Last week I looked at last year's tournament bracket to trying to determine if a team's record could predict success in the post-season. After doing that, I'm determined to do it before the tournament begins this year (in hopes that it leads to a glorious victory in the RCT Tourney Pick 'em). In laying the groundwork for that, I started with the Big 12.
Records are separated by wins vs 1-25, 26-50, 51-76, and 76+. The graph I'm posting with this doesn't show wins vs. the 76+ rpi teams. The Big 12 does well against these schools and it made the graph look awful.
Looking at the big picture, I could see this information being what keeps K-State home for the Tournament. 5 wins vs. top 75 schools? That just won't cut it.
Oklahoma and Kansas look good, no real surprise there.
Texas looks better in this graph than I thought they would.
Colorado, wow. What can you say? Good luck, Coach Bzdelik.
Update: Here's a graph showing wins vs. KenPom's top 75.