UW was at No. 17 in the NET rankings on Tuesday.
The NET Rankings replaced RPI as the key evaluator for teams during the season and for the process of tournament selection.
Here’s a primer on how the NET Rankings are calculated:
The NET Rankings are used to determine in which quadrant a game falls for a team. This gives teams credit for playing, and beating, strong opponents, especially on the road. The breakdown is as follows:
Quadrant 1: Home 1-30, Neutral 1-50, Away 1-75
Quadrant 2: Home 31-75, Neutral 51-100, Away 76-135
Quadrant 3: Home 76-160, Neutral 101-200, Away 135-240
Quadrant 4: Home 161-353, Neutral 201-353, Away 241-353
So far this year, the Badgers are 4-4 in Quadrant 1 games, 4-2 in Quadrant 2 games, 2- 0 in Quadrant 3 games and 4-0 in Quadrant 4 games. The best win of the year for UW is the Dec. 15 home win over Loyola-Chicago, which held the No. 13 NET ranking at the time.