It’s just gotta be feeling like the ultimate revenge tour for the Celtics – they had a shot to knock out all three teams to eliminate them from the playoffs in the previous three years. Boston led wire-to-wire in their Game 7 victory, making coach Ime Udoka the first rookie coach to win multiple Game 7s.
The Elias Sports Bureau will be providing their research expertise to ESPN for its 25th NFL draft together. Take a peek behind the curtain.
These Elo power rankings are purely quantitative and objective, unlike power rankings from other sites. There will be zero subjectivity in the ranking of these teams; the Elo power rankings are based purely on each team’s performance and strength of schedule.
It all comes down to this. Two teams with very different paths will match up tonight with the National Championship on the line.
The Elite Eight happened, and my model accurately predicted the results of all four games, sending me into the Final Four at 44/60 overall with my initial National Championship winners still alive. That said, let’s take a look at what’s going on down in New Orleans.
Saint Peter’s beat the odds for the third game in a row, though again Shaheen Holloway is the only person on the planet that had them here. I warned that the homecourt advantage of the Houston Cougars could come into play in spite of my model’s prediction, and I was right: the Cougars basically played a home game in their victory over Arizona.