RPI Watch:  1.27.13

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Uphill battle to win the conference, team needs to concentrate on small things to win.

As of this morning on statsheet.com, K-State only dropped 6 points in RPI, so the Iowa State and Kansas losses were not that bad, although any loss is not good.

Lamar, N FL, Delaware, UMKC and SD continue to not win and drop in RPI. Florida won but dropped in RPI.

N Dakota, USC-Upstate, George Washington, Gonzaga, and Texas Southern all won and moved up in RPI, while Michigan won and stayed at 5.

The Big XII race appears as Kansas, then Baylor, followed by Iowa State, Kansas State and Oklahoma. OK-State is not that far behind the top 5 but WVU, Tech, Texas and TCU are battling for the bottom spots in the league.

For K-State to win the conference, every game is a must win at this point.

The bracket matrix had K-State at a 6, with Iowa State at a 12 and KU as a 1. I'd expect our ranking in this unofficial poll to drop a couple of spots after this week.

As I mentioned the Cats need to work on some small things to win games. As of this morning K-State ranks last in the Big XII and 298th in the country in rebounds for conference games. Last year the Cats were 3rd in the conference and 85th nationally. Looking at all games, the Cats are 6th in the conference and 124th nationally, while last year the Cats were 5th in the conference and 76th nationally when considering all games.

Overall Record: 15-4

Big XII Record: 4-2

RPI: 36

SOS:63

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) : Florida (7), Oklahoma (24)

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) : Oklahoma State (43), West Virginia (100)

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) : none

Result/Date Opponent Overall Conference RPI ↑ ↓ Latest
Wins Losses Wins Losses
W 52-85
North Dakota
7 11 5 5 Big Sky
284 W N Arizona
W 55-79 Lamar 2 18 0 8 Southland 318 L Cent Arkansas
W 26-87
Alabama-Huntsvile
14 3 7 2 Gulf South W Shorter
W55-74 North Florida 8 14 3 6 Atlantic Sun 244 L E Tenn State
W 63-66
Delaware 8 11 3 3 Colonial 189 L James Madison
L 51-71 (4) @Michigan 18 1 5 1 Big Ten 5 - W Purdue
W 53-72 South Carolina-Upstate 11 10 5 3 Atlantic Sun 211 L Jacksonville
W 65-62 @George Washington 10 9 4 2 Atlantic Ten 122 W Charlotte
L 52-68 (14) @Gonzaga 19 2 6 0 West Coast 8 W San Francisco
W 69-78 Texas Southern 7 14 6 2 Southwestern 222 W Alabama A&M
W 61-67 (8) Florida 16 2 6 0 Southeast 7 W Mississippi State
W 44-52 Missouri-Kansas City 6 16 3 6 Summit 280 L UN-Omaha
W 50-70 South Dakota 8 13 4 5 Summit 236 L UN-Omaha
W 67-73 Oklahoma State 13 5 3 3 43 W WVU
W 65-64 @West Virginia 9 10 2 4 100
W 67-54
@Texas Christian 9 11 0 7 232 L Baylor
W 60-69
Oklahoma 13 5 4 2 24 L @Kansas
L 59-55
Kansas 18 1 6 0 2
L 73-67
@Iowa State 14 5
4 2 42 W K-State
1/30 7pm
Texas 9 10 1 5 132 W Texas Tech
2/2 5pm
@Oklahoma
2/5 7pm
@Texas Tech 9 9 2 5 204
2/9 5pm
Iowa State
2/11 8pm
@Kansas
2/16 6pm
Baylor 14 5 5 1 34
2/18 8pm
West Virginia
2/23 7pm
@Texas
2/25 6pm
Texas Tech
3/2 6pm
@Baylor
3/5 7pm
Texas Christian
3/9 12:30pm
@Oklahoma State
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