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Etheridge: Here’s another way to evaluate the tourney field


On the most recent bracketology podcast, I commented that I wasn’t a fan of the Quad system. I decided to double-click on that topic, expand on the reason with concrete examples, and, instead of just complaining, offer a suggestion to help the process.

First off, let’s explain what the Quads are.

Standing alone, that seems reasonable, right? Road games are more difficult than neutral site games, which are more difficult than the home games. So, what’s the problem?

Initially, the RPI already has a large road win component baked into it, giving 1.3 wins for every road victory and[…]