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Purdue Non-Con Tracker: Husky and Boilermaker Party

Purdue and UConn are the 2 clear favorites right now and they honestly don’t care who is number 1 or number 2.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 10 Indiana at Purdue Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via 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+

** Indicates that the team is the current leader of their conference

Samford Bulldogs**
NET: 63
KenPom: 72
Quad-2 Win
Since last update: W at UNC Greensboro, W at VMI

Morehead State Eagles**
NET: 102
KenPom: 110
Quad-3 Win
Since last update: W vs SIU Edwardsville, W vs Eastern Illinois

Xavier Musketeers
NET: 52
KenPom: 42
Quad-2 Win
Since last update: W vs Villanova, L vs #19 Creighton

#11 Gonzaga Bulldogs (N)
NET: 24
KenPom: 19
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W vs Portland, W at #17 Kentucky

#7 Tennessee Volunteers (N)
NET: 6
KenPom: 7
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W vs LSU, L at Texas A&M

#4 Marquette Golden Eagles (N)
NET: 11
KenPom: 10
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W vs St. John’s

Texas Southern Tigers
NET: 281
KenPom: 274
Quad-4 Win
Since last update: W at Florida A&M

Alabama Crimson Tide (N)**
NET: 5
KenPom: 6
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: L at #12 Auburn, W at LSU

#1 Arizona Wildcats (N)**
NET: 3
KenPom: 4
Quad-1 Win
Since last update: W at Utah, W at Colorado

Jacksonville Dolphins
NET: 282
KenPom: 277
Quad-4 Win
Since last update: W vs Central Arkansas, W vs North Alabama

Eastern Kentucky Colonels**
NET: 208
KenPom: 191
Quad-4 Win
Since Purdue game: W vs Florida Gulf Coast, L at Stetson

Conference Tracker:

Conference Tracker

Date Opponent NET KenPom Result Quad
Date Opponent NET KenPom Result Quad
1-Dec At Northwestern 53 46 L 1
4-Dec Iowa 57 49 W 2
2-Jan At Maryland 74 50 W 1
5-Jan Illinois 15 12 W 1
9-Jan At Nebraska 43 34 L 1
13-Jan Penn State 94 90 W 3
16-Jan At Indiana 101 95 W 2
20-Jan At Iowa 57 49 W 1
23-Jan Michigan 131 125 W 3
28-Jan At Rutgers 91 91 W 2
31-Jan Northwestern 53 46 W 2
4-Feb At Wisconsin 23 23 W 1
10-Feb Indiana 101 95 W 3
15-Feb Minnesota 77 61 W 3
18-Feb At Ohio State 59 53 L 1
22-Feb Rutgers 91 91 W 3
25-Feb At Michigan 131 125 W 2
2-Mar Michigan State 22 20 W 1
5-Mar At Illinois 15 12 - 1
10-Mar Wisconsin 23 23 - 1

Ok folks, we are getting to the point where we need to start talking about preferred paths in the NCAA tournament. Purdue is a lock for a bid but still has to fight for a 1-seed and, for that matter, a high 1-seed. It’s basically consensus that Purdue is the top overall seed at the moment, despite what the AP poll says. Purdue has the best resume in the country and it’s not particularly close. But as it stands, it doesn’t even matter if Purdue is the top 1-seed or the second 1-seed. This is because UConn is the main challenger right now. In March, the four regions are in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and Los Angeles. The sub-regions are in Brooklyn, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Spokane, and Memphis. In either scenario of Purdue and UConn being 1 and 2, Purdue would choose Detroit with an Indy sub-region and UConn would choose Boston with a Brooklyn sub-region. For what it’s worth, many of the teams challenging for a 1-seed would choose a region other than Detroit / Indy. Houston would go to Dallas, Arizona would go to LA, Kansas would likely go to Dallas, and North Carolina likely goes to Boston. This means that unless Purdue falls into the third or fourth 1-seed, they will almost assuredly get the ideal path from a geography standpoint. Of course, it would be great to not have to worry by clinching the overall top seed and choosing whatever you want. Just keep winning.