RPI Watch Thread week of 1/9/2017

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  1. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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  2. cycloneworld

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    Zero top 50 wins scares me a little as we don't know how good this team is. But we can play with the top teams (Baylor/Gonzaga), we just need to finish a few of them off.

    We'll have PLENTY of chances in the coming months.
     
  3. CoKane

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    CBS has us a 63 as well. Our best wins are currently Texas Tech(61) and Miami(71). If they can piece together a good week or two that should move them solidly into the top 50. Our games this week are @Oklahoma State(54) and @TCU(35) so anything but an 0-2 record this week should do us good.
     
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  4. AuH2O

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    It seems like the committee is moving in the direction of giving more consideration to other indexes over the past couple of years, though RPI has still dominated. In past years we seemed to be much better in RPI than KenPom, with this year being the opposite, which makes sense with our close losses. Not sure if you guys have some insight on this. I also keep seeing ESPNs BPI, which has us in the teens I think. Based on their description I don't really get why we are so high.

    RPI will keep going up barring some major underachievement.
     
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  6. cycloneworld

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    Only ESPN uses BPI. RPI is still the prime metric used by the committee, especially top 50 wins. Agree that KenPom is sneaking in there too.

    We are high in the ESPN BPI because it takes margin of victory into account. So those close loses to Gonzaga and Baylor make us look really good.
     
  7. Bestaluckcy

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    Why does Florida rate so high with three losses?
     
  8. NetflixAndClone

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    They are on a big winning streak and they dismantled three straight ranked teams which two of them were in the top 10. Double digits victories over Duke and VT
     
  9. AgronAlum

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    Looks like SOS (2). Their OOC SOS was 1 and sitting at 9 in OOC RPI.
     
  10. Bestaluckcy

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    Thanks. Maybe Kentucky will have a team to beat this year.
     
  11. CoKane

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    According to CBS Texas Tech is now a top 50 win, sitting at 49th. We also have 3 top 100 wins which are Tech, Oklahoma State(59), and Miami(69)
     
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  12. acgclone

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    TCU sitting at 32 in the live-RPI so a win down there would be a very good win statistically.
     
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  13. NWICY

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    I'm assuming Ia winning tonight helped this. Man that was hard to type.
     
  14. allfourcy

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    Yeah, no kidding. They will continue to hover Purdue, Minn, Mich St, Maryland, Indiana, etc. in or around the top 20-30. Heck I didn't even know the Big10 had nobody ranked in the top 15 right now. Iowa has so many more opportunities to get 'top 20-30' wins in a pretty parity league. While we have to do it by trying to knock off three of the top 10 (Baylor,KU, WV) presently. A lot tougher.
     
  15. Clones8686

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    This is kind of off topic, but I remember years ago before kenpom was really well known and for a few years I was able to dominate tournament contests by basically just going by kenpom. I specifically remember 2010 when New Mexico was a 3 seed and ranked in the 40s on kenpom and more importantly Duke being #1 despite Kansas being the media darling.

    The committee seems to at least look at the kenpom numbers now so there aren't any super strange things like there used to be.
     
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  16. BryceC

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    They were having renovations done to their home arena so they didn't have any home non conference games, all road and neutrals. So even their 200+ RPI games look better.
     
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  19. cyclones500

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    At 52 right now, need to add top 50 wins. Winning at TCU would help (TCU could wind up sub-50 by season's end, but road win of 51-100 is still good), definitely gotta get KU.
     

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