RPI WATCH: 12/28/2010

The only K-State opponent in action Monday night was Missouri. The win was nice, but the Tigers' biggest gain might have been Vanderbilt entering the AP poll and cementing the Commodores as a quality win for Mizzou.

Anyhow, the game against Northern Illinois was over in 20 minutes, when Missouri led 57-17. There's no denying the impressiveness of a half like that. Normally when you score even 50 points in a half (and that alone is highly impressive), it's because you're in a high-tempo game and the other team has 30+ points.

Well, the Tigers did that and ate their cake, too, holding the Huskies to less than 20 points in a stellar first-half defensive performance. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised, however. Despite being a recognizable directional team, Ricardo Patton's team now is 3-7 and looks even worse that most of his Colorado teams.

Of course, Mizzou lost interest at halftime and the predictable letdown occurred: The Huskies outscored the Tigers 44-40 in the second half and left Columbia with a much more respectable 97-61 loss. No word yet on whether Mike Anderson shed his jacket at any point in the second frame.

Associated Press Ranking = 17

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 17

Overall Record = 10-3

RPI = 14

SOS = 10

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = James Madison, Virginia Tech, Presbyterian, Gonzaga, Washington State

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • James Madison (9-3, 0-1 CAA) | RPI = 78
  • Virginia Tech (7-4, 0-1 ACC) | RPI = 40
  • Presbyterian (6-7, 1-1 Big South) | RPI = 82
  • Gonzaga (7-5) | RPI = 65
  • No. 1 Duke (11-0) | RPI = 4
  • Texas Southern (2-8) | RPI = 181
  • Emporia State (7-4, 4-1 MIAA*)
  • Washington State (10-2) | RPI = 59
  • Alcorn State (0-9) | RPI = 253
  • Loyola-Chicago (9-4, 0-2 Horizon League) | RPI = 209
  • Florida (9-3) | RPI = 28
  • UNLV (11-2) | RPI = 13
  • UMKC (7-5, 0-2 Summit League) | RPI = 255
  • North Florida (4-7, 1-1 Atlantic Sun) | RPI = 131
  • Savannah State (1-13) | RPI = 338
  • Oklahoma State (11-1) | RPI = 35
  • Colorado (8-4) | RPI = 153
  • Texas Tech (6-6) | RPI = 195
  • No. 10 Missouri (12-1) | RPI = 29: Win over Northern Illinois (97-61)
  • No. 18 Texas A&M (11-1) | RPI = 31
  • No. 23 Baylor (8-3) | RPI = 144
  • No. 3 Kansas (11-0) | RPI = 1
  • Nebraska (10-2) | RPI = 101
  • Iowa State (11-2) | RPI = 110
  • Oklahoma (6-6) | RPI = 177
  • No. 14 Texas (10-2) | RPI = 26

*Division II

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