The PeekScores of the NCAA’s “Sweet 16″ Head Coaches

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.

March means different things to different folks. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere it means the onset of spring, for some it means St. Patrick’s revelry, and for strange others perhaps a bout of Ides of March dread. But for a great many Americans – both those with office pools and without (but particularly those with) – it means March Madness, the NCAA’s annual championship basketball tournament.

This year’s tournament’s been underway for a little while now, finding it as of this writing down to 16 teams remaining, or the “Sweet 16.” We can’t compare the teams’ respective abilities on the court, nor can we compare the academic qualities of the assorted colleges involved. What we can and will do, though, is take the head coaches of each of these oh so sweet remaining teams and put them through their PeekScore paces; comparing their respective digital footprints (an explanation of which can be found above, or more in depth by clicking through here), and assessing their impacts here in the Internet’s ether.

Many of these coaches have personal websites, some have a social networking presence, and nearly all – particularly lately, for obvious reasons – receive a fair amount of press. As such, even the lowest of their scores is respectable, and in general the competitions for PeekScore dominance are perhaps tighter ones than the assorted contests they’ll be facing on the court in the coming days.

Any feelings on the tournament so far? Any teams for whom you’re rooting? Let us know in the comments.

Rank Picture Name Served PeekScore

Roy Williams University of North Carolina Tar Heels 8.88 / 10.00

John Calipari Kentucky Wildcats 8.42 / 10.00

Jim Boeheim Syracuse Orange 8.34 / 10.00

Rick Pitino University of Louisville Cardinals 8.22 / 10.00

Bill Self University of Kansas Jayhawks 8.18 / 10.00

Tom Izzo Michigan State Spartans 8.17 / 10.00

Billy Donovan Florida Gators 8.06 / 10.00

Bo Ryan University of Wisconsin Badgers 8.02 / 10.00

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes 8.01 / 10.00

Scott Drew Baylor Bears 8.01 / 10.00

Brent “Buzz” Williams Marquette Golden Eagles 7.92 / 10.00

Chris Mack Xavier Musketeers 7.82 / 10.00

Mark Gottfried North Carolina State Wolfpack 7.81 / 10.00

Mick Cronin Cincinnati Bearcats 7.68 / 10.00

Tom Crean University of Indiana Hoosiers 7.59 / 10.00

John Groce Ohio University Bobcats 7.27 / 10.00