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Texas Tech's defense could equal Elite Eight trip
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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.
ND State should dance with Duke
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi predicts No. 16 seed North Dakota State will defeat No. 16 North Carolina Central and meet No. 1 seed Duke.
NC Central is 68th team in field for a reason
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi compliments the Eagles for making the tournament, but he predicts a short stay.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|1||Florida Gulf CoastFGCU||ASUN||26-8||78||221||75||85|
|4||South Carolina UpstateSCUS||ASUN||17-16||235||297||228||228|
- 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).