6 With Best Shots at NCAA Title

6 With Best Shots at NCAA Title

Selection Sunday is 45 days away, but that doesn't mean you can't start narrowing in on your choice for the tourney's ultimate champ. By monitoring a few key factors from now until the brackets are set, you can reduce your list of champion candidates to a handful of teams -- and be reasonably sure the ultimate victor will be among them.

Every one of the last 12 champs have owned these eight characteristics:

  • Earned a one, two or three seed;
  • Came from a ''power'' conference: ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 or SEC (labeled “CF” in the table below);
  • Either went to the previous year's dance or had an All-American (*/12);
  • Were led by a coach with more than five tourney trips and at least one Elite Eight run (CO);
  • Averaged more than 73 points per game (PF>73);
  • Allowed fewer than 73 points per game (PA<73);
  • Owned a scoring margin of at least seven points per game. (SM>=7);
  • Played a schedule among the 75 strongest in the country (S<75).
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