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BYU Moves Into Top 15 Of NET Rankings After Win Over Gonzaga

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PROVO, Utah – The BYU men’s basketball program moved into the Top 15 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball NET Rankings and improved its postseason position by defeating No. 2 Gonzaga.

The Cougars took down the Zags 91-78 at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, February 22.

BYU entered the second meeting of the season against Gonzaga with a No. 18 NET Ranking. After beating the No. 3 NET Zags, the Cougars’ NET Ranking improved four spots to No. 14 in the country.

What Are NET Rankings?

The NET Rankings are used by the NCAA Selection Committee to seed college basketball teams in the 68-team March Madness tournament. The ranking is an algorithm that compiles a team’s value based on game results through the opponents they face, where the games are played, and who ultimately wins the game.

NET rankings break up games into four different “quadrants.” Teams are looking to compile as many quadrant one games as possible on their resume and pull off some wins when going up against those great teams. Losing games to teams in the quadrant three or quadrant four could potentially impact a team’s chances at an NCAA Tournament birth in March.

NET Ranking Quadrants

Quadrant 1

Home – Ranked No. 1-30

Neutral – Ranked No. 1-50

Away – Ranked No. 1-75

Quadrant 2

Home – Ranked No. 31-75

Neutral – Ranked No. 51-100

Away – Ranked No. 76-135

Quadrant 3

Home – Ranked No. 76-160

Neutral – Ranked No. 101-200

Away – Ranked No. 136-240

Quadrant 4

Home – Ranked No. 161-353

Neutral – Ranked No. 201-353

Away – Ranked No. 241-353

Top 25 From NET Rankings

The top 25 teams from the NET Rankings feature many of the teams ranked in the AP Top 25 poll. After February 22, these are the top 25 teams in the NET Rankings:

  1. Kansas (23-3)
  2. Baylor (24-2)
  3. Gonzaga (27-2)
  4. Dayton (25-2)
  5. San Diego State (25-1)
  6. Duke (23-4)
  7. Maryland (22-4)
  8. Louisville (23-5)
  9. Arizona (19-8)
  10. Villanova (21-6)
  11. Creighton (20-6)
  12. Florida State (23-4)
  13. Michigan State (18-9)
  14. BYU (23-7)
  15. West Virginia (19-8)
  16. Texas Tech (18-9)
  17. Seton Hall (19-7)
  18. Colorado (21-7)
  19. Oregon (21-7)
  20. Butler (19-8)
  21. Kentucky (22-5)
  22. Ohio State (17-9)
  23. Michigan (18-9)
  24. Penn State (20-6)
  25. Houston (21-7)

BYU’s Resume

Quadrant 1 Wins: Home vs. Gonzaga (3), Away vs. Houston (25), Neutral vs. Utah State (39)

Quadrant 1 Losses: Neutral vs. Kansas (1), Away vs. Gonzaga (3), Home vs. San Diego State (5), Away vs. Saint Mary’s (31)

Quadrant 2 Wins: Home vs. Saint Mary’s (31), Neutral vs. UCLA (78), Neutral vs. Virginia Tech (80), Away vs. Pacific (111)

Quadrant 2 Losses: Away vs. Boise State (89), Away vs. Utah (90), Away vs. San Francisco (97)

Quadrant 3 or 4 Losses: None

The Cougars wrap up the 2019-20 regular season against the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday, February 29 at 4 p.m. (MDT).

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