In what many analysts and fans are calling the ugliest national title game ever--but what more observant individuals recognize as a fantastic defensive effort on both sides--Connecticut polished off an improbable run that consisted of eleven straight wins and a 14-0 record in tournament play.*
*Disclaimer: I'm an unabashed Connecticut fan, and at this moment have no interest in presenting an unbiased view on the subject.
Truly Jonathan, the UConn Huskies' mascot (pictured top right), is sticking is sticking out his tongue not only at Connecticut's vanquished foes but at the ratings systems that performed so poorly this year.
We covered just about everything we could cover in this regard in the previous post, but here are the final standings with the ultimate percentile rankings for each system.
|1||ESPN National Bracket||220||200||160||0||0||0||0||580||75.5|
|5||Nolan Power Index||230||200||80||0||0||0||0||510||47.4|
|8||NCAA Official RPI||220||180||80||0||0||0||0||480||33.6|
|11||Preseason AP Poll||240||140||80||0||0||0||0||460||25.1|
|13||ESPN Decision Tree||230||160||40||0||0||0||0||430||14.6|
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