Rutgers fans will like this result: the BP statistical model has Rutgers finishing seventh in the Big East with a 10-8 record. 43rd nationally means a decent shot at the NCAA tournament given all of the autobids. Specifically, Rutgers should be a little better defensively, but make significant improvements on offense. Other rankings of note are that this model loves Pitt with Woodall healthy and adding Steven Adams, and (justly) hates UConn, who were given far too much credit in the BE preseason poll. It seems a little too low for Cincy, but I definitely agree with giving USF a lower ranking.