Current Top 25 RPI Ratings....

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    Dec 30, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    Well the College B-Ball Pre-Season is almost over and Conference play is about to begin....The RPI's are starting to have some statiscal meaning now and there are some surprises in the Current Top 25 RPI teams (according to Yahoo):

    1.) Pittsburgh (12-0)
    2.) Butler (10-1)
    3.) Oklahoma (12-0)
    4.) Duke (10-1)
    5.) Xavier (9-2)
    6.) Clemson (12-0)
    7.) Georgetown (10-1)
    8.) North Carolina (12-0)
    9.) Connecticut (11-1)
    10.) Northwestern (8-2)
    11.) West Virginia (10-2)
    12.) Stanford (9-0)
    13.) Saint Mary's (12-1)
    14.) Florida State (12-2)
    15.) Miami(FL) (8-3)
    16.) Texas (10-2)
    17.) Davidson (9-2)
    18.) Evansville (9-2)
    19.) Illinois (12-1)
    20.) Alabama-Birmingham (8-4)
    21.) Miami(OH) (6-4)
    22.) Oklahoma State (9-3)
    23.) Syracuse (12-1)
    24.) Memphis (8-3)
    25.) Gonzaga (8-3)

    To me, the most surprising of this list in Northwestern showing up at #10. They're 8-2 with "good losses" to Top 25 RPI schools Stanford and Butler on the road and 2 wins over Top 50 RPI schools Florida State and DePaul...If they can stay in the top half of the Big 10 they're destined for the NCAA Tournament....Other suprise is Butler @ #2. They're about to head to Horizon League play and - baring any disaster there - have set themselves up very nicely for a Top 3 or 4 seed in the NCAA's...
  • B71115

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    Dec 31, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    No idea St. Mary's was doing that well. Miami Ohio must have played a hellish schedule so far.
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    Dec 31, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    Yay for a thread about sports. I'm currently watching the Holiday Bowl... lets go PacTen...


    Evansville... how are they in the top 25 when they've lost their 2 real games? UNC and Butler

    And I'm glad to see UNC at 10... the only good opponent on their preseason was ND. They beat up on teams like Rutgers Penn and oh Evansville! Their #1 in both polls with ALL the votes... I dont get it. I guess all the voters have a semi for that gaping mouth cat fish boy...
  • B71115

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    Dec 31, 2008 3:48 AM GMT
    eh i'm pulling for the Big 12. plus i picked oklahoma state in my pool and i'm behind by three games.icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 31, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    I still can't believe UCONN was so thoroughly outplayed by Gtown...
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    Dec 31, 2008 3:56 AM GMT
    Why would you pick Ok State in the big12 when you have texas and OU?
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidWhy would you pick Ok State in the big12 when you have texas and OU?


    I completely agree 150 percent
  • B71115

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    Dec 31, 2008 4:26 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidWhy would you pick Ok State in the big12 when you have texas and OU?


    it's a bowl pool. i picked oklahoma state to beat oregonicon_question.gif
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    OH oh oh i thought you meant BBall. This is a great game... yay for no defense.... oh except OU just stopped the silly pokes... and are now driving down the field to increase their lead mwahahah! PacTen 5-0!
  • B71115

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    Dec 31, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    no i would not pick osu in hoops this year. but baylor will finish ahead of texas
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:56 AM GMT
    Baylor? Interesting... I like it.

    PacTen, 3-0... good game though!
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting about hoops guys....

    I caught the Evansville/Drake game...I think that win really helped the Purple Aces RPI. And their loss at Carolina was the Tar Heels closest game to date.

    Duke grad here, so I TOTALLY agree that Carolina is overrated right now. They're the team to beat, but they'll lose a few games in the ACC and they'll be under tremendous pressure in the Tournament to win the National Championship. Still, they have the best starting 5 in college basketball this year and should cut down the nets in April...

    UConn layed a serious egg at home vs. Georgetown. The BEast is loaded this year, so that loss probably won't hurt them. The winner of the BEast will likely have 3 or 4 losses. Key to winning that league is who gets lucky in the scheduling since you don't play every team twice. If you get 2 games against Saint John's and Providence instead of UConn and G'town, you've got a great shot of winning the regular season.

    Pac10 Hoops are VERY weak this year. UCLA should dominate and could go undefeated in conference play. Dawkins is doing an impressive job at Stanford and Mike Montgomery will have Cal playing tough by the end of the season. ASU is very talented, but Herb Sendek doesn't always know how to use talent, so it will be interesting to see if they come in 2nd or slip down farther.

    I'm hoping Baylor can win the big 12 - they had an impressive non-con win @ Washington State. However it looks like the championship still will go through KU and Texas.

    As for my love - the ACC - It's Carolina's to lose. My Dukies are very deep this year, but haven't found thier leader in the clutch (as seen in their loss @ Michigan). Clemson is great, but they're Clemson, so you gotta think they'll go from 13-0 to finish 21-9, make the NCAA's and lose in the first round again. Wake is very young and VERY athletic. Expect them to drop some conference road games they shouldn't, but they also have the talent to beat Carolina and Duke. Florida State has some very nice non-con wins. They MUST make the tournament for Leonard Hamilton to keep his job. Miami and BC go as far as McClinton and Rice can take them. Psycho team of the ACC is Maryland...They'll win games they shouldn't and lose games they shouldn't. If Gary doesn't get them into the tournament this year there may be calls for his job. Personally I like the guy as a coach and hope they have a good year. For the rest of the conference (Ga Tech, UVA, VaTech and NCState) it will be a long season.

    Shock in RPI ratings is the Big10 is actually the highest rated conference through the preseason - thanks to Northwestern, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota doing better than expected. The Illini pulled a HUGE upset last night to win at Purdue to open up conference play. Big game tonight has the Spartans going to Williams arena to take on Tubby's Golden Gophers. I love Tubby and his team is 10 deep and very talented. I think the winner of this conference will also have 3 or 4 losses and it will probably be Michigan State or Purdue, but could easily be Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan or even Ohio State if their freshman big man grows up quickly and Lighty gets back soon. The remaining teams (Iowa, Penn State and Indiana) will be sinking to the bottom this year....

    Toss it up and Let's Play Ball....

  • B71115

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    Jan 17, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    Looking back at this and Wake is doing better than you expected. Within shouting distance of No. 1
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    Feb 16, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    I'm an SEC guy, and we seem to be way off this year. I still can't figure out how Arkansas (1-9 in the conference right now) knocked off Texas and Oklahoma at the start of the year.
  • PipHop

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    Feb 18, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    Arkansas has some good young talent. Like most young teams though, they're mad inconsistent. I've seen them change from game to game, but i believe they'll do well next year.

    GO ARIZONA!