**Click on team for details.** All columns listed are sortable from 1 (best) to 68 (worse)

__Note:__ These 68 represent the best teams out of 3400+ (Grades are relative to Field of 68)

Proposed Simulation tourney(s) will include important end-of-year metrics this study omits

RPI | Paint | Shooting | Offense | Poise | Defense | Ballcontrol | Dominance | Resilience | MPI10 | |||||||||||||||
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Team | Conference | Year | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Rank | +/- | Dance Result | |

Illinois | Big Ten | 2004/05 | 1 | A+ |
62 | D+ |
12 | A- |
3 | A+ |
7 | A |
44 | C+ |
1 | A+ |
2 | A+ |
1 | A+ |
1 | A+ |
Last 2 | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2009/10 | 2 | A+ |
6 | A |
32 | B- |
20 | B+ |
24 | B |
5 | A |
32 | B- |
1 | A+ |
5 | A |
2 | A+ |
Round of 32 | |

Ohio State | Big Ten | 2010/11 | 11 | A- |
59 | C- |
25 | B |
14 | B+ |
27 | B |
57 | C- |
2 | A+ |
6 | A |
3 | A+ |
3 | A+ |
Round of 16 | |

Duke | Atlantic Coast | 2009/10 | 12 | A- |
40 | C+ |
34 | B- |
22 | B |
3 | A+ |
35 | B- |
33 | B- |
8 | A |
2 | A+ |
4 | A+ |
Nat’l Champ | |

N. Carolina | Atlantic Coast | 2008/09 | 3 | A+ |
9 | A- |
8 | A |
9 | A- |
1 | A+ |
51 | C |
19 | B+ |
3 | A+ |
9 | A- |
5 | A |
Nat’l Champ | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2007/08 | 24 | B |
7 | A |
26 | B |
33 | B- |
33 | B- |
2 | A+ |
22 | B |
9 | A- |
6 | A |
6 | A |
Nat’l Champ | |

Maryland | Atlantic Coast | 2001/02 | 13 | B+ |
25 | B |
20 | B+ |
32 | B- |
10 | A- |
21 | B |
13 | B+ |
7 | A |
8 | A |
7 | A |
Nat’l Champ | |

Duke | Atlantic Coast | 2010/11 | 25 | B |
49 | C |
14 | B+ |
6 | A |
8 | A |
19 | B+ |
35 | B- |
10 | A- |
11 | A- |
8 | A |
Round of 16 | |

Duke | Atlantic Coast | 2003/04 | 4 | A+ |
37 | C+ |
21 | B |
17 | B+ |
6 | A |
7 | A |
63 | D+ |
4 | A+ |
19 | B+ |
9 | A- |
Round of 4 | |

Oklahoma | Big 12 | 2001/02 | 18 | B+ |
42 | C+ |
53 | C- |
45 | C |
5 | A |
14 | B+ |
36 | B- |
19 | B+ |
4 | A+ |
10 | A- |
Round of 4 | |

Ohio State | Big Ten | 2006/07 | 5 | A |
35 | B- |
58 | C- |
46 | C |
23 | B |
15 | B+ |
21 | B |
14 | B+ |
13 | B+ |
11 | A- |
Last 2 | |

Florida | Southeastern | 2005/06 | 32 | B- |
32 | B- |
6 | A |
7 | A |
14 | B+ |
10 | A- |
48 | C |
15 | B+ |
14 | B+ |
12 | A- |
Nat’l Champ | |

Kentucky | Southeastern | 2002/03 | 6 | A |
16 | B+ |
50 | C |
55 | C- |
22 | B |
17 | B+ |
40 | C+ |
20 | B+ |
10 | A- |
13 | B+ |
Round of 8 | |

Florida | Southeastern | 2006/07 | 19 | B+ |
14 | B+ |
37 | C+ |
25 | B |
44 | C+ |
23 | B |
52 | C |
12 | A- |
24 | B |
14 | B+ |
Nat’l Champ | |

Pittsburgh | American Athletic | 2008/09 | 15 | B+ |
31 | B- |
63 | D+ |
56 | C- |
54 | C- |
43 | C+ |
11 | A- |
21 | B |
15 | B+ |
15 | B+ |
Round of 8 | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2010/11 | 7 | A |
34 | B- |
46 | C |
36 | B- |
53 | C- |
16 | B+ |
46 | C |
5 | A |
33 | B- |
16 | B+ |
Round of 8 | |

Oklahoma St. | Big 12 | 2003/04 | 33 | B- |
44 | C+ |
29 | B- |
48 | C |
47 | C |
24 | B |
27 | B |
23 | B |
16 | B+ |
17 | B+ |
Round of 4 | |

Memphis | Conference USA | 2007/08 | 14 | B+ |
11 | A- |
68 | D |
65 | D+ |
64 | D+ |
4 | A+ |
10 | A- |
16 | B+ |
26 | B |
18 | B+ |
Last 2 | |

Oklahoma St. | Big 12 | 2004/05 | 34 | B- |
64 | D+ |
1 | A+ |
1 | A+ |
9 | A- |
68 | D |
30 | B- |
37 | C+ |
7 | A |
19 | B+ |
Round of 16 | |

N. Carolina | Atlantic Coast | 2006/07 | 26 | B |
17 | B+ |
44 | C+ |
49 | C |
26 | B |
34 | B- |
28 | B |
32 | B- |
22 | B |
20 | B+ |
Round of 8 | |

BYU | Mountain West | 2010/11 | 43 | C+ |
53 | C- |
40 | C+ |
18 | B+ |
17 | B+ |
49 | C |
18 | B+ |
27 | B |
28 | B |
21 | B |
Round of 16 | |

UCLA | Pacific 12 | 2007/08 | 35 | B- |
24 | B |
48 | C |
63 | D+ |
18 | B+ |
18 | B+ |
39 | C+ |
43 | C+ |
12 | A- |
22 | B |
Round of 4 | |

Louisville | Conference USA | 2004/05 | 50 | C |
41 | C+ |
19 | B+ |
4 | A+ |
35 | B- |
12 | A- |
51 | C |
24 | B |
32 | B- |
23 | B |
Round of 4 | |

Texas | Big 12 | 2005/06 | 49 | C |
12 | A- |
36 | B- |
31 | B- |
38 | C+ |
6 | A |
53 | C- |
26 | B |
29 | B- |
24 | B |
Round of 8 | |

San Diego St. | Mountain West | 2010/11 | 20 | B+ |
20 | B+ |
64 | D+ |
64 | D+ |
42 | C+ |
20 | B+ |
38 | C+ |
40 | C+ |
21 | B |
25 | B |
Round of 16 | |

Xavier | Atlantic Ten | 2007/08 | 46 | C |
54 | C- |
10 | A- |
15 | B+ |
21 | B |
60 | C- |
31 | B- |
39 | C+ |
23 | B |
26 | B |
Round of 8 | |

Connecticut | American Athletic | 2008/09 | 36 | B- |
3 | A+ |
45 | C |
60 | C- |
57 | C- |
31 | B- |
17 | B+ |
38 | C+ |
25 | B |
27 | B |
Round of 4 | |

Duke | Atlantic Coast | 2008/09 | 21 | B |
46 | C |
51 | C |
39 | C+ |
15 | B+ |
52 | C |
50 | C |
35 | B- |
30 | B- |
28 | B |
Round of 16 | |

Cincinnati | Conference USA | 2001/02 | 37 | C+ |
28 | B |
41 | C+ |
47 | C |
25 | B |
50 | C |
57 | C- |
48 | C |
18 | B+ |
29 | B- |
Round of 32 | |

Marquette | Conference USA | 2002/03 | 42 | C+ |
52 | C |
3 | A+ |
21 | B |
13 | B+ |
67 | D |
23 | B |
47 | C |
20 | B+ |
30 | B- |
Round of 4 | |

Connecticut | American Athletic | 2003/04 | 16 | B+ |
1 | A+ |
62 | D+ |
53 | C- |
65 | D+ |
33 | B- |
24 | B |
22 | B |
48 | C |
31 | B- |
Nat’l Champ | |

N. Carolina | Atlantic Coast | 2007/08 | 8 | A |
19 | B+ |
16 | B+ |
40 | C+ |
4 | A+ |
59 | C- |
60 | C- |
36 | B- |
36 | B- |
32 | B- |
Round of 4 | |

Notre Dame | American Athletic | 2010/11 | 51 | C |
50 | C |
30 | B- |
16 | B+ |
45 | C |
66 | D |
3 | A+ |
45 | C |
27 | B |
33 | B- |
Round of 32 | |

St. Joseph's | Atlantic Ten | 2003/04 | 27 | B |
68 | D |
27 | B |
10 | A- |
30 | B- |
11 | A- |
6 | A |
17 | B+ |
57 | C- |
34 | B- |
Round of 8 | |

N. Carolina | Atlantic Coast | 2004/05 | 17 | B+ |
38 | C+ |
9 | A- |
5 | A |
11 | A- |
41 | C+ |
68 | D |
11 | A- |
64 | D+ |
35 | B- |
Nat’l Champ | |

Kentucky | Southeastern | 2010/11 | 38 | C+ |
26 | B |
38 | C+ |
29 | B- |
43 | C+ |
36 | B- |
55 | C- |
31 | B- |
45 | C |
36 | B- |
Round of 4 | |

Memphis | Conference USA | 2008/09 | 47 | C |
10 | A- |
66 | D |
68 | D |
55 | C- |
1 | A+ |
37 | C+ |
42 | C+ |
37 | C+ |
37 | C+ |
Round of 16 | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2001/02 | 9 | A- |
4 | A+ |
11 | A- |
23 | B |
12 | A- |
30 | B- |
65 | D+ |
13 | B+ |
67 | D |
38 | C+ |
Round of 4 | |

Arizona | Pacific 12 | 2002/03 | 39 | C+ |
29 | B- |
59 | C- |
41 | C+ |
34 | B- |
37 | C+ |
44 | C+ |
29 | B- |
52 | C |
39 | C+ |
Round of 8 | |

Baylor | Big 12 | 2009/10 | 44 | C+ |
8 | A |
13 | B+ |
13 | B+ |
29 | B- |
25 | B |
67 | D |
28 | B |
54 | C- |
40 | C+ |
Round of 8 | |

Connecticut | American Athletic | 2005/06 | 28 | B |
2 | A+ |
42 | C+ |
51 | C |
31 | B- |
38 | C+ |
54 | C- |
44 | C+ |
38 | C+ |
41 | C+ |
Round of 8 | |

Cincinnati | Conference USA | 2003/04 | 52 | C |
23 | B |
61 | D+ |
42 | C+ |
66 | D |
13 | B+ |
12 | A- |
33 | B- |
51 | C |
42 | C+ |
Round of 32 | |

West Virginia | American Athletic | 2009/10 | 31 | B- |
39 | C+ |
67 | D |
66 | D |
37 | C+ |
61 | D+ |
14 | B+ |
68 | D |
17 | B+ |
43 | C+ |
Round of 4 | |

Duke | Atlantic Coast | 2005/06 | 10 | A- |
65 | D+ |
5 | A |
2 | A+ |
2 | A+ |
32 | B- |
56 | C- |
18 | B+ |
68 | D |
44 | C+ |
Round of 16 | |

Illinois | Big Ten | 2001/02 | 54 | C- |
45 | C |
22 | B |
24 | B |
39 | C+ |
53 | C- |
42 | C+ |
46 | C |
43 | C+ |
45 | C |
Round of 16 | |

Texas A&M | Big 12 | 2006/07 | 63 | D+ |
55 | C- |
15 | B+ |
34 | B- |
58 | C- |
39 | C+ |
7 | A |
51 | C |
40 | C+ |
46 | C |
Round of 16 | |

Kentucky | Southeastern | 2003/04 | 22 | B |
51 | C |
54 | C- |
52 | C |
40 | C+ |
26 | B |
59 | C- |
41 | C+ |
49 | C |
47 | C |
Round of 32 | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2002/03 | 29 | B- |
13 | B+ |
56 | C- |
62 | D+ |
63 | D+ |
8 | A |
47 | C |
25 | B |
65 | D+ |
48 | C |
Last 2 | |

Michigan St. | Big Ten | 2004/05 | 61 | D+ |
61 | D+ |
24 | B |
28 | B |
36 | B- |
64 | D+ |
26 | B |
61 | D+ |
35 | B- |
49 | C |
Round of 4 | |

Duke | Atlantic Coast | 2001/02 | 30 | B- |
66 | D |
49 | C |
26 | B |
46 | C |
56 | C- |
29 | B- |
30 | B- |
66 | D |
50 | C |
Round of 16 | |

Drake | Missouri Valley | 2007/08 | 57 | C- |
67 | D |
47 | C |
35 | B- |
28 | B |
62 | D+ |
25 | B |
62 | D+ |
34 | B- |
51 | C |
Field of 64 | |

Illinois | Big Ten | 2002/03 | 64 | D+ |
63 | D+ |
33 | B- |
30 | B- |
56 | C- |
46 | C |
9 | A- |
53 | C- |
44 | C+ |
52 | C |
Round of 32 | |

Stanford | Pacific 12 | 2003/04 | 60 | C- |
21 | B |
18 | B+ |
43 | C+ |
32 | B- |
29 | B- |
43 | C+ |
58 | C- |
39 | C+ |
53 | C- |
Round of 32 | |

Connecticut | American Athletic | 2010/11 | 41 | C+ |
18 | B+ |
65 | D+ |
67 | D |
16 | B+ |
22 | B |
58 | C- |
67 | D |
31 | B- |
54 | C- |
Nat’l Champ | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2006/07 | 53 | C- |
5 | A |
57 | C- |
57 | C- |
68 | D |
3 | A+ |
45 | C |
34 | B- |
63 | D+ |
55 | C- |
Round of 8 | |

Gonzaga | West Coast | 2003/04 | 65 | D+ |
36 | B- |
2 | A+ |
12 | A- |
49 | C |
58 | C- |
16 | B+ |
54 | C- |
46 | C |
56 | C- |
Round of 32 | |

Boston College | American Athletic | 2004/05 | 55 | C- |
43 | C+ |
31 | B- |
61 | D+ |
52 | C |
45 | C |
20 | B+ |
64 | D+ |
41 | C+ |
57 | C- |
Round of 32 | |

Villanova | American Athletic | 2008/09 | 45 | C |
57 | C- |
35 | B- |
38 | C+ |
20 | B+ |
54 | C- |
61 | D+ |
50 | C |
55 | C- |
58 | C- |
Round of 4 | |

Pittsburgh | American Athletic | 2010/11 | 58 | C- |
56 | C- |
52 | C |
54 | C- |
67 | D |
63 | D+ |
8 | A |
65 | D+ |
42 | C+ |
59 | C- |
Round of 32 | |

Oklahoma | Big 12 | 2002/03 | 23 | B |
48 | C |
60 | C- |
59 | C- |
50 | C |
42 | C+ |
41 | C+ |
52 | C |
58 | C- |
60 | C- |
Round of 8 | |

Kansas | Big 12 | 2008/09 | 56 | C- |
22 | B |
23 | B |
37 | C+ |
48 | C |
28 | B |
66 | D |
49 | C |
61 | D+ |
61 | D+ |
Round of 16 | |

Georgetown | American Athletic | 2006/07 | 40 | C+ |
15 | B+ |
39 | C+ |
58 | C- |
41 | C+ |
40 | C+ |
49 | C |
56 | C- |
56 | C- |
62 | D+ |
Round of 4 | |

Davidson | Southern | 2007/08 | 67 | D |
60 | C- |
43 | C+ |
27 | B |
60 | C- |
47 | C |
5 | A |
59 | C- |
53 | C- |
63 | D+ |
Round of 8 | |

Michigan St. | Big Ten | 2007/08 | 59 | C- |
30 | B- |
7 | A |
50 | C |
51 | C |
55 | C- |
34 | B- |
66 | D |
47 | C |
64 | D+ |
Round of 16 | |

Purdue | Big Ten | 2010/11 | 62 | D+ |
58 | C- |
55 | C- |
44 | C+ |
59 | C- |
48 | C |
4 | A+ |
63 | D+ |
50 | C |
65 | D+ |
Round of 32 | |

Arizona | Pacific 12 | 2004/05 | 48 | C |
47 | C |
4 | A+ |
8 | A |
19 | B+ |
65 | D+ |
64 | D+ |
55 | C- |
60 | C- |
66 | D |
Round of 8 | |

Gonzaga | West Coast | 2008/09 | 68 | D |
33 | B- |
17 | B+ |
11 | A- |
62 | D+ |
9 | A- |
15 | B+ |
60 | C- |
59 | C- |
67 | D |
Round of 16 | |

Florida | Southeastern | 2004/05 | 66 | D |
27 | B |
28 | B |
19 | B+ |
61 | D+ |
27 | B |
62 | D+ |
57 | C- |
62 | D+ |
68 | D |
Round of 32 |

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“Dance of the Digital Decade 2002-2011”

By Bob Barton, March 13, 2014

Itâs been 13 years since the NCAA first began publicizing menâs college basketball statistics on the internet. We at Marchpool have been crunching the data for the 340+ Division 1 teams over the first 10 years of data (2002 thru 2011). We compared the 14 key basketball team metrics that are reported/stored for each D1 game on the NCAAâs website. We offer up this compilation of the 1st decade of CBB stats for you to feast on!

The NCAA tourney, the entropy filled March classic with its last shot daggers, bad calls, comebacks, injuries, biases and (gasp!) conspiracy theoriesâ is the gold standard for deciding which is the best CBB team for any given season. Our analysis set out to answer another far less dramatic question; âWhat CBB team most exemplified basketball excellence on a consistent basis across an ENTIRE season?â In other words, if a round ball novice â say, an alien - wanted to observe superior CBB play, which menâs college team(s) would have been best to watch performâ ideally from a midcourt seat?

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