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Will Arizona State make the NCAA tournament?

Written on March 14, 2019

The number question I still get every week is, “Will Arizona St make the NCAA tournament?” The answer to that question is still, “very likely”, but it’s not quite “definitely”. Because Arizona St is done with regular season play, any movement in its PWR will be because of the movement of other teams. To understand […]

Conference tournament play-in weekend PWR outlook

Written on March 11, 2019

This weekend most teams are playing best of 3 conference tournament play-in series, with the exception of two Big Ten semifinal games. The range of likely outcomes isn’t particularly broader than usual, because the best a team can do is still two wins and the worst two losses. But, this weekend’s interesting twist is that […]

First weekend of conference tournaments PWR outlook

Written on March 7, 2019

With some conference tournaments beginning this weekend, the NCAA tournament outlook for most teams is pretty well known. But, a few teams in the middle are jockeying for bubble position, hoping to get an at-large bid should their conference tournament runs fall short. This article looks at what is likely to happen in the PWR […]

Which games this season had the most impact on PWR?

Written on March 5, 2019 | 4 comments

Inspired by a tweet earlier this week by @JoeMeloni, I thought it would be fun to look into the season’s most impactful games on the PWR. Just playing around with the Pairwise. That Canisius sweep of North Dakota is one of the defining results of the season. UND would be 10th right now if it […]

With one weekend before conference tournaments begin, who’s positioned for an at-large NCAA bid?

Written on March 1, 2019

With just one weekend of play remaining until the first conference tournament begins, we know a lot more about who is likely to get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament than we did even just a couple weeks ago. Follow along, if you’d like: Wins needed to likely end regular season at PWR rank […]

PWR Top 20

1 St Cloud St
2 Massachusetts
3 MSU-Mankato
4 Minnesota-Duluth
5 Quinnipiac
6 Denver
7 Ohio State
8 Northeastern
9 Clarkson
10 Arizona State
11 Cornell
12 Harvard
13 Bowling Green
14 Providence
15 Notre Dame
16 Penn State
17 Western Michigan
18 Union
19 North Dakota
20 Mass.-Lowell
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