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2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impacts

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2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games

Is it March yet?

The thrills, the upsets, and the brackets: we’ve got it all this season, so why would the 2018-19 Week 12 college basketball bracket impact games be boring?

Please note: this will be the final bracket impact games tracker of the season as we now focus exclusively on bracketology. Link below and in the menu.

The closer we get to March, the more meaning these games take on, and the resumes build. We have already begun tracking 2019 College Basketball Bracketology and we will keep you up to date on the field of 68. (Hey, that rhymes.) This is the space in which we talk about the games that will adjust the bracket in a positive or negative direction for contending teams.

For the record, we define a “good resume win” as being a Quadrant 1 victory. That’s a win if at home the opposing team had a NET 1 to 30, on a neutral court of 1-50, and on the road 1-75. So, beating a strong team on the road is likely to stay Quadrant 1 and is likely to remain more valuable. We define “bad losses” as those in Quadrants 3 or 4. That is losing a home game to a NET 76-353 team, a neutral court contest to a NET 101-353 squad, or a road game to a 135-353 NET school. Road games are more forgiving, but may the basketball gods help you if you get picked off by a lousy team at home.

If you still want to know what the NCAA’s NET rankings are, it is the formula that replaced RPI. If it helps you to think of this ranking coefficient as the RPI, go ahead, but it ain’t.

Finally, please note that we are only concerned with teams in at-large contention. A NET 150 getting a Quadrant 1 win is nice but changes nothing in the March picture.

Prior Weeks’ Bracket Impact Games: Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Good Resume Wins

• None.

Bad Resume Losses

• None.

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Monday, January 21, 2019

Good Resume Wins

Michigan State defeats Maryland (NET: 20) at home.
Kansas defeats Iowa State (NET: 18) at home.
North Carolina defeats Virginia Tech (NET: 9) at home.

Bad Resume Losses

Nebraska loses to Rutgers (NET: 142) on the road (Quadrant 3 loss).

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Good Resume Wins

Duke defeats Pittsburgh (NET: 58) on the road.
Kansas State defeats Texas Tech (NET: 17) at home.
South Carolina defeats Auburn (NET: 25) at home.
Villanova defeats Butler (NET: 48) on the road.

Bad Resume Losses

• None.

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Good Resume Wins

Purdue defeats Ohio State (NET: 46) on the road.

Bad Resume Losses

• None.

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Good Resume Wins

Michigan State defeats Iowa (NET: 22) on the road.
Louisville defeats NC State (NET: 27) at home.
Washington defeats Oregon (NET: 67) on the road.

Bad Resume Losses

• None.

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Friday, January 25, 2019

Good Resume Wins

Michigan defeats Indiana (NET: 36) on the road.

Bad Resume Losses

• None.

2018-19 Week 12 College Basketball Bracket Impact Games: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Good Resume Wins

Kentucky defeats Kansas (NET: 14) at home.
Texas Tech defeats Auburn (NET: 27) at home.
Iowa State defeats Mississippi (NET: 33) on the road.
Washington defeats Oregon State (NET: 73) on the road.
Ohio State defeats Nebraska (NET: 21) on the road.

Bad Resume Losses

Maryland loses to Illinois (NET: 126) on a neutral court (Quadrant 3 loss).

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