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The Blind Résumé Game

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the Blind Résumé Game! This fun exercise simulates some of the tough decisions that the NCAA Selection Committee might have to make.  There are multiple Atlantic Ten teams on the bubble, and they are vying for bids against teams with very interesting resumes.  The game is simple: using the given criteria, select which team you think best deserves a spot in the NCAA Tournament.  Then, open the link below the tables to see who the teams actually were. The teams selected are all on both sides of the “bubble” according to the experts, and there are several A-10 teams mixed in.

Note: All statistics and rankings are accurate through Sunday, March 6th. Rank of Conference is a ranking of all the conferences nationally – not how the team sits within their own conference – 1 is the best, 32 is the worst. Kenpom.com was used to determine strength of schedules, the top 25, 50, and 100, as well as good wins and bad losses.  

Blind Résumé Table #1:

Criteria Team A Team B Team C
Overall Record 18-11 22-9 24-7
Conference Record 9-9 11-7 15-3
Rank of Conference 3 8 11
RPI 30 63 64
BPI 62 58 26
Strength of Schedule 12 110 127
Non-conference SOS 128 230 42
Home Record 14-3 14-3 12-4
Away Record 4-8 8-6 12-3
Record vs KP Top 25 3-5 1-0 0-3
Record vs KP Top 50 4-6 3-3 1-5
Record vs KP Top 100 11-11 4-5 3-7
Last 10 Games 6-4 6-4 8-2
Good Wins 14, 22, 25 1, @37 vs31, @58
Bad Losses @196, @245

CLICK HERE to find out which teams are in Blind Resume Table #1

Blind Résumé Table #2:

Criteria Team A Team B Team C
Overall Record 20-10 20-11 24-7
Conference Record 12-6 10-8 11-7
Conference Rank 7 5 6
RPI 51 68 53
BPI 52 56 40
Strength of Schedule 71 54 74
Non-conference SOS 160 236 277
Home Record 12-3 13-4 15-2
Away Record 8-7 7-7 9-7
Record vs KP Top 25 2-1 2-8 2-1
Record vs KP Top 50 5-3 3-10 4-1
Record vs KP Top 100 8-9 5-11 12-5
Last 10 Games 7-3 4-6 5-5
Good Wins 11, @100,
@19, 32
vs28, @87
24, 16
vs46, @51
@65, @21, @84
Bad Losses 169 @176

CLICK HERE to find out which teams are in Blind Résumé Table #2

Blind Résumé Table 3:

Criteria Team A Team B Team C
Overall Record 22-9 22-9 22-9
Conference Record 14-4 12-6 10-8
Conference Rank 8 7 4
RPI 41 40 44
BPI 28 25 49
Strength of Schedule 111 80 60
Non-conference SOS 190 224 260
Home Record 15-2 14-3 13-4
Away Record 7-7 8-6 9-5
Record vs KP Top 25 0-1 1-3 2-4
Record vs KP Top 50 1-4 6-6 6-6
Record vs KP Top 100 4-7 8-9 10-6
Last 10 Games 6-4 7-3 5-5
Good Wins @49, @72 @37, 46,
@31, 31, 19
vs13, @83, @35
@45, @4, 35,
@70, 70, 45
Bad Losses @180, @201 101, @196, @101

CLICK HERE to find out which teams are in Blind Résumé Table #3

Blind Résumé Table #4:

Criteria Team A Team B Team C
Overall Record 21-10 21-9 22-7
Conference Record 11-7 10-8 14-4
Conference Rank 7 4 8
RPI 57 46 27
BPI 30 31 72
Strength of Schedule 82 65 131
Non-conference SOS 231 287 295
Home Record 14-3 13-3 14-2
Away Record 7-7 8-6 8-5
Record vs KP Top 25 1-2 1-5
Record vs KP Top 50 4-8 5-6 2-2
Record vs KP Top 100 9-10 8-8 5-4
Last 10 Games 6-4 7-3 9-1
Good Wins @28, @50
46, 19
@32, vs16, @70
@29, 29, 45
49, @49
@57
Bad Losses @101 @153, @283

CLICK HERE to find out which teams are in Blind Résumé Table #4

I hope this game took you into the minds of the NCAA selection committee, and maybe opened everyones eyes to how difficult this process can be. Hopefully in your selections the Atlantic 10 came out on top!

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    Kevin Carlock
  • March 8, 2016
Great article, loved it. I hope my picks prove to be right
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