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Purdue Non-Con Tracker: The Meat of the Schedule

This is where the true contenders start to break away as we near the halfway point of conference season.

Purdue v Iowa Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

Quad Chart

Quadrant Home Neutral Away
Quadrant Home Neutral Away
Quad 1 1-30 1-50 1-75
Quad 2 31-75 51-100 76-135
Quad 3 76-160 101-200 136-240
Quad 4 161+ 201+ 241+

Samford Bulldogs
NET: 80
KenPom: 87
Quad-3 Win
Since last update: W vs Mercer

Morehead State Eagles
NET: 110
KenPom: 126
Quad-3 Win
Since last update: W vs UT Martin, W at Southern Indiana

Xavier Musketeers
NET: 43
KenPom: 35
Quad-2 Win
Since last update: W vs Georgetown

#11 Gonzaga Bulldogs (N)
NET: 30
KenPom: 20
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W at Pepperdine, W at San Diego

#7 Tennessee Volunteers (N)
NET: 4
KenPom: 4
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W vs Alabama

#4 Marquette Golden Eagles (N)
NET: 17
KenPom: 17
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W at St John’s

Texas Southern Tigers
NET: 294
KenPom: 275
Quad-4 Win
Since last update: W at Alcorn State

Alabama Crimson Tide (N)
NET: 8
KenPom: 8
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: L at #6 Tennessee

#1 Arizona Wildcats (N)
NET: 3
KenPom: 3
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W vs USC, W vs UCLA

Jacksonville Dolphins
NET: 296
KenPom: 292
Quad-4 Win
Since last update: W vs Queens, L vs Kennesaw State

Eastern Kentucky Colonels
NET: 219
KenPom: 190
Quad-4 Win
Since Purdue game: W vs Bellarmine

Conference Tracker:

Conference Tracker

Date Opponent NET KenPom Result Quad
Date Opponent NET KenPom Result Quad
1-Dec At Northwestern 56 47 L 1
4-Dec Iowa 67 57 W 2
2-Jan At Maryland 74 52 W 1
5-Jan Illinois 12 8 W 1
9-Jan At Nebraska 49 40 L 1
13-Jan Penn State 99 93 W 3
16-Jan At Indiana 101 98 W 2
20-Jan At Iowa 67 57 W 1
23-Jan Michigan 118 104 W 3
28-Jan At Rutgers 89 83 W 2
31-Jan Northwestern 56 47 W 2
4-Feb At Wisconsin 21 19 W 1
10-Feb Indiana 100 98 W 3
15-Feb Minnesota 77 67 W 3
18-Feb At Ohio State 64 62 L 1
22-Feb Rutgers 89 83 - 3
25-Feb At Michigan 118 104 - 2
2-Mar Michigan State 20 15 - 1
5-Mar At Illinois 12 8 - 1
10-Mar Wisconsin 21 19 - 1

This week, a few shakeups have occurred. Northwestern has dropped in Q2 territory (they could easily jump back into Q1 by moving up 3 spots), Gonzaga has firmly planted itself back in the top-50 which keeps the neutral-site Q1 win intact, and Samford has fallen into a Q3 win (also could move up to a Q2 if Samford jumps 5 spots). Purdue has 12 more conference games this season. 5 are Q3 home games (for now), 2 are Q2 road games at Rutgers and Michigan, and 5 are Q1 games in which 2 are at home against Wisconsin and Michigan State. If Purdue can remain undefeated in Mackey and win its games in Piscataway and Ann Arbor, the Boilermakers will be at worst 15-5 in conference, which I believe is enough to win the 26th Big Ten Title and ensures Purdue a 1-seed in the tournament. Obviously, this is oversimplifying things but the bottom line for Purdue is: Keep Winning.