Connect with us

Duquesne Basketball

NCAA’s New NET Rating Likes Pitt, Duquesne



Move over, RPI, there’s a new sheriff in town, and its name is NET.

NET stands for NCAA Evaluation Tool, and it’s a new metric for the 2018-19 season that for the first time, will include a measure of offensive and defensive efficiency as well as accounting for a team’s wins and losses and the location thereof.

Duquesne basketball on Pittsburgh Sports Now is sponsored by The Summit Academy: setting young men on the path to a better future.

Setting young men on the path to a better future.

The primary purpose of the NET, like the RPI that it replaced, is for the NCAA Tournament selection committee to help sort through the potential at-large candidates and arrive at a field of 68 teams.

But the metric can be calculated throughout the season, and Monday, it was released to the public for the first time.

It turns out, the NET likes Pittsburgh.

Duquesne's 2024 March Madness Tournament coverage is sponsored by Leon's Billiards & More, Moon Golf Club and Archie's on Carson! Their contributions have allowed us to cover the Dukes run in Omaha, Nebraska. We appreciate their support!

The 6-0 Pitt Panthers, who are ranked No. 119 in’s combined efficiency rating, are rated as the No. 23 team in the country, according to NET.

It’s friendly to Duquesne, as well. The 4-1 Dukes are the No. 152 team according to, but NET rates them at No. 40.

The full ranking from 1 (Ohio State) to 353 (Chicago State) is available here.

Pitt will play at Iowa (NET No. 15) on Tuesday. Duquesne is off until Friday’s City Game at PPG Paints Arena. The annual showdown between the Panthers and Dukes will tip off at 7 p.m.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
Like Pittsburgh Sports Now on Facebook!
Send this to a friend