SABER: Schedule Adjusted Basketball Efficiency Ratings
SABER estimate each team’s offensive, defensive, and total strength based on performance over 100 possessions and opponent difficulty.
A quick explanation for college basketball SABER can be found here.
SABER values indicate the expected point differential against the average college basketball team over 100 possessions.
NCAA Tournament Bracket Seeding
Teams are ranked by a combination of their Strength of Record (Win% above expected for top 25 team with same schedule) Rank and their SABER (predictive measure of team’s skill) rank.
Teams with best conference records are the automatic qualifiers. Ties are broken by SABER rank.
Shown below are the teams around the cut line for an at-large bid.