RPI WATCH: 4/7/2010

Well, here it is: The final TOURNEY WATCH RPI WATCH whatever the heck you want to call it.

The point of this entry is to take one last look at K-State's resume for the 2009-2010 season, and analyze precisely what the Wildcats accomplished in this groundbreaking and historic campaign.

So follow the jump to see the teams we beat, along with their final coaches' poll rankings and RPI ratings.

Big 12 Record = 11-5

Big 12 Seed = 2

Final AP Ranking = 7

Final ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 7

NCAA Seed = 2 (West Region)

Overall Record = 29-8

RPI = 6

SOS = 4

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Xavier (x2), Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor (x2), BYU

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Dayton, IUPUI, UNLV, Alabama, Texas Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Iowa State

  • Loyola Chicago (14-16) | RPI = 213
  • Western Illinois (13-17) | RPI = 280
  • Boston University (21-14) | RPI = 144
  • Ole Miss (24-11) | RPI = 61
  • Dayton (25-12) | RPI = 54
  • IUPUI (25-11) | RPI = 83
  • FHSU (22-7)
  • Washington State (16-15) | RPI = 172
  • No. 14 Xavier (26-9) | RPI = 19
  • UNLV (25-9) | RPI = 48
  • Alabama (17-15) | RPI = 102
  • UAPB (18-16) | RPI = 183
  • Cleveland State (16-17) | RPI = 165
  • South Dakota (22-10) | RPI = 216
  • Missouri (23-11) | RPI = 44
  • No. 25 Texas A&M (24-10) | RPI = 13
  • Colorado (15-16) | RPI = 120
  • Texas (24-10) | RPI = 29
  • Oklahoma State (22-11) | RPI = 32
  • No. 10 Baylor (28-8) | RPI = 9
  • No. 6 Kansas (33-3) | RPI = 1
  • Nebraska (15-18) | RPI = 149
  • Iowa State (15-17) | RPI = 123
  • Oklahoma (13-18) | RPI = 124
  • Texas Tech (19-16) | RPI = 72
  • North Texas (24-9) | RPI = 104
  • No. 22 BYU (30-6) | RPI = 23
  • No. 2 Butler (33-5) | RPI = 12

Seven signature wins, six of them over Top 25 teams. Fourteen total quality wins, including a victory over the NIT champion, another one against a Sweet Sixteen team and two more versus an Elite Eight team.

K-State's 17th Sweet Sixteen appearance and its 12th Elite Eight appearance. The most wins in season history.

As for the losses, one was to the No. 2 team in the nation, which played for the national championship. Three more were to the No. 6 team, which won the Big 12 comfortably and was ranked No. 1 for most of the season.

Another one was early in the season to an NIT Final Four team. And the final three were avenged sufficiently.

Yes, it was a season to remember. But the next one could be even better...

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