And so we come to the end of our grand experiment. All season long, Sal from MadduxSports.com has been sending me the Sweat Barometer rankings for every Division I college hoops team. The idea was not just to pinpoint the teams that were great against the spread, but also to identify which teams would really make you sweat if you put your money on them.
Brigham Young Cougars, Baylor Bears, Princeton Tigers, Wisconsin Badgers, Appalachian State Mountaineers, Syracuse Orangemen, Saint Louis Billikens, Montana Grizzlies, Xavier Musketeers, Texas A&M Aggies, Marshall Thundering Herd, Kansas State Wildcats, Weber State Wildcats, Loyola Marymount Lions, Arkansas State Red Wolves, Saint Mary's Gaels, Utah State Aggies, Eastern Illinois Panthers, Duke Blue Devils, Ohio State Buckeyes, South Florida Bulls, Wofford Terriers, William & Mary Tribe, Marquette Golden Eagles, Morehead State Eagles, Maryland Terrapins, Temple Owls, UTEP Miners, Kentucky Wildcats, New Mexico Lobos, Pittsburgh Panthers, Vanderbilt Commodores, Villanova Wildcats, Butler Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Georgetown Hoyas, West Virginia Mountaineers, Tennessee Volunteers, Purdue Boilermakers, Michigan State Spartans, Dartmouth Big Green, North Carolina Tar Heels, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, Samford Bulldogs, LSU Tigers
ABOUT THIS BLOG
Chad Millman, Editor in Chief of ESPN The Magazine, joined The Mag as an associate editor in 1998. A year later he left to write "The Odds" -- about a trio of Vegas bookmakers and wiseguys -- and to find riches working for an Internet company. He made tens of dollars on "The Odds," the web biz tanked and he returned to The Mag. He also worked at Sports Illustrated and wrote some other books, including "Iceman" with Chuck Liddell, "Invincible" with Vince Papale, "Pickup Artists" with Lars Anderson, and "The Detonators." His most recent books are the national bestseller "The Ones Who Hit the Hardest," about the blood feud between the 70s Steelers and Cowboys, written with Shawn Coyne, and the New York Times bestseller "They Call Me Baba Booey", with Gary Dell'Abate.
Millman's daily blog explores the culture of sports gambling; on Mondays and Fridays in the fall, he investigates trends in point spreads related to professional football.