick up some impressive wins in the next few weeks. Raspberry trellis plans Michigan plays Indiana and Michigan State twice each in its next five games. College softball coaching jobs Both the Spartans and the Hoosiers have gotten off to sluggish starts in the Big Ten, but are still projected to make the tournament field. Front porch designs Over this stretch, the Wolverines can potentially reshape their record against top-50 teams — an important criteria for the selection committee.

Michigan also needs to improve its road record. Georgia softball schedule The Wolverines are currently 0-5 in true road games, and they will have plenty of chances coming up to post some away wins on the board. Sleeper retaining wall design guide Michigan’s next three road games are against Michigan State, Indiana and Northwestern. Baseball league logo Because the Wolverines dropped winnable away contests at Iowa and at Illinois, they’ll need to win a couple of these more challenging road games to make up for those early losses.

There are some metrics that Michigan can’t control that can end up helping it come Selection Sunday. Fantasy basketball team names The Wolverines’ strength of schedule can continue to improve if Michigan’s non-conference opponents maintain their winning ways. Francesca battistelli beautiful beautiful Southern Methodist, South Carolina and UCLA all currently rank in the top-3 of their respective conference standings. A baseball Marquette pulled off an upset victory over Creighton over the weekend, and Virginia Tech defeated Duke a few weeks ago.

One team to keep an eye on out of the Wolverines’ non-conference opposition is Marquette. Oldest baseball stadiums Just like Michigan, the Golden Eagles are a bubble team, currently projected to barely make the field of 68. Garden city sc If both teams continue down that path, and only one spot remains in the tournament field, how much will the committee value the Wolverines’ November win over Marquette? In the best case scenario, Michigan hopes its play on the court will improve to a point where it won’t have this question hanging over its head on Selection Sunday.