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Comparing Blind Resumes for 2014 NCAA Tournament Hopefuls
Laurence Kesterson/Associated Press

Nothing will change your perception of a NCAA tournament hopeful quite like blindly comparing its resume to another team's resume, and we've got 12 juicy comparisons for you.

In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare wrote, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

How will these "roses" smell when we take away their names? Resumes once believed a lock for the tournament might not seem so pretty once you no longer know the school to which they belong.

No stone was left unturned. We looked at RPI (Ratings Percentage Index), BPI (Basketball Power Index), KP (Ken Pomeroy's ratings) and JS (Jeff Sagarin's ratings) to determine where each team stands and deserves to stand.

Aside from removing the teams' names, there's no tomfoolery or data manipulation going on here. We're giving the same amount of data for every comparison and letting you come to a conclusion on which resume is better before revealing all of the teams involved.

Hopefully this will serve as a tiny peek behind the curtain of what the selection committee will go through next week.


Win-loss records on the following slides exclude games played against opponents not in D-I and are current through the start of play on Wednesday, March 5. All computer rankings are current through the start of play on Tuesday, March 4.


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