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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (January 7, 2011)

7th January 2011

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on January 6, 2011:

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BBR Rankings: Special Edition – Best Teams of the 2010 Calendar Year

1st January 2011

Here's what you get when you run the BBR Rankings (and our old friend Maximum Likelihood) on every game, regular-season & playoff, that took place in the calendar year of 2010:

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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (December 31, 2010)

31st December 2010

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on December 30, 2010:

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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (December 24, 2010)

24th December 2010

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on December 23, 2010:

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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (December 17, 2010)

17th December 2010

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on December 16, 2010:

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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (December 10, 2010)

10th December 2010

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on December 9, 2010:

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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (December 3, 2010)

3rd December 2010

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on December 2, 2010:

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Layups: The NBA in the ’90s if Michael Jordan & the Chicago Bulls Didn’t Exist

2nd December 2010

Here's a fun layup from May that I didn't find until this week... As an exercise in counterfactual history, Roger Pimentel of How To Watch Sports used our own SRS to re-shape the NBA's 1990s landscape if Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls hadn't dominated the league so thoroughly. It's all for kicks, of course, but it is interesting to think of what might have been for Portland, Phoenix, Seattle, Utah, and Indiana, had #23 hadn't been standing between them and the championship.

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BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (November 26, 2010)

26th November 2010

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on November 25, 2010:

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CBB: The Top 31 College Basketball Programs of the Last 31 Years (The Top Ten)

19th November 2010

See also: #11-15, #16-20, #21-25, #26-31

With the 2010-11 season warming up, let's finish up our ranking of the 31 best NCAA teams from 1980-2010:

10. Louisville Cardinals (+14.76 SRS)

Record: 709-329 (.683)
Prominent Coaches: Denny Crum, Rick Pitino
Best NCAA Finish: Won NCAA Championship (1980, 1986)

Louisville has somewhat quietly amassed a dominant resume over the past 3 decades. With 2 national titles and 4 Final Fours, the Cardinals were probably the best program of the 1980s, while their "down" years of the 1990s consisted of 8 NCAA berths & 208 wins. And in the 2000s, Rick Pitino took them to a Final Four in 2005, seamlessly transitioning from the Crum era with 220 victories of his own. Pick any year since 1980, and chances are The Ville was one of the better college basketball teams in the country.

9. Syracuse Orange (+15.41 SRS)

Record: 755-279 (.730)
Prominent Coaches: Jim Boeheim
Best NCAA Finish: Won NCAA Championship (2003)

Under Jim Boeheim, the Orangemen won more games than all but four schools since 1980. He took a solid program and turned it into a perennial contender, produced a number of NBA prospects, won 14 Big East regular-season or tournament titles, and finally filled the gap in his resume when Carmelo Anthony carried 'Cuse to their elusive NCAA crown in 2003. Simply put, no Big East team has been better over the past 30 years.

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