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Terms commonly used in bracketology:

  • NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool) ranking: ranking system based on two factors

    • Team value index (TVI): an index based on games results, which factors in opponent strength, location of game, and winner 

    • Net efficiency: (offensive efficiency) – (defensive efficiency)

  • SOR (Strength of Record): likelihood of an average team to achieve a certain record

  • SOS (Strength of Schedule): how difficult a team's schedule is, factors in location of game and rest days

  • KenPom rating: ranks teams based on adjusted efficiency margin

    • (offensive efficiency per 100 possessions) – (defensive efficiency per 100 possessions)

    • also adjusts for teams' pace of play and opponent strength

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