Top 5 10 15 20 25
Avg. 1.3 1.725 1.867 2.8 2.58
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OBO 1 3 5 5 6

    

 

Table Legend

Rewards standings before the tournament games and after them.

Commentary: Louisville won the NCAA tourament in 2013, and Rewards placed them atop its final ranking as well. The Rewards ranking generated before that tournament correlated fairly well with the top 15 teams in both polls, and #9 seed Wichita State moved up from #40 to #23 by reaching the Final Four (though the coaches had them as #4 with their strong tournament performance). NIT champ Baylor moved up 5 places, and the surprising team from Florida Gulf Coast, the first #15 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen, moved up from #84 to #68 in the final Rewards ranking, with the coaches placing them as #25 in their final poll.