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former1dog
03-12-2009, 09:50 PM
On CBS Sportsline the Gonzaga RPI is at 30, which I believe is an improvement over just a few days ago.

Not the only factor in seeding decisions, but it obviously doesn't hurt our chances for a higher seed that this number is going in the right direction.

Also Oklahoma State is at 25 and Tennessee is at 22, giving us 3 top 25 wins.

UberZagFan
03-12-2009, 09:56 PM
And OK St won tonight.

former1dog
03-12-2009, 10:00 PM
And OK St won tonight.

Just for the record, the label on the rpi "poll" says it was updated today at 11:28 pm EST.

UberZagFan
03-12-2009, 10:05 PM
Just for the record, the label on the rpi "poll" says it was updated today at 11:28 pm EST.

Oh. Well hopefully they'll win the Big 12 tourney now! :)







....but it's probably Mizzu's to lose.

Once and Future Zag
03-13-2009, 07:00 AM
Don't buy too much into the meaning of a specific school's RPI as a selection criteria - the RPI is used more as a tool to categorize the caliber of a teams wins or losses, not as a ranking metric of the school itself. They often never see what the RPI of a specific team is in their stat sheet when seeding (or selecting)- just how they are against RPI top 25/50/100.

Saw some interviews with the selection committee a couple years back and that was their comment.

CDC84
03-13-2009, 07:42 AM
The RPI is one of the most misunderstood things in college basketball, and the people who misunderstand it the most are the CBS folks like Jim Nantz. These people are under the illusion that the NCAA committee hands out seeds and bids according to their RPI rank. It's not true. It's just a tool.

The usefulness of the RPI is to measure how a team did against good competition. The RPI is a more objective criteria of determining what a good team is than some subjective "eye test." The RPI also correctly acknowledges that there are good teams that don't make the NCAA tournament - especially in the RPI top 50 - and that wins over such teams should matter to some degree.

Gonzaga as of yesterday morning had a RPI of 27. The "27" isn't what matters. What matters is that Gonzaga is currently 6-3 vs. the RPI top 50. They're 3-3 vs. the RPI top 25, etc. The committee might also look at their wins and losses vs. the RPI top 100. It's just a tool.

BobZag
03-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Ok State is #18 now.

Tenn is #24.

Both need to win today.

Also, Maryland is #62. Terps must beat Wake today to start sneaking into top-50.

If SMC falls out of the top-50 due to playing EWU, that would wipe out 3 top-50 wins for GU. Not good.

Cross yer fingers.

former1dog
03-13-2009, 09:11 AM
If SMC falls out of the top-50 due to playing EWU, that would wipe out 3 top-50 wins for GU. Not good.


Any math wizzes on the board who are willing to calculate how that game affects SMC's RPI?

KOzag08
03-13-2009, 09:16 AM
Oh. Well hopefully they'll win the Big 12 tourney now! :)







....but it's probably Mizzu's to lose.


Jay Bilas and Bill Ackerly said, with the way OK State is playing, they might now be the favorites to win it, if they can stay on track and play as a team. This would do wonders for us.

lothar98zag
03-13-2009, 11:10 AM
GU is #28 here - http://www.realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

lothar98zag
03-13-2009, 11:14 AM
Any math wizzes on the board who are willing to calculate how that game affects SMC's RPI?
If SMC wins tonight vs EWU, there is a 67.95%* chance the SMC's RPI will continue to be Top 50.

















* +/- 100%