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Rick Pitino Calls Out College Basketball's New Ranking System

Rick Pitino makes his case for Louisville.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts as he coaches against the Louisville Cardinals during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Although Rick Pitino is past his days of coaching college basketball, it's very clear that he is not fond of the NET rankings.

The latest rankings help determine the best teams in college hoops, but it also relies heavily on margin of victory. It is similar to the idea of college football programs running up the score to impress the committee.

Well, this exact formula has Pitino quite disappointed about the current state of the NCAA.

The former head coach of Louisville went on Twitter to voice his displeasure with the new system.

"Heard the announcer on a college game describe NET, the great new college metric: Run up the score, ignore the end of your bench," Pitino tweeted.

Here is the full post:

Pitino is currently coaching Panathinaikos in the EuroLeague.

Despite his complaints for the NET rankings, the latest model does provide adjustments multiple times during conference play, which could be of tremendous help to teams on the bubble.

Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, Michigan and Tennessee are currently ranked No. 1 to No. 5 in the NCAA's NET rankings.

You can view the NCAA's full college basketball rankings here.