Predicting The Southeast Region With Kenpom

Ever wish that more things worked like college brackets? That you could seed everything that way? Top 64 pre-game foods. Top 64 college players. Well, now you can do just that with your friends, with the Allstate BFF Brackets, which takes your 64 top Facebook friends (an algorithm seeds them based on interaction) and seeds them in four regions, exactly like the real tourney. Once the tourney starts, your friends advance with the corresponding seeds – till one is left standing. Check it out here.

I thought I would take a look at the Southeast region using the Kenpom.com ratings.  As you probably know, Kenpom is a tremendous rating system.  It is considerably better than the RPI system.  But one thing it doesn't account for is timing.  That is, if a team is hot or cold at the end of the season.  Given that, let's take a look at the Southeast region using Kenpom.  

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Let's check back after the tournament to see if Pittsburgh comes out alive (likely), and if those five upsets really occur.

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