Best Season Since 1998? A Perspective on Kentucky

In my day job, a lot of respect is given to the Gartner Magic Quadrant. The chart below attempts to plot regular season college basketball data into a similar structure. But the measurements here are much more basic than Gartner’s process.

2012 Kentucky looks like a historically well-balanced team in the one-and-done era. Interestingly enough, while putting this together, I listened to the Apr 4 CBS College Hoops Podcast where Matt Norlander and crew debated whether Kentucky was better than the 1999 Duke.

College Basketball Magic Quadrant: Best Season in the One-and-Done Era? A Perspective on Kentucky

Side note: If you have any interest in attempting to create a more detailed measurement system similar to the Gartner MQ criteria (“ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”), let me know.


3 Responses to Best Season Since 1998? A Perspective on Kentucky

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  2. Nick says:

    Can you ID the Champs or other notable teams on the chart? Like the lone blue dot WAY to the right side? (’08 UNC?).. The lone blue dot butting up against the top of the chart (’07 UCLA)?

    • thelonestarstats says:

      Just added a new post with more info on each team, and a separate chart for 2012. Thanks for the feedback!

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