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Reddit user animbicile created a world map of the birthplaces of the top 100 MMA fighters, using our current (April) p4p top 100. Pretty cool stuff! See the map, and the requisite shaming of our rankings in the original reddit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: These are the best offensive teams in college basketball, but only Gonzaga ranks in the top 10 in defensive efficiency. The Bears are just outside the top... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
When Francis Ngannou beat Stipe Miocic the other night, he took over the #1 spot on our Heavyweight rankings but only jumped to #3 on our pound-for-pound rankings. There, Miocic fell to #5 while jumping from #2 to #1 was...Khabib... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Will UCLA's luck run out like every other 11-seed? LSU was the first real 11-seed in the 1986 tournament; they lost to eventual winner 2-seed Louisville 88-77.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Baylor's path to the Final Four was assisted a bit by some upsets. They got some help from Wisconsin upsetting a UNC team that was on a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: It turns out that 11-seeds in general are pretty amazing. I've spent a lot of time harping about how play-in 11-seeds overperform greatly, and they do—if you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: There's a big man matchup underneath, and guard play on the outside to consider; these are two of the tallest teams in college basketball, with Gonzaga at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: It may not look like Arkansas is playing very well. Beating 15-seed Oral Roberts by 2 points would win a team a lot of plaudits during the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Which team is hotter right now? It's hard to tell, and it often is at the Elite Eight since playing three solid games is almost a prerequisite... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Oregon's status as a 1-game winner in the Sweet Sixteen is unprecedented in the 64-team era. Of course from 1975-1984 it was normal to only need one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: UCLA has put together its two best back-to-back games of the season, and just at the right time. They've played games this well only three times during... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Without Livers Michigan has been good but not great. It's only a 3-game sample but uniform among those performances has been a lack of greatness that they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Creighton can get on a run with three-pointers and make trouble for anyone. Oklahoma gave Gonzaga a good challenge and the Bluejays are a much better shooting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Syracuse has been a bracket buster many times in the recent past. In the late 80s/early 90s Boeheim's teams were perennial top seeds, so they weren't pulling... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Oral Roberts' tough non-conference schedule has to be a key to their March Madness success. In a span of a month they played Missouri, Wichita State, Oklahoma... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Both teams entered the tournament with a shadow of doubt. Baylor tripped after its Covid pause, appeared to recover, then had a major relapse. Would it carry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Loyola Chicago is a very tough team to prepare for. The Princeton offense, run well, is like a college football team running the triple option; if everyone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
Despite their dismal NCAA tournament performance in the Round of 32, the Big Ten is still the best basketball conference in the nation going into the Sweet Sixteen. How is that possible? Didn't they lose all but one of their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: We're assuming Kansas is back at full strength with Jalen Wilson back in the lineup. As we mentioned, McCormack was allegedly going to be used very little... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Alabama's offense (#38) vs. Maryland's defense (#27) is the more even side of this game. It's also wildly disparate in terms of preferred tempo, with Alabama being... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: I regret taking Georgetown over one of the teams I was most enthusiastic about going in, Colorado. I would have had the Buffs in the Elite Eight... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Michigan has had two games without Isaiah Livers now; how have they done? Their loss to Ohio State wasn't bad as losses go; despite their early exit,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Creighton's 73-48 loss to Georgetown in their last game before the tournament was crushing, and I was interested to see how they would respond. I didn't think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: We will see 5-11 Tyger Campbell at times against 5-7 Damien Daniels. We will also see 7-0 Kolton Kohl and UCLA's tallest players are 6-9. Kohl wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball
All previews: click here for the full 2021 NCAA tournament schedule Game Analysis: Naturally Gonzaga is the favorite here. A couple of main areas of concern for Oklahoma are, on offense, rebounding as they are so-so while the Zags' D... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at SportsRatings: College Basketball