Can you Dig it?

When it comes to identifying "pretenders" and "contenders," we'll stick with the ASM.

Updated: February 16, 2004, 5:09 PM ET
By Joe Lunardi | Special to ESPN.com

There's a certain analyst for a certain four-letter network who gets paid by the same people I do. His real name is Richard, and he won a whole bunch more college basketball games than I ever will.

But, in an attempt to separate contenders from pretenders this season, Richard got it wrong. By a lot.

I know about the attempt because close to 200 e-mails have come my way on the subject. And I know who's right -- and who's not -- because of something called Adjusted Scoring Margin (ASM).

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