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How do we sort out the teams on the cusp of the elite in NCAA women's basketball?

Last week, I started compiling data on a cluster of teams that appeared to be "pretty much interchangeable when it comes to rankings, talent, and what they have to offer" in an attempt to begin sorting them out. Then three of them lost. Nevertheless, the matchups between these three teams is still interesting enough to warrant a discussion about which of these teams has the best shot to make it out of the Sweet 16 in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and play for a shot to go to the Final Four.

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Who deserves the two & three seeds?

This past weekend saw a number of teams ranked in the top 10 in the national polls fall in their conference tournaments, either to teams that do their tournament "resumes" no favors or due to dreadfully substandard performances. That left a number of teams with legitimate arguments for two and three seeds in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, which matter not only for which top seed they're paired with but also which region they go to to play their games. While the tournament selection committee will seek to sort things out using RPI, today we'll try to sort things out in terms of which teams best manage their weaknesses.

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SBN NCAA roundtable: Who's best after the elites?

Just prior to an interesting weekend in women's college basketball, I asked a collection of SB Nation bloggers to give their opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of their teams in order to get a better sense of who's best. For more background on what inspired this discussion, check out the background piece with the data of how these teams stack up in various rankings around the web.

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Sorting out a group of teams on the cusp of elite

Last week, I started compiling data on a cluster of teams that appeared to be "pretty much interchangeable when it comes to rankings, talent, and what they have to offer" in an attempt to begin sorting them out. Then three of them lost. Nevertheless, the matchups between these three teams is still interesting enough to warrant a discussion about which of these teams has the best shot to make it out of the Sweet 16 in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and play for a shot to go to the Final Four.

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