When I developed the efficiency page, the idea was that it would replace the power ratings. Last season, I didn’t really notice much difference in the accuracy of the efficiency versus the power ratings, but I wasn’t using the adjusted pythagorean scheme on the efficiency data, either.

If you’ve been checking both pages over the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that the rankings on the efficiency page have made a lot more sense. With that in mind, I’d thought I’d jot down some unusual conference favorites that adjusted pythagorean had on Wednesday. Maybe it will provide a good laugh in March, or maybe it will give me the impetus to finally ditch the power ratings.

A-10: Xavier (even before last night’s win at St. Joe’s).
Big Ten: Illinois, with Indiana a close second.
Big XII: Texas by a lot, but Colorado is a comfortable second.
Big East: Villanova, with Pitt second.
Big South: Winthrop is so far ahead of its competition, they should go undefeated.
CAA: George Mason.
Horizon: Butler.
MAC: Miami (East), Toledo (West).
MVC: Missouri State.
Mo. West: Air Force, with BYU a suprising second.
Pac-10: Arizona, with Washington State 3rd?
SEC: Florida (East), LSU (West).
WAC: Utah State.

Line o’ the Night

                           FG    3pt  FT   Reb
                      Min  M-A   M-A  M-A  O-T   A F S TO BLK Pts
Eric Hicks             34  9-17  0-0  2-3 12-15  0 3 1  0  1   20
Result: Win. Cincinnati 82, DePaul 60.