On Sunday, the NCAA tournament committee revealed its top 16 seeds as a sign of where things stand with less than two months remaining in the season. The top 16 bracket reveal showed the selection committee is stressing the number of quality wins above everything else, including the actual “quality” of so-called quality wins, with the new Quadrant system.
The problematic practice of grouping wins and losses by arbitrary cutoffs leads to the unfair presentation of a team’s resume. The NCAA no longer groups a team’s wins and losses by RPI Top 25, RPI Top 50, etc. on the “team sheet” presented to selection committee members.