The 2022-23 men’s basketball season marks the fifth year of the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings, which replaced the RPI prior to the 2018-19 campaign as the primary sorting tool for evaluating teams.
The NCAA Tournament Committee uses the NET to facilitate the selection of the field.
On Monday the NCAA released its first edition of the NET rankings, and both the IU men’s and women’s basketball programs are in the top-10.
The IU men (7-1) are ranked No. 10 despite a road loss to Rutgers on Saturday. Helping the cause is a quadrant 1 win on the road at Xavier earlier in the season. The Hoosiers have two massive opportunities for quadrant 1 wins over the next two weeks against NET No. 26 Arizona on a neutral floor, and No. 18 Kansas on the road.
The IU women (9-0) are ranked No. 4, and currently a clear contender for a national No. 1 seed. So far they are 2-0 against NET top-25 opponents.
Using the quadrant system for the NET, the quality of wins and losses is organized based on game location and the opponent’s NET ranking.
- Quadrant 1: Home 1-30, Neutral 1-50, Away 1-75
- Quadrant 2: Home 31-75, Neutral 51-100, Away 76-135
- Quadrant 3: Home 76-160, Neutral 101-200, Away 135-240
- Quadrant 4: Home 161-353, Neutral 201-353, Away 241-353
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