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AP Top 25 & Commentary: Saint Mary's Hammered

February 20th, 2012
Matthew Dellavedova scored 26 in the first meetingAP Top 25 Commentary: This week's poll features some of the biggest changes of the season, particularly outside of the Top 10. UNLV, ranked 11th last week, dropped 9 spots after losing an OT game at TCU and at new #18 New Mexico. This seems a bit harsh considering TCU is a fringe Top 100 team with a handful of solid wins, and New Mexico is on a tear.


Bracketology Review: Illinois, Mississippi St, NC St, SDSU, SMC, UNLV

February 20th, 2012
Six of last week's Top 50 teams lost twice since last Sunday: UNLV, San Diego St, Saint Mary's, Mississippi St, NC State, and Illinois. In last Tuesday's Bracketology Projection, those team's were seeded as follows:


Non-BCS Top 25: UNLV Loses Top Spot

February 19th, 2012
The Non-BCS Top 25 is a weekly companion to the popular CHN Top 50 ranking, taking an in-depth look into the underrated universe of teams outside of the big six. The original Non-BCS ranking.


Non-BCS Top 25: February 19th

College Basketball Top 50: Mountain West Shuffle

February 19th, 2012
Top's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)


Bracketology Trip: NCAA Mock Selection Committee: Part Four

February 18th, 2012
ncaa.pngNow that I'm back from the NCAA's Mock Selection Committee, I finally have time to sit down and answer some of the many questions asked by readers and followers on twitter. Sitting in with the likes of Committee chairman Jeff Hathaway and NCAA Senior VP Greg Shaheen (the person who understands the selection process best), I certainly know more about the process than ever before.


Bracketology Trip: The NCAA Mock Selection Bracket

February 18th, 2012
There is still much to talk about after the whirlwind NCAA Mock Selection Committee. After Thursday night's session, I wrote about the major flaws in the selection process. These include an over-reliance on the "eye-test", a delusion that the RPI is not the most important ranking, yet it is the basis of the entire interface, and a general ambiguity about what it really means to select the "best" teams.

Bracketology Trip: NCAA Mock Selection Committee: Part Three

February 17th, 2012

Shawn Siegel is taking part in the NCAA's "Mock Selection Committee" in Indianapolis. Each day, he's reporting on the day's events and answering questions on Twitter @collegehoopsnet. Follow the action as the bracket is finalized on Friday.


Bracketology Trip: NCAA Mock Selection Committee: Part Two

February 16th, 2012
I've been to Indianapolis almost a dozen times, and each time it perplexes me. Outside of the government employees working downtown during the day, the rest of downtown is one giant convention/conference center. Except it is not contained to the actual convention center, but spread out across 8 blocks.

In town for the NCAA's Mock Selection Committee, I guess I am no different from the other conference-goers filling up chain restaurants (I've counted about 120 so far) and crowding my chain-hotel elevator (the Parts Unlimited crew is pretty rowdy).

Bubble Watch: Northwestern Not Dead Yet

February 14th, 2012
Based on's most recent Bracketology projection, here is how the NCAA Tournament Bubble currently stands. CHN will publish Bubble Watch on Tuesday's following the Bracketology update.