The South Region Tracker

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of anything more romantic than a little D-II basketball discussion.  Um, yeah.

Anyway, this is as good a time as any to unveil what I’m going to call the South Region Tracker, for lack of a better term.  I’m going to rank each of the NCAA tournament-qualified South Region teams each week, just like the official selection committee does.  I have a page set up in the basketball section under “06-07 HU stats,” and on that page, I will list my rankings, the teams, and their records for overall games, in-region games, and conference games.  Qualifiers must be at .500 or better (both overall and in-region) and be on pace to play at least 16 in-region games.  I will also include my predicted regional ranking (what I think the selection committee will say) each week until the actual rankings are released (for this week, that’s just a few hours away).

Just for fun, I’ll also track each conference’s record against the other conferences, for the sake of argument over seeding and other such issues.  I will also include a “bubble watch” with commentary on the teams that really need a win in order to stay out of the “only in if they win their conference tourney” category.  Lastly, I’ll include a week’s worth of upcoming games (the week to be considered in the next regional rankings, 2/12 through 2/18 in the current case).

So, check out that page, which I’ll try to keep up-to-date until the selection show following the conference tournaments.

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