Want the inside scoop on the NCAA tournament? Ask the coaches
Should Duke be the favorite? Which 12 can knock off a 5? We polled more than two dozen coaches and scouts to find out.
Danger lurks in the first round for Marquette
No. 5 Marquette may not have been deserving of such a high seed, and ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi thinks an upset is in the works when they face No. 12 Murray State.
Don't sleep on Florida State as a Final Four contender
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi won't be picking Florida State in his Final Four, but he says the Seminoles are capable of reaching Minneapolis.
Texas Tech's defense could equal Elite Eight trip
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi calls No. 3 seed Texas Tech's defense the best in the nation, leading to a second straight regional final.
Michigan bowing out before Elite 8?
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi predicts how far No. 2 seed Michigan will advance in the NCAA tournament.
Gonzaga equipped to avenge 2017 title game loss
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi expects No. 1 seed Gonzaga to exact revenge on No. 1 North Carolina and cut down the nets in Minneapolis.
NCAAM RPI Leader
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- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).