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BPI projects the Final Four

ESPN's power metric breaks down the probable Final Four winners

Originally Published: March 26, 2012
By Alok Pattani | ESPN Stats & Information Group
Kentucky WildcatsLexington Herald-Leader, Getty ImagesThe Kentucky Wildcats are heavy title favorites, based on BPI.

While BPI was not created specifically for use as a projection tool, it can be helpful in that regard and has been succesful in the past when compared against other popular college basketball power metrics. To that end, it's worth taking a look at the Final Four through a few different BPI-based lenses.

There are at least two ways to use BPI to project the outcomes of the Final Four games and national championship. One way is to use the BPI ratings from Selection Sunday and the prediction algorithm (which also accounts for each team's variation in game-to-game BPI) to look at each team's chances in each matchup, as below.


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