Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Five days until Selection Sunday and bracketology numbers remain close among teams vying for the final spots to the NCAA Tournament.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding.

Below are all of the criteria categories the selection committee uses to determine the NCAA Tournament field.
— RPI ranking
— Strength of schedule
— Won-lost results
— Head-to-head competition
— Results versus non-conference opponents
— Home and away results
— Results against common opponents
— Results against teams already qualified and other teams under consideration
— Eligibility and availability of student-athletes for NCAA championships.

Some selection committees in previous seasons have placed a greater emphasis on a certain categories. However, there is no requirement that the committee gives additional weight to a certain category.

The seven-team NCAA Tournament will be comprised of conference automatic bids from the Big West, ConfCarolinas, EIVA, MIVA, and MPSF along with two at-large bids.

Here’s how the at-large bids and tournament seeding races look right now using the selection committee criteria and giving equal weight to each criteria category.

[Editor’s note: Teams projected to qualify or be under consideration are BYU, George Mason, Hawai’i, King Long Beach State, Loyola, Ohio State, Pepperdine and UC Irvine and UCLA. The teams under consideration are subject to change until Selection Sunday. In addition, Long Beach State was omitted from these comparisons because it is projected to overwhelmingly secure the No. 1 overall seed.]

Potential NCAA Tourney seeding and at-large bid battles

BYU vs. Hawai’i
RPI ranking: BYU No. 3; Hawai’i No. 5 Edge: BYU
Strength of schedule: BYU No. 3; Hawai’i No. 4 Edge: BYU
Won-lost results: BYU 20-6; Hawai’i 18-7. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: BYU won season series 1-0. Edge: BYU
Non-conference record: BYU 10-4; Hawai’i 12-3. Edge: Hawai’i
Home record: BYU 9-3; Hawai’i 13-4. Edge: Hawai’i
Road record: BYU 9-3; Hawai’i 2-3. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 15-5; Hawai’i 13-3. Edge: Hawai’i
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 6-4; Hawai’i 3-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

BYU vs. UCLA
RPI ranking: BYU No. 2; UCLA No. 3 Edge: BYU
Strength of schedule: BYU No. 3; UCLA No. 8 Edge: BYU
Won-lost results: BYU 20-6; UCLA 23-6. Edge: UCLA
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 10-4; UCLA 13-3. Edge: UCLA
Home record: BYU 9-3; UCLA 17-1. Edge: UCLA
Road record: BYU 9-3; UCLA 6-5. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 14-4; UCLA 17-3. Edge: UCLA
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 6-4; UCLA 8-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

BYU vs. UC Irvine
RPI ranking: BYU No. 2; UC Irvine No. 4. Edge: BYU
Strength of schedule: BYU No. 3; UC Irvine No. 5. Edge: BYU
Won-lost results: BYU 20-6; UC Irvine 20-8. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: UC Irvine won season series 2-0. Edge: UC Irvine
Non-conference record: BYU 10-4; UC Irvine 14-4. Edge: UC Irvine
Home record: BYU 9-3; UC Irvine 9-4. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 9-3; UC Irvine 8-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 16-4; UC Irvine 14-5. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 6-4; UC Irvine 6-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

BYU vs. Loyola
RPI ranking: BYU No. 2; Loyola No. 6 Edge: BYU
Strength of schedule: BYU No. 3; Loyola No. 12 Edge: BYU
Won-lost results: BYU 20-6; Loyola 21-6. Edge: Push
Head-to-head competition: Loyola won season series 1-0. Edge: Loyola
Non-conference record: BYU 10-4; Loyola 9-3. Edge: Loyola
Home record: BYU 9-3; Loyola 15-1. Edge: Loyola
Road record: BYU 9-3; Loyola 6-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 9-4; Loyola 7-3. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 6-4; Loyola 5-3. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Loyola

BYU vs. Ohio State
RPI ranking: BYU No. 2; Ohio State No. 7 Edge: BYU
Strength of schedule: BYU No. 3; Ohio State No. 22 Edge: BYU
Won-lost results: BYU 20-6; Ohio State 21-5. Edge: Ohio State
Head-to-head competition: BYU won season series 1-0. Edge: BYU
Non-conference record: BYU 10-4; Ohio State 9-2. Edge: Ohio State
Home record: BYU 9-3; Ohio State 11-1. Edge: Ohio State
Road record: BYU 9-3; Ohio State 9-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 9-2; Ohio State 8-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 6-4; Ohio State 2-3. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

Hawai’i vs. UCLA
RPI ranking: Hawai’i No. 5; UCLA No. 3. Edge: UCLA
Strength of schedule: Hawai’i No. 4; UCLA No. 8. Edge: Hawai’i
Won-lost results: Hawai’i 18-7; UCLA 23-6. Edge: UCLA
Head-to-head competition: Teams split season series 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Hawai’i 12-3; UCLA 13-3. Edge: Push
Home record: Hawai’i 13-4; UCLA 17-1. Edge: UCLA
Road record: Hawai’i 2-3; UCLA 6-5. Edge: UCLA
Record vs. common opponents: Hawai’i 11-6; UCLA 14-5. Edge: UCLA
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Hawai’i 3-5; UCLA 8-5. Edge: UCLA
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UCLA

Hawai’i vs. UC Irvine
RPI ranking: Hawai’i No. 5; UC Irvine No. 4 Edge: UC Irvine
Strength of schedule: Hawai’i No. 4; UC Irvine No. 5 Edge: Hawai’i
Won-lost results: Hawai’i 17-6; UC Irvine 20-8. Edge: Hawai’i
Head-to-head competition: Teams split season series 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Hawai’i 12-3; UC Irvine 14-4. Edge: Hawai’i
Home record: Hawai’i 13-4; UC Irvine 9-4. Edge: Hawai’i
Road record: Hawai’i 2-3; UC Irvine 7-4. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: Hawai’i 11-6; UC Irvine 13-6. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Hawai’i 3-5; UC Irvine 6-6. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

Hawai’i vs. Loyola
RPI ranking: Hawai’i No. 5; Loyola 6. Edge: Hawai’i
Strength of schedule: Hawai’i No. 4; Loyola No. 12. Edge: Hawai’i
Won-lost results: Hawai’i 18-7; Loyola 21-6. Edge: Loyola
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Hawai’i 12-3; Loyola 9-3. Edge: Hawai’i
Home record: Hawai’i 13-4; Loyola 15-1. Edge: Loyola
Road record: Hawai’i 2-3; Loyola 6-4. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: Hawai’i 8-6; Loyola 8-3. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Hawai’i 3-5; Loyola 5-3. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Loyola

Hawai’i vs. Ohio State
RPI ranking: Hawai’i No. 5; Ohio State No. 7. Edge: Hawai’i
Strength of schedule: Hawai’i No. 4; Ohio State No. 22. Edge: Hawai’i
Won-lost results: Hawai’i 18-7; Ohio State 21-5. Edge: Ohio State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Hawai’i 12-3; Ohio State 9-2. Edge: Ohio State
Home record: Hawai’i 13-4; Ohio State 11-1. Edge: Ohio State
Road record: Hawai’i 2-3; Ohio State 9-4. Edge: Ohio State
Record vs. common opponents: Hawai’i 4-2; Ohio State 4-2. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Hawai’i 3-5; Ohio State 2-3. Edge: Hawai’i
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Hawai’i

UCLA vs. UC Irvine
RPI ranking: UCLA No. 3; UC Irvine No. 4. Edge: UCLA
Strength of schedule: UCLA No. 8; UC Irvine No. 5. Edge: UC Irvine
Won-lost results: UCLA 23-6; UC Irvine 20-8. Edge: UCLA
Head-to-head competition: UCLA won season series 2-0. Edge: UCLA
Non-conference record: UCLA 13-3; UC Irvine 15-4. Edge: UCLA
Home record: UCLA 17-1; UC Irvine 9-4. Edge: UCLA
Road record: UCLA 6-5; UC Irvine 8-4. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: UCLA 16-6; UC Irvine 17-5. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UCLA 8-5; UC Irvine 6-6. Edge: UCLA
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UCLA

UCLA vs. Loyola
RPI ranking: UCLA No. 3; Loyola No. 6. Edge: UCLA
Strength of schedule: UCLA No. 8; Loyola No. 12. Edge: UCLA
Won-lost results: UCLA 23-6; Loyola 21-6. Edge: UCLA
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UCLA 13-3; Loyola 9-3. Edge: UCLA
Home record: UCLA 17-1; Loyola 15-1. Edge: UCLA
Road record: UCLA 6-5; Loyola 6-4. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: UCLA 13-5; Loyola 9-4. Edge: UCLA
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UCLA 8-5; Loyola 5-3. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UCLA

UCLA vs. Ohio State
RPI ranking: UCLA No. 3; Ohio Sate No. 7. Edge: UCLA
Strength of schedule: UCLA No. 8; Ohio State No. 22. Edge: UCLA
Won-lost results: UCLA 23-6; Ohio State 21-5. Edge: Ohio State
Head-to-head competition: UCLA won series series 1-0. Edge: UCLA
Non-conference record: UCLA 13-3; Ohio State 9-2. Edge: Ohio State
Home record: UCLA 17-1; Ohio State 11-1. Edge: UCLA
Road record: UCLA 6-5; Ohio State 9-4. Edge: Ohio State
Record vs. common opponents: UCLA 8-2; Ohio State 7-1. Edge: Ohio State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UCLA 8-5; Ohio State 2-3. Edge: UCLA
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UCLA

UC Irvine vs. Ohio State
RPI ranking: UC Irvine No. 4; Ohio State No. 7. Edge: UC Irvine
Strength of schedule: UC Irvine No. 5; Ohio State No. 22. Edge: UC Irvine
Won-lost results: UC Irvine 20-8; Ohio State 21-5. Edge: Ohio State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 13-4; Ohio State 9-2. Edge: Ohio State
Home record: UC Irvine 9-4; Ohio State 11-1. Edge: Ohio State
Road record: UC Irvine 8-4; Ohio State 9-4. Edge: Ohio State
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 10-3; Ohio State 9-5. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-6; Ohio State 2-3. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UC Irvine

UC Irvine vs. Loyola
RPI ranking: UC Irvine No. 4; Loyola No. 6. Edge: UC Irvine
Strength of schedule: UC Irvine No. 5; Loyola No. 12. Edge: UC Irvine
Won-lost results: UC Irvine 20-8; Loyola 21-6. Edge: Loyola
Head-to-head competition: UC Irvine won season series 1-0. Edge: UC Irvine
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 14-4; Loyola 9-3. Edge: UC Irvine
Home record: UC Irvine 9-4; Loyola 15-1. Edge: Loyola
Road record: UC Irvine 8-4; Loyola 6-4. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 10-5; Loyola 11-4. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-6; Loyola 5-3. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UC Irvine

George Mason vs. King
RPI ranking: George Mason No. 10; King No. 13. Edge: George Mason
Strength of schedule: George Mason No. 11; King No. 30. Edge: George Mason
Won-lost results: George Mason 17-11; King 19-5. Edge: King
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: George Mason 4-6; King 4-4. Edge: King
Home record: George Mason 11-6; King 10-0. Edge: King
Road record: George Mason 6-5; King 8-4. Edge: King
Record vs. common opponents: George Mason 3-3; King 5-4. Edge: King
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: George Mason 0-5; King 0-1. Edge: Push
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: King