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Rutgers KenPom Update: Down on the Upside Edition

It’s been a wacky five weeks for Rutgers basketball, though if you fell into a coma on New Year’s Eve and woke up this morning … well, you missed an eventful January in general, but also you missed Rutgers’ five-game Big Ten conference losing streak followed by a four-game (currently active) conference winning streak.

The advanced analytics help us understand what a roller coaster ride it has been for Rutgers (and Rutgers fans) this season. Check out how Rutgers’ overall KenPom ranking has changed over time (in the chart below, a lower number is a lower ranking and is actually good for Rutgers):

Looking at the chart, with Game 5 being the first game of the Big Ten conference slate, and Game 17 the most recent win vs.