College basketball: NET Quad projections, schedule breakdowns for 2021-22 season

Projecting college basketball NET quadrants and team-sheet opportunities for the 2021-22 season.

One of the biggest determining factors in a college basketball season is decided even before opening night.

In a sport with over 350 teams, not every program has the same number of chances to beat quality opponents. This imbalance allows the major conferences to stack up at-large bids while the vast majority of the college landscape is only represented by an automatic bid. As a result, schedules play a huge role in determining which teams play in the postseason.

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While pro sports like the NFL or NBA know strength of schedules as soon as schedules are released, their postseason teams are selected simply by wins and losses.

This isn’t the case in college basketball, where a 12-loss ACC team may receive a tournament bid over a 6-loss SoCon team. But this explains why understanding team schedules and how the matchups impact NET rankings and NET quadrant opportunities is so vital to any studious college basketball fan.

Below you will find NET quadrant projections and NET team-sheet value rankings.


College basketball NET quadrant projections, 2021-22

  • SUMMARY: Using 2021-22 team projections and historical NET data based on programs and conferences, we are able to project which quadrant each team will fall under for opposing team sheets for the 2021-22 season.
  • TeamConferenceAwayNeutralHome
    Abilene ChristianWAC334
    Air ForceMWC344
    AkronMAC233
    AlabamaSEC112
    Alabama A&MSWAC444
    Alabama St.SWAC444
    AlbanyAmerica East444
    Alcorn St.SWAC444
    AmericanPatriot444
    Appalachian St.Sun Belt334
    ArizonaPac-12112
    Arizona St.Pac-12122
    ArkansasSEC111
    Arkansas Pine BluffSWAC444
    Arkansas St.Sun Belt334
    ArmyPatriot444
    AuburnSEC112
    Austin PeayOVC444
    Ball St.MAC444
    BaylorBig 12111
    BellarmineASUN444
    BelmontOVC112
    Bethune CookmanSWAC444
    BinghamtonAmerica East444
    Boise St.MWC122
    Boston CollegeACC233
    Boston UniversityPatriot334
    Bowling GreenMAC344
    BradleyMVC333
    BrownIvy444
    BryantNEC344
    BucknellPatriot444
    BuffaloMAC223
    ButlerBig East122
    BYUWCC112
    Cal BaptistWAC344
    Cal PolyBig West444
    Cal St. BakersfieldBig West344
    Cal St. FullertonBig West444
    Cal St. NorthridgeBig West444
    CaliforniaPac-12233
    CampbellBig South344
    CanisiusMAAC444
    Central ArkansasASUN444
    Central ConnecticutNEC444
    Central MichiganMAC444
    Charleston SouthernBig South444
    CharlotteCUSA333
    ChattanoogaSoCon334
    Chicago St.WAC444
    CincinnatiAAC223
    ClemsonACC122
    Cleveland St.Horizon233
    Coastal CarolinaSun Belt344
    ColgatePatriot122
    College of CharlestonCAA444
    ColoradoPac-12112
    Colorado St.MWC112
    ColumbiaIvy444
    ConnecticutBig East111
    Coppin St.MEAC444
    CornellIvy444
    CreightonBig East112
    DartmouthIvy444
    DavidsonA10233
    DaytonA10233
    DelawareCAA233
    Delaware St.MEAC444
    DenverSummit344
    DePaulBig East223
    DetroitHorizon334
    Dixie St.WAC444
    DrakeMVC112
    DrexelCAA334
    DukeACC111
    DuquesneA10344
    East CarolinaAAC334
    East Tennessee St.SoCon334
    Eastern IllinoisOVC444
    Eastern KentuckyASUN334
    Eastern MichiganMAC444
    Eastern WashingtonBig Sky444
    ElonCAA334
    EvansvilleMVC444
    FairfieldMAAC344
    Fairleigh DickinsonNEC444
    FIUCUSA444
    FloridaSEC111
    Florida A&MSWAC444
    Florida AtlanticCUSA223
    Florida Gulf CoastASUN344
    Florida St.ACC111
    FordhamA10444
    Fort WayneHorizon344
    Fresno St.MWC333
    FurmanSoCon333
    Gardner WebbBig South344
    George MasonA10334
    George WashingtonA10444
    GeorgetownBig East333
    GeorgiaSEC344
    Georgia SouthernSun Belt444
    Georgia St.Sun Belt334
    Georgia TechACC112
    GonzagaWCC111
    Grambling St.SWAC444
    Grand CanyonWAC334
    Green BayHorizon344
    HamptonBig South444
    HartfordAmerica East344
    HarvardIvy444
    HawaiiBig West334
    High PointBig South344
    HofstraCAA344
    Holy CrossPatriot444
    HoustonAAC111
    Houston BaptistSouthland444
    HowardMEAC444
    IdahoBig Sky444
    Idaho St.Big Sky344
    IllinoisBig Ten111
    Illinois ChicagoHorizon344
    Illinois St.MVC444
    Incarnate WordSouthland444
    IndianaBig Ten112
    Indiana St.MVC334
    IonaMAAC233
    IowaBig Ten112
    Iowa St.Big 12344
    IUPUIHorizon444
    Jackson St.SWAC333
    JacksonvilleASUN444
    Jacksonville St.ASUN223
    James MadisonCAA344
    KansasBig 12111
    Kansas St.Big 12233
    Kennesaw St.ASUN444
    Kent St.MAC233
    KentuckySEC111
    La SalleA10444
    LafayettePatriot444
    LamarWAC444
    LehighPatriot444
    LibertyASUN233
    LipscombASUN444
    Little RockSun Belt444
    LIU BrooklynNEC334
    Long Beach St.Big West444
    LongwoodBig South333
    Louisiana LafayetteSun Belt333
    Louisiana MonroeSun Belt444
    Louisiana TechCUSA233
    LouisvilleACC111
    Loyola ChicagoMVC112
    Loyola MarymountWCC223
    Loyola MDPatriot444
    LSUSEC122
    MaineAmerica East444
    ManhattanMAAC444
    MaristMAAC233
    MarquetteBig East223
    MarshallCUSA233
    MarylandBig Ten111
    Maryland Eastern ShoreMEAC444
    MassachusettsA10223
    McNeese St.Southland444
    MemphisAAC111
    MercerSoCon333
    MerrimackNEC333
    Miami FLACC223
    Miami OHMAC333
    MichiganBig Ten111
    Michigan St.Big Ten111
    Middle TennesseeCUSA444
    MilwaukeeHorizon344
    MinnesotaBig Ten333
    MississippiSEC122
    Mississippi St.SEC111
    Mississippi Valley St.SWAC444
    MissouriSEC334
    Missouri St.MVC233
    MonmouthMAAC334
    MontanaBig Sky334
    Montana St.Big Sky344
    Morehead St.OVC333
    Morgan St.MEAC344
    Mount St. Mary'sNEC344
    Murray St.OVC122
    NavyPatriot223
    NebraskaBig Ten122
    Nebraska OmahaSummit444
    NevadaMWC122
    New HampshireAmerica East444
    New MexicoMWC444
    New Mexico St.WAC223
    New OrleansSouthland444
    NiagaraMAAC444
    Nicholls St.Southland444
    NJITAmerica East334
    Norfolk St.MEAC444
    North AlabamaASUN444
    North CarolinaACC111
    North Carolina A&TBig South444
    North Carolina CentralMEAC444
    North Carolina St.ACC223
    North DakotaSummit444
    North Dakota St.Summit334
    North FloridaASUN444
    North TexasCUSA334
    NortheasternCAA233
    Northern ArizonaBig Sky444
    Northern ColoradoBig Sky444
    Northern IllinoisMAC444
    Northern IowaMVC223
    Northern KentuckyHorizon334
    NorthwesternBig Ten112
    Northwestern St.Southland444
    Notre DameACC111
    OaklandHorizon344
    OhioMAC122
    Ohio St.Big Ten111
    OklahomaBig 12111
    Oklahoma St.Big 12111
    Old DominionCUSA233
    Oral RobertsSummit334
    OregonPac-12122
    Oregon St.Pac-12223
    PacificWCC233
    PennIvy333
    Penn St.Big Ten233
    PepperdineWCC334
    PittsburghACC333
    PortlandWCC444
    Portland St.Big Sky334
    Prairie View A&MSWAC334
    PresbyterianBig South444
    PrincetonIvy333
    ProvidenceBig East122
    PurdueBig Ten111
    QuinnipiacMAAC344
    RadfordBig South444
    Rhode IslandA10122
    RiceCUSA334
    RichmondA10122
    RiderMAAC344
    Robert MorrisHorizon344
    RutgersBig Ten122
    Sacramento St.Big Sky344
    Sacred HeartNEC444
    Saint Joseph'sA10344
    Saint LouisA10223
    Saint Mary'sWCC112
    Saint Peter'sMAAC334
    Sam Houston St.WAC334
    SamfordSoCon444
    San DiegoWCC223
    San Diego St.MWC122
    San FranciscoWCC122
    San Jose St.MWC444
    Santa ClaraWCC233
    SeattleWAC333
    Seton HallBig East112
    SienaMAAC344
    SIU EdwardsvilleOVC444
    SMUAAC333
    South AlabamaSun Belt444
    South CarolinaSEC233
    South Carolina St.MEAC444
    South DakotaSummit334
    South Dakota St.Summit233
    South FloridaAAC444
    Southeast Missouri St.OVC344
    Southeastern LouisianaSouthland444
    SouthernSWAC344
    Southern IllinoisMVC333
    Southern MissCUSA233
    Southern UtahBig Sky333
    St. BonaventureA10111
    St. Francis NYNEC444
    St. Francis PANEC444
    St. John'sBig East122
    St. ThomasSummit444
    StanfordPac-12233
    Stephen F. AustinWAC334
    StetsonASUN444
    Stony BrookAmerica East333
    SyracuseACC122
    Tarleton St.WAC334
    TCUBig 12122
    TempleAAC233
    TennesseeSEC111
    Tennessee MartinOVC444
    Tennessee St.OVC444
    Tennessee TechOVC444
    TexasBig 12112
    Texas A&MSEC233
    Texas A&M Corpus ChrisSouthland444
    Texas SouthernSWAC444
    Texas St.Sun Belt333
    Texas TechBig 12111
    The CitadelSoCon444
    ToledoMAC233
    TowsonCAA444
    TroySun Belt344
    TulaneAAC333
    TulsaAAC233
    UABCUSA223
    UC DavisBig West444
    UC IrvineBig West233
    UC RiversideBig West223
    UC San DiegoBig West334
    UC Santa BarbaraBig West233
    UCFAAC112
    UCLAPac-12111
    UMass LowellAmerica East444
    UMBCAmerica East444
    UMKCSummit333
    UNC AshevilleBig South344
    UNC GreensboroSoCon334
    UNC WilmingtonCAA444
    UNLVMWC344
    USCPac-12111
    USC UpstateBig South444
    UT ArlingtonSun Belt344
    UT Rio Grande ValleyWAC444
    UtahPac-12334
    Utah St.MWC122
    Utah ValleyWAC444
    UTEPCUSA233
    UTSACUSA334
    ValparaisoMVC233
    VanderbiltSEC223
    VCUA10223
    VermontAmerica East233
    VillanovaBig East111
    VirginiaACC122
    Virginia TechACC122
    VMISoCon344
    WagnerNEC444
    Wake ForestACC223
    WashingtonPac-12223
    Washington St.Pac-12223
    Weber St.Big Sky233
    West VirginiaBig 12112
    Western CarolinaSoCon444
    Western IllinoisSummit444
    Western KentuckyCUSA223
    Western MichiganMAC444
    Wichita St.AAC112
    William & MaryCAA444
    WinthropBig South334
    WisconsinBig Ten223
    WoffordSoCon334
    Wright St.Horizon122
    WyomingMWC333
    XavierBig East111
    YaleIvy233
    Youngstown St.Horizon444

    College basketball NET team-sheet value rankings, 2021-22

  • SUMMARY: Using 2021-22 team projections and historical NET data based on programs and conferences, we are able to project total games by NET quadrant for the upcoming season, creating a single metric to value teams based on schedule strength, using 4 points for Quad-I opponents, 3 points for Quad-II opponents, etc.
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