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Bracketology: Texas & Seton Hall Back In

February 14th, 2012
2012 Final's Bracketology projections have consistently proven to be the best in the business. Over the last 4 years, Shawn Siegel is the #1 ranked Bracketologist according to the Bracket Project. This ranking includes the likes of Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish, Jerry Palm, and Andy Glockner.. none of whom come close. 

AP Top 25 & Commentary: Creighton Out

February 13th, 2012

AP Top 25 Commentary: The beauty of being in a power conference is that just one win can erase weeks of doubt. Duke's win over UNC pushed them up 5 spots, erasing memories of the home loss to Miami. Or you can lose a game, in the case of Georgetown, and still rise in the polls (from 12 to 10th).


Monday: Bracketology Implications

February 13th, 2012

What to watch for Monday night as it relates to NCAA Tournament & NIT Bracketology. Each of tonight's 3 nationally televised games have major postseason implications.

College Basketball Top 50: Wichita St into Top 25

February 12th, 2012
Top 50'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.)

Non-BCS Top 25: Cleveland St Tumbles

February 12th, 2012
Cleveland St

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.


Sunday: Bracketology Implications

February 12th, 2012
2012 Final Four

With just 19 games on tap, Sunday might not seem like the most exciting day of college hoops, but there are multiple games with NCAA & NIT implications.

College Basketball: Unbalanced Scheduling Leads to Unfair Respect

February 9th, 2012
Unlike the NBA, college basketball schedules are not equitable. In non-conference play, wealthy schools can host as many home games as they'd like, while other schools can go on the road to raise cash. Schools can choose to play cupcakes or challenge themselves in stacked pre-season tournaments. Even in conference play, some leagues have unbalanced scheduling that can alter the final standings substantially. (Georgetown will never get a chance to avenge last night's overtime loss to Syracuse.)


NIT-Ology: Oklahoma St and Northern Iowa In

February 8th, 2012

The latest 2012 NIT-Ology field as things stand after Tuesday's action. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today.

Bubble Watch: Miami, Arizona Back From the Dead

February 7th, 2012
ArizonaBased 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.