Quirky new NCAA ratings could cloud tourney


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The top of the NCAA's NET rankings posted Tuesday, Dec. 10 - NCAA.com

When the NCAA announced before the season that its men's basketball tournament committee would be switching from using the RPI to a new metric, the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET), it was a given there would be some changes.

But little more than a month into the season and two weeks after the first release of the NET rankings, people are mostly scratching their head and trying to figure out what gives.

The NET rankings have come under fire since the initial release on Nov. 26, and while some of the criticism seems to be dying down with time, plenty of questions still remain ahead of the first March when teams' postseason fates will be determined using the system.

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